Barbra Boxer wants to prosecute the people who exposed the lies instead of the liars:
Leaked e-mails allegedly undermining climate change science should be treated as a criminal matter, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Wednesday afternoon.
Boxer, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said that the recently released e-mails, showing scientists allegedly overstating the case for climate change, should be treated as a crime.
“You call it ‘Climategate’; I call it ‘E-mail-theft-gate,'” she said during a committee meeting. “Whatever it is, the main issue is, Are we facing global warming or are we not? I’m looking at these e-mails, that, even though they were stolen, are now out in the public.”
The real crime is assholes like Boxer promoting this hoax and the billions of dollars that are wasted supporting it. No, we are not facing man-made global warming, Babs. When embarrassing evidence is leaked which proves what we already know, I call that one of the biggest scandal-gates in history.
Arianna Huffington has gone into full deny/defense mode.
Courtesy of News Busters:
The Green section now features a huge story at the top of the page by Katherine Goldstein which features a slideshow supposedly exposing “The 7 Biggest Lies About the Supposed ‘Global Warming Hoax’.” However, even many of their own readers aren’t buying the lame excuses presented as you will see here.
So let us now join the Huffington Post Green section as irritation is expressed over the term “ClimateGate” as they wish it to be replaced by “SwiftHack”:
“A few weeks ago, hackers broke into the emails of one of the Climate Research Unit of The University of East Anglia, and climate skeptics have been having a field day making mountains out of molehills about what the emails contain. The verdict on global warming is in — it’s caused by humans and it is happening and nothing in the emails remotely challenges that. However, with the internet abuzz about what has been labeled “ClimateGate,” we thought we should set the record straight about the rumors, lies and insinuations about what the emails actually contain — and what they “prove” about climate change. “ClimateGate” itself is a misnomer, the nickname should be “SwiftHack” for the way people with political agendas have “swiftboated” the global warming reality.” http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2009/12/02/huffington-post-suffers-climategate-panic-attack
The verdict is in, alright, and the “global warming” hacks are guilty as charged. The normally ideologically complicit HuffPo readers are actually giving Arianna some hell over this.
Obama mouthpiece Robert Gibbs weighs in with the stupefying “the science is settled” crap.
Are you aware that there’s a list of 31,000 scientists who oppose this idea of global warming?
I don’t doubt that there’s such a list, uh, Lester; I think that there’s no real scientific basis for the dispute of this.
In other words, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”. “Know why? Shut up, that’s why”.
Yet much of the MSM continues to feed the alarmist Chicken Little crowd. It’s hilarious and pathetic. All these years, these “scientists” have manipulated and omitted raw data, suppressed opposing viewpoints, and helped feed millions of dollars into the AGW racket.
The jig is up hucksters, thanks to the honest folks who busted your cohorts in crime.