Saturday, November 21, 2009

Global Warming is Going to Exit with a Whimper After All

Who’da thunk it? This argument was supposed to drag on for another two decades or so. Or however long it took to make us and other foolish governments who bought the solely-anthropogenic-because-humanity-is-evil global warming…umm, science. Yes, that’s it: the settled science of man-made climate disasters. They left us but one option, and that was penitence eternal.

We deserved cold, dark homes in the winter and sweltering, cramped cement apartments in the summer. We all needed to give up our cars and the evil fuel used to make them run. We were supposed to shun any idea of nuclear power.

Now there you have two ugly, sinful words in one phrase. “Nuclear” anything is bad, and of course, “power” is for thugs like George Bush and other American imperialists. Humble rulers would forsake ‘rule’ for dialogue, and surrender ‘power’ for being liked instead of being feared. In other words, Hope and Change.

But now what? The cat is out of the bag and that furry feline is shredding the myths quicker than the myth-makers can paste them back together.

Michelle Malkin is one of many sites running this story. She calls it The global warming scandal of the century. Catchy title; the century is young yet.

She says the story was broken by two folks you’ve probably read.
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Anthony Watts was writing from the airport when he filed his report:

An unknown person put postings on some climate skeptic websites that advertised an FTP file on a Russian FTP server, here is the message that was placed on the Air Vent today:

We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to be kept under wraps.

We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents

The file was large, about 61 megabytes, containing hundreds of files.

It contained data, code, and emails from Phil Jones at CRU [University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit] to and from many people.

I’ve seen the file, it appears to be genuine and from CRU. Others who have seen it concur- it appears genuine. There are so many files it appears unlikely that it is a hoax. The effort would be too great.

He then posts some of these emails from the East Hadley and there is a long comment section, which I recommend.

Mr. McIntyre focuses on one particular email revealed by the hackers:

So far one of the most circulated e-mails from the CRU hack is the following from Phil Jones to the original hockey stick authors - Michael Mann, Raymond Bradley, and Malcolm Hughes.

From: Phil Jones
To: ray bradley ,,
Subject: Diagram for WMO Statement
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000
Cc: k.briffa@xxx.xx.xx,

Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm,

Once Tim’s got a diagram here we’ll send that either later today or
first thing tomorrow.

I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps
to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from
1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline. Mike’s series got the annual
land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land
N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999
for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 with
data through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998.

Thanks for the comments, Ray.


Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) xxxxx
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) xxxx
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email

The e-mail is about WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 1999 -report, or more specifically, about its cover image.

Read the news story in fuller detail at the Essex County Conservative Examiner.

Meanwhile, an important sidebar to this story was discussed in an earlier post of Ms. Malkin’s, before the hacker story broke. In How do you say “You lie!” in Mandarin?, she points out Obama’s bold-faced prevarication. The man’s gotta be from Chicago:

President Obama traveled all the way to China to praise the free flow of information. It’s the only safe place he could do so without getting heckled. With a straight face, Obama lauded political dissent and told Chinese students that he welcomed unfettered criticism in America.


Most recently, two EPA lawyers critical of the “fatally flawed” cap-and-trade system -peddled by their agency, the White House, and the Democrat majority - were told by their superiors to yank a video they posted to YouTube explaining their views. Despite including a caveat that the opinions expressed were their own and not the agency’s, the couple faces possible disciplinary action by the feds. While demanding the video be yanked, the EPA disingenuously claims it tolerates all dissenting views of its employees.

The clampdown follows on the heels of the Obama EPA’s stifling of veteran researcher Alan Carlin’s dissent. He dared to challenge the agency’s reliance on outdated data to support its greenhouse gas “public endangerment” finding. Carlin’s report was squelched; his office is now on the chopping block.

Delicious irony in this episode about the EPA coming to light so shortly before the hacker’s release of all that perfidious climate change ‘information’.

Maybe this story will mature enough to doom “Cap and Tax” in the Senate? I hope so. As is usual in this administration, they are doing their dirty work on the weekend. In this case, the Senate is set to vote on Saturday (tomorrow) on the latest conspiracy to keep us poor and stupid - i.e., the “Healthcare” bill. I put that in scare quotes because there is little health for anyone but bureaucrats and Big Pharma in that mess. And it’s for darn sure they don’t care about you and me or they wouldn’t even be considering making yet another mess on yet another weekend night. Another stealthy steaming pile that will have to be cleaned up behind them. If it can be cleaned up.

At best, Obama & minions are going to leave some lasting stains on our commonweal.

Meanwhile, enjoy the latest smoking gun regarding “climate” “change”. It’s a fraud, we always knew it was a fraud. But then academia is riddled through with fraudulence.

A big thank you to the Brits - whoever they are - responsible for giving these emails legs. May the real information wander far and wide, spreading some truth atop the mountains of lies we’ve been forced to endure.

Well, so much for my big news. The Baron looked at my post and asked if I realized that the story had been in the news feed for the last two nights. Here and here.

I am so exhausted from taking care of the fB through the course of this swine flu, also known as the evil disease around here, that I wrote one email and read the comments in two posts.

I couldn’t even make myself react to Nodrog and can’t remember if he said anything objectionable. I’m punch drunk with fatigue and counting the hours between medication times. It’s gotten so bad that I have to keep a written record.

The patient seems to be on the mend as I am going ‘round the bend. Fortunately, his girl friend came to help and I am so grateful not to be the one on call all the time. Listening to those awful coughing fits is almost as bad as having them yourself.

The worst part for the fB is not talking. It makes his coughing worse. Imagine a silent Irishman…or one who is trying to be silent. Torture.

Pray we do not end up in the ER again, especially on the weekend with all the knifings. Just because they insist on getting inebriated/stoned and proceed to stick one another with sharp instruments...why does that mean they can't take their turn in line with everyone else?

Ah, visions of HealthCare future....

At any rate, this is still a good story. Bye, bye al-Gore.


EscapeVelocity said...

The Global Weather Doomsday Cult/CommieCon has been totally exposed for the fraud that it is.

That wont stop the people that Want To Believe. But we have that problem anyways.

The thing is that they dont have credible science on their side anymore. They are merely another religio-political cult trying to enforce their piety and oppression on everyone like Islam.

These anti Science yahoos will no doubt not be ashamed of what they did, but the Light of Truth hurts them and their crusade none the less.

Henrik R Clausen said...


Time to move on to relevant and urgent subjects, such as totalitarian political ideologies disguised as religion, the causes of the financial crisis, and that bane of sensible living conditions, overpopulation.

X said...

This story deserves it's own coverage. It's big, far bigger than people might realise. If the global warming scam goes, the central pillar of much of the current paradigm of world governance goes with it.

heroyalwhyness said...

This story IS HUGE!!! Glad you posted it separately anyway!

German media puts to words exactly what is at stake. . .€€€$$$$€€€:

der Spiegel
". . .the upcoming world summit in the Danish capital, where thousands of politicians, bureaucrats, scientists, business leaders and environmental activists plan to negotiate a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Billions of euros are at stake in the negotiations

Any questions?

PS - glad to read that fB is on the mend. Prayers continue

Henrik R Clausen said...

Any questions?

Yeah: How do I get a share?

EscapeVelocity said...

I heard the Saudis and OPEC are demanding to be compensated for lost oil revenues.

Got to get in on that wealth redistribution.

Regressive politics, reward and empower backwards failed cultures.

Paul said...

The underlying motivation behind the junk science of global warming is much deeper than mere billions in Euros, or dollars, or whatever. It is multi-generational. Some of those generations have passed off without a dimes worth of financial increase.

So why do the scientists, who surely know better, peddle global warming as a means to implement global political control? Indeed.

Let the real story behind the story emerge....

Henrik R Clausen said...

The excessively rich Saudis demanding money in compensation for not selling anything got to be joke of the year :)

As in any joke, there's a serious spot in it:

They do not realize that usually one has to work, productively, in order to make money. One doesn't (usually) pump money out of wells.

Zenster said...

There are even bigger repercussions to come out of this preposterous scandal.

The Great Warmening™ was all set to become the next great Liberal crusade. This newly relabeled bottling of old Cultural Marxism w(h)ine stood at the ready to further deconstruct the First World's great industrial nations. Cap and Trade is a pluperfect example of the tremendous damage this slough of hogwash was about to perpetrate upon us.

Let's hope these revelations will take some steam out of the "Green" movement. I'm all for alternative energy and proper environmental stewardship but, as a scientist, I also insist upon correctly performed emperical analysis and proof of principal when dealing with such vital matters.

Please understand that some of these "green" loons were talking about dumping megatons of iron oxide into the oceans in order to sequester carbon dioxide. Earth's oceans represent a habitat of stupendous proportions. Screw them up and the entire planet could die.

None of which prevented these "Green" crusaders from pushing their ill-founded and unproven agenda. That those responsible for scientifically assessing this crucial situation have resorted to manipulating data in such a dishonest manner shows that this entire matter is one of "beliefs" and not of facts.

This is the usual elevation by the Left of "feelings" over facts. It manifests all over the map in the form of "hate speech" and numerous other unequal applications of the law. This attempt to install The Great Warmening™ as a scientific fact when there is no proven evidence to warrant it is yet another one of these "feelings" based lunacies.

It is absolutely vital to cast some disinfecting sunlight on this Leftist sham. This modern day snake oil scam was on the verge of becoming accepted fact without anything close to the clear-cut proof required. One environmental activist had actually proposed the death penalty for denial of The Great Warmening™. This is how insane the Left's level of quasi-religious belief in this unproven cause had become.

As noted above, The Great Warmening™ is merely a rebranded extension of the old Post-Modern crusade against Capitalism and Western values initiated through Cultural Marxism. With the death of Soviet Communism, Liberals were desperate for some new way of ending the advance of industrial progress. Snuffing out this monstrous environmental tripe volcano will go a long way towards derailing what, at one point, appeared to be an unstoppable anti-progressive Luddite juggernaut.

Cobra said...

I want to see Gore and the other hucksters in jail for a scam like this.
This is crime against mankind...

Henrik R Clausen said...

This is the usual elevation by the Left of "feelings" over facts.

Exactly. Rational, civilized people pay attention to feelings - yet lets facts and reason be the ultimate judges as to what action is useful.

Christian said...

If anyone thinks this may put a brake on the climate change bandwagon then they should think again. If this were to be an important turning point, then it would have been on the front pages and TV news, nothing is going to change just yet.

It made the New York Times and Washington Post but both articles fudged the sheer scale of the fraud and cast some doubts here and there so that they could maintain their credibility with global warming fanatics.

The power groups that manage and control so much of our world are impervious to mishaps like this exposure. The fact that the New York Times was allowed to print these details just goes to prove that they are laughing in our faces.

sheik yer'mami said...

The "Global Worming" fraud is the biggest fraud of all, but the ruling elites have decided that the greatest transfer of wealth in human history from civilized countries to failed 3rd world s#*tholes has to happen, come hell or high water.

They will be back, selling the scheme in another form, perhaps with a little more honesty, most likely in the form of "compassion' or some such.

Our political parasites, our intellectual ivory towers (the universities and the media) need a purge, a thorough catharsis. They have manipulated generations of gullible students and perverted everything we are and need to be.

I'm afraid we will see major upheavals in the near future.

spackle said...

This is why I thank God every day for the Internet. If it were not for astute bloggers, hackers (sometimes) and a whole host of folks, we would be in total darkness about the games being played on and around us.

EscapeVelocity said...

The Big Lie (German: Große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf for a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously".

All this was inspired by the principle--which is quite true in itself--that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.

—Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X[1]

The phrase was also used in a report prepared during the war by the United States Office of Strategic Services in describing Hitler's psychological profile:[3][4]

His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.[5]

George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four refers to the Big Lie theory on several occasions. For example:

“To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed...”.[7]

Engineer-Poet said...

Bloody hell.

First:  There is no smoking gun here.  A smoking gun would be an e-mail from George Soros saying that the money was on the way for the latest paper, and the committee picks for IPCC were in the bag.  Instead you have scientist shop talk about correcting for changes in instruments and data-collection practices (the "trick" noted in the e-mail).  Did you notice that the date on that mail is 1999?  If there was some fraud in the data produced, someone would have found out about it by now.  Instead, I find people who claim to have found fraud in data given at Watt's Up With That, which is not the same as the data published by their putative source for the same stations.  WUWT is a "skeptic" site.

Second, the bad policy of Waxman-Markey does not mean that the science is fraudulent.  It means that the political Powers That Be decided to grab for more where they saw an opportunity.  The EPA lawyers are right, of course; Waxman-Markey is a bad means to an end we should have embraced in 1993.

And I mean 1993.  We may have waited too long, and the feedback loops are about to start racing ahead of any ability we have to control them.  I received a PDF today which talks about atmospheric methane (70+ times as powerful as CO2, though it oxidizes to CO2 in a decade or so), and it looks like we have the beginnings of a runaway release of trapped methane in permafrost and on the ocean floor.  I put the graph at my blog:  methane concentration curve 1985-2009.  I will mail the PDF to anyone who wants it (I don't know where it's hosted).

Of course, had we embraced those ends in 1993, what would have happened?  We would have done things like fixing our building codes, so that our building boom would not have left us with so many huge, energy-hogging structures.  (It doesn't necessarily cost money to slash the energy consumption of a building by 70%, because the cost of insulation and windows is paid for by cheaper HVAC gear.  You just have to design things right, which means learning things and adopting best practices.)  It would have meant keeping PNGV on the front burner.

Who would have suffered?  Saudi Arabia would have been at the front of the line of aggrieved parties.  Folks, you have been played by PR firms working for the Islamists.