Here’s an excerpt from email I got from J. Neil Schulman:
“Frankly — as a subscriber to Permakent who has it as the only external blog on my blog roll at J. Neil Schulman @ Rational Review — I’d been waiting for you to make a statement on this for several days. Just as I was disappointed in Randy Herrst for not being first in line to attack the victim disarmament at Fort Hood, I am likewise disappointed that your excellent private comments to Brad have not yet appeared publicly on Permakent.”
In my post, “Paul Ehrlich Debates George Carlin, Kinda,” I wrote the following:
“My motivation for this blog about permaculture is “carbon neutral.” Do ignorant government politicians use pseudoscience to whip up bogus threats? All the time. But do corporations cover their ass by denying real hazards? Uh, yep.”
I continued to explain the agnostic position I still have on global warming in that post.
Whatever your motivation for planting a food forest, having battery backup or going completely off-grid with wind, solar or geothermal power generation, I agree with such action. You should not be a gridhead subject to being unplugged by government and corporate masters. That includes a grid powered by coal with some converted to gas or big nuke plants and plug-ins.
That being said, here’s the message about the grid titled “AGW Debate Ends Forever. NOT.”
I agree with the skeptic Swindle show guys that the “hacker” might be classified under UK law as a legal “whistleblower,” performing a public service uncovering this kind of scientific fraud, considering the bogus agitation, massive economic impact and loss of freedom it caused.
Yes. The story appeared in the Slimes and other big media, but is being marginalized with great vigor depending on the outlet.
The scientists involved with the Swindle show are combing through the leaked email archive with relish. The emails came from the inner circle that falsely “peer reviews” articles only on the alarmist side of the issue.
Skeptic Tim Ball wrote:
“Dominant names involved are ones I have followed throughout my career including, Phil Jones, Benjamin Santer, Michael Mann, Kevin Trenberth, Jonathan Overpeck, Ken Briffa and Tom Wigley. I have watched climate science hijacked and corrupted by this small group of scientists. This small, elite, community was named by Professor Wegman in his report to the National Academy of Science (NAS).”
Ball thinks this might be the end of the road for the alarmists, but they have such a global industry in place and friendly environmental journalists who won’t get paid for good news. Getting the truth out beyond Limbaugh, Beck and Hannity will be difficult, I think. I would love to be wrong.
“. . .the IPCC Reports and especially the SPM Reports are the basis for Kyoto and the Copenhagen Accord, but now we know they are based on completely falsified and manipulated data and science. It is no longer a suspicion. Surely this is the death knell for the CRU, the IPCC, Kyoto and Copenhagen and the Carbon Credits shell game.”
Even if the skeptics lose the media battle in the end and we have to shove coal up our asses this Cthulhumas, at least non-carbon-emitting NUKES like they have in FRANCE are gaining ground with U.S. environmentalists. A recent SALT podcast from the San Francisco Long Now Foundation hosted by Whole Earth Catalog creator Stuart Brand is a big part of the resurgence. [Update: It’s *Stewart* Brand. The case for green nuke power goes back at least to the 1980s, when I was researching a talk on alternative energy to a Green group. The Swindle show says Thatcher promoted global warming to sell the building of British nuke plants. Even if power came from solar and wind (on a large scale) it would still be the grid.]
Coal gasification plants don’t build themselves overnight. Nukes might get done in about the same time and energy is energy.