Climategate heats up while Whitehouse moves forward

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Climategate is a huge, huge, scandal with significant ramifications.  The fabric of global warming is unraveling.

Wesley J. Smith writes in a recent article, "It's the worst scandal since Hwang Woo-suk faked human cloning."

In fact, the potential impact of the current global warming scandal (summary here) are difficult to even comprehend, considering the exploitation of climate change to motivate population control, social engineering, economic policy and manufacturing regulations.

Updated: In a previous article by Robert Tracinski the impact of Climategate is quantified as follows:

The real cost of this fraud is the trillions of dollars of wealth that will be destroyed if a fraudulent theory is used to justify legislation that starves the global economy of its cheapest and most abundant sources of energy.

This recent editorial by Christopher Booker helps provide a glimpse of what has happened in three basic points.

First, the total shock and dismay resulting from leaked memos, data and computer software results from the line-up of implicated important and influential individuals who were the driving force behind the worldwide alarm over global warming through the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The senders and recipients of the leaked CRU emails constitute a cast list of the IPCC's scientific elite and includes Professor Philip Jones, the CRU's director, who is in charge of the two key sets of data used by the IPCC to draw up its reports. Yes, this is the same IPCC that share the 2007 Nobel Peace Price with Al Gore!

 Booker writes,

Dr Jones and his colleagues have for years been discussing the devious tactics whereby they could avoid releasing their data to outsiders under freedom of information laws.
They have come up with every possible excuse for concealing the background data on which their findings and temperature records were based.
Now that Jones has agreed to release the "source data" new reports are surfacing that the raw data has been "dumped":

SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The UEA's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.

Booker writes,

Most incriminating of all are the emails in which scientists are advised to delete large chunks of data, which, when this is done after receipt of a freedom of information request, is a criminal offence.

In a related but more recent development, David Holland is seeking prosecutions against some of Britain's most eminent academics for allegedly holding back information in breach of disclosure laws.  For years Holland and others had apparently attempted to obtain information through FOI requests

In one email dated May 28, 2008, one academic writes to a colleague having received Mr Holland's request: "Oh MAN! Will this crap ever end??"

Booker makes a second point concerning manipulation of the data:

But the question which inevitably arises from this systematic refusal to release their data is - what is it that these scientists seem so anxious to hide? The second and most shocking revelation of the leaked documents is how they show the scientists trying to manipulate data through their tortuous computer programmes, always to point in only the one desired direction - to lower past temperatures and to "adjust" recent temperatures upwards, in order to convey the impression of an accelerated warming

Third, critics have been silenced:

The third shocking revelation of these documents is the ruthless way in which these academics have been determined to silence any expert questioning of the findings they have arrived at by such dubious methods - not just by refusing to disclose their basic data but by discrediting and freezing out any scientific journal which dares to publish their critics' work. It seems they are prepared to stop at nothing to stifle scientific debate in this way, not least by ensuring that no dissenting research should find its way into the pages of IPCC reports.

Given that nature of the current scandal and that fact that scientists implicated in Climategate were cited in an October climate change report prepared for the White House and Congress, one would hope the US government would be cautious concerning any future commitments.  Instead,

The White House said yesterday that President Obama will attend international climate talks next month in Copenhagen and commit the United States to a specific short-term target for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, providing new momentum for negotiations that had been faltering.

A simple recommendations - postone the Climate Change Conference.

Climategate has just broken and the full extent of effected scientific thought, conjecture and publications is not known.   However, even before it broke, the ugly truth is that the models upon which global warming conjectures are built have not been confirmed by observations over the last 10 years:

Global warming appears to have stalled. Climatologists are puzzled as to why average global temperatures have stopped rising over the last 10 years. Some attribute the trend to a lack of sunspots, while others explain it through ocean currents.
Again, it's time to put the breaks on any government action motivated by the IPCC that will ultimately result in consequences to the American public and the world at large.

Update:

Did scientists have a vested interest that would have motivated the allegations? Well, yes

Jones, according to the disclosures, has collected about $22.6 million in research grants since 1990, a money pit that could -- and should -- dry up with the disclosure of the deception by him and his co-conspirators.

If this isn't enough, consider this:

As Jones wrote to one-time United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change lead author John Christy in one of his e-mails, "I would like to see the climate change happen, so the science could be proved right, regardless of the consequences. This isn't being political, it is being selfish. A lot is on the line. J

Finally - judge for yourself - here is the raw data.

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Global warming is just the latest excuse for population control.

I contacted the pro-life club at Penn State to see if they can do anything to publicize the apparently unethical behavior of Michael Mann, the Penn State professor who created the hockey stick graph of global temperatures which has now been called into question. If anyone knows folks at Penn State who could push for a real independent investigation of this scandal, please let them know. Here is what I wrote:

Michael Mann has a big problem on his hands. His friend Phil Jones of the Climate Research Unit in East Anglia, England received a Freedom of Information Act ("FOI") demand for evidence related to the UN IPCC report on global warming, which both Jones and Mann worked on. Whatever they did behind the scenes of that report was presumably never meant to see the light of day and so Jones emailed Mann and said:

Subject "IPCC & FOI"

"Mike, Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4? Keith will do likewise ... Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same? I don’t have his new email address. We will be getting Caspar to do likewise."

Now the proper response to this seemingly illegal request would be to say:

"I am a tenured professor at a real university with proper academic standards. I have nothing to hide because my science is honest and solid and so I will not delete anything, especially not anything that may be subject to a valid request under the Freedom of Information Act. Destruction of evidence is unscientific and possibly illegal."

But did Michael Mann say that?

No, here is what Michael Mann responded a few hours later:

"I’ll contact Gene about this ASAP. His new email is: generwahl@xxxxxxx"

If that is the kind of "science" they practice at Penn State, it's no wonder that none of their faculty have ever won even a single Nobel Prize.

Stop bitching, take responsibility and take action. Stop all donations to the political party(s) responsible for this fraud. Stop donations to all environmental groups which funded this Global Warming propaganda campaign with our money, especially The Environmental Defense Fund. Write your state and federal representatives demanding wall to wall investigations of government sponsored funding and coordination of this and related propaganda campaigns and demand indictments of those responsible. Write your state and federal Attorneys General demanding Al Gore and others conducting Global Warming/Climate Change racketeering and mail fraud operations be brought to justice, indicted, tried, convicted and jailed. That’s what I have done in response to this outrageous violation of the public trust. Think of the consequences if you do nothing!

Global Warming - A CONVENIENT LIE (for raising taxes)

An easy explanation of what ClimateGate means,

ClimateGate emails and computer programs were taken from a main server at the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia. It is not known if this was a theft or the actions of a whistleblower, disgusted with what the lead scientists at CRU were doing.

ClimateGate exposed the cabal of 20 – 30 scientists (not just at CRU) that peer reviewed each others papers, strong-armed scientific journals to only print their views, and then sat on the IPCC panels as authors judging which published studies go into the IPCC final reports. This is why they always keep shouting “peer reviewed studies, peer reviewed studies, peer reviewed studies”. They owned the peer review process.

ClimateGate exposed that this small group has been adding positive corrections to the raw global temperature data, inflating the amount of published temperature rise over the last 50 years. Both CRU in the UK and NASA-GISS in the US add these biases. At CRU, the programmers did not even know what and why some corrections were added every month. Only since satellite monitoring for comparison have the amounts of biasing leveled off.

ClimateGate exposed the leaders of this cabal instructing each other to delete emails, data files, and data analysis programs ahead of already filed Freedom Of Information Act requests for raw data and computer codes, clearly a crime.

ClimateGate exposed the “trick” about the Hockey stick figure and other studies that performed proxy construction of past temperatures. After all, reconstruction of the last 1,000 years of climate is the first step in predicting the future with super computer programs as explained below:

Everything about all 21 super computer programs used by the IPCC to determine future global warming rely on best-determined past sensitivities to solar and volcanic effects (climate forcings) from the proxy temperature record.

1. The elimination of the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age (the handle of the hockey stick) was necessary so that past solar effects could be minimized, thereby allowing almost all of the warming in the last 75 years to be blamed on Greenhouse Gasses. Raw data (like tree-ring thickness, radioisotope of mud layers in a lake bottom, ice core analyses, etc.) are used as a proxy for reconstruction of the temperature record for 1000 AD to 1960 AD. To ensure desired results, statistical manipulation of the raw data and selecting only supporting data, cherry-picking, was suspected and later proved.

2. The slope of long-term 10-year running average global temperature using thermometers from 1900 to present (the blade of the hockey stick) was maximized with the sloppy gridding code, Urban Heat Island effects, hiding the declines, and even fabricating data (documented in the leaked source code comments revealed with ClimateGate). This ensured that the Greenhouse Gas effect coefficient in all 21 of the super computers was maximized, and that maximizes the temperature result at year 2100 based on Greenhouse Gas increases. This thermometer data was used to replace the tree ring-divergence after 1960 and plot this over the climate history data of (1) above giving the false impression that the reconstructed 1000 AD to 1960 AD results are more accurate than they are.

3. Because tuning of the super computer programs uses back casting, the computer outputs could always replicate the 20th Century (by design); therefore it was assumed that the models had almost everything in them. Because of (1) and (2) above, nearly all climate change predicted by the models was due to CO2 and positive feedbacks and hardly any of the climate change was for other reasons like solar, understood or not.

4. Over the years, when better numbers for volcanic effects, black carbon, aerosols, land use, ocean and atmospheric multi-decadal cycles, etc. became available, it appears that CRU made revisions to refit the back cast, but could hardly understand what the code was doing due to previous correction factor fudging and outright fabricating, as documented in the released code as part of ClimateGate.

5. After the IPCC averages the 21 super computer outputs of future projected warming (anywhere from 2-degrees to 7-degrees, not very precise), that output is used to predict all manner of catastrophes. (Fires, floods, droughts, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, insects, extinctions, diseases, civil wars, cats & dogs sleeping together, etc.)

So shut-up or be called a denier,
live the way we tell you to live,
pay more for everything, and
just send money for my research on the effects of global climate change on horseshoe crabs (which have been around for about 440 million years through all possible temperature ranges).

I hope that this makes the ClimateGate controversy easier to understand.

Anyone that would like to copy or otherwise reuse my explaination may do so.

Take carer.

So how is all that hope and change working out for the libs and the obamanites???

Not so good me thinks. Looks like Darth Vader has taken the foolish libs and youths on a global snype hunt!!!

And Winston looked at the sheet handed him:
“Adjustments prior to 1972 shall be -0.2 degrees and after 1998 shall be +0.3 degrees.”

Winston wondered at the adjustment to the data. At this point, no one even knows if the data, prior to his adjustments, was raw data or already adjusted one or more times previously.

It didn’t matter. All Winston was sure of is that one of the lead climatologists needed more slope to match his computer model outputs. He punched out the new Fortran cards and then dropped the old cards into the Memory Hole where they were burned.

“There!” Winston exclaimed to himself. “Now the temperature data record is correct again; all is double-plus good.”

In Australia over the past weekend a concerted effort by many ordinary and native smart people stopped the passage of Krudd's (PM) ETS. The opposition senators received thousands upon thousands of e-mails and phone calls. The message was clear, pass an ETS and forget being re-elected. The MSM still refuse to publish any news of the CRU e-mails and continues to push the Copenhagen agenda. Fortunately the blogosphere is running hot and I get the feeling that more people are turning to it for real and uncensored news. A relatively hasty and small poll has shown that 3 of 4 respondents want the ETS delayed at least until after Copenhagen.

I am waiting for the many scientists who disagree with the AGW hypothesis to begin going public. To date we only hear from the believers, the contrarians dismissed as troglodytes and not worthy of an audience. Hardly the stuff that lets ordinary people make an informed decision.

- NASA’s Latest Discovery: SUN HEATS THE EARTH (American Thincker, June 05, 2009) - Robert Calahan at NASA’s Goddard Space Center could be in big trouble -- for telling the truth. Here is a headline for an article in the Daily Tech: "NASA Study Acknowledges Solar Cycle, Not Man, Responsible for Past Warming"... World's Largest Science Group Rejecting Man-Made Climate Fears...
- Pentagon/NASA: Global Warming/Global Cooling... THE PENTAGON WARNS CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BRING GLOBAL CATASTROPHE... Now the PENTAGON TELLS BUSH (Guardian.co.uk., 22 February 2004): climate change will destroy us... BRITAIN WILL BE 'SIBERIAN' in less than 20 years... Al Gore Sued By Over 30,000 Scientists For Global Warming Fraud:
http://cristiannegureanu.blogspot.com/2009/11/al-gore-sued-by-over-30000-scientists.html




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