Wednesday, January 27, 2010

UK Science Advisor: Hey, Maybe We Should Listen to Those Deniers

As their world melts around them and they scurry for cover, the climate hoaxers are now desperately trying to cling to their jobs and precious funding that keeps them in business. Today's news is sure to send the warmers into a state of panic, as the UK's chief scientific advisor admits the time has come to listen to the skeptics of the junk science. Sure, good idea, considering the skeptics have the truth on their side.
Prof John Beddington admitted the impact of global warming had been exaggerated by some scientists and condemned climate researchers who refused to publish data which formed the basis of their reports into global warming.

In an interview, Prof Beddington, called for a new era of honesty and responsibility from the environmental community and said scientists should be less hostile to sceptics who questioned man-made global warming.

Prof Beddington said public confidence in climate science would be boosted by greater honesty about its uncertainties.

''I don't think it's healthy to dismiss proper scepticism,” he said.

“Science grows and improves in the light of criticism.

“There is a fundamental uncertainty about climate change prediction that can't be changed.”

His comments come after the United Nations’ climate science panel admitted last week that it made a mistake by claiming that the Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was forced to apologise after the prediction in its benchmark 2007 report – that Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035 – was revealed to have been based on unsubstantiated claims.

It followed another row surrounding the science behind climate change, dubbed “Climategate”, when leaked e-mails appeared to suggest that scientists at the University of East Anglia had manipulated climate change data.
This is all well and good but the horses have left the barn and aren't coming back. The credibility of these people has been irrevocably shattered and their fundamental dishonesty all these years has destroyed any shred of credibility they cling to.

When ClimateGate first erupted their first reflex was to lie, hide the decline and lash out at critics. They've engaged in one of the greatest hoaxes in history and it's they who need to repair their image, apologize for the fraud they're perpetrated, reveal all their data and be prosecuted if they indeed are found culpable. It's not time to make nice with the folks they've likened to Holocaust deniers. That's a bit too late.

They're the deniers. Deniers of the truth.

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