I spent some of my travel time compiling comments:
From the beginning of this debate a few years ago, the fact that flawed data was being used, was evident to a lot of us non-professionals. Then followed the tasking of the original hockey stick data scientists to head the verification of this data. You got to be kidding. That fact alone should have been a warning that this was a scientific scam. arg
This fellow Briffa used a thin sample of only ten (10) trees for the recent years which showed the hockey-stick jump, and it was inconsistent for those years with numerous other tree cores from nearby which were available but not included. To top it off, one tree in particular, YAD061, showed a huge jump which while most of the others in Briffa’s ten-tree sample don’t show a hockey stick at all. YAD061 skewed the results for the already-small sample and is, thus, as McIntyre put it, “the most influential tree in the world.”
Briffa refused to release his work’s underlying data for 10 years, until compelled to do so by the Royal Society which had published a paper of his which used that data.
Consider what the enviros tried to do to Bjørn Lomborg. Will there be an accounting?
The Medieval Warming, and Little Ice Age, used to be taught in high school. Mann is relying on the general ignorance of a population, educated in government schools.
In the Little House on the Prairie books, blizzards in May, in Dakota, are mentioned.
The dendochronology scam underlying the “hockey stick” should come as no big surprise.
There is no legitimate data underlying the connection with global warming with human activity.
Check out the various US government websites touting AGW. Every one cites IPCC as the basis for it’s position.
Every single government grant has been awarded on a “find AGW” basis.
The computer models were written by pro AGW “scientists” for the purpose of proving AGW and source code is not available to critics
Raw data is “not available.”
Funding for critical researchers is “not available.”
Dissent from within government is grounds for termination or transfer to menial positions.
Anyone see a pattern?
People write fictions, it is published in book forms and they make profits legally. They may even get the Nobel Prize. It affects some people in a good way.
In Nigeria some people devised a scam and also a fiction, called 409 by their Government. It’s illegal and punishable by the law. It affects some people in a bad way.
Some high profile people devise an improved version of it on a Global scale called Climate Change (more like “409 Trillion exchange” but in this form not very appealing) also a fiction but it has a “flaw”. To correct the flaw they make it a law and implement it worldwide. It will affect every human being, animal and even plants on the face of Earth but it won’t affect the climate. It is also made into a movie and got the Nobel Prize.
I have been probing the arguments for global warming for well over a decade. In collaboration with a lot of excellent coauthors I have consistently found that when the layers get peeled back, what lies at the core is either flawed, misleading or simply non-existent…Climate models are in gross disagreement with observations, and the discrepancy is growing with each passing year.
In short, evidence is deeply flawed or non-existent.
The IPCC review process, of which I was a member last time, is nothing at all like what the public has been told: Conflicts of interest are endemic, critical evidence is systematically ignored and there are no effective checks and balances against bias or distortion.
In short, we’ve been deliberately and maliciously lied to again.
Over the coming few years, as the costs of global warming policies mount and the evidence of a crisis continues to collapse, perhaps it will become socially permissible for people to start thinking for themselves again.
Not if public schools and junk science continue to give Americans information. Don’t count on it. Liberals don’t like thinking for themselves.
The Global Warming fiasco is based on the reverse proof. That is, the claim is that man made global warming is a fact. Rather than building a firm foundation of real data to prove their assertion, they turn the tables. It becomes a “do you still beat your wife?” question. The true believers demand that skeptics prove that man made global warming is not happening.
As anyone knows it is nearly impossible to prove the negative. They are winning with lies, half-truths, and political power.
This was never about science nor helping folks nor Mother earth - it has always been about power, money and control.
Gore touted the Congressional climate bill, claiming it “will dramatically increase the prospects for success” in combating what he sees as the “crisis” of man-made global warming.
“But it is the awareness itself that will drive the change and one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements.” (Editor’s Note: Gore makes the “global governance” comment at the 1min. 10 sec. mark in this UK Times video.)
Gore’s call for “global governance” echoes former French President Jacques Chirac’s call in 2000.
On November 20, 2000, then French President Chirac said during a speech at The Hague that the UN’s Kyoto Protocol represented “the first component of an authentic global governance.” @ campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=21632#
Who cares about facts with this at stake.