Friday, November 20, 2009

It would seem that "settled science" just got rather unsettled

Hackers broke into the servers at a prominent British climate research center and leaked years worth of e-mail messages onto the Web, including one with a mysterious reference to a plan to "hide the decline" in data about temperatures.

It's also worth noting that these upstanding members of the scientific community wanted to squeeze those who disagreed with them out of the process:

"I think we have to stop considering Climate Research as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit to, or cite papers in, this journal. We would also need to consider what we tell or request of our more reasonable colleagues who currently sit on the editorial board…What do others think?"

While it won't change the minds of those whose belief in anthropogenic global warming verges on religious mania, at least on the surface it supports what we "climate change deniers" have been saying all along.

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