It’s probably not good form to just recycle a headline as the first sentence in a post, but who the hell cares: Every single “Climategate” scientist has been cleared of wrongdoing.
An independent report released Wednesday into the leaked “Climategate” e-mails found no evidence to question the “rigor and honesty” of scientists involved.
The scandal fueled skepticism about the case for global warming just weeks before world leaders met to agree a global deal on climate change at a United Nations conference in Copenhagen last December.
The seven-month review, led by Muir Russell, found scientists at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) did not unduly influence reports detailing the scale of the threat of global warming produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
In other words, the science was never bad, the word “trick” can be used in more than one way, and Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and the countless other retards who jumped to conclusions without knowing what the hell was going on were all wrong. Take for example, this guy who blogs for the Telegraph. Here’s what he said on Nov. 29, 2009, after the “Climategate” emails were released:
If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka CRU) and released 61 megabytes of confidential files onto the internet.
Yes, all of that, except the exact opposite.
Not surprisingly, science wins. Research wins. Thinking wins. And as it should always be (but too often is not) troglodyte Bible-thumpers lose.