To The Global Warming Fraud Deniers: Cap and Trade is Dead
It's darn cold in Chicago. I was NOT ready for December in the Midwest.
I have to admit to playing a little set-up game with the liberals on CAPS. I knew about the CRU source code for days before I posted Meet Harry the Programmer. While I sat on that story, working out the best way to inform a CAPS community that might not be familiar with the nuances of Fortran or data collection of the sheer incompetence of CRU programmers, I ran a bunch of stories giving the CAPS community the complete background of climategate.
Some CAPS members only get their news from CNN or MSNBC. As I pointed out in The Inconvenient Leak, those two networks had completely buried the story. By the time "Climate Gate" was a more searched subject on Google than "Global Warming," CNN.com had run one story on it, buried in the "Wired" section. MSNBC was sporting a big fat zero.
This turned out to be advantageous to me. The fraud deniers walked right into a trap. They were completely unaware of the totality of the incompetence at CRU, and if you followed the comments in the multiple Climate Gate posts over the past week and half, were totally caught off guard by the revelations I posted on Monday. Many of whom were eager to label me a "denier" and a "propagandist" have completely disappeared from the Climate Gate debate. Only one hard core graduate student from South America remains to push his Fraud Denying nonsense on my posts. (And he has yet to address the programming issues that I and other bloggers described in Meet Harry. He can't.)
Meanwhile, the first nail in the Cap and Trade coffin has been set. The Australian parliament voted down thier climate fraud bill on Tuesday. Dr. Phil "$22.6 million" Jones has stepped down. Penn State professor Michael "Anti-Capitalist" Mann is under investigation. Young AGW scientists are questioning their science as never before, finally admitting that there is no scientific consensus on man made global warming.
The boondoggle has yet to be fully exposed. In the coming months there will be more revelations showing how climate scientists build the models that promote alarmism. I for one am excited.
David in Wrigleyville