30 May 11 - (Excerpts) - "The University of Virginia, after vigorously resisting
a Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request for data related to the emails of
Michael Mann, was the subject of a court order to make them available.
"Mann, a climatologist, was part of a relatively small clique of charlatans who,
working for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),
conjured up all manner of “proof” that the Earth was on dangerous trajectory,
heating up. Mann invented the “hockey stick” graph that demonstrated this bit of
"Mann’s problem began when the “hockey stick” graph was debunked and demolished
as bogus. All this occurred while Mann was on the faculty of the University of
Virginia and while large amounts of research grant money were being received by
the University to support Mann and others.
"Since 1990, it is estimated that $100 billion of taxpayer’s funding went to
support “climate research” by thousands of scientists who, it turned out, were
unable to find and certainly not measure any evidence of human influence on
"The same thing was occurring across the Atlantic in England where the
University of East Anglia was home to Mann’s IPCC co-conspirators. On May 25th,
the Guardian reported that Nobel Laureate, Sir. Paul Nurse, complained that the
British version of FOI was being used to “harass” some climate scientists by
requesting data and other research materials.
"Given the collusion of both the University of Virginia and of East Anglia, it
should come as no surprise that both institutions held their own boards of
inquiry and cleared the climate scientists on their staffs of any wrongdoing.
That explains why the court had to drag them into demonstrating the probity of
"This is far from a spat between some universities and their scientists, and
"skeptics" challenging the global warming fraud. It most certainly is a fraud
when global warming claims are used to impose a huge cost to consumers when
utilities and other large emitters of carbon dioxide are required by law to
utilize “alternative” sources such as wind and solar power or to install
multi-million dollar technologies to needlessly reduce CO2 emissions.
"Plainly stated, CO2 emissions have zero effect on the weather or the climate.
"It was in November 2009 that a huge cache of emails between Mann and other IPCC
scientists was imported to the Internet where it rapidly became clear that they
were very worried that the Earth had entered a natural cooling cycle in 1998 and
discussed how to pressure scientific journals to not publish the research of
skeptics refuting the hoax.
"The IPCC continues to propagate global warming lies, only now it is called
“climate change.” Any public figure that uses the term “climate change” is lying
if for no other reason than the climate of the Earth has been and is always in a
state of change.
"Unanswered is the role that the mass media played in spreading and defending
the global warming hoax. On Memorial Day, when we celebrate the sacrifice of
fallen heroes to preserve liberty, the
Washington Post published a bizarre editorial criticizing “climate skeptics”
for using the FOIA to find out why Mann and the University of Virginia received
funding while participating in a massive deception. Unmentioned were comparable
Greenpeace FOIA efforts against climate skeptics.
"It's worth noting that the global warming/climate change fraud is still being
perpetrated in American schools from coast to coast."
© Alan Caruba, 2011
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