Global Warming Rigged? Here's the Email I'd Need to See

It's no use pretending this isn't a major blow. The emails extracted by a hacker from the climatic research unit
at the University of East Anglia could scarcely be more damaging. I am
now convinced that they are genuine, and I'm dismayed and deeply shaken
by them.

Yes, the messages were obtained illegally. Yes, all of
us say things in emails that would be excruciating if made public. Yes,
some of the comments have been taken out of context. But there are some
messages that require no spin to make them look bad. There appears to
be evidence here of attempts to prevent scientific data from being
released, and even to destroy material that was subject to a freedom of
information request.

Worse still, some of the emails suggest
efforts to prevent the publication of work by climate sceptics, or to
keep it out of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
I believe that the head of the unit, Phil Jones, should now resign.
Some of the data discussed in the emails should be re-analysed.

But do these revelations justify the sceptics' claims that this is "the final nail in the coffin" of global warming theory? Not at all.
They damage the credibility of three or four scientists. They raise
questions about the integrity of one or perhaps two out of several
hundred lines of evidence. To bury man-made climate change, a far wider
conspiracy would have to be revealed. Luckily for the sceptics, and to
my intense disappointment, I have now been passed the damning email
that confirms that the entire science of global warming is indeed a
scam. Had I known that it was this easy to rig the evidence, I wouldn't
have wasted years of my life promoting a bogus discipline. In the interests of open discourse, I feel obliged to reproduce it here.


Sent: 29 October 2009

To: The Knights Carbonic

the culmination of our great plan approaches fast. What the Master
called "the ordering of men's affairs by a transcendent world state,
ordained by God and answerable to no man", which we now know as
Communist World Government, advances towards its climax at Copenhagen.
For 185 years since the Master, known to the laity as Joseph Fourier, launched his scheme for world domination, the entire physical science community has been working towards this moment.

early phases of the plan worked magnificently. First the Master's
initial thesis - that the release of infrared radiation is delayed by
the atmosphere - had to be accepted by the scientific establishment. I
will not bother you with details of the gold paid, the threats made and
the blood spilt to achieve this end. But the result was the elimination
of the naysayers and the disgrace or incarceration of the Master's
rivals. Within 35 years the 3rd Warden of the Grand Temple of the
Knights Carbonic (our revered prophet John Tyndall)
was able to "demonstrate" the Master's thesis. Our control of physical
science was by then so tight that no major objections were sustained.

More resistance was encountered (and swiftly dispatched) when we sought to install the 6th Warden (Svante Arrhenius)
first as professor of physics at Stockholm University, then as rector.
From this position he was able to project the Master's second grand law
- that the infrared radiation trapped in a planet's atmosphere
increases in line with the quantity of carbon dioxide the atmosphere
contains. He and his followers (led by the Junior Warden Max Planck) were then able to adapt the entire canon of physical and chemical science to sustain the second law.

began the most hazardous task of all: our attempt to control the
instrumental record. Securing the consent of the scientific
establishment was a simple matter. But thermometers had by then become
widely available, and amateur meteorologists were making their own
readings. We needed to show a steady rise as industrialisation
proceeded, but some of these unfortunates had other ideas. The global
co-option of police and coroners required unprecedented resources, but
so far we have been able to cover our tracks.

The over-enthusiasm
of certain of the Knights Carbonic in 1998 was most regrettable. The
high reading in that year has proved impossibly costly to sustain.
Those of our enemies who have yet to be silenced maintain that the
lower temperatures after that date provide evidence of global cooling,
even though we have ensured that eight of the 10 warmest years since
1850 have occurred since 2001. From now on we will engineer a smoother

Our co-option of the physical world has been just as
successful. The thinning of the Arctic ice cap was a masterstroke. The
ring of secret nuclear power stations around the Arctic circle,
attached to giant immersion heaters, remains undetected, as do the
space-based lasers dissolving the world's glaciers.

Altering the
migratory and reproductive patterns of the world's wildlife has proved
more challenging. Though we have now asserted control over the world's
biologists, there is no accounting for the unauthorised observations of
farmers, gardeners, birdwatchers and other troublemakers. We have
therefore been forced to drive migrating birds, fish and insects into
higher latitudes, and to release several million tonnes of plant
pheromones every year to accelerate flowering and fruiting. None of
this is cheap, and ever more public money, secretly diverted from
national accounts by compliant governments, is required to sustain it.

co-operation of these governments requires unflagging effort. The
capture of George W Bush, a late convert to the cause of Communist
World Government, was made possible only by the threatened release of
footage filmed by a knight at Yale, showing the future president
engaged in coitus with a Ford Mustang. Most ostensibly capitalist
governments remain apprised of where their real interests lie, though I
note with disappointment that we have so far failed to eliminate Vaclav Klaus.
Through the offices of compliant states, the Master's third grand law
has been established: world government will be established under the
guise of controlling man-made emissions of greenhouse gases.

the scientific community in line remains a challenge. The national
academies are becoming ever more querulous and greedy, and require
higher pay-offs each year. The inexplicable events of the past month,
in which the windows of all the leading scientific institutions were
broken and a horse's head turned up in James Hansen's
bed, appear to have staved off the immediate crisis, but for how much
longer can we maintain the consensus? Knights Carbonic, now that the
hour of our triumph is at hand, I urge you all to redouble your
efforts. In the name of the Master, go forth and terrify.

Professor Ernst Kattweizel, University of Redcar. 21st Grand Warden of the Temple of the Knights Carbonic.

is the kind of conspiracy the deniers need to reveal to show that
man-made climate change is a con. The hacked emails are a hard knock,
but the science of global warming withstands much more than that.

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