Climategate III - the password has been released

#1
For those following the adventures of the UEA email hoard, it would appear that the password to the final tranche has been divulged by FOIA, the mystery hero who released the original "hide the decline" emails.

I don't expect these remaining emails to hold big surprises. Yet it's possible that the most important pieces are among them. Nobody on the planet has held the archive in plaintext since CG2.

That's right; no conspiracy, no paid hackers, no Big Oil. The Republicans didn't plot this. USA politics is alien to me, neither am I from the UK. There is life outside the Anglo-American sphere.

If someone is still wondering why anyone would take these risks, or sees only a breach of privacy here, a few words...

The first glimpses I got behind the scenes did little to garner my trust in the state of climate science -- on the contrary. I found myself in front of a choice that just might have a global impact.

Briefly put, when I had to balance the interests of my own safety, privacy\career of a few scientists, and the well-being of billions of people living in the coming several decades, the first two weren't the decisive concern.

It was me or nobody, now or never. Combination of several rather improbable prerequisites just wouldn't occur again for anyone else in the foreseeable future. The circus was about to arrive in Copenhagen. Later on it could be too late.

Most would agree that climate science has already directed where humanity puts its capability, innovation, mental and material "might". The scale will grow ever grander in the coming decades if things go according to script. We're dealing with $trillions and potentially drastic influence on practically everyone.

Wealth of the surrounding society tends to draw the major brushstrokes of a newborn's future life. It makes a huge difference whether humanity uses its assets to achieve progress, or whether it strives to stop and reverse it, essentially sacrificing the less fortunate to the climate gods.

We can't pour trillions in this massive hole-digging-and-filling-up endeavor and pretend it's not away from something and someone else.

If the economy of a region, a country, a city, etc. deteriorates, what happens among the poorest? Does that usually improve their prospects? No, they will take the hardest hit. No amount of magical climate thinking can turn this one upside-down.

It's easy for many of us in the western world to accept a tiny green inconvenience and then wallow in that righteous feeling, surrounded by our "clean" technology and energy that is only slightly more expensive if adequately subsidized.

Those millions and billions already struggling with malnutrition, sickness, violence, illiteracy, etc. don't have that luxury. The price of "climate protection" with its cumulative and collateral effects is bound to destroy and debilitate in great numbers, for decades and generations.
- Bishop Hill blog - Climategate 3.0
 
#2
The Bishop Hill "blog" is very interesting. I follow the Benny Peisner (Lawson's GWFP) and the Rev Philip Foster who regularly pass on information they have "intercepted". Hope to get stuck into the book "Hiding The Decline" by A W Montford (the sequel to "The Hockey Stick Illusion") soon.
 
#3
The Bishop Hill "blog" is very interesting. I follow the Benny Peisner (Lawson's GWFP) and the Rev Philip Foster who regularly pass on information they have "intercepted". Hope to get stuck into the book "Hiding The Decline" by A W Montford (the sequel to "The Hockey Stick Illusion") soon.
An absolutely cracking read and highly recommended.
 

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