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Monday, February 01, 2010

Climategate - "now it's payback time"

James Delingpole has strong feelings about the collapse of the anthropogenic global warming consensus -
I first met Professor Stott a couple of years ago. He’s emeritus professor of biogeography at the University of London, and I tracked him down because in those days he was pretty much the ONLY senior scientific academic anywhere in Britain brave enough publicly to dispute the AGW ‘consensus.”

We had lunch. “There are many more scientists who think the way I do,” he told me. “But they don’t want to stick their heads above the parapet. They don’t want to lose their jobs.” We talked a bit about the loneliness of our position, how impossible it was to place dissenting articles anywhere in the media, how people who thought like us were treated like pariahs.

Now suddenly it has all changed utterly. And you know what? I’m in no mood for being magnanimous in victory. I want the lying, cheating, fraudulent scientists prosecuted and fined or imprisoned. I want warmist politicians like Brown and disgusting Milibands booted out and I want Conservative fellow-travellers who are still pushing this green con trick – that’ll be you, David Cameron, you Greg Clark, you Tim Yeo, you John Gummer, to name but four – to be punished at the polls for their culpable idiocy.

For years I’ve been made to feel a pariah for my views on AGW. Chris Booker has had the same experience, as has Richard North, Benny Peiser, Lord Lawson, Philip Stott and those few others of us who recognised early on that the AGW thing stank. Now it’s payback time and I take small satisfaction from seeing so many rats deserting their sinking ship. I don’t want them on my side. I want to see them in hell, reliving scenes from Hieronymus Bosch.

1 comment:

FredR said...

Agreed. Give them no quarter, give them no place to hide.

It's clear that serveral high profile people - Phil Jones from East Anglia, Dr Rajendra Pachauri of the IPCC - are being set up to become the scapegoats for the fraudulent science behind Global Warming(TM).

And while they clearly deserve everything they're going to get, they are not the cause behind the whole scam.

The Green movement itself, the endless layers of philanthropist sponsored NGOs, the multitudes of bureaucrats happily toiling away to promote Green causes - they are the real muscle behind the AGW / Green movement.

A few select metaphorical public beheadings won't stop them; the light of public scrutiny MUST be brought down to their level as well.