I must confess I was very disappointed to read the Herald’s four big news items out of Copenhagen this morning, very disappointed indeed.
- News that climate talks are “on the skids” with walk-outs all round, and UN Climate Chief Yvo de Boer resorting to talking things up.
- That Al Gore has resorted (again) to making things up (and the Herald are now reporting his fabrication!).
- That Tim Groser has repaired to talking himself up.
- And that Canadian activists are now reduced to faking their government’s “commitments.”
It’s all so disappointing, isn’t it. Just fancy if they can’t get any serious disagreement there this week.
Just imagine if the headline on the London Times article is true: that 'Copenhagen Stalls Decision on Catastrophic Climate Change for Six Years.'
Oh dear. How sad. Good bloody job.
How disappointing is to hear reports streaming in that are are oh-so-carefully-spun (there are more spin doctors per square metre in the Bella Center now than anywhere else in the world), but reveal nonetheless that the wheels are coming off the whole dog and phony show. It had all seemed so easy before ClimateGate, hadn’t it . . . yet we now have even Tony Blair admitting (as the ClimateGate emails revealed) that the figures on which the UN’s IPCC’s reply are “fudgeable.” Says Jane Jamison:
“To hear a former head of state and global warming proponent finally admit to the ‘fudge factor’ of this discredited climate catastrophe theory is remarkable.
“’Fudgeable’ figures are what the past twenty years of scientific furor is about. In the past weeks, the evidence showed conclusively that leading global warming researchers had e-mailed each other about removing certain results and changing others to achieve the desired "hockey stick" rise in global temperature predictions. They have refused to divulge their original data to experts for peer review.”
They have played fast and loose with science, and they’re now being bitten in the arse just when they most needed to be. Let’s hope for all our sakes that, as Jane Jamison puts is, this really is ‘Climategate TKO in Copenhagen.’
“The good guys may have won. Deep breaths, everyone. We won't know for sure until Friday.”