Here's what’s undeniable: If a divergence exists between measured temperatures and those derived from dendrochronological data after (circa) 1960, then discarding only the post-1960 figures is disingenuous, to say the least. The very existence of a divergence betrays a potential serious flaw in the process by which temperatures are reconstructed...If it's bogus beyond a set threshold, then any honest man of science would instinctively question its integrity prior to that boundary. And only the lowliest would apply a hack in order to produce a desired result...And to do so without declaring as such in a footnote on every chart in every report in every study in every book in every classroom on every website that such a corrupt process is relied upon is not just a crime against science, it’s a crime against mankind...Indeed, miners of the CRU folder have unearthed dozens of e-mail threads and supporting documents revealing much to loathe about this cadre of hucksters and their vile intentions. This veritable goldmine has given us tales ranging from evidence destruction to spitting on the Freedom of Information Act on both sides of the Atlantic. But the now-irrefutable evidence that alarmists have indeed been cooking the data for at least a decade may be the most important strike in human history...CRU's Source Code: Climategate Uncovered, Marc Shepard, American Thinker, 11/25/2009
In the 1930s, Bolshevik Dictator Josef Stalin demanded that scientists prove his conception that evolution was driven by nurture, not by nature. The idea was completely in keeping with Soviet communism, which ideology maintained that nature was subject to whatever human beings wished to do with her. From the get-go, this countermanded the essentials of scientific research. You don't force the data to fit your theory. You test your theory against the data. If the theory doesn't fit, it goes out and another effort is made. Stalin reversed this process and set back Soviet biological science by a century.
What the CRU computer programs Marc Shepard discusses contain (these were part of the files grabbed from the CRU servers) are well-documented proof that researchers openly and continuously fudged the data on climate change. What programmers do as a matter of course is that they document, or label, each function in a program. And time and time in the codes, the CRU FORTRAN and other programs show that the functions were designed to falsify results. Regarding Stalin's bizarre scientific demands, Arthur Koestler (Darkness at Noon, The Case of the Midwife Toad, said the same thing Shepard did today, that what was done in the name of politicized science was a crime against human knowledge, and against human society. Why?
Science is the basis of our civilization. We keep ourselves housed, fed, clothed, entertained, and secure with worldwide use of technological applications of science. The Global Warming, or Anthropogenic Climate Change, conspiracy -- what else is it? -- is as much an attack on civilized life as 9/11, seeking to undercut foundational values in pursuit of political ends. What ends?
If we had fallen for this, we would have put at risk the survival of technological civilization. And, the support of the Obama Administration for cap-and-trade and the Copenhagen treaties have to be seen in that light, as a radical attack on the very society they claim to be upholding.