Climate Change Fraud The Court Battles Begin
Posted by Tory Aardvark
This coming Friday will be the first anniversary of the Climategate emails scandal that did so much damage to the AGW scam and identified climate scientists like Michael Mann at Penn State and Phil Jones at CRU as scientists with what could best be described as a political agenda.
The change in the balance of power on Capitol Hill following the American people’s verdict on Barack Obama means that Michael Mann is fast running out of protection as the people he purveyed junk science for are no longer there, or being politicians fast distancing themselves them from the AGW scam to protect their political careers.
There is a very real chance that Michael Mann could be moving from Penn State to the State Pen in the not too distant future.
Atmospheric physicist S. Fred Singer is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia:
Kenneth Cuccinelli II, elected as the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia in November 2009, has demanded from the University of Virginia (my university) the e-mails and other information of Dr. Michael Mann, who was an assistant professor of environmental sciences there from 1995 to 2005.
From the e-mails leaked from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the so-called Climategate affair, we know that Professor Phil Jones was at the center of a conspiracy to manipulate temperature data. His American analogue was Michael Mann. Even though Jones recommended deletion of all e-mails, it is possible that many e-mails will still be found on the UVA server and furnish the “smoking gun” that can tell us just how the temperature data had been manipulated.
The potential for fallout from the smoking gun emails cannot be over estimated, if Mann falls in the US and ends up being prosecuted for criminal offences like fraud, it is very difficult to see how Phil Jones can escape prosecution in Britain.
Back in April Penn State white washed Michael Mann in a rigged inquiry believing that would be the end of the matter; in Britain UEA did exactly the same for Phil Jones.
The University of Virginia is fighting the demand for the data using outside lawyers and claiming “academic freedom” among other such excuses. I cannot comment on the legal implications of the AG’s investigation. It should be noted, however, that UVA was quite willing to deliver up the e-mails of Professor Pat Michaels when Greenpeace asked for them in December 2009. It makes the UVA protestations sound rather hypocritical.
We live in an Orwellian world where myth and propaganda have replaced science and reason, even at the highest levels of discourse. In May 2010, Science ran a letter signed by 255 members of the National Academy of Sciences attacking Cuccinelli. The letter contained numerous spurious assertions as if they were scientific fact. Lacking expertise and ignorant of the actual data, the signers simply accepted a story that matched their ideological convictions.
We live in an Orwellian world where myth and propaganda have replaced science and reason that sums up Climate Religion in a nutshell, wont be long until they get out the Ducking Stool to prove rising sea levels to climate change deniers.
Some final thoughts: Being charitable, I will assume that Mann made honest statistical and other errors in his 1998 and 1999 papers. But after these errors were published widely by M&M, Mann’s behavior has been unethical to say the least. He has not replied to the critiques, nor even referenced them. He has just ignored them and tried to muddle the situation. (The National Academy report did the same.)
Is Mann guilty of fraud? I don’t know; much depends on what Cuccinelli uncovers. But I am of the opinion that Mann should formally withdraw his flawed papers and no longer refer to them in his bibliography or in grant applications without at least a footnote. Formal withdrawal could create a storm, however, since the 2001 IPCC report built its case for man-made global warming on the validity of the hockey stick. There may be interesting times ahead.
This is just one of many legal battles that are starting in the US to stop the spread of Climate Religion, the other major battleground will be the Environment Protection Agency. Obama in true socialist fashion has been trying to get Climate Religion policies through the backdoor by using the EPA to declare CO2 a health hazard, there are an increasing number of legal challenges to this approach.
About Tory AardvarkClimate Realist, Conservative and proud NRA member. I don't buy into the Man Made Global Warming Scam, science is never settled. http://toryaardvark.com @ToryAardvark on Twitter ToryAardvark on Facebook
Posted on November 15, 2010, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Biodiversity, Church Of Climatology, Climategate, COP16, Green Lies, IPCC, ManBearPig, Social Engineering and tagged Anthropogenic Global Warming, Climate Change Scam, Climate Of Fear, Climategate, Co2Fraud, COP16, Michael Mann, Phil Jones. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.