Thursday, November 26, 2009

'Where the Heck is Global Warming?' - Kevin Trenberth, Lead Scientist at U.N.'s Climate Change Panel, Admits Scientific 'Travesty' of AGW Theory

Look, a "travesty" is a "grotesque imitation," and that's how Kevin Trenberth - who was the lead scientist of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change studies in 2001 and 2007 - describes the bogus claims of global warming science in an e-mail just a month ago.

The image here is from the Daily Mail, "
Climate Change Scandal Deepens as BBC Expert Claims He Was Sent ‘Cover-Up’ Emails a Month Before They Went Public."

Here's Trenberth's e-mail right here:

And scrolling down we see this:

Well I have my own article on where the heck is global warming? We are asking that here in Boulder where we have broken records the past two days for the coldest days on record. We had 4 inches of snow. The high the last 2 days was below 30F and the normal is 69F, and it smashed the previous records for these days by 10F. The low was about 18F and also a record low, well below the previous record low. This is January weather (see the Rockies baseball playoff game was canceled on saturday and then played last night in below freezing weather) ...

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. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.

This can't be more devastating.

Here's Melanie Phillips on the scandal, "
Green Totalitarianism":

This material has revealed what has been described as ‘Nixonian-style paranoid plotting’ by these scientists to defraud the public. Actually, I think it reveals something even worse.

What appears to be the case is that these scientists did not set out to mislead the world so much as try to force data which did not correspond to their ideology of anthropogenic global warming to support that ideology. For me, one of the most telling emails was this one from Phil Jones on the Medieval Warm Period (MWP):

Bottom line - their is no way the MWP (whenever it was) was as warm globally as the last 20 years. There is also no way a whole decade in the LIA period was more than 1 deg C on a global basis cooler than the 1961-90 mean. This is all gut feeling, no science, but years of experience of dealing with global scales and varaibility. (My emphasis)

In other words, despite the fact that science (or history) tells us that the Medieval Warm Period was warmer than today, thus destroying the basis of the AGW myth that we are living through an unprecedented warming of the climate caused by carbon dioxide arising from industrialisation, it cannot be true – because the Hadley CRU Director’s ‘gut’ tells him so.

All the manipulation, distortion and suppression revealed by these emails took place because it would seem these scientists knew their belief was not only correct but unchallengeable; and so when faced with evidence that showed it was false, they tried every which way to make the data fit the prior agenda. And those who questioned that agenda themselves had to be airbrushed out of the record, because to question it was simply impossible. Only AGW zealots get to decide, apparently, what science is. Truth is what fits their ideological agenda. Anything else is to be expunged.

Which is the more terrifying and devastating: if people are bent and deliberately try to deceive others, or if they are so much in thrall to an ideology that they genuinely have lost the power to think objectively and rationally?

I think that the terrible history of mankind provides the answer to that question. Nixon was a crook. But what we are dealing with here is the totalitarian personality. One thing is now absolutely clear for all to see about the anthropogenic global warming scam: science this is not.

Plus, Melanie links to Nigel Lawson (Lord Lawson, who was Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer from June 1983 to October 1989) at the Times of London, "Copenhagen will fail – and Quite Right Too":
Even if the science was reliable (which it isn’t), we should not force the world’s poorest countries to cut carbon emissions.
But President Obama will give the opening lecture in Copenhagen anyway, "Obama Will Go to Copenhagen."

Lots more at Memeorandum.


Dennis said...

It would seem that members of the Church of Global Warming chapter in New Zealand got caught falsifying the data also.