- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

Climategate: how the MSM reported the greatest scandal in modern science

Posted By admin On November 23, 2009 @ 12:58 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

James Delingpole
London Telegraph [1]
Monday, Nov 23rd, 2009

Here’s what the Times has had to say on the subject:

E-mails allegedly written by some of the world’s leading climate scientists have been stolen by hackers and published on websites run by climate change sceptics.

The sceptics claim that the e-mails are evidence that scientists manipulated data in order to strengthen their argument that human activities were causing global warming.

(Yep – definitely an improvement on their earlier, non-existent coverage; but not exactly pointing up the scandalousness of this scandal).

And the Independent:

(Yep. Nada).

And here’s how The New York Times [2](aka Pravda) reported it:

Hundreds of private e-mail messages [3] and documents hacked from a computer server at a British university are causing a stir among global warming [4] skeptics, who say they show that climate scientists conspired to overstate the case for a human influence on climate change.

(Yep. That’s right. It has only apparently caused a stir among ’skeptics’. Everyone else can rest easy. Nothing to see here.)

Climategate: how the MSM reported the greatest scandal in modern science  071009banner3 [5]

And here’s how the Guardian has reported it:

Hundreds of private emails and documents allegedly exchanged between some of the world’s leading climate scientists during the past 13 years have been stolen by hackers and leaked online, it emerged today.

The computer files were apparently accessed earlier this week from servers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit [6], a world-renowned centre focused on the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change [7].

(Oh. I get it. It’s just a routine data-theft story, not a scandal. And a chance to remind us of the CRU’s integrity and respectability. And – see below – to get in a snarky, ‘let’s have a dig at the deniers’ quote from Greenpeace).

A spokesman for Greenpeace said: “If you looked through any organisation’s emails from the last 10 years you’d find something that would raise a few eyebrows. Contrary to what the sceptics claim, the Royal Society, the US National Academy of Sciences, Nasa and the world’s leading atmospheric scientists are not the agents of a clandestine global movement against the truth. This stuff might drive some web traffic, but so does David Icke.”


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climategate-how-the-msm-reported-the-greatest-scandal-in-modern-science.html

URLs in this post:

[1] London Telegraph : http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100017451/climategate-how-the-msm-reported-the-greatest-scandal-in-modern-science/

[2] The New York Times : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/21/science/earth/21climate.html?_r=1

[3] e-mail messages: http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/

[4] global warming: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/globalwarming/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier

[5] Image: http://www.efoodsdirect.com/gmoPeople.html?aid=14&adid=12

[6] Climate Research Unit: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/

[7] climate change: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/climate-change

[8] ‘Climategate’ scandal scientists broke the law by hiding data from global warming sceptics: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climategate-scandal-scientists-broke-the-law-by-hiding-data-from-global-warming-sceptics.html

[9] ClimateGate scandal demonstrates intellectual protectionism of modern scientists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climategate-scandal-demonstrates-intellectual-protectionism-of-modern-scientists.html

[10] Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren involved in unwinding “Climategate” scandal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama%e2%80%99s-science-czar-john-holdren-involved-in-unwinding-%e2%80%9cclimategate%e2%80%9d-scandal.html

[11] Past Decade Warmest on Record, Says Group Involved With Climategate “Hide The Decline” Scandal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/past-decade-warmest-on-record-says-group-involved-with-climategate-hide-the-decline-scandal.html

[12] Special Report: Networks Hide the Decline in Credibility of Climate Change Science: http://www.prisonplanet.com/special-report-networks-hide-the-decline-in-credibility-of-climate-change-science.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.