The “worst scientific scandal of our generation” (according to climate change “skeptics”) suddenly has run out of outrage.
It seems the British parliamentary panel investigating the “scandal” has concluded that the most serious charge, which alleged that prominent climatologists fabricated or distorted data to wrongfully support the theory of man-made global warming, is simply not true. In other words, the scientists charged with being lying cheats and members of a worldwide secular-socialist-communist-fascist-environmentalist conspiracy to destroy capitalism did nothing of the sort.
A parliamentary panel investigating allegations that scientists at one of the world’s leading climate research centers misrepresented data related to global warming found no evidence to support that charge, a panel announced Wednesday. […]
The lawmakers emphasized said that nothing in the more than 1,000 stolen e-mail messages or the ensuing controversy challenged the scientific consensus that “global warming is happening and that it is induced by human activity.”
But let’s be more specific, shall we? Didn’t these bloodsucking parasites do even the teeniest, tiniest bit of data tampering? Uh, no.
The House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee said Wednesday that they’d seen no evidence to support charges that the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit or its director, Phil Jones, had tampered with data or perverted the peer review process to exaggerate the threat of global warming – two of the most serious criticisms levied against the climatologist and his colleagues.
In their report, the committee said that, as far as it was able to ascertain, “the scientific reputation of Professor Jones and CRU remains intact,” adding that nothing in the more than 1,000 stolen e-mails, or the controversy kicked up by their publication, challenged scientific consensus that “global warming is happening and that it is induced by human activity.”
So what did all these accused mad evil climatologists do? Like most good and honest scientists before them, they analyzed their data properly and came to a conclusion supported by that data. The data showed that human activities, especially the release of carbon into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, had led to an unprecedented rise in global temperatures since the start of the Industrial Revolution, and that this warming trend was creating significant changes to the earth’s climate.
But don’t worry conservatives, Fox News addicts and Limbaugh ditto-heads. I’m sure that someone with no background in climate science will explain these “inconvenient findings” away so you can keep believing that evil enviro-whackos like Al Goracle are out to steal your freedom to drive a gas guzzling SUV and allow utility companies to burn coal stripped from the tops of mountains to electrify your neon lit churches.