Cliff Mass is a meteorology professor at the UW, and he writes every few days about the weather. His weather blog is religiously followed -- not the least by me -- because he has proven more accurate than anyone else in predicting the weather for me; sometimes to the hour. "It will snow at 3pm" -- it snowed at 3:20pm. Not bad.
Cliff wrote a blog entry about climategate -- a set of controversial private emails that were published on the internet to and from scientists involved in studying global warming. They discuss things like changing data, deleting data and hiding documents from public disclosure requests -- documents that didn't support their personal views. All of which are inappropriate in my opinion.
Professor Mass talks about that, and then talks about the difficulties that he's had in publishing a paper he wrote that notes that snowpack in washington state isn't melting any faster than it ever has, despite theories that global warming would cause it to melt sooner. It just doesn't agree with the current popular view.
Make no mistake; there's an entire industry that is devoted to promoting climate change as a way to enrich themselves. They know they have the "one true vision" and like any religion there is no compromise. As someone who has paid the 'green tax' in the form of various regulations -- like being sued for using wood chips on my farm -- I understand completely.
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