I am more than a little surprised that the Prophets of Doom haven’t been out trying to scare the shite out of us lately.
Ireland and Cumbria in the UK have been suffering the worst floods on record, to the extent that Ireland’s second city – Cork – now bears a close resemblance to Venice.
Photo: Miriam Hurley
I would have thought that this was the ultimate opportunity for the Climate Change Alarmists to scream ‘we told you so’ from the rooftops. They have been remarkably quiet. There was one bloke interviewed on the news who muttered that the only solution to the flooding was to save the planet, but everyone politely ignored him. Maybe they know about the CRU?
There is a section of East Anglia University known as the Climatic Research Unit. It is described as “one of the world’s leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.” In other words, this is one of the worlds great authorities who are convincing us that it is our actions that are influencing the climate.
Some of you may not be aware of this, but a sizeable chunk of files from the CRU have been placed in the public domain, whether deliberately or by hackers is not know. That is irrelevant as the CRU are not denying that the files are genuine.
While the majority of the files are somewhat tedious [there are some 60Mb of emails and code] there are some that are, quite frankly, alarming.
There are mails in there talking about destroying data before Freedom of Information requests are made. There are mails talking about the use of ‘tricks’ to falsify data. There are notes from programmers saying that the data is confused and mixed up, and that they [apparently] are taking data at random from files. There are mails discussing ways to discredit scientists with opposing views. All in all, it makes for some pretty frightening reading.
Quite a few people have been analysing the CRU data, and the site I have been following is ‘The Devil’s Kitchen’ who has done a huge amount of work on the subject.
I am not saying that the ‘leaked’ data completely discredits the work of the CRU. What I am saying is that it puts an enormous question mark over their findings, and therefore on the whole ‘man is causing global warming’ argument.
I am also not one who generally goes in for conspiracy theories. However, here we have a conspiracy that makes sense.
We have reached the point where Global Warming has to be man made. It is not only an industry that is potentially worth trillions of dollars [not billions – trillions] but it is the ultimate weapon to prevent China, India and Africa from threatening the western domination of the world. By the time that Global Warming is proved to be a natural event, it will be too late to stop the eco-industries, and the developing countries will have been kept firmly in their place – at the bottom of the heap.
It makes sense.