Wednesday, November 25, 2009

They're only human

Jules Crittenden has been all over the ClimateGate story like stink on a dawg cute on a puppy:
Well, it’s Day One in the post-warmalist world. Waking up, looking around. There’s a delightful nip in the air. They’re denying it and explaining it away like crazy, plus skewering messengers. Memeorandum’s got the squirmy vitriolic roundup. “Trick” to “hide the decline,” just scientific buzzwords … “can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty” so much give-and-take, a glimpse behind the curtain at the scientific process … “Next time I see Pat Michaels at a scientific meeting, I’ll be tempted to beat the crap out of him. Very tempted” and “until they rid themselves of this troublesome editor” … Good Lord, man, they’re only human!


They’re all only human after all. The problem now, which Galileo would entirely get, is how to get not only the establishment scientists but the pols to catch up with the science. Quick, before they re-engineer our economy back into the middle ages with that bizarre scheme of double-reverse robber baronry they’re working on.
That's the parentheses surrounding a great summary of what's happening, and how people want to spin it. RTWT.

And any similarity between his post title and mine is, well, it shows you the power of this fully operational Batchelor's Degree.


West, By God said...

dunno if you read ESR's blog (, but being that he's a both a brilliant geek and a denier, i didn't expect it would take him long to ferret out something nasty in the leaked source code.

Paladin said...

Loving your posts, and those of others, on this mess - just haven't had time to comment/post.

There's SO MUCH momentum behind the Man Made Warming movement now.. I'm hoping that something as small as the truth can actually steer the behemouth away from the iceburg they've been guiding us toward.. before we actually smash into it.

Scientist that bought into the theory (trusting in the good faith of fellow researchers). Main stream news outlets that happily spread the panic (and consequently reaped the reader/viewer rewards). Politicians who staked their platforms and careers on "saving the planet".

All those folks have a TON riding on maybe this just going away. Obama himself is still trotting around talking about the importance of Copenhagen, like nothing has happened.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

ASM826 said...

And yet it moves...