As in mafia crew? Christopher Booker is warning that there appears to be a preemptive whitewashing of the CRU scandal. They must not be allowed to gather their cronies and co-conspirators and stonewall this scandal.
What is tragically evident from the Harry Read Me file is the picture it gives of the CRU scientists hopelessly at sea with the complex computer programmes they had devised to contort their data in the approved direction, more than once expressing their own desperation at how difficult it was to get the desired results.
The third shocking revelation of these documents is the ruthless way in which these academics have been determined to silence any expert questioning of the findings they have arrived at by such dubious methods – not just by refusing to disclose their basic data but by discrediting and freezing out any scientific journal which dares to publish their critics’ work. It seems they are prepared to stop at nothing to stifle scientific debate in this way, not least by ensuring that no dissenting research should find its way into the pages of IPCC reports.
Back in 2006, when the eminent US statistician Professor Edward Wegman produced an expert report for the US Congress vindicating Steve McIntyre’s demolition of the “hockey stick”, he excoriated the way in which this same “tightly knit group” of academics seemed only too keen to collaborate with each other and to “peer review” each other’s papers in order to dominate the findings of those IPCC reports on which much of the future of the US and world economy may hang. In light of the latest revelations, it now seems even more evident that these men have been failing to uphold those principles which lie at the heart of genuine scientific enquiry and debate. Already one respected US climate scientist, Dr Eduardo Zorita, has called for Dr Mann and Dr Jones to be barred from any further participation in the IPCC. Even our own George Monbiot, horrified at finding how he has been betrayed by the supposed experts he has been revering and citing for so long, has called for Dr Jones to step down as head of the CRU.
Booker points out that some very strong supporters of global whoring are now “investigating” the CRU scandal. Let the whitewash carpet bombing begin.
There is powerful evidence of conspiracy in the leaked files. American taxpayer’s money has been funneled to these people. We need investigations of what went on – and not the usual suspects conducting the inquiries. Please go read the whole piece, Booker is on a roll.
The British press is working itself into a towering rage – they fully understand that they have been lied to. That has traditionally been a surefire way to draw the wrath of the press. Not so much in America, however. Our media is too far into bed with the conspiracy, apparently.