A memo to the Global Warming Cult


Doctor Zero, HotAir.com, December 12

Dear global warming fanatics,

Please. Stop. You're embarrassing yourselves. Take a deep breath, and try to understand what has happened to you during the past month. You need to accept that your dreams of global domination are over. Increasingly shrill attempts to terrify the masses into ignoring Climagate are only making you look foolish.
The con job you've been running for the last thirty years is busted forever….
You aren't going to frighten the world into reducing the human population. You're not going to succeed in terrorizing free people into embracing totalitarianism, to fend off a phantasmal catastrophe that no democratic nation has the discipline to combat….
We'll never be foolish enough to allow a band of fanatics to use "peer review" to rule all dissenting opinion out-of-bounds, then declare themselves the proud owners of a mighty consensus. You global-warming fanatics underestimate how much you needed those tactics to gain power. You'll never have that kind of unchallenged authority again, because we will never stop demanding the raw data, and we'll drown you in laughter when you mutter something about deleting it by accident. We will never forget that you began with a conclusion and sought to harvest data that supported it—the exact opposite of the scientific method….
Your status as "scientists" is on probation. It will take years of faithful adherence to the scientific method, and rigorous efforts to test and disprove your hypotheses, before you can regain the trust of thoughtful men and women. Until you have accomplished this, the attitude we expect from you is humility and contrition. You have much to answer for. The time for you to issue pompous lectures is over. The time for you to give sworn testimony may soon begin.