UPDATE: Phil Jones finally admits it – no warming in the past 15 years!
Excellent summary of who is who involved in Climategate via Moonbattery:
UPDATE: They knew about problems with the data but sat on it for three years!
Above from Daily Mail UK.
From emails hacked out of the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia:
From: Phil Jones
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.
Above from Watts Up With That
To which is replied to by one guilty (or self-protecting and nervous) soul:
I’m not too comfortable with this, and would rather not sign — at least not without some real time to think it through and debate the issue. It is unprecedented and political, and that worries me.
The other paper by MM is just garbage – as you knew. De Freitas again. Pielke is also losing all credibility as well by replying to the mad Finn as well – frequently as I see it. I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!
And it seems that all claims that it was all semantics aside, a file of code also in the collection of emails and documents from CRU is even more telling:
Uses “corrected” MXD – but shouldn’t usually
; plot past 1960 because these will be artificially adjusted to look closer to
; the real temperatures.
And they also discuss how to discredit research that shows how solar activity is the main factor that affects climate, not CO2.
There are now calls for a serious investigation coming from both believers and skeptics.
Michael Mann, who is ‘Mike’ cited in the email, gives his defense of Phil Jones – basically spinning that they didn’t try to mislead, merely throw out the data that didn’t help their theory!
Of course they need to hide the reality – even the BBC admits that there has been no warming in 11 years.
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.
And listen to this poor programmer trying to recreate the results using the same data:
I am seriously close to giving up, again. The history of this is so complex that I can’t get far enough into it before by head hurts and I have to stop. Each parameter has a tortuous history of manual and semi-automated interventions that I simply cannot just go back to early versions and run the update prog. I could be throwing away all kinds of corrections – to lat/lons, to WMOs (yes!), and more.
Even the leftwing Guardian UK newspaper investigates the files to find deeply flawed Chinese weather stations data.
You can see the rest of the evidence against global warming I have collected at the handy Global Warming is Unfactual site.
All the emails, searchable, through this link.
But we global warming skeptics have already come to expect such dishonesty from the likes of global warming fearmongerers like NZ scientists faking a cooler past; NASA similarly withholding data; cherry-picking data to create the infamous and disproven hockey stick; putting temperature sensors next to BBQ pits; data manipulation by none other than NASA head James Hansen; and basically everything from Al Gore.
Instead, they keep churning out global warming stories… While the commentors keep bringing up Climategate.
Meanwhile, in contrast to other search engines, Google does not auto-suggest Climategate even when users type in most of the phrase – even though ‘Climategate’ has surpassed ‘global warming’ as a common search term.
The NYT and BBC even refused to run the story despite receiving the files over a month ago.
Thrree of the major US networks have not mentioned anything about Climategate even once by 12 days after the scandal, despite Phil Jones’ stepping down and Congressional calls for investigation.
Yet 59% of Americans believe that some scientists could have falsified data to push their agenda.
Above via Moonbattery.
Via Moonbattery, an amusing video illustrating many of the dishonesties surrounding Climategate: