How A Scientific ‘Consensus’ Is Fabricated And Enforced

by L. Balzer, Oct 25, 2023 in ClimateChangeDispatch

We are repeatedly told that 97% of scientists agree that Earth’s climate is experiencing dangerous warming caused by human activities.

John Kerry, Biden’s climate czar, stated, “97 percent of peer-reviewed climate studies confirm that climate change is happening and that human activity is largely responsible.”

Although the 97% figure, based on discredited studies, is exaggerated, the majority of climate scientists are perhaps on the human-caused climate change bandwagon. [emphasis, links added]

This is no accident.

In 2009, 1,079 emails between climate scientists at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in the United Kingdom and others working with them were released by a whistleblower in an incident that came to be known as Climategate.

This small group of scientists has been the most influential in driving worldwide alarm over global warming.

The emails they exchanged revealed that they were doing everything they could to keep scientists whose findings disagreed with theirs out of the peer review system.

The ruthless methods these men used to silence any scientist who dared to question their conclusions were shocking.

They had pressured editors of scientific journals to block the publication of peer-reviewed studies contradicting their results.

A professional scientist’s career rests on his/her success in getting their studies published in peer-reviewed journals.

Phil Jones of CRU, writing to Michael Mann, a professor at Pennsylvania State University, about two papers that disagreed with their hypothesis, stated, “Kevin and I will keep them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!

Mann responded, “Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit to, or cite papers in, this journal?

Jones assured him, “I will be emailing the journal to tell them I’m having nothing more to do with it until they rid themselves of this troublesome editor.

They demonstrated their hatred of skeptical scientists, rejoicing at the news that one of them had died.

One scientist, Ben Santer, told CRU, “The next time I see Pat Michaels [a dissenting scientist] at a scientific meeting, I’ll be tempted to beat the crap out of him.

Two years later in 2011, 5,000 more emails were leaked. These were even more startling and incriminatingthan the 1,079 released in 2009.

Myron Ebell commented, “If there were any doubts remaining after reading the first Climategate emails, the new batch of emails that appeared on the web today make it clear that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] is an organized conspiracy dedicated to tricking the world into believing that global warming is a crisis that requires a drastic response.”