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Oh, Mann: Cuccinelli targets UVA papers in Climategate salvo
"There is a good chance that Virginia’s Attorney-General Ken Cuccinelli will come up with the “smoking gun” -- where other so-called investigations have only produced one whitewash after another.
We know from the leaked e-mails of Climategate that Prof. Michael Mann was involved in the international conspiracy to “hide the decline” [in global temperatures], using what chief conspirator Dr Phil Jones refers to as “Mike [Mann]’s trick.” Now at last we may find out just how this was done.
A lot is at stake here. If the recent warming is based on faked data, then all attempts to influence the climate by controlling the emissions of the so-called “pollutant” carbon dioxide are useless –and very costly. This includes the UN Climate Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, the Waxman-Markey Cap & Trade (Tax) bill, the EPA “Endangerment Finding” based on the UN’s IPCC conclusion, and the upcoming Kerry-Lieberman-Graham bill in the US Senate.
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There go all the windfarms, both onshore and offshore, the wasteful ethanol projects, and the hydrogen economy. Maybe Al Gore will cough up some of his ill-gotten $500 million, gained from scaring the public, from carbon trading, carbon footprints, and all the other scams.
So – good luck, Ken Cuccinelli. We are with you all the way.
S. Fred Singer, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia Chairman, Virginia Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment