So now we have the smoking gun evidence for what we all suspected - that the scientific case for Anthropogenic Global Warming is a carefully orchestrated fraud. The less gullible of us already knew that the science was dubious (see my earlier post here) and that there was some deliberate manipulation and cherry-picking of data going on, but what we didn't know was that there was deliberate lying behind some of the claims. Now we do.
The timing is fortunate because the New Zealand Government is about to foist a dreadfully damaging emissions trading scheme on this country and they are doing some cynical backroom dealing of their own with Maoridom to get the support of the Maori Party.
It is not too late for the Government to withdraw from this farce with their integrity intact. They can justify the backdown because of the revelations around the scientific fraud that has been exposed in the UK. The ETS is a huge mistake that will cost New Zealanders billions of dollars in direct cost and tens of billions more in lost competitiveness and poor economic growth for decades to come. And we're going to look pretty stupid if we end up the only country in the OECD with such an onerous emissions trading scheme when the current scandal causes other governments to rethink their own proposed schemes.