This is rich. E&E Daily reports that:
A House panel [Thursday] will examine the persistent harassment and legal challenges climate scientists have faced in the wake of a leaked collection of letters late last year from the University of East Anglia.
Skeptics of the science underlying human-induced global warming have used selective quotations from those letters, stolen from the school’s Climatic Research Unit, in an attempt to undermine the robust consensus supporting climate change. Most recently, the limited-government group Freedom Action announced it would air ads questioning U.S. EPA’s upcoming greenhouse gas regulations by citing the letters.
Poor dears. People are exposing what they’ve done and looking to see if all that smoke means there’s a fire, too. That’s mean.
I have an idea. Look in the freaking mirror.
Yesterday, I returned home from the Heartland Institute’s 4th International Conference on Climate Change. After the closing lunch, I got to shake hands with a scientist who is a hero for his courage, having been subjected to the most vile treatment for speaking out against the globaloney.
The green thuggery began with petty harassment and intimidation at his home and extended to attempts on his life. He informed me on Tuesday that it seems they have tried once again to engineer the wheels falling off of his car while he is driving, for a third time, since I wrote about it in Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed.
Yeah. Read that title. It’s a thick book. It could have been much thicker. And it is heavily sourced. There’s an entire industry of harassment and professional and physical threats underway against scientists who dare challenge what’s obviously a political and financial bandwagon. And RHL is replete with names of those who pulled stunts that were affirmed, not “revealed,” by ClimateGate.
Now the greens are whining that some of their tamer nastiness, in writing, was apparently leaked by an insider — desperate and unsupported spin about theft and hacking notwithstanding — who finally grew sick of the lies used to subvert transparency laws and otherwise cover for the “tricks” these scientists were playing with the data.
I would say to this crowd “grow up”, but with their track record, that’s wishful thinking. Their tactics reveal a movement thoroughly aware that they cannot make their case, and the depths to which they stoop in the face of this fact. To whine about a request for accountability by the people whose money you live off without ever directly asking them for it or directly receiving their acquiescence, but instead have enormous sums of their taxes laundered through the state, while your supporters regularly engage in reprehensible behavior, is a disgusting spectacle.
But I want them to know that we are not going to cease our efforts seeking accountability. In fact, as Planet Gore readers will see very soon, that is far from the case.