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Monday, November 28, 2011

'Scientists' Behaving Badly

One reads this stuff and wonders: What are those global warming enthusiasts so afraid of?
BBC sought advice from global warming scientists on economy, drama, music... and even game shows
By David Rose, London Daily Mail

Britain’s leading green activist research centre spent £15,000 on seminars for top BBC executives in an apparent bid to block climate change sceptics from the airwaves, a vast new cache of leaked ‘Climategate’ emails has revealed.

The emails – part of a trove of more than 5,200 messages that appear to have been stolen from computers at the University of East Anglia – shed light for the first time on an incestuous web of interlocking relationships between BBC journalists and the university’s scientists, which goes back more than a decade.

They show that University staff vetted BBC scripts, used their contacts at the Corporation to stop sceptics being interviewed and were consulted about how the broadcaster should alter its programme output. [link]
As Tom Blumer notes (sorta), can you imagine what kind uproar would result within the mainstream press if it were revealed that Fox News had its messages shaped by Grover Norquist?

Yet you'll hear not a peep from that same press regarding this scandalous behavior on the part of the British Broadcasting Company.

One has to wonder: Why were those scientists who had the BBC in their pockets so afraid of open analysis of their theory that the planet was warming?  What did they have to lose?

We obtain a possible answer from the shameful saga regarding Professor James Hansen - a leading worshipper at the altar of global warming - and the wealth he has acrued.

That answer?  M-O-N-E-Y.

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James Delingpole: "If the case for man-made global warming is really as strong as the so-called consensus claims it is, why do the climategate emails show scientists attempting to stamp out dissenting points of view? Why must they manipulate data ..."