A few weeks back I suggested the denial movement should be careful for that they wish for: the chance to put climate science “on trial”. Well, it would seem this was such an opportunity. If one read the submissions you will see all the luminaries of the denial movement attempting to cast doubt on the science and attack the reputation of scientists - including a submission from our old friend Richard S. Courtney. It was a major effort on behalf of the denial movement to exploit the stolen CRU emails to discredit the science. And it failed spectacularly. It was a co-ordinated “push” by the denial movement to influence the outcome of the inquiry. And it failed spectacularly. It was the denial movement’s attempt to legitimise their claim the science was “fraudulent”. And it failed spectacularly.
This is their “Dover moment”: when both sides are given equal opportunity to present their arguments and evidence. It is up to an objective body to assess the veracity of each of their respective claims (see my post Putting climate science on trial: what is the worst that could happen?).
In Kitzmiller v Dover, the ID/Creationist movement was dealt a serious body blow. The climate change denial movement has just suffered an equally significant blow. This is what happens when the peddlers of propaganda attempt to take on science.
No doubt virtually all of the core findings will be ignored by the anti-science crowd, who will continue to push their while conspiracy theories about climate scientists.
Indeed, this outcome has the fingerprints of the NWO/Communists/Tree Huggers/Fascists/Lizards etc all over it... so we will be told.