After years of listening to a bloviating Al Gore, and his obtuse band of Hollywood disciples, preach to us all about mankindâ€™s ravenous destruction of the natural world, top climate researchers have been caught with their thermometers in the cookie jarâ€¦ or, something like that.
Not only have top climate researchers been â€œmanipulatingâ€ data to support their theories of global warming, they have also thrown out much of the original data!
â€œWhy would you throw out raw data from the 80s? I still have Penthouseâ€™s from the 70s â€“ laminated.â€
Thatâ€™s right Stewart! And I have a salon-size, â€œ33% More Freeâ€ can of Aqua Net waiting to makeÂ a comeback.
Yes â€“ the practice of behavioral control by guilt is once again the sole purview of the Catholic Church. All you global warming, low-emissions, carbon-footprint freaks will have to find some other shtick.
While Iâ€™m at it, get a load of this, all you greenies â€“
- I drive an SUV that gets 11 miles to the gallon, highway
- Every now and then, I throw recyclable containers in the regular trash can
- Sometimes, I throw cigarette butts out my car window
Watch Jon Stewart break it down, as only he could. (Click on photo.)
Wait kids â€“ thereâ€™s more. The Wall Street Journal posted entire emails from this hacking incident at http://bit.ly/7lX0Kc, but here are a few gems from the treasure trove —
â€œThe two MMs have been after the CRU [Climate Research Unit] station data for years. If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the U.K., I think I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyone. Does your similar act [FOIA] in the U.S. force you to respond to enquiries within 20 days?â€”our does! The UK works on precedents, so the first request will test it. We also have a data protection act, which I will hide behind. Tom Wigley has sent me a worried email when he heard about it – thought people could ask him for his model code. He has retired officially from UEA so he can hide behind that. Â We also have a data protection act, which I will hide behind.”
— Phil Jones, director of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit and one of the world’s leading climate scientists, in a 2005 email to someone named “Mike”
â€œAmmann/Wahl â€“ try and change the Received date! Don’t give those skeptics something to amuse themselves with.â€
â€œ… I’m providing these for your own personal use, since you’re a trusted colleague. So please don’t pass this along to others without checking w/ me first. This is the sort of “dirty laundry” one doesn’t want to fall into the hands of those who might potentially try to distort things…â€
â€œI’ve received lots of helpful suggestions regarding improvements to the Figures. I’ll try to produce revised versions of the Figures tomorrow.â€