BBC was sent CRU emails over a month ago

Climate bias

But because the BBC is the “Biased Broadcasting Corporation” and has already made up its mind on climate change (it’s all our fault), for some strange reason it didn’t think the content of the CRU emails was newsworthy enough to broadcast!

A BBC weatherman has admitted he was sent the controversial emails about how to “spin” climate data – more than a month before they were made public.

It has raised questions about why the BBC did not report on the matter sooner, and will reignite the debate over whether the Corporation is “biased” on the issue of climate change. [It is. Next question – Ed]

Thousands of emails and documents allegedly stolen from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and posted online indicate that researchers massaged figures to mask the fact that world temperatures have been declining in recent years.

The emails sent between world’s leading scientists apparently show researchers discussing how to ‘spin’ climate data and how that information should be presented to the media.

Paul Hudson, weather presenter and climate change expert, has disclosed he was sent the leaked emails, a month ago, and claims the documents are a direct result of an article he wrote.

In his BBC blog written last week , he said: “I was forwarded the chain of emails on the 12th October, which are comments from some of the world’s leading climate scientists written as a direct result of my article “Whatever Happened To Global Warming”.

“The emails released on the Internet as a result of CRU being hacked into are identical to the ones I was forwarded and read at the time and so, as far as I can see, they are authentic,” he added.

The BBC has previously accused of failing to cover the climate change debate objectively. Earlier this year, Peter Sisson, the veteran newsreader, claimed it is now “effectively BBC policy” to stifle critics of the consensus view on global warming.

He said: “The Corporation’s most famous interrogators invariably begin by accepting that “the science is settled”, when there are countless reputable scientists and climatologists producing work that says it isn’t.

“But it is effectively BBC policy… that those views should not be heard.”

Goebbels really would have been proud.

Read it here.

Abbott to stand in leadership vote

Just in:

Liberal Tony Abbott says he will throw his hat into the ring against Malcolm Turnbull tomorrow whether or not Joe Hockey is a contender for the liberal leadership.

Mr Abbott said after a day of discussions with Mr Hockey, who is in favour of a free vote on the emissions trading scheme, he had decided he needed to challenge whoever may be standing at the Liberal party room meeting.

The latest bombshell throws yet more confusion into the leadership debacle.

Mr Abbott had always said he would stand aside if Mr Hockey contested the leadership, but that position has changed because the shadow treasurer isn’t willing to adopt the hard line on the ETS.

Mr Abbott addressed reporters at Parliament House.‘‘I respect Joe’s position, I think that if Joe wants to run for leader on the basis of a free vote he is entitled to do so,’’ Mr Abbott said.

“But …it is just not possible for a credible party to have a free vote.”

Mr Turnbull is refusing to step aside as federal Liberal leader, saying he will contest a leadership contest if a spill vote is passed.

“I will be standing tomorrow,” he told reporters in Canberra.

Read it here.

Rudd's climate clichés

climate_clicheKevin Rudd has delusions of grandeur (or should we say, delusions of adequacy) thanks to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, and thinks that he can dispense wisdom from on high towards the bottom dwellers back home in Australia. Unfortunately, all he can dispense is vacuous platitudes and climate clichés that are just, like, so last year:

“When it comes to the future of climate change in Australia, further delay on climate change equals denial on climate change,” Rudd said when questioned about the Liberal Party revolt.

“I understand Mr Turnbull, the leader of the opposition, has said something similar in the last 24 hours. [But he’s a fruit loop like you, Kevin – Ed]

“Our view is very simple. [In fact, I am very simple too – Ed]

“The time for delay on climate change action has well and truly passed.

“In Australia we have more than 10 years of delay on climate change action and after 10 years of delay on climate change action, continued delay is nothing less than climate change denial.”

Like a child, he believes everything the IPCC says, and won’t listen to anything else. And the only reason he wants the ETS through parliament is for his own selfish vanity.

I think we all know who the real deniers are.

Read it here.

BREAKING: Hockey backs Turnbull (for now)

There are conflicting reports, but it appears that Joe Hockey has confirmed he does not want the top job, and will support Malcolm Turnbull by voting against a spill tomorrow. With Tony Abbott the only declared candidate, it will be a Left/Right fight.

But Hockey has not ruled out standing if there IS a spill.

More to come.

Barking madness in UK: "GPs should offer climate change advice"

Bonkers: any psychiatrists around?

Bonkers: any psychiatrists around?

Away from the intrigue of the Liberal leadership contest, here’s a timely reminder that climate madness is alive and well all over the globe, and nowhere more so than in the UK:

Doctors should give patients advice on climate change, a leading body of medical experts has claimed.

The Climate and Health Council, a collaboration of worldwide health organisations including the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine, believes there is a direct link between climate change and better health.

Their controversial plan would see GPs and nurses give out advice to their patients on how to lower their carbon footprint.

The Council believes that climate change “threatens to radically undermine the health of all peoples”.

It believes health professionals are ideally placed to promote change because “we have ethical responsibility… well as the capacity to influence people and our political representatives to take the necessary action”.

I can just imagine: “I’m sorry I can’t treat your chronic flatulence, but I suggest you purchase a boat-load of emissions permits instead.”

How about just letting medical professionals get on with their job – i.e. making sick people well again – instead of burdening them with pointless climate propaganda? That would be a novel idea.

Read it here, and see the Climate and Health Council website here.

Joe Hockey firms as likely Liberal leader

Turnbull lite?

Turnbull lite?

But he’s going to have to completely reverse his policy on the ETS, and that isn’t going to be particularly convincing. And Turnbull’s outburst at Nick Minchin “and the wreckers” with Laurie Oakes yesterday has backfired spectacularly as well:

IN a strong sign he is about to throw his hat into the Liberal leadership ring, Joe Hockey is holding talks at his Sydney home with Queensland Liberal Peter Dutton.

Mr Dutton is viewed as a potential candidate for the deputy Liberal leader’s spot, The Australian reports.

The pair arrived in separate cars today and made no comment as they entered the Hockey family home.

However, smiling Mr Hockey joked to the waiting media “you’re breeding”.

While Tony Abbott has also declared his intention to run, he may pull out of the race if Mr Hockey enters the ring.

Liberals say support for Mr Turnbull is bleeding away after his angry performance on Channel Nine’s Laurie Oakes interview where he attacked Mr Hockey, Senate leader Nick Minchin and Mr Abbott.

This is not looking particularly good for the party. Hockey is an ally of Turnbull’s – it’s going to be very awkward for him to stand against his leader. He will of course have to resign from the shadow cabinet before standing. The fight looks like being Turnbull -vs- Turnbull-lite, which is not what the party needs.

Read it here.

Rudd's cliché-ridden comments on CHOGM

Still trusts the IPCC, bless…

Still trusts the IPCC, bless…

Like a cracked record, Kevin Rudd churns out the same tired old clichés about climate change, despite the fact that we are now in a post-CRU world. Poor Kevin still believes every word the IPCC says, despite the fact that his, and indeed the entire globe’s, policy on climate change is, in all probability, based on fudged data.

But they’re not going to let the chance of global government and global socialism slip by just because the science is fraudulent. And Kevin Rudd isn’t going to let the chance of a cushy job at the UN in about 2015 slip by either. So he’s still pressing ahead at full speed:

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who helped draft the document, said yesterday the consensus at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Trinidad and Tobago was a “significant step forward” to a Copenhagen deal.

“That single voice is saying to the world that we, as the Commonwealth, representing one-third of the world’s population, believe the time for action on climate change has come,” Mr Rudd said.

“The clock is ticking with Copenhagen. We’ve achieved one further step, a significant step forward, with this communique and we believe that the political goodwill and resolve exists to secure a comprehensive agreement.”

The declaration does not set emission targets but calls for “an internationally legally binding agreement” at Copenhagen. It recognises “the need for an early peaking year for global emissions”. (source)

And after all the excitement at India coming on board following Obama’s magic touch a while ago, one of their number candidly reveals their true intention, which is virtually “business as usual”:

INDIA’S chief climate change negotiator has flatly rejected taking on emission reduction targets a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the country would commit to cuts conditionally.

India, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters, has yet to offer figures on reining in its carbon output, with just over a week to go until UN climate talks start in Copenhagen.

Singh said yesterday that India is “willing to sign on to an ambitious global target for emissions reductions or limiting temperature increase” provided developed countries share in the burden of funding mitigation.

But in an interview broadcast today, chief negotiator Shyam Saran told the NDTV news channel that India is under no pressure to join the United States and China – the world’s top two carbon sources – in announcing firm numbers ahead of the summit.

There cannot be any emission cuts,” said Saran, adding that the developed world does not expect countries like India to adopt emission reduction targets but instead to accept “deviation from business as usual”. (source)

So there’s as little chance of a global deal at Copenhagen as ever.

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