Thursday, November 26, 2009

Finally...CNN Notices "Climategate"; Five Australian Lawmakers Resign Portfolios To Protest Australia's Proposed Emission Trading Scheme (Carbon Tax)

Now we know the burgeoning Climategate scandal, in which scientists and climatologists worldwide have been caught red-handed manipulating data to create the appearance of "unprecedented temperature rises", has gone viral. CNN has finally picked up on the story:

In other Climategate news:

-- The Washington Times reports that Obama administration climate czar Carol Browner rejected claims that e-mails stolen from a British university show climate scientists trumped up global warming numbers, saying she considers the science settled. "I'm sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real," said Browner, who President Obama has tapped as his chief of policy on global warming. The White House also said that Mr. Obama will personally travel to Copenhagen to commit the U.S. to greenhouse gas reductions.

-- The New York Times reports that Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has begun an investigation into what he alleges to be the manipulation of global warming research. He said he wanted to look into whether the conclusions of an international panel on global warming — and the policies based on it — were distorted. Fox News also reports that Sen. Inhofe has sent letters to several climate change scientists and to the inspectors general of various federal agencies notifying them to retain breached documents and e-mails that he says prove researchers are manipulating data to make the case for global warming.

-- The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reports that five MP frontbenchers from Australia’s opposition Liberal party have resigned their portfolios rather than follow their leader Malcolm Turnbull in voting with Kevin Rudd’s Government on a new Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Tony Abbott, Sophie Mirabella, Tony Smith and Senators Nick Minchin and Eric Abetz have all quit their portfolios because they cannot vote for the legislation. Senate whip Stephen Parry has also relinquished his position. The ETS is Australia’s version of America’s proposed Cap and Trade scam and the EU’s various carbon reduction schemes: a way of taxing business on its CO2 output.

-- In the Telegraph, James Delingpole tells us that he had a great, very sympathetic interview about Climategate on LBC radio (London’s main commercial news and talk station) with Petrie Hosken. She told him she has been simply inundated with callers, all of them utterly unconvinced that human influence has made any significant on so-called “Global Warming”. She was desperate to get a few balancing calls from people who do believe in AGW but just couldn’t find any.

The wheels are falling off the Global Warming Wagon! The peasants have grabbed their pitchforks and are rising in rebellion! Game over!

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