And, by the way, it turns out that the climate change spokesman from Moscow is somewhat unfamiliar with the history of his own country. Malaria existed in Russia despite the cold climate and it was a serious health hazard back at the turn of the 20th century, with ~5 million cases reported annually - in a population of ~170 million. No wonder the tsar himself mentioned malaria in his diary - except that the climate change proponent didn't want to hear about it, preferring to blame it on global warming. (Oh, well, even the mainstream media has begun to notice that environmentalism is a treason against science.)
And here's another article on green totalitarianism:
This material has revealed what has been described as ‘Nixonian-style paranoid plotting’ by these scientists to defraud the public. Actually, I think it reveals something even worse.And that's just the tip of the iceberg. We have the green totalitarianism influencing our culture in many ways - from the ill-famous "your parents [screwed]up the planet" Green party posters to the perception that babies are bad for the environment. Green Marxism is not any better than the Red Marxism.
What appears to be the case is that these scientists did not set out to mislead the world so much as try to force data which did not correspond to their ideology of anthropogenic global warming to support that ideology. For me, one of the most telling emails was this one from Phil Jones on the Medieval Warm Period (MWP):Bottom line - their is no way the MWP (whenever it was) was as warm globally as the last 20 years. There is also no way a whole decade in the LIA period was more than 1 deg C on a global basis cooler than the 1961-90 mean. This is all gut feeling, no science, but years of experience of dealing with global scales and varaibility. (My emphasis)In other words, despite the fact that science (or history) tells us that the Medieval Warm Period was warmer than today, thus destroying the basis of the AGW myth that we are living through an unprecedented warming of the climate caused by carbon dioxide arising from industrialisation, it cannot be true – because the Hadley CRU Director’s ‘gut’ tells him so.
All the manipulation, distortion and suppression revealed by these emails took place because it would seem these scientists knew their belief was not only correct but unchallengeable; and so when faced with evidence that showed it was false, they tried every which way to make the data fit the prior agenda. And those who questioned that agenda themselves had to be airbrushed out of the record, because to question it was simply impossible. Only AGW zealots get to decide, apparently, what science is. Truth is what fits their ideological agenda. Anything else is to be expunged.
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