Laura Speaks Out (a polite thread)
Posted by Jeff Id on December 10, 2009
This came from commenter Laura, who says she’s a climate scientist. She also says that somehow the email in the first post here on Climategate is ‘out of context’ Leaked FOIA files 62 mb of gold.
Now Laura is in unfamiliar territory here, because we’re a different kind of blog. There are a lot of new readers, and we all have questions so keep all comments 100% respectful because I promise that even snide or slightly impolite comments will be clipped. Laura believes we have taken these emails out of context. I’m curious which emails are out of context and have questions about others. So far all the MSM has been good for is lies and drivel, let’s see if she’ll tell us where we went wrong.
Anyone can take quotes out of context to slant an argument. This is especially easy when fed thousands of emails that you can google search. Bravo.
I am a climate scientist and please tell me what personal gain are we possibly posed for with a ‘climate conspiracy theory’? I am only aware of a road full of years of study and hard work, large sacrifices in personal lives (especially for women), and pretty minimal pay. The only climate skeptic who is actually a scientist that I know (yes singular), appears only driven by a need for attention and by a bitterness that his science has been popularized by heightened concern for climate change. I would say most climate scientists are attracted to the field because it is INTERESTING and not because they are leftist environmentalists with secret agendas. I’m sorry, but the supporting body of research for climate change is unchanged by ‘climategate’ – maybe you should read it, but that is much more difficult that searching emails for hot key words.
I am saddened for the US and for the world by reading these near-sighted, self-serving posts. Tell me, what motive could possibly be worth it?