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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Letter to PM Stephen Harper re: Climategate

Although I have not been posting here lately, I have been following the "Climategate" events keenly over the past week. Rather than attempt to recap all the breaking news that has been so well covered by others like Anthony Watts and Kate McMillan, I thought I would just share with you this letter that I just sent off to Stephen Harper, Canada's Prime Minister.

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November 29, 2009

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper,
Prime Minister of Canada
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa K1A 0A2

Dear Mr. Harper;

Like many Canadians, I have been reading with great interest about a recent event, which has become known as "Climategate". This is nothing less than a revelation which will fundamentally change our accepted view of the science of climate change.

I am sure that you are aware of Climategate, because it has been the hottest news story of the past week. It began with the leaking (or alleged hacking) of hundreds of emails between prominent scientists at the Hadley Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, one of the foremost sources for the UN's International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and their counterparts. The emails released are damning and indicate that there were conscious efforts amongst a number of the world's leading scientists to manipulate the data, hide their source data - possibly even destroy it - and to discredit their opposition and critics. In one example, the scientists refer to using a "trick" to "hide the decline" in temperatures which cannot be explained by the global warming theory. In others, they discuss ways to avoid complying with Freedom of Information requests and the deletion of emails.

Also leaked along with the emails was a file named HARRY_READ_ME.TXT which contains the data, the code and the calculations used to produce the results along with comments from the programmers. Experts analyzing this file are quickly concluding that there are enormous gaps in the base data and that it was commonly "manipulated" to give the desired result.

These are not the methods of reputable scientists. These are the methods of scoundrels. There is understandable outrage in the scientific community. Climate science as we know it - as presented to us by the IPCC - turns out to be a complete and total fraud.

I am disgusted that the mainstream media in Canada have done their best to ignore the story of Climategate. But it is not going to go away. Fortunately, Climategate is being covered by other reputable sources easily accessible to anyone with an internet connection of a television that receives Fox News. The Telegraph in the UK has described Climategate as "the worst scientific scandal of our generation". I think they understate it.

I have long been skeptical about the accepted "consensus" of climate change science and the whole theory of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming. I am no scientist, but I have long been reading the opinions of those who are, including Canadians like Steve McIntyre, Dr. Ross McKittrick, Tom Harris and Dr. Timothy Ball, one of Canada's most senior climatologists. Lawrence Solomon at the National Post has published an excellent series called "The Deniers" which should be read by anyone who wants to understand the truth about climate change.

In the United States Senate, Senator James Inhofe has initiated an investigation into Climategate. Penn State University has announced an investigation of Michael Mann, director of their Earth Sciences Centre and author of the discredited "hockey stick" graph. The University of East Anglia is, of course conducting its own investigation. In Australia, a number of MPs have resigned their portfolios in opposition to a proposes Energy (carbon) Trading Scheme.

You were once quoted as saying, "Kyoto is essentially a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth producing countries". I believe that quote was essentially correct then and still today. Clearly the goal is redistribution of wealth on a world scale. The UN, the IPCC and these now discredited scientists have attempted to perpetrate the greatest fraud in history on the world. If successful, it could cost the world trillions of dollars. These are dollars that will be taken out of our economy. For no good reason. More importantly, these are dollars that could be otherwise spent fighting real pollution or returned to us to make all of our lives better.

But the UN and the IPCC are desperately trying to push forward with their scheme and develop a new global agreement on climate change to succeed Kyoto. Any such agreement would certainly be punishingly costly for Canada. Now that the science underlying the IPCC reports has been exposed as "junk science" at best and a fraud at worst, I urge you to keep Canada out of any foolishness such as a "Kyoto II" treaty or any form of "cap and tax" legislation. Thank you.

Your sincerely,