“There is no smoking gun.” That’s the phrase I keep hearing supporters of the global warming hypothesis using when they refer to the released documents from the CRU East Anglia “hack.” I heard it again today from my erstwhile sword bearer, Paul Krugman. The meaning seems to be this: No evidence of crime, outright hoaxing or significant fraud – nothing to worry about.
This misses the point, of course. For me at least. I wasn’t expecting a smoking gun, but what I found was bad enough. Does there have to be a “murder” involved to make anyone pay attention or think that something bad was done