Monday, November 23, 2009

Global Warming E Mails

Now that the hacked emails have been available for awhile, the content is beginning to be explored and analyzed, and the results appear to be damming, with the major one being that there has apparently been a policy of not allowing contrary views to the narrative of human caused global warming—even though the contrary views are based on sound science—to be published in scientific journals, completely against scientific ethics.

An excerpt from today’s article in the Wall Street Journal.

“The scientific community is buzzing over thousands of emails and documents -- posted on the Internet last week after being hacked from a prominent climate-change research center -- that some say raise ethical questions about a group of scientists who contend humans are responsible for global warming.

“The correspondence between dozens of climate-change researchers, including many in the U.S., illustrates bitter feelings among those who believe human activities cause global warming toward rivals who argue that the link between humans and climate change remains uncertain.

“Some emails also refer to efforts by scientists who believe man is causing global warming to exclude contrary views from important scientific publications.

"This is horrible," said Pat Michaels, a climate scientist at the Cato Institute in Washington who is mentioned negatively in the emails. "This is what everyone feared. Over the years, it has become increasingly difficult for anyone who does not view global warming as an end-of-the-world issue to publish papers. This isn't questionable practice, this is unethical."