It remains to be verified that leading U.K. scientists indeed have deceptively massaged data, unearthed by a hacker, to “hide” a temperature decline in order to support their anthropogenic theory of global warming.
Such manipulation would amount to fraud and a grand conspiracy, and Brent Tantillo at Democracy Project is mad as blazes about it. He waxes both political and theological on this potentially huge academic scandal:
I would say these fellas have some answering to do, especially considering a former Vice President basically used this graph to obtain a Nobel Prize, Congress is considering taxing the hell out of American business using a “cap and trade” system based on this data, and Americans are supposed to start living like serfs in the Medieval age for fear of what Global Warming is doing to our environment. . . . I am no rape and pillage the earth type of guy, but I am mad as hell that scientists are manipulating data for their “Deep Ecology” agenda which puts nature over man. Good environmentalism is about saving our planet for us, so that we can enjoy the bounty that the Creator provided.