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Reason Alert: Climate Change Emails, Health Care Reform

Plus watch Nick Gillespie on John Stossel's new Fox Business Show

December 4, 2009

- Climate Emails Show Politics Trumping Science
- Video: How to Fix Health Care
- Watch Nick Gillespie on John Stossel's New Fox Business Show
- New at Reason
Climate Emails Show Politics Trumping Science
"Someone--a whistleblower or a hacker--got into the computers of University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit in England, also known as the Hadley Research Center, and revealed reams of e-mails showing that its leading climatologists had engaged in all kinds of scientific shenanigans including manipulating data, destroying evidence that didn't support their conclusions and keeping contrarian scientists from being published in peer-reviewed journals. The revelations are significant because the Hadley Center is no marginal outfit. It is among the most influential research organizations in the field whose work forms the basis of all official global warming reports, including those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.N. body that serves as the Vatican of global warming...One of the dirty little secrets of the field revealed by the scandal is that climate scientists, though they are publicly funded, don't as a matter of routine make their raw data publicly available. This makes it exceedingly difficult for their peers to replicate their findings, subverting the scientific method at its core...A complete airing of the science of global warming, which is looking less and less avoidable by the day, might eventually vindicate the claims of climate warriors. Or it might not. The only thing [President] Obama can control in this matter is which side he will support: The truth, or--what he accused his predecessor of--ideology."
Video: How to Fix Health Care's new "How to Fix Health Care" video puts forth three simple reforms that will put us on a path to a health care system that's better, more affordable, and more accessible. And these market-based reforms can be implemented without creating new government programs or raising taxes.
CBO: Taxpayers Will Pick Up Tab for Increased Costs
Watch Nick Gillespie on John Stossel's New Fox Business Show
John Stossel’s new show "Stossel" premieres on Fox Business Network next Thursday, December 10th. Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie is scheduled to be on the program discussing Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged and its meaning today. If you'll be in New York City and would like to be part of the studio audience for Nick's appearance, or other Stossel tapings, you can email or call 877-369-8587. The current taping schedule and topics:
When: Tuesday, December 8th
Topic:  Atlas Shrugged and Its Meaning Today, Includes Reason's Nick Gillespie
Where: Fox Studios, 133 West 47th Street
Time: 1:00 p.m.

When: Thursday, December 10th
Topic:  Global Warming and the Environment
Time: 10:00 a.m.

When: Thursday, December 17th
Topic:  Health Care
Time: 10:00 a.m.
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