Saturday, November 21, 2009

NY Times gloats that its old big lies trump new facts

"Some skeptics asserted Friday that the correspondence revealed an effort to withhold scientific information. 'This is not a smoking gun; this is a mushroom cloud,' said Patrick J. Michaels, a climatologist who has long faulted evidence pointing to human-driven warming and is criticized in the documents.
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"The evidence pointing to a growing human contribution to global warming is so widely accepted that the hacked material is unlikely to erode the overall argument. However, the documents will undoubtedly raise questions about the quality of research on some specific questions and the actions of some scientists."


So, according to the Times, undisputable evidence that those behind the "global warming" hoax have been lying about it isn't sufficient evidence to call their overall claims into question! All that matters is that a certain percentage of the population has fallen for the hoax over the years; this, after all, is what determines "truth."

Also note that the article refers to the disinformation as "evidence."