HEATED DIS­CUS­SION

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Cli­mate­gate crit­ics con­tinue to as­sail Bri­tish and Amer­i­can sci­en­tists who ma­nip­u­lated global warm­ing statis­tics to sway the global agenda.

“They ‘let the po­lar bear out of the bag’ on their ques­tion­able tac­tics used in gath­er­ing and an­a­lyz­ing the data,” says Matt Har­ri­son, founder of the Prometheus In­sti­tute, a Cal­i­for­nia-based pub­lic pol­icy think tank.

“While the global warm­ing sci­ence was al­ready cloaked in un­cer­tainty, the cur­rent con­tro­versy only fur­ther un­der­mines the au­thor­ity of the sci­en­tific ‘con­sen­sus’ that dom­i­nates the de­bate,” Mr. Har­ri­son tells the Belt­way.

“We’re about to turn our na­tion’s econ­omy and world’s econ­omy up­side down based upon faulty and ques­tion­able sci­ence with the cap-and-trade bill now be­fore Congress and mea­sures to be de­bated in Copen­hagen [this] week,” Mr. Har­ri­son con­tin­ues, fret­ting that one par­tic­u­lar de­mo­graphic group will bear the weight of the leg­is­la­tion.

“It’s a thinly-dis­guised tax on young Amer­i­cans who’ll spend the rest of their lives strug­gling un­der op­pres­sive taxes thrust upon them by un­scrupu­lously op­por­tunis­tic sci­en­tists and their un­think­ing sup­port­ers,” he adds.

Sea­sons greet­ings, big com­plaints, fin­ger-point­ing to jharper@wash­ing­ton times.com.

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