Maybe those climatologists who had predicted ever-increasing temperatures wouldn’t be puzzled by the failure of global temperatures to keep rising had they not relied on doctored data. When someone hacked into “a major global-warming advocacy center in the UK [and had] the data published on line“, we learned that some scientists hid information which conflicted with their conclusions:
The director of the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit confirmed that the e-mails are genuine — and Australian publication Investigate and the Australian Herald-Sun report that those e-mails expose a conspiracy to hide detrimental information from the public that argues against global warming
Wonder what the thinking man’s thinking man has to say about this fraud.
You can almost bet that global warming alarmists will focus on the hacking. I do agree with Michelle on this one, “The alleged hackers need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” But, that’s not the only issue here.
And this isn’t the only doctored data disclosed today. We learn the price tag of the Reid Health Care Bill is higher than originally advertised:
Democrats put the price tag of the 2,074-page measure at $979 billion, higher than the $849 billion figure they had cited Wednesday as the cost of expanding coverage to 31 million who now lack insurance. Republicans calculated it at more like $1.5 trillion over a decade, and said even that was understated because Reid decided to delay implementation of some of the bill’s main features until 2014.
And at a mere $849 billion, the bill was supposed to have slashed the deficit by $127 billion over ten years. But, now we’ve got a $130 billion increase in the program’s cost, and yet “Officially, the said the measure would reduce deficits by $130 billion over the next decade with probable small reductions in the 10 years that follow”. Something smells fishy here. We see a huge spike in a bill’s cost and an increase in its savings.
No wonder many on the right are skeptical of the Democrats’ numbers.