Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Viscount Monckton on Climategate

Let it be said that Viscount Moncton was early to the task of challenging the conclusions been presented by IPCC. He was high on the IPCC’s enemies list which we can now accept as very real.

Needless to say he has ample right to lead the charge of aggrieved burghers with pitchforks.

I am upset to realize that the most recent numbers used to describe the global temperature are most likely hopelessly compromised and will have to be fully reconstructed by scientists independent of this circus.

In fact the citizen has a clearer chance of getting the present climate right by the expedient of looking out his window than reading IPCC peer reviewed papers.

There are plenty of factors that contribute to our climate. The modeling of these factors always promised to be tentative at best. Now it turns out that what was created was a cooking machine to push a political agenda.

As I had just pointed out a mere week ago, the weight of time had eliminated the CO2 hypothesis, and this was on the basis of cooked data. It turns out that the decline from the peak in 1995 through 1998 is much more pronounced than we have been led to believe. Had I had such data, the hypothesis would have been abandoned a long time ago.

When I began this blog, I was unconvinced that the hypothesis was necessary at all and thought that its actual falsifying would damage actions that the globe does need to see implemented. It certainly has demonstrated the difficulties in mounting a global consensus and establishing a global rule of law or a global initiative.

There may be a way through but that is a post for another time.

Viscount Monckton on Climategate: ‘They Are Criminals’ (PJM Exclusive)

The man who challenged Al Gore to a debate is furious about the content of the leaked CRU emails — and says why you should be, too.

November 23, 2009 - by Christopher Monckton

This is what they did — these climate “scientists” on whose unsupported word the world’s classe politique proposes to set up an unelected global government this December in Copenhagen, with vast and unprecedented powers to control all formerly free markets, to tax wealthy nations and all of their financial transactions, to regulate the economic and environmental affairs of all nations, and to confiscate and extinguish all patent and intellectual property rights.

The tiny, close-knit clique of climate scientists who invented and now drive the “global warming” fraud — for fraud is what we now know it to be — tampered with temperature data so assiduously that, on the recent admission of one of them, land temperatures since 1980 have risen twice as fast as ocean temperatures. One of the thousands of emails recently circulated by a whistleblower at the University of East Anglia, where one of the world’s four global-temperature datasets is compiled, reveals that data were altered so as to prevent a recent decline in temperature from showing in the record. In fact, there has been no statistically significant “global warming” for 15 years — and there has been rapid and significant cooling for nine years.

Worse, these arrogant fraudsters — for fraudsters are what we now know them to be — have refused, for years and years and years, to reveal their data and their computer program listings. Now we know why: As a revealing 15,000-line document from the computer division at the Climate Research Unit shows, the programs and data are a hopeless, tangled mess. In effect, the global temperature trends have simply been made up. Unfortunately, the British researchers have been acting closely in league with their U.S. counterparts who compile the other terrestrial temperature dataset — the GISS/NCDC dataset. That dataset too contains numerous biases intended artificially to inflate the natural warming of the 20th century.

Finally, these huckstering snake-oil salesmen and “global warming” profiteers — for that is what they are — have written to each other encouraging the destruction of data that had been lawfully requested under the Freedom of Information Act in the UK by scientists who wanted to check whether their global temperature record had been properly compiled. And that procurement of data destruction, as they are about to find out to their cost, is a criminal offense. They are not merely bad scientists — they are crooks. And crooks who have perpetrated their crimes at the expense of British and U.S. taxpayers.

I am angry, and so should you be.

What have the mainstream news media said about the Climategate affair? Remarkably little. The few who have brought themselves to comment, through gritted teeth, have said that all of this is a storm in a teacup, and that their friends in the University of East Anglia and elsewhere in the climatological community are good people, really.

No, they’re not. They’re criminals. With Professor Fred Singer, who founded the U.S. Satellite Weather Service, I have reported them to the UK’s Information Commissioner, with a request that he investigate their offenses and, if thought fit, prosecute. But I won’t be holding my breath: In the police state that Britain has now sadly become, with supine news media largely owned and controlled by the government, the establishment tends to look after its own.

At our expense, and at the expense of the truth.

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