“It is the warmers who have convinced themselves that their conclusions are irrefutable.”
Lorne Gunter writes in the National Post:
… Frankly, I don’t see the leak of the real Heartland documents as all that devious. In 2009, and again last year, someone released emails and computer files from the Climate Research Unit at Britain’s East Anglia University – documents that seem to show prominent pro-warming scientists conspiring to hide the fact that their research does not show the disastrous warming they have predicted for more than two decades. These documents are real, too, and obtained either by a hacker or a disgruntled insider. Up to that point, the two leaks are on par, ethically.
But what makes the Gleick leaks worse is the fake “confidential memo.” Climategate – the name given to the 2009 and 2011 anti-warming leaks – involves only real documents. The interpretation of their meaning is the subject of debate, but their authenticity is not. The potentially scandalous discussions actually occurred…