Tuesday, February 2, 2010

As If The Hoax Wasn't Enough Proof...

...that man-made global warming was a complete load of garbage, there's much, much more. First, a recap:

1. The primary data used for the U.N.'s IPCC panel recommendation that the world will immolate itself because of humanity if we don't instantly give the U.N. all our money was found to be deliberately doctored, modified, and skewed.
2. The peer review process was similarly flawed, with the lies being perpetuated by those with a political axe to grind.
3. The U.K. version of the Freedom of Information Act was deliberately violated by those trying to hide the truth of the hoax that is man-made climate change.

Of course, that didn't stop Barack Obama from attempting to sign the U.S. up to disastrous climate change legislation in Copenhagen. Oh, and he mentioned it again in the SOTU the other day. Oh, and the Dems in Congress are still trying to figure out how to pass cap-n-tax legislation to cripple the American economy in the name of man-made climate change.

So, now we're up to speed. Unfortunately for the Left, reality keeps piling on (emphasis mine)...

Minnesota wind turbines won't work in cold weather

Rapidly melting credibility

It is clear that global warming science has been hijacked by a subset of researchers who have crossed the line into advocacy and alarmism. The cache of climategate e-mails alone reveals a number of scandals – key researchers and institutions manipulating temperature data to gin up a bigger warming trend, refusing to allow independent researchers to see the raw data, and strategizing to keep skeptical views out of the scientific literature and official reports. Climategate is just beginning to unfold.

Now, the UN’s vaunted 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report turns out to contain a whopper. The report describes as “very high” the likelihood that continued global warming will cause the glaciers in Himalayan Mountains to disappear by 2035 if not sooner. Amazingly, it turns out that the source of this claim is an unsupported statement of one researcher that appeared in a magazine article. Worse yet, the IPCC report’s editors knew full well that the assertion was based on speculation rather than peer reviewed science, and in fact it was disputed by several scientists when it appeared in early drafts. Nonetheless, it was left in for political reasons.

Ditto for the notion that global warming is causing increased hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters. More:

In its most recent report, [the IPCC] stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.

The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master’s degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.

IPCC hides glacier information for months

The chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was informed that claims about melting Himalayan glaciers were false before the Copenhagen summit, The Times has learnt.

Rajendra Pachauri was told that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment that the glaciers would disappear by 2035 was wrong, but he waited two months to correct it. He failed to act despite learning that the claim had been refuted by several leading glaciologists.

The IPCC’s report underpinned the proposals at Copenhagen for drastic cuts in global emissions.

In short, anyone who says anything about man-made climate change should now be summarily dismissed as a blithering idiot, or at least forced to prove unequivocally their claims before being considered as anything else.

With characteristic wit and jocularity, Ace of Spades sums up the situation:
Oh sure, we're enjoying a good laugh and maybe there were a few corners cut in the effort to save Gaia but let's be cereal, the science is settled and anthropogenic ManBearPig is real. Remember, pointing out the unscientific nature of this stuff just proves that you are, um, anti-science. Or something. Now shut up and pay more for everything.
Soon...very soon. At least, if Obama and the Dems have anything to say about it. Enter the blithering idiots.

There's my two cents.

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