No members of Congress or President Obama’s cabinet bothered to show up at this year’s United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa. Attendance at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17), meanwhile, was down about 70 percent from the 2009 global-warming conference. And the media said very little about the gathering.
But as the “science” continues to crumble, critics of UN global-warming theories are still on the march despite essentially proclaiming victory. Activists literally parachuted into Durban with banners hailing “Climategate 2.0.” The growing scandal surrounding embarrassing climate e-mails leaked just before the summit has largely overshadowed the climate talks themselves.
"Media covering COP17 are kidding themselves if they think they can ignore and wish away Climategate 2.0," said Executive Director Craig Rucker of the liberty-minded environmental group Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), which helped organize the skydiving operation to “wake up this conference and place the Climategate evidence of corrupted science where the world must see it."
This week, in the wake of Climategate 2.0, the lone GOP presidential hopeful clinging to UN theories, Jon Huntsman, finally jumped ship too. “The scientific community owes us more in terms of a better description of explanation about what might lie beneath all of this,” Huntsman said, adding that there was not enough information to formulate policy right now and that there are “questions about the validity of the science” raised by the Climategate e-mails.
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