Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Re: Climategate Scandal


The Climategate scandal is a fast developing story with significant public interest implications.

A brief overview of developments includes the following:

First, it is now generally considered that the release of emails and data code from the Climate Research Unit in East Anglia, England was a leak from a concerned whistleblower within the CRU rather than an outside hack.

Second, although many of the email exchanges are personally malicious (which is forgettable), some of the emails show deliberate coordination of efforts to suppress publication of articles by skeptics.

Third, there are also emails which plainly show intention to destroy climate modeling data which was known to have been requested by other scientists under the UK's Freedom Of Information Act (2000). This is a criminal offense.

Finally, much of the coding for the CRU's climate models was so disorganized that it was largely incomprehensible to house technician Ian Harris apparently charged with the task of fitting existing data to the CRU's climate prediction models.

So what you can see in this story, if you only direct your attention to it, is that the current plans for green global governance at the Copenhagen summit are based on a dodgy data set compiled by unscrupulous people who have fraudulently overstated the case for their anthropogenic global warming hypothesis. This is a story with far-reaching implications and the paucity of your coverage so far does not reflect well on you.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Fagan

(Sent: Wednesday 25th November 2009. Unpublished by the Taipei Times)


  1. Mike

    I wasn't previously aware that you were blogging - and judging by the sidebar you haven't been blogging that long - but on the basis of the comments I have seen from you elsewhere this can only be a good thing.


  2. Thank you Patrick - I appreciate that coming from you. I'm a big fan of your "InstaPatrick" set up by the way; I think it is an excellent idea - but I've yet to see anyone else take it up.

    At the beginning of this year it was one of my new year's resolutions to start a campaign of letters to the Taipei Times to challenge their "Project Syndicate" leftist editorial propaganda as often as I could manage. What I do on my blog, 90% anyway, is publicly catalogue all of these letters including the unpublished ones. Most of the letters in the August archive were written and published earlier this year.


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