The breathtaking dishonesty of the global warming racketeers.
Global warming warmongers insist that the recently exposed “Climategate” emails, exchanged among climate scientists working for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), do not change the basic science underlying global warming, so they are no big deal. But they are quite wrong. The data and the arguments now discredited by the corruption exposed in the emails leaves the scientific case against the idea of man-caused global warming overwhelming at this point.
The Warmongers you see on television claiming a well-established scientific consensus in favor of man-caused global warming are pretending, or play-acting, for the purpose of misleading you. Quite to the contrary, the scientific argument for man-caused global warming was thoroughly demolished earlier this year with the release of the 880-page study, Climate Change Reconsidered, authored by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). The response to that study can be taken as an admission by global warming advocates that they cannot defend their position in debate.
Instead, what we hear from the Warmongers is a steady stream of name-calling (“deniers”), and, unfortunately, outright lies, as shown further below. Now exposed as well is the dishonest manipulation of basic data.
In sharp contrast, first rate, blue chip scientists are increasingly concluding that humans have little effect on global temperatures, and that natural causes and temperature patterns continue to dominate. These include Fred Singer, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science at the University of Virginia, and the founder and first Director of the National Weather Satellite Service, Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and U.S. Science Team Leader for the AMSR-E instrument flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University, Syun-ichi Akasofu, Professor of Physics and former director of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska, Patrick Michaels, Research Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, and past President of the American Association of State Climatologists, and David Douglass, Professor of Physics at the University of Rochester, among many others. Physics icon Freeman Dyson recently expressed similar views in the New York Times. There is no collection of scientists in the world smarter and better than these.
Indeed, as will be shown below, as a result of the work of these scientists, we now have scientific proof that the notion of significant man-caused global warming is false.
The Shame of “Climategate”
As Sarah Palin accurately reported in the Washington Post on December 9 (yes, braindead, left-wing bloggers, that Sarah Palin), the Climategate “emails reveal that leading climate ‘experts’ deliberately destroyed records, manipulated data to ‘hide the decline’ in global temperatures, and tried to silence their critics by preventing them from publishing in peer-reviewed journals.” Given the magnitude of what the UN and associated environmentalist extremists are demanding on the basis of the supposed “science,” Climategate is, in fact, the greatest science scandal in world history.
One of the most revealing emails was from Phil Jones, Director of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU), a fundamental feeder source for the UN’s IPCC. He wrote, “I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e. from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.” Professor Trevor Davies, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of East Anglia, tried to explain away the revelation by saying, “One definition of the word ‘trick’ is ‘the best way of doing something.’ What Phil did was standard practice and the facts are out there in the peer-reviewed literature.”
This is the moral equivalent of Richard Nixon trying to explain away the 18-minute gap in one of his Watergate tapes. As an eye-opening news report from the December 13 UK Daily Mail explains, “There is a widespread misconception that the decline Jones was referring to is the fall in global temperatures from their peak in 1998…. In fact, its subject was much more technical — and much more significant.”
What they were actually referring to was the widely reported, famed, “hockey stick” chart dishonestly showing stable temperatures for centuries until an explosive rise late in the 20th century. That chart was prominently featured on the first page of the Summary for Policymakers of the 2001 IPCC report.
The chart was based on proxy data for temperature in past centuries for which no temperature records are available. (Such proxy data comes from modern studies of such sources as ice cores, tree rings, and growing season dates.) The emails reveal that Jones and his colleagues, including the persistently dishonest Michael Mann of Penn State University, selectively manipulated that proxy data to hide the known high temperatures of the Medieval Warm Period, roughly 350 years starting around 1000 A.D. when temperatures were significantly higher than today. That was necessary to falsely portray global temperatures as stable until recently.
But the problem was that the data set as manipulated then showed a large and steady decline in temperatures in recent decades since 1960. So the “trick” the CRU manipulators adopted to hide that decline, as reported by the Daily Mail, was to cut off the proxy data set in the year the decline started, 1961, and substitute the CRU’s “actual” temperature readings for those later years showing a large increase in temperatures for those years. (In truth, those “actual” global surface temperature readings had been previously manipulated.) As Phillip Stott, Emeritus Professor of Biogeography at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, told the Daily Mail, “Any scientist ought to know that you can’t just mix and match proxy and actual data. They’re apples and oranges. Yet that’s exactly what they did.”
So the “trick” referred to in the original email was not referring to “the best way of doing something,” or to “standard practice,” as Davies dishonestly said in trying to perpetuate a cover-up. It was referring to dishonest data manipulation.
Moreover, what Jones and his colleagues did with the data was not disclosed as Davies and others engaged in the cover-up have said. Quite to the contrary, the hockey stick graph published by the IPCC was further manipulated to hide the fraud, as the Daily Mail reports.
But another Jones colleague, Professor Andrew Watson, tried to continue the cover-up in a shocking BBC interview in which he called an American critic an “asshole” live on the air, and said the original email was only about “tweaking a diagram.” Are you getting the message that you can’t believe anything these global warming “science” pretenders say?
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