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A collection of pertinent emails from Climategate 2

A collection of pertinent quotes from Climategate 2.

I come to two conclusions as I read these and earlier emails.

  • The IPCC process has nothing to do with science and should not be considered a valid reference source.
  • The scientists involved are as unsure of the science as the skeptics, but don’t want anyone to know.

Both of these facts are important to recognize in order to decide what sources of information are reliable in studying this issue. And obviously, this means that almost any reports or press announcements coming out of Durbin this week are untrustworthy.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • Jim

    Speaking of reliability of sources, how is it that supposedly there were over 200,000 emails. The released number is 5,000.
    Who decided to hold back 195,000 of those emails, and why?
    Why be selective?
    I would question any source that decides FOR ME what I can read.

  • ZZMike

    Meanwhile, they’re at it again in Durban:

    Durban: Protests ahead of UN climate convention

    “Durban: More than 6000 people gathered in Durban to ask for climate justice ahead of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. ”

    Some creative financing:

    UN climate conference: In Durban, Pakistan wins ‘Robin Hood’ award

    That’s not a slam, it’s supposed to be a compliment:


    Pakistan won the ‘Robin Hood’ award at the UN climate talks for proposing financial transaction tax (FTT) as an innovative source of financing the Green Climate Fund (GCF), on Saturday.
    . . . .
    …the FTT is easy to implement and monitor and can raise money in hundreds and billions,”
    . . . .
    The Financial Transaction Tax, also known as the Robin Hood tax, is a small levy of 0.01%-0.05% imposed on the trade of stocks, derivates, currency, and other financial instruments.”

    As usual, there are a few unresolved bits:

    “It is also not clear at this stage how this fund will be used and what areas will be specifically addressed through it. There seems to be some debate over distribution too, if it gets materialised.”

    “Robin Hood” is a good reference. He stole from the rich, took his cut, and gave the rest away.

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