Friday, November 25, 2011

Ode to the Welfare State...

Note the date.  Via my mom:

ClimateGate 2.0: the Deluge...

Since the release of more than 5,000 additional “insider” emails two days ago, the blogosphere and (this time) the news media have gotten to work analyzing the trove.  It isn't pretty.  A summary from one news article (Forbes):
Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political “cause” rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.
Ouch.  That's gotta hurt!

Some additional goodies:
Les Jones is amused.
A nice search engine to let you research the new trove.
One of the recent studies suggesting that the CO2 multiplier might not be quite as large as early “research” suggested.  
The scare quotes are there because both the older studies and the new studies are still based on computer models, not something quaint like, say, actual observation or repeatable experiments or proven causation.  Those notions are so 1980!