Hacked Climate Emails Called a "Smear Campaign"

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    Hacked climate emails called a smear campaign | Reuters

    by Stacy Feldman, SolveClimate solveclimate.com/

    (SolveClimate) Three leading scientists who on Tuesday released a report documenting the accelerating pace of climate change said the scandal that erupted last week over hacked emails from climate scientists is nothing more than a "smear campaign" aimed at sabotaging December climate talks in Copenhagen.

    "We're facing an effort by special interests who are trying to confuse the public," said Richard Somerville, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a lead author of the UN IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

    Dissenters see action to slow global warming as "a threat," he said.

    The comments were made in a conference call for reporters.

    The scientists—Somerville, Michael Mann of Penn State and Eric Steig of University of Washington—were supposed to be discussing their new report, the Copenhagen Diagnosis, a dismal update of the UN IPCC's 2007 climate data by 26 scientists from eight nations.

    Instead they spent much of the time diffusing the hacker controversy, known in the media as "Climate Gate."

    The scandal began on November 20, when an unknown hacker stole at least 169 megabytes of emails from computers at the prominent Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia and put them online for the world to see.

    CRU is considered one of the world's leading institutions concerned with human-caused global warming. The leaked emails contain private correspondence on climate science dating back to 1996.

    Skeptics of global warming say these messages are filled with evidence of manipulated data from lead authors of the UN's highly influential IPCC reports.

    U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma, pictured here), a climate skeptic, said he would launch an inquiry into UN climate change research in response.

    In an interview with the Washington Times radio show, Inhofe explained the investigation would look into "the way cooked the science to make this thing look as if the science was settled, when all the time of course we knew it was not."

    CRU Vice-Chancellor of Research Trevor Davies responded in an official statement:

    "There is nothing in the stolen material which indicates that peer-reviewed publications by CRU, and others, on the nature of global warming and related climate change are not of the highest-quality of scientific investigation and interpretation."

    Michael Mann, co-author of the Copenhagen Diagnosis and lead author of the UN IPCC Third Assessment Report, blamed skeptics for taking the personal emails out of context.

    "What they've done is search through stolen personal emails—confidential between colleagues who often speak in a language they understand and is often foreign to the outside world. Suddenly, all these are subject to cherry picking," he said. Continued...

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    As the parallels to Watergate just keep on a-comin'! :lol:
     
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    But of course....it's *always* a "smear campaign" whenever the lefties and loonies are caught misbehaving. :eusa_doh: :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes look for the Leftist Loons to become even more hysterical & bizarre as they are proven to be liars and alarmists. Make no mistake about it,the Global Warming fanatics have created a new religious cult called "Global Warming." More & more people are beginning to understand this. They will become even more shrill and fanatical as more people wake up to their alarmist insanity. It should be fun observing this.
     
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    goody goody and we have a couple of scientists above who know exactly what was being said in the hacked e-mails! - perhaps prof. Jeny can break the e-mails down for us in the general public and explain their meaning?
     
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    Exactly. They have been caught making shit up (red handed I might add), for the purpose of taking over signifigant amounts of many world economies...for their vested control...when they have been plotting on silencing their critics that challange their premise...and they say it's a "smear"? :cuckoo:
     
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    sorry unless you are a scientist I am going to have to ask you for a link to a scientist who breaks these e-mails down so that your contention here can be proven true. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Global Warming = The World's largest Doomsday Cult. These cult fanatics can no longer be reasoned with. Just take a closer look at who is behind all this hysterical fear mongering and that is where you will find all your answers. The Leftist/Socialist Loons will become more & more shrill and hysterical as they're proven to be dishonest alarmists. It really will be fun observing their insanity.
     
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    LOL! Typical bullshit response. I have read alot of this. And the loons that have perpetuated this scam have been caught. YOU cannot stand it.

    I raise this flag in your honor: [​IMG]
     
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    I recognise bad science when I see it.

    THIS is bad science.

    Data can be cooked to make sure ANY outcome is assured--especially by talented scientists who know how to cook the data to make the outcome seem real.
     

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