You have heard all the noise about global warming/climate chane….the good the bad and the ugly……..all the scuttlebutt coming from the Right and the Left……the deniers have been pretty vocal in the last year or so…..and sadly, some of it has been promoted as truth….for instance those darn pesky emails from the climate scientist at East Anglia……
In case you were in ICU for the year……the media got hold of some emails from scientists at East Anglia that questioned the validity of the global warming debate…the emails were between scientists that showed that they were cooking the facts to make climate change more of a dire problem than it really was……the media jumped on this with both feet….it was the loudest on the Right wing, of course, they are the loudest deniers….but the so-called mainstream media was on the story just as hard as the conservs….I heard argument after argument that since the facts were being cooked how can the people be concerned with a cleaner environment…….it was an ugly debate at times and every pro climate change person was tried to dis qualify using the emails….
Why would I bring all this “ancient” history up now? Good question!
An independent inquiry into the conduct of scientists at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia in Britain has found “absolutely no evidence of any impropriety whatsoever.”
The inquiry, led by Lord Oxburgh, former chair of the House of Lords science and technology select committee, was investigating allegations of scientific misconduct.
Public opinion was hugely manipulated in what is now inevitably termed “climate-gate”. Quotes were taken out of context from the emails that suggested that papers were being suppressed that were critical of the overwhelming scientific consensus that human-based emissions are responsible for increased global warming. An email that referred to a “trick” in how the data was presented was particularly singled out. Claims were made that data was being manipulated by ideologically motivated scientists.
That is why I bring up this issue now…….I have heard NOTHING in the media, Right or Left, telling the people that it was all a scam and those emails were not what they were reported to be……My question is, why did they spend so much time trying to discredit the scientists in the media and then refuse to report that they have been cleared of any wrong doing or lying to the public?
To me, it sounds like ALL media outlets wants to help KILL any clean environment initiative…….what happened to the old phrase, “Fair and balanced”……..The whole journalistic industry owes those scientists an apology for their lame attempt at discrediting them……I know….a pipe dream!