The Union of Concerned Propagandists

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On July 11,
the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) announced that it had launched
“a national advertising campaign as part of a broader effort
to showcase the dedication and personal histories of scientists
studying climate change.”

I know quite
a few climatologists and meteorologists and the ones I know have
been courageously refuting the global warming fraud for years, even
decades. Beyond them, thousands of comparable scientists have signed
petitions and statements to the effect that global warming was and
is a hoax.

The UCS campaign,
however, is “an effort to educate the public about the work
scientists undertaken in their efforts to document and understand
human-caused global warming.” Excuse me, but there isn’t
any human-caused global warming. There isn’t any global warming
insofar as the Earth has been cooling for the past decade.

The UCA is
part of a broad pushback against the November 2009 revelations that
have since become known as “Climategate.” Thousands of
leaked emails among a tiny band of rogue scientists, primarily from
the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU)
and Penn State University ripped away their curtain of respectability.

Writing about
it in the July 12 edition of The Wall Street Journal, Patrick
J. Michaels, a professor of environmental sciences of the University
of Virginia from 1980–2007, characterized the emails as “suggesting
some of the world’s leading climate scientists engaged in professional
misconduct, data manipulation and jiggering of both the scientific
literature and climatic data to paint what scientist Ken Briffa
called ‘a nice, tidy story’ of climate history.”

Michaels, now
a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, was being polite when he
used the word “suggesting.” The emails between the scientists
involved in Climategate were damning evidence that they were engaged
in a huge fraud.

That fraud
is now been whitewashed by supposedly independent panels reviewing
the emails and activities between Penn State’s Prof. Michael
Mann, the CRU’s Phil Jones, and Ken Briffa, and others. On
May 29, 2008, Jones emailed Prof. Mann under the subject line, “IPCC
& FOI” asking him to delete any emails he had had with
Briffa regarding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in
order to thwart any Freedom of Information inquiries.

The so-called
independent panels, mindful of the millions of dollars in climate
change research grant funding that both Jones and Mann had brought
in for their respective universities, saw no evil, heard no evil,
and read no evil.

As a full-fledged
partner in the global warming hoax, back in November 2009 when the
emails were leaked, Francesca Grifo, a senior scientist and director
of the UCS Scientific Integrity Program, was asked by Science Insider
what she thought. She declined to be interviewed, but later issued
a statement through a spokesperson.

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26, 2010

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