I just got an email that urged me to denounce "scandalous treatment" of some climate change dissenters.
I admire your site – thank you for everything you do.
I would like to draw your attention to the really scandalous treatment of some academic colleagues by what seems like a kind of 'climate change mafia'. I am an astrophysicist with an interest in issues related to climate change. But please do not mention my name to anyone in connection with this.
As you can see here, Daniel Klein and colleagues have published a paper which completely shatters the theory of ‘manmade global warming’:
I'm not going to publish the link, but the sender(s) constructed an elaborate website, complete with editorial, article, contacts, logo, etc. A couple of things set the alarm bells ringing, but suffice it to say that when I tracked down the Whois, it was kind of a dead giveaway:
Created On:02-Nov-2007 14:50:19 UTC
Expiration Date:02-Nov-2008 14:50:19 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Tucows Inc. (R139-LRMS)
Registrant Name:Hiroko Takebe
Registrant Organization:Dr Hiroko Takebe
Registrant Street1:Climatological Department, Okinawa University
Registrant Postal Code:OK-184NJ
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Admin Name:David Thorpe
Admin Organization:David Thorpe
Admin Postal Code:SY209HA
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX Ext.:
The site is five days old. There is no Daniel Klein at the University of Arizona. There is no search engine presence for a Climatological Department, Okinawa University. Cyberium.co.uk is a web designer that appears to work on "green" things pretty much exclusively. And there appears to be someone with entirely too much time on their hands and an agenda.
Any blogger interested in the original email, contact me and I will forward a copy to you.
UPDATE: New post with additional information here.