Climategate: It's the Totalitarianism, Stupid
And yes, here he is!
A team of climate scientists, seeking to remind the negotiators who will hammer out a new climate treaty of what is at stake, has produced The Copenhagen Diagnosis, a summary of the latest peer-reviewed science on the anticipated impacts of human-driven global warming. In an interview, Richard Somerville, a climatologist at the University of California, San Diego, and a past contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said the case for climate change as a serious risk to human affairs was clear, despite recent firestorms over some data sets and scientists’ actions.
Well, good try, Dr. Somerville. And I sure hope you have tenure, because this is going to get very bloody very quickly. You see, it’s not just “some data sets and scientists’ actions.” Those leaked emails are just the tiny tip of a very large and dangerous iceberg that is even now ripping those rivets off your Titanic. The Copenhagen Diagnosis? How about “Diagnosis: Dead On Arrival”?
Nothing is going to happen at Copenhagen except for a lot of scientists and politicians and media types desperately trying to cover their tender parts in front of a mind-boggled world.
Well, Al Gore hasn’t begged for the world’s forgiveness yet, but Georges Monbiot, the Al Gore of the UK, may actually turn out to be an honest man. Or maybe he’s just faster in seeing the Titanic beginning to list to port. According to the Daily Mail, which is enjoying the discomfiture of the British left:
George Monbiot, a leading environmentalist, said Phil Jones should resign from the Climatic Research Unit over leaked emails that appear to show researchers suppressed scientific data. More emails came to light yesterday, including one in which an American climatologist admitted it was a travesty that scientists could not explain a lack of global warming in recent years. In another note, UK researchers dismissed the work of scientists challenging global warming as "crap." Another appeared to call for pressure on the BBC after a reporter suggested that evidence for rising temperatures since 2001 was thin. In one of the most damning messages, Professor Jones appeared to respond to the death of a climate sceptic with the words "in an odd way this is cheering news!" The leak has been a huge embarrassment to the climate unit at the University of East Anglia, which is a global leader in its field. ... Yesterday, Mr Monbiot, who writes on green issues, said the emails could scarcely be more damaging.
Global warming was a fraud, and it has now been exposed.
That little fraud would have cost the taxpayers of the world trillions of dollars, not to mention wrecking their economies with carbon taxes and penalties.
But that’s not even the worst of it. The most important take home lesson is that global frauding was the clear and conscious work of a political machine aiming to steal your money, your liberties, and your country. It was a massive, worldwide attempt at a coup d’etat, and the victims were going to include all the free and prosperous peoples of the world. Hitler had his Reichstag fire. Today’s transnational left had its global warming fraud. The political goal was exactly the same: maximum power through maximum fear.
Melanie Phillips, writing in the Spectator, has it exactly right in a column called "Green Totalitarianism":
All the manipulation, distortion and suppression revealed by these emails took place because it would seem these scientists knew their belief was not only correct but unchallengeable; and so when faced with evidence that showed it was false, they tried every which way to make the data fit the prior agenda. And those who questioned that agenda themselves had to be airbrushed out of the record, because to question it was simply impossible. Only AGW zealots get to decide, apparently, what science is. Truth is what fits their ideological agenda. Anything else is to be expunged. ... [W]hat we are dealing with here is the totalitarian personality. One thing is now absolutely clear for all to see about the anthropogenic global warming scam: science this is not.