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Friday, November 20, 2009

The Global Warming Corruption

Hackers hacked into the emails of a British climate research center and what they found was, well, revealing.

Hackers broke into the servers at a prominent British climate research center and leaked years worth of e-mail messages onto the Web, including one with a mysterious reference to a plan to "hide the decline" in data about temperatures.

The Internet is abuzz about the leaked data from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (commonly called Hadley CRU), which has acknowledged the leak of 61MB of confidential data.

Climate change skeptics describe the leaked data as a "smoking gun," evidence of collusion among climatologists and manipulation of data to support the widely held view that climate change is caused by the actions of mankind. The files were reportedly released on a Russian file-serve by an anonymous poster calling himself "FOIA."

I'm no expert on climate change. I am more of an expert in corruption and this is corrupt. Generally, if you're on the right side of a debate, you need not be corrupt.

On the other hand, it's nearly December and 53 degrees Fahrenheit here in Chicago. Just remember that the next time somebody claims it's really cold somewhere and claims that this must mean global warming doesn't exist.


Anonymous said...

I'm unclear: are you saying that hacking a computer and exposing thousands of personal emails is corrupt? Or that collusion and hiding a decline in temperatures is corrupt?

I'm also not an expert on global warming. I'm inclined to believe that man has had little impact (yet), but that we should still strive to, logically, and with sanity, minimize our impact on the only planet our species lives on.

I'm pro-nuclear power, as a consequence.

mike volpe said...

The hackers are probably criminal though they aren't relevant to the discussion. Those hiding the numbers are corrupt.

I don't know about the science behind global warming. I certainly think we should be good stewards of our environment, global warming or not, however, I don't think we should be forced into some rearrangement of our economy because of global warming.

I pointed out the temperature in Chicago today because it's equally as absurd as all the global warming skeptics doing it every time it's cold somewhere.