Thursday, March 11, 2010

Climategate: The "Pentagon Papers" of Global Warming

(Hat tip Weekly Standard for pic)
The polar bears aren't the only ones laughing at Al Gore now.  Pretty much everyone is.  Steven Hayward offers up a wonderful summary of how this hoax is coming unravelled over here.  Money line:
It is increasingly clear that the leak of the internal emails and documents of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in November has done for the climate change debate what the Pentagon Papers did for the Vietnam war debate 40 years ago — changed the narrative decisively. Additional revelations of unethical behavior, errors, and serial exaggeration in climate science are rolling out on an almost daily basis, and there is good reason to expect more.
Later on, the global warming hoax is compared to Esperanto...worth the read.  Companion piece is in today's Wall Street Journal which features an interview with Jairam Ramesh, the Indian Climate Minister.  Mary Kissel's "Climate Change Quagmire" reiterates an argument I made with a global warming evangelical a few weeks ago who was wringing his hands about the Himalayan glaciers, namely if you were the country most likely to be affected by this, wouldn't you be doing back-flips to fix the problem?  The Indians are not suicidal are they?  Of course not, they just haven't bought into the hype and apparently aren't plugged into the goody-machine that Al Gore and his pals are trying to generate - from Hayward's article:
But (Rajendra) Pachauri’s days as IPCC chairman are likely numbered; there are mounting calls from within the IPCC for Pachauri to resign, amid charges of potential conflicts of interest (like Gore, Pachauri is closely involved with commercial energy schemes that benefit from greenhouse gas regulation) but also in part because Pachauri chose this delicate moment to publish a soft-core pornographic novel. (The main character is an aging environmentalist and engineer engaged in a “spiritual journey” that includes meeting Shirley MacLaine, detailed explorations of the Kama Sutra, and group sex.)

Good lord, psychic-enviro-karma-sex...oh yeah, this guy's stable.  We need to give all these kooks the James Earl Jones treatment from "Field of Dreams:"

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