Time to "Junk" the Science?

Last week, someone hacked into some e-mails. These weren’t just any e-mails; they belonged to the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia in Britain. What did they show? Apparently, the whole global warming/climate change movement is not quite the intellectually honest endeavor that Al Gore and his bevy of scientists claim. Some of the e-mails contain comments that make it clear there was rank dishonesty in reporting. In effect, the books were “cooked”—quite appropriate for global warming, don’t you think?

And now what have we discovered? According to the Times of London:

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years. . . .

The admission follows the leaking of a thousand private emails sent and received by Professor Phil Jones, the CRU’s director. In them he discusses thwarting climate sceptics seeking access to such data.

How convenient. Now there’s no way to check the figures. Instead, we’re just supposed to believe the climate doomsdayers. In light of these e-mails? Is this more than simple dishonesty? Does it perhaps rise to another level?

Yet, once again, if you are relying on the mainstream media to talk about all this, you might be uninformed. Most of the media has maintained an eerie silence on this story. Why? Could it be because it destroys their religious beliefs? In fact, those who are wedded to this so-called silence have made it a substitute religion. It would be devastating if the word got out.

I do believe in protecting our resources. That’s a Biblical mandate. It’s called stewardship. But the mania that has infected our society about the apocalyptic nature of climate change [notice the new phrase that has replaced global warming—it can cover a multitude of errors]—that mania has led to attempts to paralyze productivity. False religion will always lead to false policy.