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'Climategate' tampers with findings on global warming
Matthew Iberg
Antelope Staff
Photo from Internet
Photo from Internet

Nixon had Watergate.

The liberals now have Climategate. The Climate Research Unit, as liberals call it CRU, the leader in global warming advocacy, has been caught like a deer in the headlights.

In mid-November, an unknown person hacked into the University of East Anglia’s CRU servers and retrieved and distributed, e-mails and other documents from the server.

These e-mails and documents show that scientists deliberately tampered, altered and skewed their “scientific” findings on global warming.

Sen. Barbara Baxter (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said the person, or persons, who hacked into these servers must be criminally brought to justice, justice that the liberals like to administer only when the means justify THEIR cause.

Never mind the fact that Baxter, or her other liberal friends, have been caught in a scandal “green” handed.

They sing praise when the whistle-blowers are on their side and condemn conservative bloggers when they bring anything into question. How do you think the American public was made aware of Dan Rather’s lies?

More than 1,000 e-mails and approximately 2,500 documents and files were obtained from CRU’s servers.

These extracted bits of information have put a serious cramp into the liberal’s attempt to ram their legislation down our throats; legislation which would increase the cost of energy in America in order to curb our energy consumption. They want to increase costs in order to drive down demand.

At least the liberals understand the root of all basic economics; unfortunately, it would be detrimental to our economy.

We have been told for years, even decades, that “science has proved global warming is a real and dangerous situation.”

The e-mails and files acquired show direct communication between the CRU, leading “scientists” in the field of global climate and political leaders in their attempts to manipulate findings.

In correspondence between former CRU Chief P.D. Jones, Michael Mann, Raymond Bradley and Malcolm Hughes, Jones wrote, “I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e. from 1981 onwards) and (sic) from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.”

If you’re unfamiliar with Michael Mann, he is the creator of the infamous “Hockey Stick” graph, which indicates a sharp increase in the deviance from the global average temperature.

They were screaming at the top of their lungs that the Earth had never been warmer.

This graph was adopted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a scare tactic. They knew it was false.

Steve McIntyre, a fellow scientist, proved global temperatures had, in fact, been warmer 450 years prior, and the sharp curve in Mann’s graph is due to selecting specific numbers while completely ignoring others.

McIntyre showed that the Earth is coming out of a “mini-ice age,” and while temperatures are indeed increasing, they are increasing at a much less dire rate than what the liberals have come to make us believe.

In addition, there is no evidence that CO2 levels cause temperature increases. Actually, CO2 levels have been shown to increase AFTER temperatures have already gone up. CO2 levels follow temperature increases.

Freedom of Information Act requests have furthered the speculation that the CRU is nothing but a place of manipulation, intimidation and lies.

Requests have gone unanswered in attempts to see the raw weather station data that the opposition has requested, citing an unforeseen disappearance in the data.

Perhaps the person who is most likely to be hurt by this scandal is Al Gore. Gore has canceled his appearance at the International Climate Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, citing “unforeseen changes” in his schedule.

In other words, he doesn’t want to deal with his empire built upon a throne of lies.

Gore has admitted that he does benefit substantially from the hoax that is global warming.

“There are a lot of great investments you can make… Here are just a few of the investments I personally think make sense. I have a stake in these so I’ll have a disclaimer there.”

Let’s put it this way, yes, I believe that there is a change in our climate occurring.

Yes, I believe that we, as humans are having an impact on global climate.

However, I do not believe that we are as detrimental to our environment as the liberals make us out to be.

I just don’t feel that it is the right time, or the right economy, to be implementing international policies on cap-and-trade based on faulty and incomplete data. If anything, we need to step back and reexamine the work that has been done and reevaluate the findings.
The CRU has admitted that it would take at least another three to four years to fully regain the lost materials and gather and prove new theories on global warming.
Until then, maybe we should stick with the more than 31,000 scientists and 6,000 Ph.D.s who have legitimate findings that global warming is nothing more than a scare tactic.

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