Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dueling headlines

Back on January 19th there was this:

2000s warmest decade on record, government reports

But that was almost a month ago and in the rapidly evolving world of Global Warming anything can happen.  For instance, from today's Daily Mail:

Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995

Well, fancy that.  Bullet points from the article:

*  Data for vital 'hockey stick graph' has gone missing

*  There has been no global warming since 1995

*  Warming periods have happened before - but NOT due to man-made changes
This coming from Professor Phillip Jones who recently stepped down as director of the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit whose work was heavily relied on by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  The problem with relying on Phillip's work is that he can't seem to remember where he put any of that darned data that backed up the claims that the Earth is in the midst of a man caused fever.  Seems Phillips keeps one very messy office and he just can't figure out where he put any of the data:

The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.

Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers.

Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be’.
Jones housekeeping skills aside, if the lost date ever existed in the first place then scientist should be able to return to the original sources and duplicate the results, right?  But an admission by Jones casts doubt:

Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.

And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.
Let's face it, Global warming is unraveling quicker than a cheap sweater.  Investigations by academic panels are all well and good but it is time for a criminal investigation.  Proponents manufactured "evidence" out of thin air for the purpose of enriching themselves either professionally, monetarily or both.  It is handcuff time.

1 comment:

prairiecat55kc said...

Climate changes. EVERYTHING changes. My home county was home to dinosaurs, and I've found more than one fossilized seashell out there. It's dry-land farm/ cattle graze now. MAN did not cause that. Animals go extinct, others develop. They used to grow oranges 5 miles south of here, it's too cool in the winter now for the past 30 years or so. Changes.

The idea that this is the perfect "global" temperature (do they put the thermometre in Butte, Montana like we joked when we were in high school) or that there IS a perfect global climate/ temperature is a scam and a hoax and a way to exert power and take money.

Hang 'em all.