21 Nov 2009, 1:31pm
Climate and Weather
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Global Warming Fraud Conspiracy Exposed

Breaking news all over the Internet: hacked email and data files from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (aka HADCRUT, a world center of global warming alarmist “science”) reveal that scientific fraud and collusion in that fraud have underlain the putative “findings” of a warming planet.

The Evidence of Climate Fraud

By Marc Sheppard, American Thinker, November 21, 2009 [here]

A folder containing documents, data and, e-mails purportedly “hacked” from Britain’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) may be smoking-gun proof of a worldwide conspiracy to exaggerate the existence, causation, and threat of global warming. And the list of apparent conspirators includes many of the world’s leading climate alarmists — the very scientists on whose work the entire anthropogenic global warming theory is based. …

For more details and technical discussion see Jeff Id’s The Air Vent [here] (where unknown hackers first sent the purloined files); Steve McIntyre’s Climate Audit [here] (McIntyre has been a leading critic of HADCRUT and a target of the GW fraud conspirators); and Watts Up With That [here] (the 2008 Weblog Award winner for Best Science Blog).

The files reveal:

* Data have been deliberately and knowingly manipulated to give the false impression that current global temperatures are unusually high and climbing, the so-called “Hockey Stick” model used in Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth”.

* Alarmist “scientists” have interfered with the publication of realistic climate papers that contradict the fraudulent findings.

* HADCRUT has illegally withheld (and possibly destroyed) the original, unadulterated data that real scientists of integrity might use to expose the fraudulent data manipulations.

In a conspiratorial twist, a (British) Freedom of Information request to release HADCRUT climate station data had been denied just days before the “hacked” files were ftp-ed to The Air Vent. Every indication is that the “hacking” was an inside job, possibly done by someone connected to the East Anglia University Information Services (who conducted the FOI review and issued the refusal to release the requested information). For more on that aspect, see the Climate Audit mirror site [here] (the Climate Audit server has been overloaded with visitors so a second “mirror” site was set up).

In short, the Alarmist contention that global temperatures are spiking has been based on fraudulently manipulated data. In fact, by the best (satellite) measures, global temperatures rose by (at most) a minuscule amount (0.6 degrees C) during the 20th Century (subsequent to and rebounding from the Little Ice Age) and have fallen since 1998.

From Dr. Roy Spencer, posted at Watts Up With That [here]

Those numbers are smaller than the measurement error. There is no evidence that global temperatures have risen significantly, or are rising, or will rise by any appreciable amount, notwithstanding atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

From Joe D’Aleo, ICECAP [here]

A succinct discussion of the import of “Climate-gate”:

The Death Blow to Climate Science

By Dr. Tim Ball, Canada Free Press, Nov. 21, 2009 [here]

Global Warming is often called a hoax. I disagree because a hoax has a humorous intent to puncture pomposity. In science, such as with the Piltdown Man hoax, it was done to expose those with fervent but blind belief. The argument that global warming is due to humans, known as the anthropogenic global warming theory (AGW) is a deliberate fraud. I can now make that statement without fear of contradiction because of a remarkable hacking of files that provided not just a smoking gun, but an entire battery of machine guns.

Someone hacked in to the files of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) based at the University of East Anglia. A very large file (61 mb) was downloaded and posted to the web. Phil Jones Director of the CRU has acknowledged the files are theirs. They contain papers, documents letters and emails. The latter are the most damaging and contain blunt information about the degree of manipulation of climate science in general and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in particular.

Climate science hijacked and corrupted by this small group of scientists

Dominant names involved are ones I have followed throughout my career including, Phil Jones, Benjamin Santer, Michael Mann, Kevin Trenberth, Jonathan Overpeck, Ken Briffa and Tom Wigley. I have watched climate science hijacked and corrupted by this small group of scientists. This small, elite, community was named by Professor Wegman in his report to the National Academy of Science (NAS).

I had the pleasure of meeting the founder of CRU Professor Hubert Lamb, considered the Father of Modern Climatology, on a couple of occasions. He also peer reviewed one of my early publications. I know he would be mortified with what was disclosed in the last couple of days.

Jones claims the files were obtained illegally as if that absolves the content. It doesn’t and it is enough to destroy all their careers. Jones gave a foretaste of his behavior in 2005. Warwick Hughes asked for the data and method he used for his claim of a 0.6C temperature rise since the end of the nineteenth century. Jones responded, “We have 25 years or so invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?” He has stonewalled ever since. The main reason was because it was used as a key argument in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports to convince the world humans caused rapid warming in the 20th century. The emails obtained are a frightening record of arrogance, and deception far beyond his 2005 effort.

Another glimpse into what the files and emails reveal was the report by Professor Deming. He wrote:

With publication of an article in Science (in 1995) I gained sufficient credibility in the community of scientists working on climate change. They thought I was one of them someone who would pervert science in the service of social and political causes. So one of them let his guard down. A major person working in the area of climate change and global warming sent me an astonishing email that said. “We must get rid of the Medieval Warm Period.”

The person in question was Jonathan Overpeck and his even more revealing emails are part of those exposed by the hacker. It is now very clear that Deming’s charge was precise. They have perverted science in the service of social and political causes.

Professor Wegman showed how this “community of scientists” published together and peer reviewed each other’s work. I was always suspicious about why peer review was such a big deal. Now all my suspicions are confirmed. The emails reveal how they controlled the process, including manipulating some of the major journals like Science and Nature. We know the editor of the Journal of Climate, Andrew Weaver, was one of the “community”. They organized lists of reviewers when required making sure they gave the editor only favorable names. They threatened to isolate and marginalize one editor who they believed was recalcitrant.

Total Control

These people controlled the global weather data used by the IPCC through the joint Hadley and CRU and produced the HadCRUT data. They controlled the IPCC, especially crucial chapters and especially preparation of the Summary for PolicyMakers (SPM). Stephen Schneider was a prime mover there from the earliest reports to the most influential in 2001. They also had a left wing conduit to the New York Times. The emails between Andy Revkin and the community are very revealing and must place his journalistic integrity in serious jeopardy. Of course the IPCC Reports and especially the SPM Reports are the basis for Kyoto and the Copenhagen Accord, but now we know they are based on completely falsified and manipulated data and science. It is no longer a suspicion. Surely this is the death knell for the CRU, the IPCC, Kyoto and Copenhagen and the Carbon Credits shell game.

CO2 never was a problem and all the machinations and deceptions exposed by these files prove that it was the greatest deception in history, but nobody is laughing. It is a very sad day for science and especially my chosen area of climate science. As I expected, now that it is all exposed I find there is no pleasure in “I told you so.”

21 Nov 2009, 2:06pm
by Mike

More about the global warming frauds freshly exposed may be found at Climate Depot [here], Powerline Blog [here], and at the UK Telegraph [here].

21 Nov 2009, 3:47pm
by G.F.

The CRU e-mails are stunning in their revelations of how a small group of supposedly “independent” climate scientists worked together to defeat the checks and balances in science that that are supposed to maintain our credibility and our honesty. Unlike other professionals, we are not subject to formal licensing procedures that allow for automatic disciplining if we do something unethical. That means we have to be self policing. It is obvious that we have not been doing an adequate job.

The article at Examiner.com [here] is excellent. Theoretical Physicist Lubos Motl of the Czech Republic (formerly of Harvard University) also points out on his web site [here] the astounding amount of money that one of the principle players has received in grants:

Professor Phil Jones received $22.6 million for his efforts. That’s obscene.

I have read a random sampling of the original e-mails and have little doubt that they are genuine. There is a lot of mundane material that shows how this group closely interacted to keep a tight grip on climate science, working diligently to discredit or ostracize any who dared to cross them. There are damning episodes where they specifically discuss the unethical or the illegal, such as altering data or destroying evidence that they might be forced to reveal because of “Freedom of Information Acts” in both the UK and US. They also talk about how to move money across borders to avoid the scrutiny of tax authorities.

Since I come originally from Chicago, I know that Al Capone got away with all sorts of racketeering, only to be brought down for willful failure to pay income taxes.

23 Nov 2009, 9:40am
by TreeC123

Funny thing is that the tone in these hacked emails isn’t half as vitriolic and conspiratorial as the tone on this blog. Am I the only one that sees irony in that? ;-)

Reply: If you don’t like the tone, you can always browse elsewhere. Funny how our “tone” on this little blog is decried while the bitter invective spewed by alarmist scientists attempting to manipulate the governments of the world with fabricated findings is unapologetically embraced.

23 Nov 2009, 10:54am
by Larry Harrell

Both sides need to realize that their end does not justify their means. It wasn’t long ago that the Demoncrats were chastising the Repugnicans for their “dirty tricks”. One of the very first things the Obama Administration did was to try and sneak through legislation on the first Sunday of their new terms.

The political “tone control” is like the old knob on the old radios. Too much tinny liberal treble, or too much rumbling conservative bass results in a government whose signal is full of static and noise that few want to listen to. Partisan politics is killing our forests, and no amount of “climate action” will save them, in our lifetimes. The left’s willingness to sacrifice our forests in exchange for political power is a morally-bankrupt and scientifically-flawed concept.

23 Nov 2009, 8:20pm
by Tallac

These revelations may finally confirm how hidden and manipulated info was used to achieve a bogus outcome, which was always suspected for years.

What was done is not real science, nor should it even be considered for making national or global policy decisions at this time.

The emails are indeed damning enough. But after examaning how an honest programmer with junk data still couldn’t make a “man made global warming model” work with the team’s “inputs/deletions” the way they wanted speaks for itself.

Sadly, some are still clinging onto the “C02 is evil and we’re doomed” script. Bless your heart, and please don’t use what’s left over from tainted and unreliable CRU, GISS, etc. data. It’s starting to get really old trying to prove it.

The HOAX has been exposed and those who perpetuated the FRAUD will hopefully be prosecuted. (That’s not vitriol or gloating, just a fact of what’s left in a modern civil and intelligent society)

24 Nov 2009, 12:18am
by Mike

A site that contains tons of updated info and links to what is being said and reported around cyber space: What’s Everyone Saying About Climate Research Unit “Hacked” Information [here]



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