RUSH: Now, we all know -- and we are all learning more and more each day -- just what a hoax the entire man-made global warming movement has been and is. We are learning volumes each and every day. I told you last week we have two universes: The Universe of Lies and The Universe of Reality. In the universe of lies today, the Associated Press: "Up-Front Money Needed to Ease UN Climate Deal -- Money on the table, perhaps $10 billion a year or more, could help close a deal in Denmark next month," Copenhagen, "and keep climate talks moves toward a new global treaty in 2010, but if poorer nations see too little offered up front the UN conference could end in discord. Up-front money..." This a pull quote: "Up-front money would also help rebuild trust between the rich north and poor south eroded by years of relative inaction on climate particularly by the United States."
So they're doubling down. They're doubling down on the hoax. They're pushing for "up-front money" now before the whole thing is outed as a big lie. Of course it already has been outed as a big lie. I predicted this last week. They're going to double down and act like it's not happening. And in fact Carol Browner came out and a couple of the other guys and said, "Hey, you know, there were a couple of e-mails the other day. They don't change a thing." She's the EPA director. "They don't change a thing. We got 2,500 scientists out there." You do not have 2,500 scientists. You have 2,500 political hacks led by four pseudo-scientists who are disguising themselves as scientists. They're actually hacks and political scientists, and the jury is in on this! The jury is no longer out.
Thomas Lifson, the American Thinker: "The BBC received copies of some of the CRU emails more than a month ago, but did nothing about them, sitting on explosive evidence of fraud. The UK Daily Mail reports: 'The BBC has become tangled in the row over the alleged manipulation of scientific data on global warming. One of its reporters has revealed he was sent some of the leaked emails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia more than a month ago -- but did nothing about them. Despite the explosive nature of some of the messages -- which revealed apparent attempts by the CRU's head, Professor Phil Jones, to destroy global temperature data rather than give it to scientists with opposing views -- Paul Hudson [BBC] failed to report the story. This has led to suspicions that the scandal was ignored because it ran counter to what critics say is the BBC's unquestioning acceptance in many of its programs that man-made climate change is destroying the planet.'"
So the theory also now is that the e-mails were leaked before they were hacked. They were leaked and they were sent out. Who knows who else got them, but the BBC got them a month before we heard about them and sat on it. How many other news organizations got these e-mails and sat on them, forcing the leaker to go ahead and hack and put everything up on his own website? "The sequence of events strongly suggests that an insider leaked some e-mails to the BBC (and for all we know, others), hoping that they would be incriminating enough to intrigue anyone. When faced with a media stonewall, the insider then chose to post the complete files where they could not quickly be extinguished." Here's the story from the UK Times Online: "Scientists at the University of East Anglia have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based." I mean, they're not even pretending that they want to prove their claims, folks! "It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years. The CRU, Climate Research Unit, was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under freedom of information legislation." The e-mails say: We're gonna destroy it before we release it. They have hijacked the peer review process. They've thrown that all out. Like I said last Wednesday: "If anybody in the mainstream science community values their reputation and science as a profession, you demand the investigation and get this cleaned up."
RUSH: "Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based. It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years. The UEA's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation. The data were gathered from weather stations around the world and then adjusted to take account of variables in the way they were collected. The revised figures were kept, but the originals -- stored on paper and magnetic tape -- were dumped to save space when the CRU moved to a new building."
The original data dumped to make space when the CRU moved to a new building? This is the equivalent of throwing away pictures of your kids when they were young because you don't have room for them anymore, all in the name of saving space when moving, if we are to believe this -- which, of course, we are to believe none of it. We all know what happened. We all know why this is being done. It is a worldwide fleece of money from the Western nations (particularly the United States) being orchestrated by a bunch of far-left, radical hacks who seek to attack individual liberty and freedom and capitalism. Now here's the piece de resistance today, in a story from the UK Guardian: "Leaked E-mails Won't Harm UN Climate Body, Says Chairman -- Rajendra Pachauri says there is 'virtually no possibility' of a few scientists biasing IPCC's advice, after UAE hacking breach.
"There is 'virtually no possibility' of a few scientists biasing the advice given to governments by the UN's top global warming body, its chair said today. Rajendra Pachauri defended the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the wake of apparent suggestions in e-mails between climate scientists ... that they had prevented work they did not agree with from being included in the panel's fourth assessment report, which was published in 2007. ... 'The processes in the IPCC are so robust, so inclusive, that even if an author or two has a particular bias it is completely unlikely that bias will find its way into the IPCC report,' he said. 'Every single comment that an expert reviewer provides has to be answered either by acceptance of the comment, or if it is not accepted, the reasons have to be clearly specified. So I think it is a very transparent, a very comprehensive process which insures that even if someone wants to leave out a piece of peer reviewed literature there is virtually no possibility of that happening.'"
That's just an out-and-out lie, because it just did happen. It happened all over the place CRU and East Anglia. But here's the real danger of this. This is now a whitewash. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- and the headline of this story is, by the way, "Digging in on Climate Fraud." The IPCC leadership is a few scientists-turned-politicians who have helped the politicians-turned-scientists like Gore to exaggerate the science. Most of the climate researchers have just been going along for the ride, content to let the power players make up stuff so they can enjoy continued funding. I read that this guy, Phil Jones (or maybe it's Michael Mann; I'll have to get the story here and dig it down further from the stack) over a recent period of time has received over $22 million in grants. One of these head honchos at the CRU got over $22 million in grants.
A lot of people will lie for a lot less than that. Now, you say that you're going to throw away and dump the original temperature data because you don't have room for it? Can anybody say, Rose Mary Woods and the 18-minute gap on the Nixon tapes in the Oval Office? Oh, Rose Mary Woods, where are you now? Amazing how history repeats itself. Now, as I spoke with my official climatologist, Roy Spencer, about this, and he's very alarmed because science has been corrupted here which was my whole point on Wednesday. Science and the media, academia and government are now The Four Corners of Deceit in the world -- and science has been corrupted, and it's been corrupted actually long before this, but this is the biggest blow that it has taken. These scientists are going to have to endure the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change leaders saying it's no big deal.
Here you have the head UN organization, which is leading the fleecing, using the data provided by the CRU. The IPC said, "Ah, a few e-mails? That's no big deal! It's okay to hide or destroy data. It's okay to fudge the data so that cooling trends don't show up, and to interfere with the peer review process by bullying journals into not publishing research by skeptics," all of which happened. This is what legitimate scientists are truly afraid of. The IPCC has destroyed scientific discipline, with this remark by the chairman. "A few e-mails? Bah! It doesn't harm what we're doing here. Getting rid of the data? No, that doesn't harm what we're doing here. Fudging the data so that cooling trends don't show up?" Remember, in these e-mails somebody wrote to somebody, "It's devastating," it is devastating, "that we can't explain the earth cooling," meaning they don't have a reason that they could give for the earth cooling that would also support the whole global warming thesis.
So they hide it. They say, "We've gotta delete this data! We've gotta make sure it doesn't get out to these people who are using Freedom of Information Acts and requests to get the data." The peer review process has become a joke, because the peer review process is where all of this fraud is supposed to be turned up and supposed to be outed and supposed to be found, but these magazines, the journals (where the so-called peer review takes place) themselves were bullied into not publishing research by the skeptics. So the IPCC (this is what Dr. Spencer is afraid of) is going to destroy scientific discipline, mainstream scientists who should not have let it happen. And again, there ought to be outrage throughout whatever is mainstream science these days. I don't even know what is mainstream science anymore, but the people who are genuinely into science for science's sake, they have to be leading the charge on this.
Because this guy that runs the IPCC has just affirmatively destroyed scientific discipline and replaced scientific discipline with something like "consensus," which doesn't belong in science. Now, Phil Jones, the guy at the CRU (Hadley CRU at East Anglia). His global temperature record -- which included the rings of three trees in a Siberian forest. Phil Jones' global temperature record was the single most important study that was supposedly demonstrating man-made global warming. Now the head of the IPCC, Pachauri, is suggesting a few "rogue" scientists are not important to the whole research process? And it's more than just a few rogue scientists. They have destroyed the automobile industry perhaps. Like at the industries they have destroyed with this hoax and this data. It is monumental. Look at the money they have spent. Look at the money they have caused people to lose.
It is just astounding what a few people here pulled off with the help of a charlatan by the name of Algore, a former vice president of the United States, who stands to make gazillions of dollars on all this. They're ramping up for Copenhagen. The poor nations of the world are supposedly demanding 10 billion a year to sign it? And Gore won't face debate. None of these people will debate anybody. They will not let anybody see their data. They destroy the data. Or they alter, they make it up. You know, in science, my friends, it only takes one research study to disprove a theory. It just takes one research paper. When you're talking about real science, just one research paper can destroy an entire theory. Well, there have been a bunch of research papers that with science destroy this hoax -- and they have been suppressed. They have not been printed in respected journals.
The authors of these research papers have been personally attacked by name and by innuendo, being called "deniers" and so forth. This is how The Universe of Lies operates. This is the left. Wherever you find it, Marxists, socialists, communists, liberals, progressives, this is how they do everything. I want you to think about something, ladies and gentlemen, as we go to the break. Let's take a walk down Tobacco Road, shall we? Another teachable moment. You remember Big Tobacco, don't you? What was it about Big Tobacco that got Big Tobacco in so much trouble with the leftists? Didn't it have something to do with covering up research that proved tobacco was not what we were told? I recall something about manipulating and hiding research by Big Tobacco, claiming tobacco wasn't harmful.
It was a hoax perpetrated with the help of phony scientists and their phony research, bought and paid for by Big Tobacco. We had congressional testimony on this; 60 Minutes exposed it, went to town on all this. It was the crime of the century, and to this day there are class-action lawsuits filed against Big Tobacco. Somebody was just awarded a hundred gazillion dollars the other day for 25 years of emphysema because she was lied to. Now, the left went and put Big Tobacco -- well, they didn't put 'em out of business but they forced them to diversify, warnings on the labels and so forth. You can't smoke anywhere. Secondhand smoke kills, firsthand smoke, kills all this. "Ah, a few rogue scientists in the global warming hoax don't disprove the data." Golly gosh, my friends.
I have an article here: "RICO Convictions of Major Tobacco Companies Affirmed -- [T]he DC Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a 92-page per curiam opinion upholding the judgment issued by DC District Court ... in August 2006." Well, this is how the big warmers should be treated, exactly -- and Algore is the biggest of the big warmers along with Phil Jones and Michael Mann and everybody else at this CRU place at East Anglia. There should be legal consequences for this fraud! I remember those hearings. Waxman held those hearings. That's when the CEO said nicotine was not addictive. Remember all that? We've been through this before. Except last time the left was out destroying a capitalist enemy. This time they're circling the wagons around one of their own, which is genuinely destroying capitalism.
Back in a second.
RUSH: And let's not forget Algore, who ought to be interrogated just as every president of Big Tobacco was for lying about nicotine, addiction of tobacco and nicotine and all that, here's Algore, February 8th of 2004.
GORE: He betrayed this country! (cheers and applause) He played on our fears!
RUSH: That's at a Democrat Party fundraiser, February 8th in 2004, "He betrayed this country! He played on our fears!" How can we not call these people terrorists? They're terrorizing little kids. They're terrorizing everybody.