As “ClimateGate” continues to unfold, prominent scientists are finding the boldness to speak out.
Pete Chagnon – OneNewsNow – 12/2/2009 5:00:00 AM
ClimateGate refers to the e-mails and computer codes that were leaked from climate research centers in the United Kingdom. The e-mails and codes detail how temperature data and climate models were manipulated to show alleged “manmade global warming.” (See earlier articles - Article 1 Article 2)
Former science advisor to Lady Margaret Thatcher, Lord Christopher Monckton, says he was attacked in some of the e-mails. He notes that another eminent professor of physics in the U.S., David Douglas, was also attacked. According to Monckton, he was contacted by Douglas and informed that conspirators had delayed publication of one of his papers that proved climate science was being overhyped.
Monckton explains: “The conspirators managed to get the publication of the hard copy of that paper delayed by one year so that they could have time to cobble together a basically fraudulent paper authored by the man who had rewritten the scientists’ version of the 1995 U.N. report so that where the scientists had said, ‘We can’t see any human effect on the temperature,’ this man Ben Santer turned it around and wrote the opposite and said, ‘Well, in fact, there is a human effect from this’ — even though the scientists hadn’t said that.”
The former science advisor labels this clear evidence that there is interference at high levels in the editorship of the “learned journals” in which scientific research is published. Criminal charges are being pursued in this matter. Monckton adds that he is also in communication with members of both houses of Congress concerning the fraudulent activities uncovered in ClimateGate.
Google gags the skeptic
On a related note, Monckton also is accusing Google of playing dirty tricks with Internet searches. A popular Internet video featuring the noted climate skeptic was allegedly “buried” beneath junk searches on the popular Internet search engine Google.
Monckton says Google knowingly hid the video that featured him discussing the dangers of signing a climate treaty in Copenhagen later this month.
“They made no sense at all,” says Monckton. “[The junk search results] were just put there — and put there by somebody who must have paid Google something like a million dollars to allow these pages of rubbish to appear above the page on which my video could be found.”
He says it was not until Google was confronted about the biased techno-treatment that things changed.
“[T]hat persisted for a week until we told Google if you don’t take that down and rearrange it we will go public and expose what you have done and you will eventually face statutory controls so that you cannot manipulate information in this way so as to prevent people from genuinely finding the information they want on your search engine.”
Monckton notes that Google backed down rather quickly. He adds that Al Gore serves as an advisor on Google’s board.