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Desperate Warming Alarmists Create Fake Documents to Discredit Opponents

RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/02/23 18:51:29
Guess it's no surprise that people who turn out fake science for a living would start turning out fake documents!

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Fakegate: Global Warmists Try to Hide Their Decline

By Robert Tracinski


The promoters of the global warming hysteria never really recovered from Climategate, the release of e-mails and data which demonstrated that climate insiders were using questionable data, promoting misleading arguments, and conspiring to block dissenting views from the scientific literature. It was a fatal blow to the credibility of the warmists, and it has been followed by a steady stream of distinguished scientists standing up publicly to withdraw their backing from the global warming "consensus." The latest example is an op-ed by sixteen such scientists in the Wall Street Journal, followed up by a devastating response to their critics.

The global warming alarmists are losing the argument, and the latest scandal—James Delingpole calls it Fakegate—shows just how desperate they have become.
This was supposed to be a scandal that would undermine the global warming skeptics. In fact, it was supposed to be an exact parallel of Climategate, but this time discrediting the Heartland Institute, a pro-free-market think tank in Chicago that has been a leader in debunking the global warming hysteria.

Someone calling himself "Heartland Insider" released a series of internal documents from Heartland. On the whole, the documents were unremarkable. They revealed that a think tank which advocates the free market and is skeptical of global warming was raising money to, um, advocate the free market and promote skepticism of global warming. As Delingpole put it, "Run it next to the story about the Pope being caught worshipping regularly in Rome and the photograph of a bear pooping behind a tree."

But there was one document, a "confidential strategy memo" that provided more inflammatory material, including an admission that one of Heartland's programs is aimed at "dissuading teachers from teaching science." See, those evil global warming deniers really are anti-science!

But if you are an actual global warming skeptic, this is a big red flag, because we skeptics view ourselves as the defenders of science who are trying to protect it from corruption by an anti-capitalist political agenda. We never, in our own private discussions, refer to ourselves as discouraging the teaching of science. Quite the contrary.
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  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/02/24 23:04:39
    Elaine Magliacane
    +1
    What decade, which era or epoch... has been chosen as the BASE LINE perfect climate? Until that PERFECT TIME has been identified... well Global warming... ok, warmer than WHAT? Warmer than WHEN? For the last 10 or 20 years the average temperatures have been dropping... but that's just based on year to year trends... perhaps, the temperature of the planet is changing, it sure fluctuates at lot between Winter and Summer... could that star in the closest to us, that we call the SUN be the reason? When the GloBull warming junk scientist discount the Sun's influence... that is a big ole red flag to me... that they aren't scientists... they are priests of the new earth worship religion called Globull warming... has NOTHING to do with science at ALL.
  • RJ~PWCM... Elaine ... 2012/02/24 23:07:20
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    Exactly!

    And what about all the ice ages? Wasn't most of North America covered with miles of ice at various times in the past? How did all that ice MELT without mankind's (or even Al Gore's) help?
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/02/23 22:36:13
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    I have always thought this science was faulty. There are natural warming and cooling trends, and we humans don't affect it that much.
  • Zuggi 2012/02/23 21:05:50
    Zuggi
    You kind of left off any evidence that documents were faked.
  • WhereIs... Zuggi 2012/02/23 22:35:13
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Try clicking the read the whole thing link.
  • Zuggi WhereIs... 2012/02/23 23:47:01
    Zuggi
    It looks like one file may have been modified before being sent to Gleick. That makes the rest of the (uncontested) files wrong just how?
  • WhereIs... Zuggi 2012/02/24 00:18:53
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    "The only thing that would seem to undermine the Heartland Institute’s credibility was the wording of the fake “2012 Climate Strategy” document. Computer forensics experts quickly discovered the climate strategy document was created by a different computer program and at a different time than the legitimate documents. The climate strategy document was also written in much different language, style, format and font than the legitimate documents. And long before Gleick confessed to being the fraudster and thief at the heart of the stolen documents, analysts noted a striking similarity between the language and style of the forged document and the language and style of Gleick’s public writings.

    The real story in this Fakegate scandal is how the global warming movement is desperate, delusional and collapsing as global warming fails to live up to alarmist predictions. People with sound science on their side do not need to forge documents to validate their arguments or make the other side look bad. Also, people who are so desperate as to forge documents in an attempt to frame their rivals are clearly not above forging scientific data, studies and facts to similarly further their cause.

    It is both striking and telling how global warming activists have failed to condemn the acts of forge...

    "The only thing that would seem to undermine the Heartland Institute’s credibility was the wording of the fake “2012 Climate Strategy” document. Computer forensics experts quickly discovered the climate strategy document was created by a different computer program and at a different time than the legitimate documents. The climate strategy document was also written in much different language, style, format and font than the legitimate documents. And long before Gleick confessed to being the fraudster and thief at the heart of the stolen documents, analysts noted a striking similarity between the language and style of the forged document and the language and style of Gleick’s public writings.

    The real story in this Fakegate scandal is how the global warming movement is desperate, delusional and collapsing as global warming fails to live up to alarmist predictions. People with sound science on their side do not need to forge documents to validate their arguments or make the other side look bad. Also, people who are so desperate as to forge documents in an attempt to frame their rivals are clearly not above forging scientific data, studies and facts to similarly further their cause.

    It is both striking and telling how global warming activists have failed to condemn the acts of forgery in the Fakegate scandal. For global warming activists, the ends justify the means – any means necessary to sell their alarmist message, even if they must sink to forgery and fakery."

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  • Zuggi WhereIs... 2012/02/24 01:06:06
  • WhereIs... Zuggi 2012/02/24 01:31:57 (edited)
  • Zuggi WhereIs... 2012/02/24 02:24:01
    Zuggi
    Guess you didn't look at the multiple scientific audits of the Climategate data showing there was no fakery.
  • RJ~PWCM... Zuggi 2012/02/24 21:37:17
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    They steal and fake documents, but we're supposed to just accept that their "science" is honest? Hardly.
  • RJ~PWCM... Zuggi 2012/02/24 21:35:58
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    You misunderstand.

    In with all the real documents was a laughably forged, not doctored, "confidential memo", that the self-admitted thief Glieck planned to use as a "smoking gun".
  • Kane Fernau 2012/02/23 20:48:31
    Kane Fernau
    +2
    Desperate times calls for desperate measures. The Watermelons are losing the debate. What's a Watermelon? Green on the outside, red on the inside.
  • RJ~PWCM... Kane Fe... 2012/02/24 21:37:42
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    lol, good one!
  • bob 2012/02/23 20:43:58
    bob
    +1
    Reminds me of the evolution spewing propagandists as well. Faked data keeps the funds rolling, and makes for really neat pick up lines for chicks
  • Robtbal 2012/02/23 19:23:09
    Robtbal
    +3
    ....and "they" wonder why only 2-3% of the population thinks this is a serious election issue....
  • Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA 2012/02/23 19:12:09
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +3
    No surprise, this is what the left does
  • wicked soda boy 2012/02/23 18:57:41
    wicked soda boy
    +2
    A bunch of frauds and dirty-rotten-liars!

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