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  • Climategate II: New Leaked Emails Cast Doubt on Climate Change

    Another round of leaked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Climatic Research Unit have surfaced, once again illustrating why governments should not be making serious policy decisions based on mainstream climate science.

    Several of the following excerpts not only call into question conventional “climate change” wisdom but also suggest the selective use of information with an agenda in mind:

    Observations do not show rising temperatures throughout the tropical troposphere unless you accept one single study and approach and discount a wealth of others. This is just downright dangerous. We need to communicate the uncertainty and be honest.

    So climate change is not certain, and there is evidence to the contrary.

    He’s skeptical that the warming is as great as we show in East Antarctica—he thinks the “right” answer is more like our detrended results in the supplementary text. I cannot argue he is wrong.

    Possibly exaggerated predictions? No surprise there.

    I too don’t see why the schemes should be symmetrical. The temperature ones certainly will not as we’re choosing the periods to show warming.

    Choosing data to get a desired result is generally not considered good scientific practice.

    Any work we have done in the past is done on the back of the research grants we get—and has to be well hidden. I’ve discussed this with the main funder (US Dept of Energy) in the past and they are happy about not releasing the original station data.

    Why does the original data need to be hidden? Why is the U.S. Department of Energy happy about it?

    The trick may be to decide on the main message and use that to guid[e] what’s included and what is left out.

    Publishing information based on whether it supports a preconceived objective is not an impartial scientific exercise.

    There shouldn’t be someone else at UEA with different views [from “recent extreme weather is due to global warming”]—at least not a climatologist.

    Are dissenting opinions are not welcome within climatology?

    I also think the science is being manipulated to put a political spin on it which for all our sakes might not be too clever in the long run.

    Considering what some of his colleagues have said, he may be right.

    Around the world, governments are making decisions based on climate science—decisions that affect the market, taxpayers, and consumers. Because of this, honest information regarding the risks, costs, and options must be provided to both officials and the public. Instead, the correspondence indicates that a political agenda is influencing the climate science community.

    Government decisions should not be based on selective and biased science. Energy-use mandates and carbon restrictions disrupt the market and have substantial costs, and they are predicated on the assumption that such measures would prevent a global catastrophe. If the underlying support for these measures is proven to be unfounded, it will become apparent that lawmakers have squandered taxpayer dollars to the benefit of special interests without general public benefit.

    These e-mails are damaging because they erode the credibility of anthropogenic climate change proponents. Policies based on climate change are economically damaging, so fear must be the primary motivation behind emissions control. But without objective scientific support, fear becomes an ineffective tactic.

    William Schrider is a member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. Click here for more information on interning at Heritage.

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    5 Responses to Climategate II: New Leaked Emails Cast Doubt on Climate Change

    1. Annonymous says:

      where's your editor? "These e-mails are so damaging is because…" that's a disgusting sentence and it's not the only one.

      No disagreement about your post though, I have had my doubts regarding so-called global warming for some time.

    2. ALGORE is going to have another melt down soon he can't have global warming discredited

      He has invested millions in the selling of carbon credits

      He will go down the tube if this is finally proven to be the hoax that it is

      What i want to know is who is paying the scientist off …to LIE about this and hide the real data

    3. Bobbie says:

      unless you don't exist you're aware of climate change so al gore and the rest of the climate fear instigating hypocrites quit with your impassioned suggestions of degradation to claim anyone with a brain thinks otherwise.
      ?=not sure:
      there is belief that the acts of government to promote 30ft? in circumference wind turbines deep beneath the earth with blades 20ft? wide standing at 150ft? high made out of 100%? solid steel? twirling in the wind has already caused significant damage and death to the flying. the vibration is deep causing the land around to vibrate with the sound of a low strong hum both causing known and unknown health issues. these humongous ugly twirling turbines only add to natural or otherwise disasters. ALREADY! in all probability think about turbines triggering quakes! Look at the tremendous time and money it took them to attempt they're trickery on society into thinking "fossil fuel" oil that's used in every product from baby nuks to transportation fuel causes damage to of all things the climate without ANY unadulterated, significant evidence. While wind ALREADY PROVES inefficient and insufficient to it's over bloated expense costing in more ways then one. the land it takes up is a disgusting waste!

      More acts of government built cities in mountains eventually causing earth damage and mountain collapse. it's believed the massive amounts of government and their allies' tunnels will amount to something someday…

      Yes government can go out of his way to cause damage to the earth without the mention of war weaponry, but people aren't causing the climate to change. the melting antarctic is on nature's course not mans, polar bears live and die and MONEY is irrelevant to all but the fear mongering false claimers of "man made global climate change, warming" or whatever the "word" is today… how would money ever help?

      please take seriously what is going on. Americans are under government tyranny. America needs help. stop the government democrats stratagems to achieve using the money we work for at their disposal. this isn't what we tolerate America's money spent on. please fight for the American principles and values PEOPLE respect and are, will and have become accustom to know. this is America where integrity in leadership is also what makes her exceptional! people deserve truth and common sense! please bring it back and stand to expose the ones without it…

    4. Another interesting perspective.

    5. Ed Darrell says:

      Which findings specifically are challenged by the leaked e-mails? I'm debating several people at a couple of sites, and I've had a devil of a time trying to find specifics on glaciers and CO2 levels in those e-mails.

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