RUSH: This is posted in Environment, September 29th of this year: "A scientific scandal is casting a shadow over a number of recent peer-reviewed climate papers. At least eight papers purporting to reconstruct the historical temperature record times may need to be revisited, with significant implications for contemporary climate studies, the basis of the [UN's climate panel] assessments. A number of these involve senior climatologists at the British Climate Research Centre, CRU, at the University of East Anglia. In every case, peer review failed to pick up the errors.
"At issue is the use of tree rings as a temperature proxy… Using statistical techniques, researchers take the ring data to create a 'reconstruction' of historical temperature anomalies. But trees are a highly controversial indicator of temperature, since the ridges principally record CO2, and also record humidity, rainfall, nutrient intake, and other local factors… In particular, since 2000, a large number of peer-reviewed climate papers have incorporated data from trees at the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia. This data set gained favor, curiously superseding a new and larger data set from nearby. The older Yamal trees indicated pronounced and dramatic uptick in temperatures.
"How can it be? Scientists have ensured much of the measurement data used in the reconstructions remains a...."
Anyway, they used all of this tree ring data to show that cold medieval times were actually sizzling hot -- or maybe the opposite; sizzling hot it was actually very cold, I forget. They used the tree ring data to alter the historical record about temperatures during the Medieval Times to advance their whole notion of man-made global warming. That's one of the primary focuses. There's a guy in Canada, and I just mentioned his name. His name is McIntyre. He has been trying for eight years to get this information to find out how they have been jury-rigging and doctoring the data, and he's been unable to get it. Much of the Yamal tree data was cherry-picked. The implication is clear. So they're doing everything they can to try to get these documents to find out how these guys at Hadley are coming to their conclusions -- and the guys at Hadley, these e-mails back and forth, write, "How can we hide the data? If we have to, we'll destroy it. A lot of people don't know there's a Freedom of Information Act law in Great Britain, and so we don't want anybody to find that out, so don't talk about that." I mean, these guys are clearly -- the "scientists" are clearly -- conspiring to see to it that their doctored, fraudulent, lying-ass data is not uncovered. Pardon my French, folks. This just burns me. I cannot tell you.
RUSH: Let me make this very simple and understandable about these tree rings. The trees, the Yamal trees in Siberia that formed the basis for revising the 2,000-year-old temperature record, the number of trees used were three. The global warming scientists used the rings of THREE trees, and they cherry-picked those three trees to prove what they wanted to be able to prove, and they ignored other trees which did not establish what they were trying to prove. They took three trees. That's all they could find. Three trees perpetrated a global warming hoax at every university in this country.
RUSH: Three trees among a forest at the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia! Three trees and their rings were found by these fraud scientists at Hadley, the CRU at East Anglia University to prove the case that they wanted to make. They were manipulating science. They were making it up. They were not reflecting science. They had a political agenda and they faked, doctored, and created -- "scientific," quote, unquote -- scientific data to make their case. Meanwhile, all of this garbage science has been accepted as fact by the United Nations climate gurus, this IPCC bunch, the people hosting the Copenhagen deal next month. And the UN's climate change gurus will not even listen to other scientists who can show how flawed the data is. They will not listen to it.
Here from the final pages of an article in the UK Register: "When the IPCC was alerted to peer-reviewed research that refuted the idea, it declined to include it. This leads to the more general, and more serious issue: what happens when peer-review fails -- as it did here? The peer review failed to find that only three trees were cherry-picked and used to prevent lying, false data about warming thousands of years ago on the planet earth. The scandal has only come to light because of the dogged persistence of a Canadian mathematician who attempted to reproduce the results. Steve McIntyre has written dozens of letters requesting the data and methodology, and over 7,000 blog posts. Yet Yamal has remained elusive for almost a decade." They will not reveal the data that they used to come to their conclusion about ancient medieval temperature changes. This one guy just wants to apply the data they have to the theory so he can see if he can confirm it himself.
They will not allow that to happen, and a lot of these e-mails are about this guy, McIntyre -- and a buddy of his named McKitrick -- about keeping this information from everybody even if they have to delete it. Meanwhile, the Kyoto protocol and the upcoming meeting in Copenhagen is about carbon trade emissions, cap and tax, get-rid-of-your-SUV, everything! Incandescent lightbulbs being replaced by compact fluorescent! Everything about the environment has been a total fraud and a fake. You do not need to give up your SUV. You do not need to start running around getting washing machines that front load that stink up your house. You don't have to get rid of your incandescent lightbulbs. You do not have to run around and drive a hybrid to save the earth because there's nothing you can do to save it if it's in trouble, which it's not. We had a call and the guy may be right: This may be as big as proving that the earth was round when the "consensus" of scientists said it was flat. Hell, there still is a Flat Earth Society out there.
I'm sorry to be a one-trick pony today, but this has been -- if I can be honest with you, for two decades and even before that... I can remember talking about it when I was in Sacramento in 1984. I remember the show I saw this guy Oppenheimer on, and I said, "We are being scammed." It was This Week with David Brinkley, "We got 20 years to save the planet! We are warming at an unprecedented rate," and I remembered just five years earlier the TIME and Newsweek covers were all about global cooling and now all of a sudden we're warming and we're heating up. "We're going to destroy the planet! We only got 20 years," and Mr. Oppenheimer on that show, on that date in 1984 said, "We can't prove it yet, but we don't have time to wait for proof. In case we're right, we've got to start acting now," and I said, "Whoa! You are a scientist and you can't prove it?" and he talked about all the things we had to do.
Paul Ehrlich. I was in Pittsburgh for The Population Bomb, and Julian Simon made Ehrlich a bet that everything he predicted about the cost of metals and other commodities would go down as the population grew. And market forces led to demand which brought prices down. Ehrlich lost the bet and he's still a guru. Julian Simon has since passed away. We've posted this on my website over the years. This issue, global warming, has been one of the foundational building blocks for a future world global government. It has been a way for displaced communists to get their hands on the interworkings of the freedom of the United States of America. They have been toying with, polluting, and destroying people's outlook and minds. They've been lying to them and they've created and scared to death a bunch of kids over another fraud that the polar bears are dying. There are more polar bears than ever! In fact, little kids have to shoot 'em up there to save themselves. A little 17-year-old shot one the other day. They're not dying. Nothing about this is true.
It is insidious, and it has been for the express purpose of destroying the free markets of the United States of America and along with it the freedom of the people here, by creating such guilt that people would willingly go along with raising their taxes and having their choice restricted in practically everything involving energy -- all to establish dictatorial powers in governments around the world over their people, including in this country. I'm telling you, folks, it has been one of the things that I have been most concerned about. There are many things that irritate me, such as arrogance and conceit in a person's personality. I can't stand braggarts; I can't stand arrogance; I can't stand conceit, liars, and all that. But the one thing in addition to that that really bugs me is when people in power knowingly lie and manipulate the emotions of good, decent people for the express purpose of negatively altering those people's lives -- and I'm talking about you and your kids and your grandkids -- and I'll be damned if that's not exactly what's happening with health care legislation. It's what's happening with the stimulus bill.
RUSH: The same people who gave us the global warming hoax are the same kind of people that are now running the United States of America. They're up on Capitol Hill; they are in the White House. They have polluted the entire bureaucracy and their mission is exactly the same mission as these global warming hoaxers: To lie to you, to make you feel responsible for something that is not happening, to make your kids scared to death. These people should be more than ashamed. They need to be held up to public ridicule. It is simply unconscionable. Look at the audio from the video we had last week of the kids from people who work at the World Wildlife Fund, using their own kids: "Please, Mr. Obama, please go to Copenhagen! The polar bears are dying. The hurricanes are getting more frequent." Remember that? The hurricanes after Katrina, every year we're going to have 25 or 26 of them. Ocean temperatures are rising because of global warming! It's going to be a disaster.
The media camped out on Florida beaches on June 1st when the hurricane season opens looking for the next destructive hurricane. How many did we have this year? Zero! How many did we have last year? Less than five! And I don't know that all of them made land contact with the United States. How come that's not critically examined? Gore is Photoshopping pictures of the planet to show four hurricanes at one time -- one of them at the equator, which is not meteorologically possible. You cannot have a hurricane at the equator. They have one hurricane spinning in the other direction. In his Photoshop picture in his new book Cuba doesn't exist; it's underwater. Florida barely exists. A six thousand-foot sea level rise would be required to submerge Cuba -- and if it did, there wouldn't be a Denver. But Denver is still there. All of this is just flat-out, in-your-face lies -- and look who's getting rich off of it selling the scam of "carbon credits." Oh, yeah, you're flying too much on airplanes. So you gotta go out and buy some trees or invest in a company to go plant trees to soak up all the excess carbon that you sinners are polluting the planet with, when in fact you exhale it! It is not deadly!
Finally, the people who have been preaching to us about global warming have been doing so, as the left usually does, from the crisis mode standpoint. "We've got 20 years! We got ten years." Remember Ted Danson in 1988? "Ten years to save the oceans!" Ten years to this; 20 years for that. "We're killing ourselves. We're killing the polar bears!" Except it hasn't warmed in ten years, and now we've got the hoax fully exposed. Wouldn't you think that people genuinely believing in man-made global warming and its destructive results would be happy that it isn't happening? They're not. They are distressed and they're trying to cover up the hoax and they're going to try to weather the storm -- 'cause it isn't about global warming like health care is not about health care, like cap and tax is not about cap and tax, like Obama is not who he is. They're all frauds. They are all liars. They are skunks and they ought to be held up for public ridicule.
Obama said he wants to "restore science" to its rightful whatever? Then he ought to be leading the way to find out who these people are, what they've done, who they've infected, who went along with them -- calling them out by name -- making sure that every scientist at every university in this country that's been involved in this is named and fired, drawn and quartered or whatever it is. Because this is a worldwide hoax and its primary target was you, the people of the United States of America. Your freedom and your money. They knew and know the United States is full of decent people. The United States solves the problems of the world. We are not the world's problem. We solve the problems of the world. Whenever there's a natural disaster, it's we who show up. It's our military. Wherever the world is in trouble it's the United States that shows up. The world knows that we are a good and decent people -- and, in their perverted view, that means that we can be duped with the right appeal. We're destroying the planet, our progress is. That's another thing, folks. People said, "I don't get why you believe in God, Rush. Your belief in God, how does that tell you that global warming is a hoax?"
Well, belief in God is a very personal thing, but I happen to believe in a loving God of creation -- and I just intellectually cannot accept the fact that a loving God which has created all this beauty and has blessed this country -- I cannot believe that a God like that -- would punish the human being he created for progress, for improving the quality of his life. No longer do we have to follow plow mules in the fields. No longer do we have to have kids out milking cows. We have enhanced human life, the life experience, the quality of life, the standard of living. I refuse to believe that a God who created the universe would create creatures who, by virtue of improving their lives and making progress, would destroy another part of His creation.
It just doesn't compute in a logical sense. If you don't believe in God, then you probably are a global warmist or a liberal. If you don't believe in the God of Christianity or the God of Judaism or any other god you have to make some god. There has to be something bigger than you, and so it's the global warming movement now or it's health care or it's Obama or it's some earthly object that you apply godlike status to. Even atheists believe in something beyond themselves. But the point is they have used and targeted children, scaring them to death with lies. Ted Turner's been doing it with Captain Planet cartoons, getting kids to hate big business.
The left, my friends, is a truly evil bunch. They know no bounds. They have no compassion. They hide behind illusions that they are the ones who have all the tolerance, yet they are the ones who created political correctness to censor people they didn't want to have to talk to or hear from or hear about. Political correctness is a hideous way for a population to shut itself up so that there can be no objection to what the left is doing -- and the objection is therefore racist, sexist, bigot, homophobic, extremist, or what have you. People don't want to be called those names, average people going through their lives just trying to get by, especially in an economy like this.
Why run around and create controversy for yourself? So you shut up, and you might whisper to your wife or your husband in the bathroom what you really think is going on but you're afraid to say it where somebody might hear you because they might report you just like people in a grocery store might report the way you're not treating your kid right when you're pushing the cart through the aisles picking up the latest Pop-Tarts. The politically correct spies are everywhere. The left has people out there waiting to get you in line and your mind right, and the people that don't play along with it are the targets of the left today -- and you know the names. Sarah Palin, anybody in talk radio, Fox News. The Universe of Lies understands that the Universe of Truth where we all live.
The Universe of Reality, we are their biggest threat. People who have the truth on their side need to be discredited so the truth is not believed when it's uttered, and that is what is happening. But, folks, speaking of God: Thanksgiving week. Thanksgiving, the real story, is about thanking God for the bounty and the decision making the first Pilgrims made in organizing themselves after attempts at socialism failed. The true story of Thanksgiving is not the Indians saved 'em. It was about sharing their bounty. Anyway, speaking of God, this just may be a gift from God: This hacker, whoever, however this happened, this whistle-blower illustrating now the total nature of the hoax and the fraud. There is no way in the real world cap and trade has a prayer. Because it, too, is based on this hoax and this lie.