Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Maybe we better ask him about those e-mails


As the Climategate story about the hacked e-mails revealing collusion to suppress evidence against global warming gains traction, Newsweek decided it better go back and do a brief follow-up interview with James Hansen, one of global warming’s most prominent backers. The answers are what you would expect, but the question was revealing:

Last week, someone leaked e-mails obtained by hacking into the server at the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. Activists who have long denied the reality of climate change say they show that climatologists have engaged in a grand conspiracy to manufacture a case that global warming is occurring due to human activities. Do the hacked e-mails undermine the case for anthropogenic climate change? {emphasis added}

“Activists who have long denied the reality of climate change”. Not scientists, not even critics, but activists. Not theory but the reality of climate change.

Newsweek asked two general questions, and no confrontation of Hansen with the evidence in the e-mails. Perhaps the e-mails reveal more than just corrupt behavior by global warming hawkers, but the corruption of journalism, too.

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