.. the computer code is transparently fraudulent.THE AGW ALARMISTS DELIBERATELY CONFLATED THEIR POLITICAL AGENDA WITH THEIR HYPOTHESIS.
Here, one finds matrices that add unexplained numbers to recent temperatures and subtract them from older temperatures (these numbers are hard-programmed in), splining observational data to model data, and other smoking guns, all showing that they were doing what was necessary to get the answers that the IPCC wanted, not the answers that the data held. They knew what they were doing, and why they were doing it.
If, as Prof. McCarthy insists, “peer review” was functioning, and the IPCC reports are rigorously peer reviewed, why was this not caught? When placing it in context made it highly likely that this type of fraud was occurring?
The second question is: Will this revelation be enough to cause the “global warming believers” to abandon their crusade, and for people to return to sensible environmental science (water use, habitat destruction, land use, this kind of thing)? Perhaps it will.
Contrary to Prof. McCarthy’s assertion, we have not lost just one research project amid dozens of others that survive. A huge set of primary data are apparently gone. Satellite data are scarcely 40 years old. Everything is interconnected, and anchored on these few studies. Even without the corruption of the peer review process, this is as big a change as quantum mechanics was in physics a century ago.
But now we know that peer review was corrupted, and that no “consensus” exists. The “2500 scientists agree” number is fiction (God knows who they are counting, but to get to this number, they must be including referees, spouses, and pets).
The best argument now for AGW is to argue that CO2 is, after all, a greenhouse gas, its concentration is, after all, increasing, and feedbacks that regulated climate for millions of years might (we can hypothesize) be overwhelmed by human CO2 emissions. It is a hypothesis worthy of investigation, but it has little evidentiary support.
Thus, there is hope that Climategate will bring to an end the field of political climatology, and allow climatology to again become a science.
AND - TO MAKE THE PREDICTIONS AND PRESCRIPTIONS SEEM SCIENTIFIC AND INEVITABLE - THEY TWISTED AND DISTORTED THE DATA AND ALSO CORRUPTED THE PEER-REVIEW SYSTEM.
THEY DID THIS BECAUSE - AS LEFTISTS - THEY WERE LONG COMMITTED TO CONTROLLING INDUSTRIALIZATION AND THROTTLING THE FREE MARKET LONG BEFORE THEIR CO2PHOBIA.
- THE MSM'S REFUSAL TO COVER CLIMATEGATE AND THEIR CONTINUAL PROMOTION OF THE AGW AGENDA IS LIKE THE DURANTY'S NYTIMES COVERAGE OF STALIN AND THE UKRAINE - WHICH COVERED UP STALIN'S GENOCIDE OF MANY MILLIONS.
- IT MAKES THE MSM CO-CONSPIRATORS.
- THE MSM NEEDS TO FESS UP AND START DOING THEIR JOB OF HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE AND PROBING FOR THE TRUTH.
- AND THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY - AND ALL THE SO-CALLED SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS WHICH PUBLISHED ALL THE AGW ALARMISN OVER THE YEARS - NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE TOO.
THE TRUTH WILLVOME OUT.
IT CANNOT BE STOPPED.
THOSE IN THE MEDIA AND IN GOVERMENT WHO FAIL TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH WILL BE PUNISHED IN THE RATINGS AND AT THE POLLS