Must Credit Deltoid!!
Deltoid can reveal David Rose’s fan letter to Christopher Monckton written after Monckton published his famous Chinese navy disproves global warming article. Rose gushes:
Congratulations on your very important and fascinating article. I have two questions. 1. You write: ‘They also found that the graph’s authors had excluded from their calculations a single dataset covering the later mediaeval warm period, which had been stored in a computer file marked ‘CENSORED_DATA’ Where and how did they find this file? Is there any more known (or discoverable) about who had censored this data, and who knew that it had been? Surely this points to an egregious scientific scandal. I am no climatologist but did read Modern History, and I remember as an undergraduate being impressed by le Roy Ladurie’s History of Climate. And though I have never pursued the matter, for years I’ve had this thought in my mind: “Whatever happened to the medieval warm period?” Thank you for supplying the answer. 2. I did not see a reference to the 1421 Chinese voyage around the Arctic. Could you give me one – I’d like to know more. I write for the Observer and Vanity Fair. While this is far from my area of expertise my investigative reporter’s instincts are reeling. I look forward to you next piece. Best wishes – David Rose
It would be totally, just totally, unfair to use out-of-context quotes from this email to discredit David Rose.
Also of interest is Joe Romm’s summary of the growing Rosegate scandal.