Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Unraveling Global Warming Scam

The Global Warming scam continues to unravel one thread at a time. Here are some links for those interested in keeping abreast of the scandal de jour.

1. The Times of London Online has an article by Ben Webster that rips into the University of East Anglia for attempting to mislead the Parliamentary investigation into the Climategate scandal at the Climate Research Unit at that university. It is entitled: "University 'tried to mislead MPs on Climate Change Emails." Ouch.

2. The blog, Watts Up With That, has an excellent post on the "Institute of Physics on Climategate." What is the Institute of Physics? Here is its website and here is what WUWT says about it:
"It is a scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics. It has a worldwide membership of over 36,000 and is a leading communicator of physics-related science to all audiences, from specialists through to government and the general public. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of physics."
And what it has to say to the UK Parliamentary Committee investigating Climategate could be described as blunt talk mixed with barely concealed contempt for sloppy advocacy science that gives real science a bad name. Double ouch.

3. Rajendra Pachauri, the embattled chief of the IPCC, has been the target of a lot of criticism lately. For example, see this Times Online article "UN climate chief Rajendra Pachauri 'got grants through bogus claims'" from a few weeks ago. Despite calls for his resignation, he has steadfastly refused to do so. Now, the Daily Telegraph reports that Pachauri is to face the music in this article entitled: "IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri to face independent inquiry." It appears that even the UN is tiring of his act - Nobel Peace Prize or no Nobel Peace Prize. (Note: It was not a Nobel for science.) The Daily Telegraph article today by Christopher Brooker is entitled "A perfect storm is brewing for the IPCC."

4. The indispensable James Delingpole has an interesting blog post and article in The Spectator on "Post-Normal Science" and the role of Marxist philosopher Jerome R. Ravetz in popularizing it. Delingpole notes that without "Post-Normal Science" the whole Anthropogenic Global Warming scam might never have got off the ground.

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