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The Climategate Investigation April 29, 2010

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The Climategate Investigation

By Dexter Wright
American Thinker, April 29, 2010

Last month, while the American media were distracted by the health care vote in Congress, the British Parliament published the results of its investigation into East Anglia University’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) that has been at the center of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) controversy. It seems that many were hoping that no one would read this report, at least not beyond the milquetoast executive summary.

Buried deep within the report is a compelling piece of evidence. In volume two, there is a memorandum submitted as evidence from Lord Lawson of Blaby, chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, which was in response to four very significant questions from the investigating committee. This memo confirms the claims by many global warming skeptics that the scientists at CRU were trying to hide data and silence the skeptics. The questions asked by the investigative committee are as follows:

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Rudd’s “greatest moral challenge of our generation” delayed until 2013 April 27, 2010

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PM delays scheme to cut carbon pollution

SMH, April 27, 2010

The federal opposition says Labor’s thwarted emissions trading scheme has become an inconvenience for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

The decision, which will save the government $2.5 billion, flies in the face of Mr Rudd’s commitment to address climate change, an issue he has described as “the greatest moral challenge of our generation”.

“Now it is an inconvenience for him,” opposition climate action spokesman Greg Hunt told ABC Radio.

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Friday Fun: Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up: April 22, 2010 April 22, 2010

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Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up: April 22, 2010

Daily Bayonet, April 22, 2010

It’s Earth Day. What better time to gather around the snark and sing koombaya as we throw hippie dreams of global domination and a future free of personal hygiene onto the bonfire of the realities.

Emo-Joe Romm has a new book, a British alarmist won a big payday in court because he got ecoligion and Iceland’s volcano has been inconvenient for warmist’s as much as travelers.

All this and an out of this world Earth Day hottie besides.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

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Gambling on Sunbeams and Sea Breezes April 20, 2010

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Gambling on Sunbeams and Sea Breezes

By Viv Forbes
CFP, April 18, 2010

The Carbon Sense Coalition today accused Australian politicians of risking Australian jobs and industry on a quixotic scheme to generate 20% of 2020 electricity from sunbeams and sea breezes.

The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr Viv Forbes, said that even if this were possible, it could only be achieved by tripling power costs to industry and consumers.

“The proposed Renewable Energy Target Scheme would legislate that 20% of Australia’s electricity must come from “renewable” sources. They tell us this will reduce our production of carbon dioxide and thus reduce global warming.

“This is a foolish gamble.

“Firstly, there no evidence that man’s production of carbon dioxide controls climate. The pulsating sun, the churning cosmos, the restless oceans, the changing clouds and unpredictable volcanoes on land and under-sea are the climate controllers. Man’s effect on global climate is insignificant.

“Secondly, there is extensive evidence that a warmer world with more carbon dioxide plant food in the air would be a cleaner, greener and more abundant place for most people.

“Thirdly, the only non-carbon fuel that can reliably supply the legislated 20% of Australia’s grid power by 2020 is nuclear fuel. But that is currently prohibited, and there is not enough time for development.

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Climategate: a scandal that won’t go away April 18, 2010

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Climategate: a scandal that won’t go away

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By Christopher Booker
The Telegraph, April 17, 2010

If you were faced with by far the biggest bill of your life, would you not want to be confident that there was a very good reason why you should pay it? That is why we need to know just how far we can trust the science behind the official view that the world is threatened with catastrophe by global warming – because the measures proposed by our politicians to avert this supposed disaster threaten to transform our way of life out of recognition and to land us with easily the biggest bill in history. (The Climate Change Act alone, says the Government, will cost us all £18 billion every year until 2050.)

Yet in recent months, as we know, the official science on which all this rests has taken quite a hammering. Confronted with all those scandals surrounding the “Climategate” emails and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the political and academic establishments have responded with a series of inquiries and statements designed to show that the methods used to construct the official scientific case are wholly sound. But as was illustrated last week by two very different reports, these efforts to hold the line are themselves so demonstrably flawed that they are in danger of backfiring, leaving the science more questionable than ever.

The first report centred directly on the IPCC itself. When several of the more alarmist claims in its most recent 2007 report were revealed to be wrong and without any scientific foundation, the official response, not least from the IPCC’s chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, was to claim that everything in its report was “peer-reviewed”, having been confirmed by independent experts.

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“This is based on peer-reviewed literature. That’s the manner in which the IPCC functions. We don’t pick up a newspaper article and, based on that, come up with our findings.” – Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC chairman, June 2008 April 17, 2010

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How the IPCC Report Has Been Advertised

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“People can have confidence in the IPCC’s conclusions…Given that it is all on the basis of peer-reviewed literature.” – Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC chairman, June 2008
“The IPCC doesn’t do any research itself. We only develop our assessments on the basis of peer-reviewed literature.” – Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC chairman, June 2007
“This is based on peer-reviewed literature. That’s the manner in which the IPCC functions. We don’t pick up a newspaper article and, based on that, come up with our findings.” – Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC chairman, June 2008 (click quote to go to YouTube video. Remarks begin at 1 minute, 15 seconds)

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Climate Bible Gets 21 ‘F’s on Report Card April 16, 2010

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Climate Bible Gets 21 ‘F’s on Report Card

Via Nofrakkingconsensus.com
April 14, 2010

21 of 44 chapters in the United Nations’ Nobel-winning climate bible earned an F on a report card we are releasing today. Forty citizen auditors from 12 countries examined 18,531 sources cited in the report – finding 5,587 to be not peer-reviewed.

Contrary to statements by the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the celebrated 2007 report does not rely solely on research published in reputable scientific journals. It also cites press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings, working papers, student theses, discussion papers, and literature published by green advocacy groups. Such material is often called “grey literature.”

We’ve been told this report is the gold standard. We’ve been told it’s 100 percent peer-reviewed science. But thousands of sources cited by this report have not come within a mile of a scientific journal.

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Non Science Nonsense April 14, 2010

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Non Science Nonsense

By Joseph A Olson, PE
CFP, April 9, 2010

The problem with insatiable greed is that it is….insatiable. There exist among us a group of mega-wealthy megalomaniacs, who have a lust for power that knows no bounds. The world is their monopoly game and their fellow humans are mere place chips to be pushed and shredded for their delight. These demonic demigods have been consolidating their power for centuries and have set their ‘carbon control trap’ to leverage their complete planetary domination.

The East Anglia Event Horizon, on Nov 19, 2009 was a watershed moment in scientific and human history. The hacked Hadley emails pulled the curtain on the greatest FRAUD ever perpetrated on the public. The post industrial monopoly playing pump and dump syndicate made two tactical errors. First, that their well-woven web would not be prematurely disclosed.

The second error was that science was just another commodity that could be pumped and dumped with the same ease as a credit default swap, a derivative or a hedge fund. True scientists are the most objective, most informed and most moral sub-set in the entire human population. Despite two decades of government and Wall Street propaganda, the failed hypothesis of human caused climate change was still totally transparent.

Hadley huckster, Phil Jones
Hadley huckster, Phil Jones stated that the “published emails do not read well”, but in fact they read quite well. The Hadley emails show the level of manipulation, coordination and concealment necessary to foist a world class fraud. Part of that manipulation involved the peer review process and the presumed neutral presenters of science facts, the peer review journals.

Renown hockey stick de-bunker, Ross McKitrick has an article, “Circling the Bandwagons: My Adventures Correcting the IPCC” which details the warmist bias of seven peer review publications. This behavior is endemic in the mass media. In a world of nanosecond response, it is interesting how the Jurassic Press responded since the Climategate disclosure six months ago.

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Who needs a committee report to spot rank deception? April 13, 2010

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Who needs a committee report to spot rank deception?

Joanne Nova

By Joanne Nova
ABC, April 12, 2010

The issue of the ClimateGate emails leaked or hacked from the East Anglia CRU is not that complicated. The emails are damning because anyone who reads them understands that they show petty, unprofessional, and probably criminal behaviour. We know the guys who wrote them are not people we’d want to buy cars from. They are hiding information. We don’t need a committee to state the obvious.

The emails show some of the leading players in climate science talking about tricks to “hide declines”, they boast about manipulating the peer review process, and “getting” rid of papers they didn’t like from the IPCC reports. It’s clear the data wasn’t going the way they hoped, yet they screwed the results every way they could to milk the “right” conclusion. Above all else, they feared freedom of information requests, and did everything they could to avoid providing their data. ClimateGate shows these people were not practising science, but advocacy and have been doing it for decades.

The House of Commons committee was surely supposed to be protecting the citizens of the UK from being deceived and defrauded, so what did they say when faced with obvious malpractice? Did they draw their swords and declare that honest taxpayers deserve better? Not at all. They whitewashed it.

“On the accusations relating to Professor Jones’s refusal to share raw data and computer codes, the Committee considers that his actions were in line with common practice in the climate science community but that those practices need to change.”

It’s the nice way of saying that Phil Jones really did hide the data, but everyone else in climate science fails the basic tenets of science too (so that’s alright then). Sure. Those practices need to “change”, not now, not tomorrow, but at some indeterminate time in the future. No rush boys. Yes, Jones should have his job back.

This is simple playground politics, not rocket science. Even preschoolers can come up with the Phil Jones defence: “But Mum. Everyone else does it.” The committee tries to defend Jones, and inadvertently damns the whole field of climate “science”.

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Pilgrimage to Montana April 12, 2010

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Pilgrimage to Montana

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By Steven Goddard
Via Watts Up With That, April 12, 2010

Now that Arctic ice area is normal, Antarctic ice area is normal, sea level rise is failing to accelerate, temperatures are below all of Hansen’s scenarios, and the IPCC has proven itself to be untrustworthy – where can the CAGW religion go? Simple … Montana!

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