Climate Change Controversy Continues

While I don’t condone hacking, having been a victim of it once, I have to admit sometimes it brings things that should be known to light and if nothing else can be used to hold people accountable. But then this is what the old school hackers are all about: searching for information others don’t want seen.

Hacked E-Mail Is New Fodder for Climate Dispute – NYTimes.com

At first, said Dr. Michaels, the climatologist who has faulted some of the science of the global warming consensus, his instinct was to ignore the correspondence as “just the way scientists talk.”

But on Friday, he said that after reading more deeply, he felt that some exchanges reflected an effort to block the release of data for independent review.

And this is part of the reason why I bo longer believe research done at institutes devoted to Climate Change. It’s too easy for the scientists to become so entwined and dependent on their research that they start to allow their personal interest (be it monetary, fame, career, etc) to drive results and conclusions rather than the facts and data in evidence. Another is the oh-so convenient financial enrichment of those pushing so called climate agendas at the expense of and, in some cases, detriment of ordinary people around the planet seeking to improve their economic, agricultural, social and industrial development.

The third reason I don’t really buy into man being the sole cause of global warming is given previous “scientific proclamations”: global cooling, adding to the ozone layer, destroying the ozone, holes in the ozone layer, which were used to push agendas and later discovered to be overstated by those seeking to profit off the alleged research.

And the final reason I don’t believe the climate researchers is the suppression of dissenting scientific conjecture and opinion, even when faced with data that does not conform to currently accepted conclusions. The fact that scientists rely on collectivist group think is in and of itself a hindrance to independent, objective scientific thought. A true objective scientist does not suppress or warp information, data, and facts to a certain conclusion. They allow the conclusion to flow naturally without subjective interference driven by ideology, politics, money, or other forms of self gratification.

I suspect we may never know the full truth about climate change nor admit how little is truly known about the planet’s climate life cycle given the scientific process itself has been corrupted by those who have a vested interest in coming to a preselected outcome. I, for one would, be interested in knowing all the facts, not one scientific faction’s opinion, before any action, if needed, be taken. What I’ve seen so far does not convince me.

If nothing else this incident highlights the need for complete and total transparency not only in data and methodology but any externally related items that may effect such work: sources of funding, political oversight committees, political affiliations, etc.

As an aside, it’s interesting to see the hardliners on both sides of the issue savaging each other, often resorting to unrelated issues and tactics that only further serve to alienate rather than pursuade individuals to their side.

Science and Space News Bits

‘Trash Can’ Nuclear Reactors Could Power Human Outpost On Moon Or Mars

New Aluminum-water Rocket Propellant Promising For Future Space Missions

Researchers are developing a new type of rocket propellant made of a frozen mixture of water and “nanoscale aluminum” powder that is more environmentally friendly than conventional propellants and could be manufactured on the moon, Mars and other water-bearing bodies.

.:: Boeing Sends Layoff Notices To 130 Employees ::.

Asteroid Is Actually A Protoplanet, Study Of First High-resolution Images Of Pallas Confirms

Carbongate

CARBONGATE – Global Warming Study Censored by EPA « Watts Up With That? (via Watts Up With That?) If this is true, and it appears that it is, then this is what’s wrong with the debate over the environment in this country and through out the world. Scientific reports suppressed by government agencies to push political agendas of the administrations.

Censored report can be read here.

Waxman-Markey Bill

As many know the House of Representatives started voting on the Waxman-Markey Bill. Somethings people likely don’t know since it hasn’t been widely reported:

There’s Still a Long Road Ahead for U.S. Climate Legislation No Matter What Happens to the Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade Bill – Environmental Capital – WSJ In other words, the Senate is not going to touch the issue with a ten foot pole this session. If ever. In effect it’s dead.

Greenpeace Opposes Waxman-Markey | CommonDreams.org
You know your bill is in trouble when even one of the world’s best known environmental group is against it. And wanting it to be scientifically based at that! Bet that crushes the cookies of some of the more extremist environmentalists who think dogma is more important than scientific evidence.