From now forward nothing will be quite the same for climate skeptics. It’s true that there is still a major war against unreason, and massive vested money which will fight all the way from the bank, but the ClimateGate story has taken on a reality that cannot be stopped.
John Stewart is a liberal (meaning leftie) comedian in the US, and watch him mock Gore, and give people the real import of “hide the decline”. …it’s just scientist speak for using a standard statistical technique for recalibrating data in order to… …TRICK YOU!. He delivers the blows beautifully.
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Most people in polls might say they believe we should do something about the climate, but only 10% of them are truly committed followers. The other 90% are dutiful. And because the dutiful followers of the greenhouse crisis are well… dutiful, they aren’t going to object too hard when someone tells them it was all scam, and… they don’t have to pay more money, or apologize for taking long flights, or swap their dog for a goldfish (which has a smaller carbon footprint). That’s why, once this begins to fall, there won’t be any resistance in the polls.
And things are changing fast in the trenches of the campaign against the Big Scare.
The grassroots effort to inform our representatives has scored a major win. The Australian Senate has finally rejected the ETS. Only two Liberals crossed the floor. Only a week ago there were 33 speakers in the Liberal Party who supported the ETS. Party discipline means some of them still do, but none the less, it’s a transformation. The Australian media reported this awakening as if it were a blood bath of disarray, and it would have looked that way if you believe in the theory of man-made catastrophe. Instead the conservative opposition were picking up the courage to give a voice to suppressed views, and they were reborn in the process.
The lack of free speech was what had kept the Australian conservatives down for so long.
The lack of free speech was what had kept the Australian conservatives down for so long. I wrote in October that Turnbull’s bullying was the core problem. It’s even worse in the Australian Labor Party, where Rudd throws a nasty mix of names at anyone who disagrees. If there was corruption or irregularities in the science, who among Rudds closest allies would have the courage to
face the intimidation and speak up? Bullying and suppression of views is never the path to strength. That’s why Turnbull’s leadership failed, and why Rudd’s will too.
Christopher Monckton provides a 43 page comprehensive Summary of ClimateGate with the full sordid details of the corruption of scientific process. While Phil Jones head of the East Anglia Climate Research Unit is forced to step down, and Michael Mann is being investigated.
Today the Daily Express in the UK did a ground breaking front cover, and no holds barred story. This is significant and curious. The main dailies have had 10 days to phone Professor Plimer and interview him, yet the tabloids are faster to get the core of what this means.
THE scientific consensus that mankind has caused climate change was rocked yesterday as a leading academic called it a “load of hot air underpinned by fraud”.
Fake Scare Meets Real Scare
Frightening people with the truth is usually known as discussing the news
Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change, who hasn’t provided any empirical evidence in support of the Emissions Trading Scheme was utterly hypocritical and rather petulant: “When you cannot fight the argument you run a scare campaign”. Is she talking about the opposition? Her department is built around a scare of biblical proportions “The seas will rise, famine and pestilence will reign, the earth will be barren and struck by drought.” Skeptics meanwhile are trying to scare people by calling the big new tax a waste of money (using their numbers), and pointing to clauses in their international agreements where new undemocratic world governments are specifically referred too. Sure Penny, our claims are scary, but if your team didn’t write these all encompassing globally ambitious legal documents, we wouldn’t have anything to “scare people” with. Frightening people with the truth is usually known as discussing the news.
Tribal Witchdoctor Mocked
In The Guardian Fred Pearce declares that If Australia does not silence its sceptics and reduce its emissions there is a real risk of the nation becoming uninhabitable.
Pearce has no answers to sceptics, so he calls them names, and insists they mustn’t speak. Somehow, if I just talk, it’s enough to make Australia uninhabitable. Really?
You’d think if I was exaggerating bogus scares and repeating the words of giant organizations without checking them, the editors would see through it, and my words would vanish from the press, impotent without an audience. Not so. It seems the penalty for repeating baseless PR is to be given extra column inches to fill.
Many commentors know more than the journalist.
paulevans18: Climate Change Alarmist scientists …proved ‘mann made global warming’ to be a deceitful lie, perpetrated by corrupt scientist getting rich, avoiding FIO requests, avoiding tax and ‘hiding the decline’. Over 1000 email threads and 3000 pages of text prove the fraud.
rod1575: The Alarmists are the deniers now!
The debate is not over!
LeoLane: You might help us out by publishing something about the emails which make clear how this scam was attempted, by scientists who peer reviewed each others attempts to “hide the decline”, and pretend the world was warming.
The message about the fraud has got through. The popularity of the climate crisis could all fall over before Christmas. Even if it does fall over quickly, and the mainstream media awaken, the fight to stop government bloat from getting in the way of the people the government is supposed to serve will surely go on ad infinitum.
Greens Senator Bob Brown accused the Coalition of being “led by climate change sceptics”.
“If we don’t act on climate change our children and grandchildren will pay the penalty,” he said (rather scarily).
But if we do act on climate change, our children, our grandchildren and we ourselves will all pay the penalty, starting now, and on for the foreseeable future.