Archive for February 7th, 2010

“The global warming movement as we have known it is dead,” the brilliant analyst Walter Russell Mead says in his blog on The American Interest. It was done in by a combination of bad science and bad politics.  – Margaret Wente reporting in the Globe and Mail

Lies.  Deception. Misdirection.  Retraction.  Denial of denial.  Recriminations.  Throwing-under-the-bus.  Suicidal thoughts.

This looks like any of my family reunions.

But no, it is the global warming debacle.

Professor Phil Jones said in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times that he had thought about killing himself “several times”. He acknowledged similarities to Dr David Kelly, the scientist who committed suicide after being exposed as the source for a BBC report that alleged the government had “sexed up” evidence to justify the invasion of Iraq.

Then he sings a tale of woe.

He remains at risk, still receiving death threats from around the world including two in the past week: “I was shocked. People said I should go and kill myself. They said that they knew where I lived. They were coming from all over the world.

Well color me surprised.  I don’t know anyone that gets upset about folks changing the course of their world through force and lies in exchange for power, money, and prestige.

If this were really about global warming he would have used the interview to talk about the poor polar bears, the peruvian cocaine-snorting kiwi, and the lebanese crapping lizard and how they’re all going to die horribly when the atmosphere begins to spontaneously burst into balls of fire.  But instead, he talks about his science, the FOI, and those who are targeting him.  He doesn’t sound like a true believer.

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