There’s an AP article out of the UK this morning, a story clearing climate scientists in East Anglia of the most serious charges regarding what has become known as Climategate . After having glanced at a photograph of the detectives running the “for show” investigation it wasn’t difficult to understand how nothing was found.
“The first of several British investigations into the e-mails leaked from one of the world's leading climate research centers has largely vindicated the scientists involved.
The House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee said Wednesday that they'd seen no evidence to support charges that the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit or its director, Phil Jones, had tampered with data or perverted the peer review process to exaggerate the threat of global warming -- two of the most serious criticisms levied against the climatologist and his colleagues.”
Investigators have also cleared the Flat Earth Society in a defamation suit filed by the family of Christopher Columbus claiming he never reached the New World. The case was thrown out when ships approaching the horizon presumably fell off the edge and were never seen again.
When I was working Jail Division for the Houston Police Department many years ago one of my duties was to take the “winos” in front of the Municipal Court judge, a chance for them to plead out their cases and get on with life. The common term used was Jake Docket and I had to keep them in line while, one at a time, they gave a reason for having fallen off the wagon.
“Your Honor, I was doing pretty good staying sober until I got news my dear old mother passed away and I couldn’t handle the bad news. That’s why I got drunk; but it won’t happen again, your Honor.”
The judge smiled at having listened to a well put together sob story and let him off with “time served”.
From the back of the line of came a shout, a wino yet to be heard, “He stole my story, your Honor!”
The judge smiled a broad smile and paused a moment to reflect on what had happened. “Well, at least you were honest enough to admit it was a story; you can go home too.”
The data that was altered or lost by climate scientists in East Anglia, that was just a story too. File this under CROCK!
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