Climategate 2.0: More trouble for Mann et al

The same group that brought us the email dump last year from the East Anglia Climate Research Center have done it again.

Through a few blogs, they have made public about 5000 more emails from the warming advocates - and the emails show they are more than scientists in this regard - that reveal more attempts to hide bad news, more attempts to discredit critics and skeptics, and more arrogant assumptions that have dubious scientific value.

Here are a few samples compiled by the Telegraph:

/// The IPCC Process ///

<1939> Thorne/MetO:

Observations do not show rising temperatures throughout the tropical
troposphere unless you accept one single study and approach and discount a
wealth of others. This is just downright dangerous. We need to communicate the
uncertainty and be honest. Phil, hopefully we can find time to discuss these
further if necessary [...]

<3066> Thorne:

I also think the science is being manipulated to put a political spin on it
which for all our sakes might not be too clever in the long run.

<1611> Carter:

It seems that a few people have a very strong say, and no matter how much
talking goes on beforehand, the big decisions are made at the eleventh hour by
a select core group.

<2884> Wigley:

Mike, The Figure you sent is very deceptive [...] there have been a number of
dishonest presentations of model results by individual authors and by IPCC [...]

<4755> Overpeck:

The trick may be to decide on the main message and use that to guid[e] what's
included and what is left out.

No doubt over the next few days we'll be getting more smoking guns. But at the very least, the emails that show some scientists deliberately destorying emails so as to avoid FOIA requests, and manipulating the IPCC to assure a certain outcome will provide ammunition for skeptics who are fighting to prevent what the group that released these emails refer to as the world having to spend "$37 trillion in energy technologies by 2030 to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions at sustainable levels."