…and I’m pretty sure it’s anthropogenic. Heh.
Since our last action-packed episode—hacked emails and reports detailing doubts, destruction of evidence, conspiracy to sabotage peer reviews, deceitful data omission, good stuff like that on “global warming,” remember?—it seems Phil Jones, head of the climate research unit at the University of East Anglia, has resigned in disgrace.
(Maybe it was the fact that said unit actually threw away a lot of key raw data that allegedly showed the warming of the planet.) Can you believe it? As the referenced story says, the University of East Anglia is essentially now saying: yeah, so that global warming thing is happening, and people did it. We don’t have the data “proving” it anymore, so trust us.
It seems the White House had to play some defense today, which pleases me as it’s prominent acknowledgment. Maybe the “mainstream media” will be forced to take a break from rubbing Obama’s feet and, you know, cover a major scandal.
Oh, and get this: one of the emails quoted on the House floor was written by John Holdren, then of Harvard and now our esteemed president’s science adviser. Tasty. Want an ironic quote?
“We’ll restore science to its rightful place.” – Barack Obama, January 20, 2009
Finally, I loved the end of this excellent presentation:
Slice your average environment correspondent through the middle and you’re going to find a left-leaning liberal arts graduate who is utterly out of his/her depth. Their world view is being swept from underneath them and they are being shown—in ways that they do not really and have never had to understand—that the guys they thought were the goodies are in fact “at it” and that those they have spent a decade disparaging as deniers were in fact spot on.
This right-leaning liberal arts graduate is popping some popcorn and settling in. This is awesome!