Friday, 27 November 2009

An Inconvenient Truth


I press upon you once again to cover the story now being referred to around the world as "Climategate". It is currently receiving extensive coverage throughout the blogosphere and even in the environment section of the UK's Guardian newspaper.

There is, in the leaked documents and emails, much evidence indicating that scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit have fraudulently "sexed up" the case for anthropogenic global warming. In addition, they have - contrary to the Popperian demand for replicability of scientific studies - refused to release their data for external scrutiny and even colluded to prevent the publishing of skeptical articles in peer-reviewed journals.

The significance of this event is worldwide and spans many areas of government policy in both developed and developing countries across the globe. People all around the world have been, and are currently being told by their governments to swallow wholesale changes to the global economy which make a massive impact upon their individual lives and prospects for the future - all on the basis of a now seemingly undeniably fraudulent claim that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are causing average global temperatures to rise.

The longer you ignore this story, the greater the disservice you do to your own reputations and the public's interest in the truth which you purport to serve. Put an end to this shameful evasion of the Climategate story.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Fagan

(Sent Friday 27th November 2009. Unpublished by the Taipei Times)

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