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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Credit where it's due.

Via Watts Up With That I see that George Monbiot is appalled by the hacked/leaked CRU emails.
It’s no use pretending that this isn’t a major blow. The emails extracted by a hacker from the climatic research unit at the University of East Anglia could scarcely be more damaging. I am now convinced that they are genuine, and I’m dismayed and deeply shaken by them.
So he bloody well should be. Everyone should, even those of us who have suspected something like this might have been going on behind the scenes in this section of Big Eco.
Worse still, some of the emails suggest efforts to prevent the publication of work by climate sceptics, or to keep it out of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I believe that the head of the unit, Phil Jones, should now resign.
Bloody hell, George. Keep this up and we'll have to stop taking the piss out of your name. No, we have to credit Monbiot for having the honesty and integrity to say what he's said. Obviously this hasn't turned him into a sceptic overnight and since the emails don't prove the whole thing is a made up scam (though who knows what else there might be still to come out)* that's reasonable. Still, it's clear that there is something rotten in the state of Hadley and Monbiot is prepared to admit as much. Hat doffed and absolutely no mention of lunar Chiroptera from me for a while.
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