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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Fraser Institute's Ross McKitrick on Climategate
Stephen Taylor, founder of Blogging Tories, e-mailed Dr. McKitrick regarding the growing Climategate controversary posted yesterday by Peter Jaworski. Dr McKitrick is a respected long time critic of the theories around climate change and a Fellow at the Fraser Institute. This is part of what he said:
The overriding issue right now is that we have more than sufficient
evidence to establish that the reports produced by this group of
people: Jones, Mann, Overpeck, Schneider, Solomon etc.; are tainted.
They did not follow the assessment and review procedures they claimed
to be following, they doctored graphs, deleted or hid contrary
evidence, and worked to a set of foregone conclusions even though in
private they admitted far more serious uncertainties and discrepancies
than were communicated in the final IPCC reports.
Posted by Hugh MacIntyre on November 25, 2009 | Permalink
Oh ... it smells. But it smells on both sides. Which makes it very difficult to make sense of the issue.
Posted by: Charles | 2009-11-25 6:56:26 AM
This is beyond you or I and our politics.. Its brick and motor fraud.. That must be examined by a Public and Senate inquiry.. If they are semi clean we may give them some doubt.. If not they need to be shut down and held responsible for the Trillion dollars burnt on political fantasy..
Posted by: John | 2009-11-25 9:12:38 AM
I agree John, this is way beyond politics.
This is out and out fraud.
Given the importance of the environment to every living thing on this planet, there should not be even the slightest whiff of impropriety.
The people and the institutions involved need to be replaced at once, studies started from scratch, and the whole process needs to be overseen to prevent this rampant fraud from happening again.
Posted by: Ed Ellison | 2009-11-25 9:27:53 AM
While I support true science, this is not science. It is agenda-driven propaganda disguised as science. Still I note there are those who prefer it to actual science, which says much for the dumbing down of Western culture.
Posted by: Alain | 2009-11-26 6:33:47 PM
"While I support true science, this is not science. It is agenda-driven propaganda disguised as science. Still I note there are those who prefer it to actual science, which says much for the dumbing down of Western culture."
Posted by: Ed Ellison | 2009-11-26 6:54:37 PM
Mann-made global warming ... after the hockey stick creator Michael Mann.
Posted by: set you free | 2009-11-26 7:18:55 PM
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