This article is not really Second Life oriented. I chose to include this topic because the collection of information I link to is extensive and Climategate2 has been vetted. I’ve closed off comments because I don’t want to deal with ideologues’ rants from either side. Read the information, decide, and use it as you choose.
The release of the second round of exposed private communications as Climategate2 is revealing. Those at the heart of manmade global warming science are revealed. The context of how they are promoting bogus theories, deliberately hiding and destroying data and information to avoid FOIA requests, pressuring scientific journals not to publish articles they oppose (censorship), and personal attacks on those disagreeing with them. All the drama one would expect in SL is there. Hiding scientific information and doctoring data is one of the most despicable intellectual acts possible in a university setting. None of those involved should be allowed to remain at a university. But, the same can be said about Sandusky
For those that like numbers, math, good scientific debate, and facts; check out this article on Anthony Watts’ blog: Climate FAIL from A to Z presented at Durban.
Warmist* and Denier** ideologues will have their predictable reactions to the information I am presenting. But, for the undecided, the doubters, and the skeptics the article is essential reading and an excellent reference source. The latest information on climate and its effects are in the article, or at least the links to the information are.
Many Warmists make the claim that the scientific evidence is building that Denier-scientists are underplaying the impact of all the small environmental changes. It is a good argument in that it is easy to say in a few words and onerous to refute taking long, detailed explanations about mathematically complex concepts, statistical complexities, and/or hard to find facts. The Climate Depot article that Climate Fail is based on provides that detailed and complex rebuttal. Watts gives a context to the information for people with a casual interest in the manmade warming debates. The writing is laden with links to the more juicy items in the Depot’s article.
Watts describes the article as:
The scientific reality is that on virtually every claim — from A-Z — the claims of the promoters of man-made climate fears are failing, and in many instances the claims are moving in the opposite direction. The global warming movement is suffering the scientific death of a thousand cuts. This Climate Depot special report categorizes and indexes the full range of climate developments in a handy A-Z reference guide. The A-Z report includes key facts, peer-reviewed studies and the latest data and developments with links for further reading, on an exhaustive range of man-made global warming claims.
If you are wondering about why a report issued in Durbin, South Africa is important, then you are a bit of a climate-warming noobie. Durbin is this year’s location for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP17).
If there is any doubt in your mind that all of the manmade warming is about money, check out the Forbes article: More U.N. Insanity Paid For By U.S. Taxpayers. If you are a US tax payer, the Forbes article is important reading.
If you don’t know the stories about the polar bear pictures like the one I used, check out: The Polar Bear Pic They Won’t Show You. If, like me, you have doubts about web sites you don’t know, check out the coverage of Austrial’s ABC television in a show called Media Watch: Snap! Freezing Bears.
The actual report is in a PDF. I suggest you download and save it for future reference.
*Warmist: The people that believe humankind are causing the global temperature to raise with future disastrous results. The ideologues in this group defend the ideas by any means possible. As Climategate 1 & 2 show intellectual honesty is not a requirement.
**Denier: The people that Warmist ideologues claim are denying solid scientific proof. In general Deniers believe the globe warms and cools and in the history of the Earth there have been ice ages and warm periods much warmed than today’s climate. Deniers are also called Doubters because they doubt the Earth’s cycles of ice to tropical are caused by humankind.