"I Tried To Tell Them...."

The Russians are hot on the trail of the climategate hackers --in an effort to defend themselves from the charge that they're trying to sabotage Copenhagen. (Why would the Russians sabotage Copenhagen? Warm-monging is good for them.)

More interesting is that climate-change doubters w/n the IPPC & other climate monitoring agencies are starting to come forward to save their reputations.

And at least one major climate researcher who continues to believe in man-made global warming says of the scandal:
‘These emails open up the possibility that big scientific questions we’ve regarded as settled may need another look.'They reveal that some of these scientists saw themselves not as neutral investigators but as warriors engaged in battle with the so-called sceptics.‘They have lost a lot of credibility and as far as their being leading spokespeople on this issue of huge public importance, there is no going back.’

So it seems the story's at least getting traction, no matter what Al Gore says. PLUS, the climategate chart-fudging is more significant than we originally realized, as the story explains.
We know the scientists involved colluded to fudge tree-ring data (the only kind there is for ancient times) so that the medieval warming period (a period of 350 years when they could grow wine grapes in Britain and farm Greenland) wouldn't appear --or wouldn't appear warm. But that fudging introduces a worse problem.

If you apply the same recalculation of tree ring data that "cooled" the Medieval period to today, that data show we've been in a cooling period:
According to his tree rings, the period since 1960 had not seen a steep rise in temperature, as actual temperature readings showed - but a large and steady decline, so calling into question the accuracy of the earlier data derived from tree rings.This is the context in which, seven weeks later, Jones presented his ‘trick’ - as simple as it was deceptive.
All he had to do was cut off Briffa’s inconvenient data at the point where the decline started, in 1961, and replace it with actual temperature readings, which showed an increase.On the hockey stick graph, his line is abruptly terminated - but the end of the line is obscured by the other lines. ‘Any scientist ought to know that you just can’t mix and match proxy and actual data,’ said Philip Stott, emeritus professor of biogeography at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.‘They’re apples and oranges. Yet that’s exactly what he did.’
Brilliant. And while we're on the topic, here's 59 seconds of Icelandic ice cores to debunk global warming for you.

I flat-out disbelieve any claim we know anything at all about temperatures more than 10,000 years ago, let alone 350,000 years ago. But the first 30 seconds I buy. And since ice cores are what the warmenists use to prove The End Is Near, turn about is fair play, I suppose.

Update: Oh, my. Curtsy to TWS for this 4 minute video from the opening ceremonies at Copenhagen.

Here's what I see. After hearing alarming news on television, a little girl has a nightmare (footage of which is reminiscent of 2012, the movie). Her father, to comfort her, shows her even more alarming climate news from a UN website, after which she does her part to save the world by making a video that says, "Please help the world."

That is the intellectual level of the Copenhagen Conference. Participants are apparently all fine with the notion that their main goal is to terrify the world's children to get what they want. And what better effigy for these folks than the idea that come the apocalypse, we should all make videos of ourselves.

What I really want to know is, since this is a Danish production, where all those kids in the opening scene come from? We all know there aren't that many children in all of Europe --and we like it that way, because people are threats to the climate: dirty little CO2 emitters. Precisely what kids do the climate alarmists wish to scare? The Muslim ones?

Update 2: Vanderleun found Al Gore reading his poem to us. Believe me, I don't thank him.

However, since we now have two videos suggesting that the cure for Global Warming is filming ourselves, can we admit that Global Warming is the world's largest and longest-running bit of performance art and be done?