Open Letter To Prime Minister Harper regarding Climategate and Copenhagen

December 1, 2009

Right Honourable Stephen Harper,

Prime Minister of Canada,

Dear Prime Minister Harper:

Recent developments in the area of climate change, most notably the leak of the emails, data and computer program code from University of East Anglia‘s Climatic Research Unit, mean we must take a sober second look at the entire hypothesis before we support drastic action at Copenhagen.

As you are no doubt aware, the leak of the data, emails, computer program code and comments seem to indicate that the data was to some degree falsified in order to obtain the ‘hockey stick.’  The leak has been so serious that Phil Jones, the unit’s director, announced that he will stand aside until an independent review determines whether he overstated the case for man-made climate change.  As well, Penn State is investigating Michael Mann, the publisher of the hockey stick theorem.

We have also seen the East Anglia unit ignored freedom of information requests in order to prevent scrutiny of their research.  One must ask “Why?”

There are other areas of concern besides the East Anglia leak.  For instance, mathematician Douglas J. Keenan has published a peer reviewed paper alleging fraud by IPCC researcher Wei-Chyung Wang on “urban heat islands”.  There has also been allegations of manipulation of both Australia’s and New Zealand’s climate research to falsely support climate change.

A secondary reason for using caution before supporting climate change is that you are should not abandon the Conservative base, which could have very negative consequences for you.  This week the Australian Liberal Party replaced its leader Malcolm Turnbull with Tony Abbott, who has vowed to defeat Australia’s draconian carbon tax.  If Liberals can act with such integrity, why shouldn’t Conservatives?

Dan Bergen

Calgary North Centre.


~ by Dan Bergen on December 2, 2009.

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