Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Now They're Calling It "Climategate"

"Michigan Science" is a publication of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy which is planning to go online soon as I'll be sure to let you know when this is accomplished. They do a great job and according to one of my measurements, if I don't see anyone crying about their mistakes, I figure that the writers are trustworthy, such as the current issue including "Climategate:A Symposium."

A panel of three have researched the topic with particular emphasis on the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia which hid or destroyed data which came to light through some leaked CRU emails.

Just a couple of quotes which might pique your interest.

Stanford University's Stephen Schneider agrees with the Al Gore premise and has said "Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest." That just doesn't sound like an objective scientific opinion and is very disappointing to hear it from an institution such as Stanford.

Mark Shephard reported on CRU Director Phil Jones who talked about how he used Penn State University scientist Michael Mann's trick to cut short records of tree-ring data showing temperature declining after the year 1960 which led to a false comparison.

There are many more examples and this in a relatively short article.

The third panelist, Michael Van Beek, shares another quote which seems to point to the undercurrent of deception: Jacob Bronowski, a British mathematician and biologist has said "No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power."

I'm hoping this article will be printed in its entirety when they go online.

Warmer days ahead!
God bless.......

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I dont think you need waste time being Disappointed or Surprised, at anything coming from a left-wing, left coast institution such as Stanford.

I strongly suspect that "Intellectual Honesty" is probably No longer part of the "Core Curiculum"!

Sadly, the Same can be Said of most of our "So-called" Institutions of Higher Learnig!

What was once considered to be "Empiracle Scientific Research" has devolved into a process of Skewed/Flawed "Statistical Analysis";Structured to meet the "Politically Correct" Opinions, of those conducting the "Research"; in order to fit in with the popular oponions/ Poltical Exigencies of the Moment!

Dont look for, or expect to find "Reason", or "Common Sense" in Any of it..."Follow the Money/Profit Motive" Instead!!