OK, make that “Highlight the decline”
BPSDB Almost a year and a half after the CRUde Hack incident (“Climategate” to Fox News fans) the scientifically illiterate (aka climate change Deniers) are still obsessing on, and lying about this incident. I suppose that is what you do when you have no facts and don’t understand the science.
My own discussion of Muller and his roadshow may be found at Richard Muller is a well bad tosser. Below is the bulleted version of the facts for the climate change Deniers who apparently can’t handle more than a couple of paragraphs of text or a few minutes of video:
- “Nature” refers to the scientific Journal “Nature”;
- “trick” is a commonly used term to mean “technique”, often used even in the titles of scholarly articles;
- ie the email refers to a well known published technique;
- “hide the decline” was for a graphic for the cover illustration of a report, NOT any presentation of actual science;
- In the actual science “the decline” has been clearly shown in the graphs and discussed openly in the literature for over a decade and half (eg 1995 here, 2000 here and 2007 here);
- No scientists, nor any rational adult was misled because they get their information by actually reading scientific papers and articles, not by just looking at the pictures on the covers of brochures;
- OK, small children, family pets, Fox News and Richard Muller & Co. may have been misled, but who would take them seriously?
Come on people, I know there were a lot of emails, but most of us took only hours to realize there was absolutely nothing of significance there. Even with moving your lips while you read and having to look up the big words, 17 months should be more than enough to have figured it out, even for Fox News.
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