Following on from this super article by Gordon Rayner in the Telegraph there's a wee update on how the UN are taking the news about the fact that that the CRU were providing information to the IPCC.
The CRU has the largest archive of global temperature data in the world, and its research formed the basis of the United Nations' key document on global warming, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report of 2007.
The e-mails now appear to have made it around the world and are having some effect on the governments of countries where climate bills are going through parliaments.
In the US, where the CRU emails have been cited as proof of "the greatest act of scientific fraud in history", there are very real fears that hardline Republicans – together with powerful Right-wing media organisations – will use the scandal to scupper President Obama's proposed legislation to cap carbon emissions.
In Australia, the world's worst carbon dioxide polluter per capita, 10 opposition front bench MPs have resigned in protest at a proposed carbon bill, their resolve seemingly strengthened by the emergence of the emails.
And here in the UK, although the main political parties agree that global warming does exist and is man-made, there have been calls for the head of the CRU to resign over the scandal, and demands for a full-scale public inquiry from the former chancellor Lord Lawson who, this week, launched a new think tank, the Global Warming Policy Foundation, to challenge the consensus on global warming policy.
the CRU have of course made light of these e-mails, saying that we're getting into a fuss over nothing and of course we're all going to die unless we revert, Osama Bin Laden-like, to living in caves and having dung for dinner. Despite this little beauty:
An email sent by one of Prof Jones's colleagues said: "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't."
Travesty for whom, eh? Nice to know that the University of East Anglia's Climate Rogue Unit appear more interested in ripping us off and being important than being pleased that the climate isn't actually reaching boiling point.
So what's the outcome with the United Nations, then?
bugger all it would appear.
Mr Pachauri said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) received contributions from scientists worldwide and had a rigorous peer review system which ensured a balanced view.
"The processes in the IPCC are so robust, so inclusive, that even if an author or two has a particular bias it is completely unlikely that bias will find its way into the IPCC report," he told The Guardian.
So even though we now know that they can't make the globe warmer, have been using tricks and also said they would rather delete the data than let us, the tax payer, know how we're being taken for a fucking expensive ride, the IPCC aren't going to do anything about it.
But then why would they? The Now Show may have mocked comments about politicians and the media having a vested interest in us all being shortly to die but it's true. Most of them are men, after all, and when do men ever admit they're wrong? Only when they're not listening to the question put to them.
They'd have to admit that they were duped or that they either didn't read the information or they did and didn't want to cause a fuss.
The BBC, I think, are breaching their charter by saying that science is settled on this and now we read that a weatherman was sent e-mails on how to spin it.
There were many who were rightly shocked when watching the Antiques Road Show last night where an expert was allowed to talk about how there have been 'warm periods' before and even to finish his piece on the lovely sofa table, designed because of this heatwave along with gorgeous empire line dresses, with a gentle warning about warming
Of more interest, when you read again about global warming just think of this table.
But Copenhagen is politics and spin and nothing to do with proper debate so this inconvenient truth will just be brushed under the carpet.
On another note, the Danes want all Campanologists to ring bells during the conference. Be warned, ringers: There's a chance that this is a new way of producing electricity and you'll be campanicity before you know it.