I wonder if the quote below is correct of if it’s a fabrication. It appears in an article published in The American Thinker on 8/20/13 by S. Fred Singer a self-described moderate global warming denier. Singer is Professor Emeritus at U of Virginia whose specialty is atmospheric and space physics. The answer matters because I believe that when your cause is good, you don’t have to lie for it. Often, whether its proponents lie or not is all you need to know about a cause. The Founding Fathers lied little or none; both Communists and Nazis lied all the time and they justified lying in the name of a greater cause.
(An email from Professor Phil Jones at the University of East Anglia to Mann and his co-authors said: “I’ve just completed Mike’s [Mann] Nature trick [sic] of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e. from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s [Briffa] to hide the decline.”)
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/08/a_tale_of_two_climate_hockeysticks.html#ixzz2cXDQW7bT
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significant global warming,
that is durable,
that is caused by human activity,
and that we need to worry about soon.
Ask me why I am so interested in the topic.