Okay so I went to the Glue Factory to take a look at the process of turning Dead Horses into Glue ;) This Climategate Scandal is like catnip for Nerds. Now we have Top Scientist Rally To the Defence of the Met Office. 1700 Scientist signed a letter stating they endorsed the Man Made Global Warming "Theory" even though the hacked emails from East Anglia, shows there was deceit in the reporting of the researched climate data.
The Times Online
December 10, 2009
The Met Office has embarked on an urgent exercise to bolster the reputation of climate-change science after the furor over stolen e-mails. More than 1,700 scientists have agreed to sign a statement defending the “professional integrity” of global warming research. They were responding to a round-robin request from the Met Office, which has spent four days collecting signatures. The initiative is a sign of how worried it is that e-mails stolen from the University of East Anglia are fueling skepticism about man-made global warming at a critical moment in talks on carbon emissions.
One scientist said that he felt under pressure to sign the circular or risk losing work. The Met Office admitted that many of the signatories did not work on climate change, Keep Reading HERE.
Hey know what this reminds me of? The 88 Duke Professors who signed the "AD" and placed it in The Chronicle. An "AD" That's called Marketing Folks.
Soon after the allegations were made, 88 Duke professors (referred to sometimes as the "Group of 88") from the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences placed an ad in The Chronicle referring to the circumstances surrounding the allegations as a "social disaster" and quoting primarily anonymous individuals citing racism and sexism in the Duke community. The advertisement concluded, "We're turning up the volume [...] To the students speaking individually and to the protestors making collective noise, thank you for not waiting and for making yourselves heard," and "These are the students shouting and whispering about what happened to this young woman." Notable signatories included Miriam Cooke, Anne Allison, Cathy Davidson, Ariel Dorfman, Michael Hardt, Alice Kaplan, Claudia Koonz, Walter Mignolo, Mark Anthony Neal and Alex Rosenberg. The ad was spearheaded by faculty member Wahneema Lubiano.
In three departments, more than half of faculty signed the statement. The department with the highest proportion of signatories was African and African-American Studies, with 80%. Just over 72% of the Women's Studies faculty signed the statement, Cultural Anthropology 60%, Romance studies 44.8%, Literature 41.7%, English 32.2%, Art & Art History 30.7%, and History 25%. No faculty members from the Pratt School of Engineering or full-time law professors signed the document. Departments that had no faculty members sign the document include Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Genetics, Germanic Languages/Literature, Psychology and Neuroscience, Religion, and Slavic and Eurasian Studies.
In January 2007, many months after the initial print of the ad, a new letter was posted at the Concerned Duke Faculty website signed by 87 faculty members stating that the original ad was misinterpreted. The letter states that the intent of the original ad was to address issues of racism and sexism in the community and not to prejudge the case. Wikipedia Keep Reading HERE.
I think we all remember how that turned out - those academics apologized right/SNARK.
Here's another signed petition. From Minnesotans for Global Warming.
I don't know what the bureaucrats, and politicians, think their 1,700 scientist signatures on a petition accomplishes? If I had to guess what's going on with this tired marketing ploy, I have to wonder if some of them have been sniffing glue ;)
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