Tag Archives: Climate Research Unit

MUST-SEE: Video from Fox News special on global warming

Here are all six parts! (H/T ECM)

I’m watching them now. Michael Mann and Phil Jones were invited to participate and respond, but they chickened out. This ihow you know that global warming and Darwinism are myths. They caricature their opponents and then refuse to debate. People believe because they want to believe it, not because it’s true.

Russian economists accuse CRU of cherry-picking Russian temperature data

Story from the UK Telegraph. (H/T ECM)

Excerpt:

On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.

The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.

The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.

The HadCRUT database includes specific stations providing incomplete data and highlighting the global-warming process, rather than stations facilitating uninterrupted observations.

On the whole, climatologists use the incomplete findings of meteorological stations far more often than those providing complete observations.

It just gets worse and worse for the warmists.

MUST-READ: The UK Daily Mail gives the best summary of Climategate

This story at the UK Daily Mail has all the details in plain English, with graphs. (H/T Ace of Spades via ECM)

First, they got rid of the Medieval Warming Period by cherry-picking data:

Some tree-ring data eliminates the medieval warmth altogether, while others reflect it. In September 1999, Jones’s IPCC colleague Michael Mann of Penn State University in America – who is now also the subject of an official investigation –was working with Jones on the hockey stick. As they debated which data to use, they discussed a long tree-ring analysis carried out by Keith Briffa.

Briffa knew exactly why they wanted it, writing in an email on September 22: ‘I know there is pressure to present a nice tidy story as regards “apparent unprecedented warming in a thousand years or more”.’ But his conscience was troubled. ‘In reality the situation is not quite so simple – I believe that the recent warmth was probably matched about 1,000 years ago.’

[…]Finally, Briffa changed the way he computed his data and submitted a revised version. This brought his work into line for earlier centuries, and ‘cooled’ them significantly.

Then, they hid the decline in temperature after 1960:

According to his tree rings, the period since 1960 had not seen a steep rise in temperature, as actual temperature readings showed – but a large and steady decline, so calling into question the accuracy of the earlier data derived from tree rings.

This is the context in which, seven weeks later, Jones presented his ‘trick’ – as simple as it was deceptive.

All he had to do was cut off Briffa’s inconvenient data at the point where the decline started, in 1961, and replace it with actual temperature readings, which showed an increase.

On the hockey stick graph, his line is abruptly terminated – but the end of the line is obscured by the other lines.

Ace is calling this a must-read. I agree. Drop everything you are doing and go read it. If you have a blog, blog about it. Submit the Daily Mail post to Stumble Upon, Digg and Reddit.

MUST-SEE: Canadian Broadcast Corporation explains Climategate

Can government-run media be objective? (H/T Right Wing Liberal via ECM)

Yes! It’s POSSIBLE.

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Note: One of my radically leftist ex-co-workers just complained to me that the software file has the “adjustment” commented out. But actually, the software file “briffa_Sep98_e.pro” has the “adjustment” uncommented!

So they did indeed explicitly hide the decline:

;****** APPLIES A VERY ARTIFICIAL CORRECTION FOR DECLINE*********
;
yrloc=[1400,findgen(19)*5.+1904]
valadj=[0.,0.,0.,0.,0.,-0.1,-0.25,-0.3,0.,-0.1,0.3,0.8,1.2,1.7,2.5,2.6,2.6,$
2.6,2.6,2.6]*0.75 ; fudge factor

And a bit later:

; APPLY ARTIFICIAL CORRECTION
;
yearlyadj=interpol(valadj,yrloc,x)
densall=densall+yearlyadj

Hide the decline!

MUST-LISTEN: 80-minute interview with Mark Steyn on the Milt Rosenberg show

Topics:

  • Major Hasan and Fort Hood
  • Climate Research Unit global warming e-mails
  • Switzerland bans minaret construction
  • Obama’s Afghanistan speech

The MP3 file is here. (80 minutes, commercial-free)

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Mark discusses a horrible case of anti-Jewish bigotry in an Ontario school, in the first hour. You can read more about that story here while you listen. I can’t believe that this story is true, it’s so disgusting.