Climategate: And finally, the source codes!
|November 27, 2009||Posted by William Dembski under Global Warming|
[Adapted from a close colleague’s email:] This article by Marc Sheppard contains a technical discussion of details of some of the source codes uncovered by the recent hack of the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit e-mail servers. These computer codes are the ones used to create the global climate forecasts predicting a warming calamity. The leading global warming alarmists have for years denied all requests for access to these codes (such access is routine and essential to the validation of results in all other fields of science), and it’s now clear why. The codes document in explicit, damning fashion the fraudulent data manipulation that has been used to create false temperature records to support the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis. This is unquestionably the biggest fraud in the history of science, and as Sheppard notes:
“Advocates of the global governance/financial redistribution sought by the United Nations at Copenhagen in two weeks, and also those of the expanded domestic governance/financial redistribution sought by Liberal politicians, both substantiate their drastic proposals with the pending climate emergency predicted in the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Kyoto, Waxman-Markey, Kerry-Boxer, EPA regulation of the very substances of life — are all bad policy concepts enabled solely by IPCC reports. And the IPCC in turn bases those reports largely on the data and charts provided by the research scientists at CRU — largely from tree ring data — who just happen to be editors and lead authors of that same U.N. panel.”
In a word, the citizens of the world (discounting the scientifically literate few who have smelled a rat from the beginning, after independently researching this subject) have been duped by the pernicious lies of a handful of so-called climate scientists who have sacrificed their integrity for the sake of fame, fortune and/or ideology (or perhaps all three). Every one of these liars should be removed from their respective institutions and forced to find a new line of work, as was once the practice when academic fraud was uncovered (cf. the case of J. Hendrik Schoen). It won’t happen due to the corruption of academia by government funding and monolithic ideology … UNLESS the unwashed masses finally get mad enough and bring enough pressure to bear so that justice is served.