Shielding the scam
Re: your article in the Nov. 30 edition titled “Climate czar rejects claims e-mails discredit global warming” (page 3). . . big surprise there. This global Socialist would not know a scientific treatise from a fairy tale. Carol Browner’s statement that “the emails are only trickling out and that the entire set hasn’t been released” speaks volumes about her credibility. How does she know what the “set” contains unless she was privy to the whole scam?
She tells the whopper that skeptics are a very small group who say the problem is not real, and she is sticking with the 2500 “scientists” who say it is. In the U.S. alone, over 30,000 scientists of many relevant disciplines have publicly signed petitions denouncing this junk science. Similar petitions are circulating in other countries, and skepticism is rising. Science, however, is not about petitions and opinion — it is about proof or disproof of hypotheses through experimentation and honest peer review, and it is on this score that the IPCC effort that caused this uproar is totally lacking.
At this moment there are Freedom of Information petitions before NASA and other government agencies requesting suspect documents that would indicate that a deliberate fraud was perpetrated on the taxpayers. Most, if not all of these have been ignored, just one more example of the “transparency” of the current administration. Paul Linsen Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania