The liberal leaning moderator — of what I consider to be a well done local news and opinion blog — occasionally makes it his annoying habit of highlighting things Sarah Palin says. Even when what Sarah Palin says has absolutely no relevance to anything going on in the town of Santa Clarita where I live. This particular time she was in Redding, CA, last week which is, if I am not mistaken, about a 10 hour drive north of my home town.
At any rate, what got her noticed is the fact that she likened global warming, er, I mean climate change studies, to “scientists” selling us snake oil. She is right of course, but because it is Sarah Palin saying it instead of Oprah or Matt Damon, her comment supposedly exposes her as an idiot or something.
I then left a comment agreeing with her sentiment, but in addition to agreeing with Palin, I directed folks to some links to the climategate scandal I have noted here last November-December. But like Palestinian protesters drawn to a burning car, out came the anthropogenic climate changing faithful to hurl cruel mockery upon me.
Now, most reasonable people would scratch their heads and ask, “I wonder why NPR hasn’t mentioned this climategate thing?”
Nope, not here.
Instead of self-reflection upon what they had been told to believe by the zeitgeist of their modern day echo chamber, it was suggested that this climategate thing was a right-wing blogger conspiracy. One person noted a Wikipedia entry about one of the writers blogging on climategate stating that he was prone to exaggerated hysteria. Yeah. Wikipedia. That infallible vanguard of truth. Another commenter wrote that these climate critics aren’t “peer-reviewed.” Only “peer-reviewed scientist” should be offering any criticism and the consensus of all legitimate scientists undoubtedly say man-made global warming is real.
Well. As the saying goes, “time and truth go hand in hand.” In this case, just three days later:
There has been no global warming since 1995 (be warned of the semi-risque celebrity pictures in the side-bar)
Or so says one of the main climate changing gurus, Phil Jones.
And more from the WSJ about the so-called “settled science” of climate change:
Maybe we can get a consensus of scientists together to settle the science on Man-Bear-Pig?