The alarmists tell us that the incriminating e-mails do nothing to discredit global warming science. Well, if that is true, why did these top-gun environmentalists believe it necessary to cheat and lie? If the science is so clear, why did they have to cherry-pick their data and rig the evidence? Why did they have to "hide the decline" of the "real temps"? Why did someone destroy the underlying temperature records that could either support or undermine their catastrophic conclusions?
Is this the way people of good faith behave? Because climate science, like other sciences, is an esoteric field of study, the public places its trust in the so-called experts in the field. But now these experts have shown their true colors as political hacks.
Although these leftists are trying to tell us that the leaked e-mails are peripheral at best (the U.S. envoy to the Copenhagen summit cavalierly dismissed them as a "small blip"), the reality is that they expose the manipulation of key data on which the entire body of global warming is predicated. We're talking complete lies, built on distortions, founded on falsehoods, facilitated by cynically dishonest methodologies.
As British columnist Christopher Booker says: "What has become arguably the most influential set of evidence used to support the case that the world faces unprecedented global warming, developed, copied and promoted hundreds of times, has now been as definitively kicked into touch as was (Michael) Mann's 'hockey stick' before it. Yet it is on a blind acceptance of this kind of evidence that 16,500 politicians, officials, scientists and environmental activists will be gathering in Copenhagen to discuss measures which ... would ... utterly (transform) the world economy."
Perhaps the culpability of many rank-and-file leftists should be understood in light of their mind-numbed credulity over the alarmists' claims and the Draconian solutions they offer to avert their mythical Armageddon. These leftist sheep seem engaged in a chimerical search for significance apart from God, whose existence their worldview rejects but for whom their hearts cry out in a self-muted cacophony.
But the leaders of the movement are not so innocent. Their sinister intent is to fundamentally restructure the global economy and its allocation of resources, with an eye, ultimately, to one-world government -- or at least ceding control of major aspects of our lives to international bodies.
Am I sensationalizing? The Associated Press reports that Copenhagen envisions a deal to transfer hundreds of billions of dollars from rich to poor countries every year over decades to help them adapt to climate change. And read Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen's expectations for Copenhagen: "The deal that we invite leaders to sign up on will ... (affect) all aspects of society, just as the changing climate does."