Oh that pesky satellite data:
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.
However, this line from the Forbes story is quite funny:
The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.
HEH! Yeah, that’ll happen. I’m sure Al Gore is ready to stop being a charlatan and actually do something useful with his life. Nothing is going to change. The Democrats will still push the fraud and the establishment Republicans will play along so the press will someday (fingers-crossed!) like them.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (in the U.K.) is in hot water(!) after a report damning its research practices. (Hat tip: Mark Levin)
The panel was forced to admit its key claim in support of global warming was lifted from a 1999 magazine article. The report was based on an interview with a little-known Indian scientist who has since said his views were “speculation” and not backed by research.
Independent climate scientist Peter Taylor said last night: “The IPCC’s credibility has been deeply dented and something has to be done. It can’t just be a matter of adjusting the practices. They have got to look at what are the consequences of having got it wrong in terms of what the public think is going on. Admitting that it needs to reform means something has gone wrong and they really do need to look at the science.”
An absolute classic via Ace. Penn State University has completed its “investigation” of Professor Michael Mann, who came up with the “hockey stick” graph showing a sharp rise in global temperature over the last 50 or so years. The charges against Mann are essentially that his research was shoddy at best and he essentially was making it up. The inquire, quite amazingly as Ace points out, didn’t try to gloss over it with fancy words, but instead stated the charges were impossible due to Mann’s reputation:
Had Dr. Mann’s conduct of his research been outside the range of accepted practices, it would have been impossible for him to receive so many awards and recognitions, which typically involve intense scrutiny from scientists who may or may not agree with his scientific conclusions…
Clearly, Dr. Mann’s reporting of his research has been successful and judged to be outstanding by his peers. This would have been impossible had his activities in reporting his work been outside of accepted practices in his field.
It reminds me of Barney Franks’ sister, Ann Lewis when she was Bill Clinton’s Communications Director and said she knew he didn’t have an affair with Monica Lewinsky because the President had told her so.
Prepare to be crushed in football in 2011 Penn State!
Hat tip to Andrew Breitbart on this one. A British parliamentary commission found this week that Dr. Phil Jones and the rest of the gang at East Anglia University are horribly misunderstood and their reputations remain “intact.” This little nugget is by far the piece de resistance:
The House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee said that the word “trick” in this context “appears to be a colloquialism for a ‘neat’ method of handling data” and that the phrase “hide the decline” was meant as “shorthand for the practice of discarding data known to be erroneous.”
Mmm! And the committee also ruled that when G. Gordon Liddy used the word “burglary” he actually meant “fact finding mission.”
I’ve said many times on this blog that not having a girlfriend gives a man a lot of free time to watch the Discovery Channel. While I wile away the hours watching egomaniacal crab fishermen or loggers or what have you, during the commercial breaks I am bombarded with propaganda from one major corporation after another talking about how green they are, how they are “building a smarter planet.” It occurred to me after Climategate that we’ll see the whole Global Warming farce begin to crumble when the major corporations stop buying into it.
Today it seems there are cracks in the dam.
The presence of one of the world’s pre-eminent environmentalists at Apple’s shareholder meeting Thursday was the subject of much of the morning’s pointed discussion.
At the first opportunity for audience participation just several minutes into the proceeding, a longtime and well-known Apple shareholder–some would say gadfly–who introduced himself as Shelton Ehrlich, stood at the microphone and urged against Gore’s re-election to the board. Gore “has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted,” Sheldon said, referring to Gore’s views on global warming. “If his advice he gives to Apple is as faulty as his views on the environment then he doesn’t need to be re-elected.”
Naturally a lot of folks came to Gore’s defense, and he’ll no doubt continue to serve on Apple’s board, but the days of complete credibility for the former VP are long past as are the days of shareholders in major multi-national corporations going along with every green iniative that comes their way.
Gateway Pundit has a comparison of Global Warming stories that will knock your socks off.
Clifford Irving has nothing on this guy. Professor Phil Jones gave us the “hockey stick graph” that seemed to show that the earth’s temperature was fairly steady until the last few decades when it rose sharply, and this spike in temperature, he said, was caused by man. This opened the door for charlatans like Al Gore and RFK, Jr. to use fear and guilt over man-made Global Warming as a valuable political weapon to enrich their careers and their wallets.
Now, Professor Jones admits he’s lost a lot of the data, that there hasn’t been any significant warming for the past 15 years and that it’s highly possible that the earth was much warmer during the Middle Ages.
It is mind-boggling to think that one man could plant the seed that grew a massive fraud that even now many cling to.
Senator James Inhofe must have an open phone-line to G-d.
Well, as Harry Reid and Barack Obama work to destroy our country with government-run health care, at least there is some good news out there. The junk science summit in Copenhagen has been a complete bust. Even Barack Obama couldn’t outshine court jester Hugo Chavez. No amount of reverb saved him from poor reviews for a miserable speech. India and China had to run leave the room to throw up.
Through it all, there is still hope.