WarmerGate Fallout: ‘I am sick to my stomach’: ‘As a long time AGW supporter I must say I found the emails very disturbing’


By: - Climate DepotNovember 23, 2009 9:45 AM

Former believers in the UN and media hyped “consensus” of man-made climate fears are now pausing and reconsidering the “evidence” which “ClimateGate” or “WarmerGate” has exposed.

A posting on the Christian Science Monitor named “Ron” sums up the impact of the scandal that is rocking the United Nation’s global warming establishment. These comments may turn out to be the inconvenient sentiment of many.

Full comments reproduced below:

Ron | 11.21.09 – Christian Science Monitor – Comment #8

As a long time AGW supporter I must say I found the emails very disturbing.

I spent hours reading them myself. I don’t know if they qualify as “smoking gun” that the AGW science is bust, but I just cannot ignore it.

I feel ashamed for the behavior of our leading scientists. Even more than feeling ashamed – I feel betrayed.

For years I trusted that science will prevail over the unsubstantiated skeptic view. These emails reveal a very disturbing picture of ideology overriding science. Science being bent out of shape to support a hypothesis.

They reveal unbelievable arrogance. These people whom I trusted so much think they are
– above the law (destroying email, refusing FOIA, tax evasion)
– above the data (“hide the decline”, remove the cooling blimp)
– above their peers (get uncomforting journal editors fired, block
skeptic publications)
– above the rest of us (manipulate the message, presentation and media)

I am sick to my stomach. I know there are so many other hard working scientists that have not tainted themselves. But this group – Phil Jones, Ken Briffa, Mike Man, Gavin Schmidt have casted a huge shadow of doubt over the entire field and caused a huge damage to the green movement.

I talked with many of my friends who, like most of us, continue to believe in AGW, and we think that as long as these guys continue to lead the science and the IPCC assessments they will continue to taint all of the good work done by thousands of other scientists.

We need to acknowledge that wrong was done. We need to replace the tainted leadership and continue the research without the air of doubt.

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