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NY Times Science blogger: CRU emails show smug groupthink and hype

The New York Times John Tierney describes the consequences to the CRU scientists for their conduct that was revealed in the emails made public last week.

Tierney notes that the emails are damning and they show the following:

While Harry [the unit's computer expert] is puzzling over temperatures - "I have that familiar Twilight Zone sensation" - the scientists are confidently making proclamations to journalists, jetting to conferences and plotting revenge against those who question the dangers of global warming. When a journal publishes a skeptic's paper, the scientists e-mail one another to ignore it. They focus instead on retaliation against the journal and the editor, a project that is breezily added to the agenda of their next meeting: "Another thing to discuss in Nice!"
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