Stupid-Boy-Cries- “Wolf” Department: Thieves release more e-mails stolen from climate scientists


In his clear style, Tim Lambert at Deltoid lays out the basic facts:

Some more of the emails stolen from the Climate Research Centre in 2009 have been released. This time they are accompanied by a readme with out-of-context quotes that asserts the purpose of the release is information transparency, but that’s an obvious lie, since they’ve sat on them for two years and released them just before Durban conference. The timing suggests that the people behind the theft and release have a financial interest in preventing mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. It is most unlikely that there is anything incriminating in these emails — if there was, it would have been released two years ago.

Gavin Schmidt is providing context for the emails, Brendan DeMelle has an extensive roundup and Stephan Lewandowsky writes about the real scandal.

I remind readers that the last round revealed wrong-doing only by accomplices and friends of the thieves, and revealed no wrong-doing on the part of climate scientists.

Especially, the last round revealed no data to show warming is not happening, nor any data to show anything but righteous and noble concern to mitigate or stop the human contribution to the pollution that causes unnatural global warming.  This round of releases will do the same, I predict.

Joe Romm illustrated his post on the issue (which you will want to read) with this cartoon from Drew Sheneman of the Newark Star-Ledger:

Drew Sheneman, Newark Star-Ledger, on politics around findings of global warming

Drew Sheneman, Newark Star-Ledger, on politics around findings of global warming; polar bears won't read the stolen e-mails, refuse to be convinced findings of warming comprise a hoax

(Does anyone have the date on that cartoon?  Is it, like this one from Tom Toles, so old it indicates denialists do nothing new under the sun?)

In the two years since the last release of stolen e-mails, a few hundred studies on global warming have been published confirming the fact that warming occurs, and confirming the links to human activity as a cause of unnatural warming.  Even Anthony Watts’s work was published, but when analyzed, it also showed global warming and not miscalculations of data or misreadings of data  (Watts denies the results from his data).

So, in two years, climate change denialists have been unable to find any significant chunk of data to support any of their claims, while the planet continues to warm at an increasingly alarming rate. 

How many times do we allow the miscreant to call “wolf” falsely?  Why would we believe him on any other issue?

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5 Responses to Stupid-Boy-Cries- “Wolf” Department: Thieves release more e-mails stolen from climate scientists

  1. mark says:

    There is an interesting post about how certain ideologues have strong contempt for expertise. Climate change is an example of an issue which some people can strongly deny the conclusions arrived at by careful research, peer review and discussion carried out by experts. Some people prefer to believe former weathermen, political scientists, and classical literature specialists \rather than those who have spent years studying the physics, chemistry, and statistics of climate. While those people are mired in a backwater still arguing that climate change is a conspiracy, those having expertise are moving ahead, assessing the changes that have been occurring in paterns of temperature, precipitation, sea-level rise, migration timing, vegetation zones, and much else. Was the summertime drying that occurred over much of south Asia due to natural causes or human activities? Those with expertise have elucidated how anthropogenic aerosols affect the precipitation increase expected from greenhouse gas emissions (here–subscription req’d). Lots of other studies of issues related to consequences of climate change are being published daily.

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  2. Jim says:

    Since Flag cares nothing for human beings, save himself, I have no doubt he is even less concerned for the other creatures we share the planet with.

    And scientists? Ed, it is to laugh. Don’t you know the only statistics and studies that can be trusted come from those who have only the best interests of humanity and nature at heart?

    You know — Monsanto, Exxon-Mobil, BP, Dow Chemical, etc.

    God bless us, everyone…

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  3. Ed Darrell says:

    Facts on polar bears, at the press release to the group of scientists who have studied polar bears for the past several decades: “Don’t bother me with the sarcastic facts”.

    And here: “The press release on polar bears the climate skeptics hope you won’t read”

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  4. Black Flag® says:

    Ed,

    while the planet continues to warm at an increasingly alarming rate.

    You are insane.

    Your hyperbole replaces any reasoning you have, thus, you become an idiot.

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  5. Black Flag® says:

    Ed,

    a few hundred studies on global warming have been published confirming the fact that warming occurs, and confirming the links to human activity as a cause of unnatural warming

    What a lie.

    You attach a fact (called “INTERGLACIAL” period) with a lie (it is human caused).

    The fact, sir, is your hypothesis has been discredited long ago.

    Only misanthropic zealots still cling to this garbage.

    (PS:
    I laugh at your polar bears – this has been totally discredited to a point that the possibility of criminal charges are being discussed …. but, leave it to Ed to still cling on for dear hope…)

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