Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The fight-back

It would be too much to expect the warmists to take "Climategate" lying down one it had built up a head of steam. Recognising the danger, they were bound to fight back, although it has taken them a little to marshal their forces.

Ever-obliging, Louise Gray of The Daily Scarygraph has come waddling to the rescue with a headline in her warmist rag proclaiming: "Copenhagen climate summit: Sceptics 'willing to resort to illegal acts to stop deal'".

Climate sceptics, we are told, are willing to resort to "illegal acts" to stop a deal on global warming, the United Nations top scientist has warned on the opening day of key climate change talks in Copenhagen.

This is the railway engineer Rajendra Pachauri again, but little Louise always awards him the accolade "top scientist" – which, of course, he isn't – although he usually gets the handle "top climate scientist" or some such.

It is interesting though how the warmists-in-high-places have decided on their narrative. Says Pachauri: "The recent incident of stealing the emails of scientists at the University of East Anglia shows that some would go to the extent of carrying out illegal acts perhaps in an attempt to discredit the IPCC."

Since the emails (no mention of the computer code) have been "stolen" there is no need to do anything about them. But, as with the rest of their belief system, there is no good evidence that they have indeed been "stolen" – an odd choice of words anyway ... "unauthorised release" might be more accurate.

If, as many suspect, the material was released by a "whistleblower", then there is actually nothing illegal in the act. This, the warmists cannot countenance and, as always, Louise Gray is right there bolstering their mantras with a dogged devotion that must surely earn her a premier place in "climate heaven" when she shuffles off this mortal coil.

Now, however, in the "climate hell" of the summit, the parties are digging in for the long haul. Little Louise's dreams may have a little longer to come to fruition, but no one can say that she isn't doing her very best to make them come true.