Thousands of e-mails written by "top" climate scientists and anonymously leaked last week further reveal a pattern of advancing predetermined conclusions about supposed man-made global warming. Whether it rises to an illegal conspiracy should be a matter for prosecutors.
Just as with the previous Climategate e-mails exposed two years ago from the East Anglia climate-research center, the latest batch has prompted cries of "sabotage" and "injustice" from the world's chief climate cluckers.
Their outrage would have substance if the e-mails were fabricated. But they weren't -- at least according to the folks screaming the loudest about them.
Among the correspondence, as reported by author James Delingpole in The Wall Street Journal, is an e-mail from Penn State global-warming guru Michael Mann: "I've been talking w/ folks in the states about finding an investigative journalist to investigate and expose (Steve) McIntyre and his thus far unexplored connections with fossil fuel interests."
That would be the Canadian ex-mining engineer who exposed Mr. Mann's flawed "hockey stick" graph of global temperatures. Rather than "prove" Mr. McIntyre wrong, Mann preferred to go dirt-digging.
And that's what's so repulsive in this latest e-mail "dump." As defined by the Church of Global Warming, climate "science" is no substitute for good ol'-fashioned smears.
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