View Full Version : The Copenhagen farce is glad tidings for all

12-20-2009, 12:22 PM
Excellent op-ed in today's Times by former Thatcher chancellor Lawson.

the leak of lethally embarrassing emails from the worldís foremost academic climate research unit, at the University of East Anglia, confirmed the suspicions of roughly half the British population, that too much political faith had been placed in the omniscience of a small group of scientists.

Asked last week by the BBC about these emails, King would say only that their leak and publication in the run-up to the Copenhagen summit had to be the work of some malign national agency (the CIA? The Russians?). Since we know that a Briton with Aspergerís syndrome, working on a domestic dial-up internet connection, managed to hack into the Pentagonís most secret codes, Kingís insistence that only a national agency could have hacked into a non-secure academic research unitís emails seems as sensible as the assertion that we must all plan to settle in Antarctica.

Full text here (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/dominic_lawson/article6962842.ece)