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Global Warming “scientists” who refused to hand over raw data, suddenly lose it all. Demand we accept it anyway.

September 26, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

So, let me get this straight.  The only way to prove that “global warming” is real or farce is by using numbers that these guys have modified in ways we don’t know.  The real data, which has been proven to be highly inaccurate due to sensor misplacement, has been “lost”.

We are supposed to accept the words of these people who have changed these numbers again and again and refused to hand over the data for peer review because “they wanted to prove them wrong”.  I seem to remember something about the scientific process from high school about the requirement to prove data right by trying to prove it wrong.

These are not scientists.  They are political hacks who want power by fear-mongering.  And now, science is proving them wrong, so they hide the proof.

As climate extremists, Democrats, and President Barack Obama (but I repeat myself) push for nonsensical cap-and-trade legislation and prosperity-killing, sovereignty-threatening treaties, at least some of the data undergirding the supposed science backing their efforts seems to no longer exist. I’m not kidding.

At National Review Online Wednesday morning, Patrick J. Michaels told us that:

…. the data needed to verify the gloom-and-doom warming forecasts have disappeared.

Or so it seems. Apparently, they were either lost or purged from some discarded computer. Only a very few people know what really happened, and they aren’t talking much. And what little they are saying makes no sense.

There have been many questions about the integrity of the science behind global warming, but what Michaels describes may be the most troubling example yet cited.

Here’s more from his column:

In the early 1980s, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, scientists at the United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia established the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) to produce the world’s first comprehensive history of surface temperature. It’s known in the trade as the “Jones and Wigley” record for its authors, Phil Jones and Tom Wigley, and it served as the primary reference standard for the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) until 2007. It was this record that prompted the IPCC to claim a “discernible human influence on global climate.”

Putting together such a record isn’t at all easy. Weather stations weren’t really designed to monitor global climate. Long-standing ones were usually established at points of commerce, which tend to grow into cities that induce spurious warming trends in their records. Trees grow up around thermometers and lower the afternoon temperature. Further, as documented by the University of Colorado’s Roger Pielke Sr., many of the stations themselves are placed in locations, such as in parking lots or near heat vents, where artificially high temperatures are bound to be recorded.

So the weather data that go into the historical climate records that are required to verify models of global warming aren’t the original records at all. Jones and Wigley, however, weren’t specific about what was done to which station in order to produce their record, which, according to the IPCC, showed a warming of 0.6° +/– 0.2°C in the 20th century.

So far, nothing is necessarily out of order. Raw data from faulty weather stations could theoretically be adjusted for the shortcomings described. But the problem is that there are no records of what adjustments were made.

Read the entire NRO piece for the changing stories of Phil Jones about his ability to make the raw data available. Michaels quotes Jones’s latest rendition to another scientist who requested it:

Since the 1980s, we have merged the data we have received into existing series or begun new ones, so it is impossible to say if all stations within a particular country or if all of an individual record should be freely available.

In other words, we’re being told that a lot of the raw data is gone. We’re just supposed to trust that the adjustments made were done accurately and properly. Even if they were done conscientiously at the time based on the best available knowledge, there’s no way to modify those adjustments for better information about how to make them that may have come along in the last three decades.

NRO: ‘The Dog Ate My Global Warming’; Underlying ‘Support’ For Climate Claims May Be Gone | NewsBusters.org

  1. RickZ
    September 26, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Global Warming is REAL.

    Temps in August were 50F higher than in February ! !

    At THAT rate, in just TEN YEARS, the Earth will be 1,000 F hotter than it is today.


    Uhhhhh… by the way … WHAT caused the last ICE AGE to end, 15,000 years ago ??

    Was it them Cave Men, driving around in SUV’s ??

  2. ayfs
    September 26, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Dino flatulence.

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