Posts Tagged climategate
Here is some historical perspective on the “unprecedented” global warming. To understand the effects of global warming we merely need to see what happened when the Earth was warmer than it is today. The last major warming period was the medieval warming period which dwarfed even the worst case scenarios of global warming alarmists. During this period, 800 – 1200 AD, there were no rising sea levels. Polar bears did not become extinct. Island nations were not swallowed up by the sea, and no mass starvation. In fact this warming period accounted for a major upswing in human advancement. Crops were able to be grown longer and farther north. Vikings were able to grow crops in Greenland, hence the name. The warming period helped Europe out of the dark ages because of longer growing seasons and the warmer climate allowed for greater mobility for longer periods of time which created a more suitable environment for trade in larger geographic areas.
Here is a graphic that brings in perspective so called global warming/climate change and that what we are experiencing today is not unusual and in fact not even that remarkable in Earth’s climate history. It proves that climate change and warming periods are just part of Earth’s normal cycle and has nothing to do with human activity. Unless your willing to make the case that Vikings drove SUVs.
hat tip: wattsupwiththat.com
No wonder Michael Mann and CRU tried to hide the medieval warming period.
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Here is an example of actual code from the CRU. Try explaining this away warmers…
; Apply a VERY ARTIFICAL correction for decline!!
2.6,2.6,2.6]*0.75 ; fudge factor
; APPLY ARTIFICIAL CORRECTION
valadj is an array that if we plug in the numbers we get Michael Mann’s hockeystick. The programmers have hard coded a predetermined result.
So now when they plug the actual numbers in no matter what they are it will always result in the hockeystick even if temperatures remained the same.
For example. Just for the sake of arguement lets say the average temperature remained constant at 70 degrees last century. When you run the numbers through their “fudge factor” you still get a hockey stick. Even a decline in temperatures would still result in a hockeystick. Way to hide the decline!
Just imagine if there really was global warming and they ran those numbers through the magic global warming program then we would really be frying.
White hat hackers, deserving of the Nobel Peace Price, procured emails from a British University server, hosting some of the most prominent global warming researchers, exposes a conspiracy to manipulate data, overstate conclusions and hide contrary evidence.
From the New York Times
In several e-mail exchanges, Kevin Trenberth, a climatologist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and other scientists discuss gaps in understanding of recent variations in temperature. Skeptic Web sites pointed out one line in particular: “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,” Dr. Trenberth wrote.
In one e-mail exchange, a scientist writes of using a statistical “trick” in a chart illustrating a recent sharp warming trend. In another, a scientist refers to climate skeptics as “idiots.”
Some skeptics asserted Friday that the correspondence revealed an effort to withhold scientific information. “This is not a smoking gun; this is a mushroom cloud,” said Patrick J. Michaels, a climatologist who has long faulted evidence pointing to human-driven warming and is criticized in the documents.
In one email they even refer to the death of a global warming skeptic as “cheering news”
When the story first broke the University and scientists tried to deny the emails authenticity but since then the scientists have fessed up and admitted they are authentic but somehow think they should not be held accountable because the emails were taken by nefarious means.
So far the MSM has either ignored the story or are trying to discredit the scandal because of the hackers but the fact is these emails show a culture of corruption among leading global warming “scientists” and at best shows they have a circle the wagon mentality that has clouded their scientific judgment.
There are calls for congressional investigations on what has been dubbed “climategate” but seeing that so many in Congress stand to benifit by the conspiracy it will go about as far as ACORN investigations but this may become too big to contain.
These hackers do bring to mind the two young journalists who exposed ACORN and brought it to its knees, Likewise, this has the potential of finally putting to rest the greatest scientific conspiracy in history.
Wall Street Journal has a link to download the emails (over 60 MB).
And hundreds more: Google Search on Climategate.