Recall Gore's Nobel Prize

Scientists have gone back and studied the “peer reviewed” climate change studies claiming the earth has warmed since the industrial age and found them to be based on fraud. Oops!

As Andrew Orlowski reports in The Register, the issue is the use of tree rings as a temperature proxy in order to ‘reconstruct’ past temperatures. The papers in question incorporated data from trees at the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia:

This dataset gained favour, curiously superseding a newer and larger data set from nearby. The older Yamal trees indicated pronounced and dramatic uptick in temperatures.

How could this be? Scientists have ensured much of the measurement data used in the reconstructions remains a secret — failing to fulfill procedures to archive the raw data. Without the raw data, other scientists could not reproduce the results. The most prestigious peer reviewed journals, including Nature and Science, were reluctant to demand the data from contributors. Until now, that is.

At the insistence of editors of the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions B the data has leaked into the open — and Yamal’s mystery is no more. From this we know that the Yamal data set uses just 12 trees from a larger set to produce its dramatic recent trend. Yet many more were cored, and a larger data set (of 34) from the vicinity shows no dramatic recent warming, and warmer temperatures in the middle ages.

In all there are 252 cores in the CRU Yamal data set, of which ten were alive 1990. All 12 cores selected show strong growth since the mid-19th century. The implication is clear: the dozen were cherry-picked.

Marry that with the fact that the records used to back up these AGW claims by other researchers have mysteriously disappeared and you have the scam of the century.

I’ve been saying since I’ve been blogging (March 2002) that AGW was a scam. A lot of people dissed me then, but it’s becoming clearer by the day that the skeptics (like myself) were right. The scam is falling apart.

And just in time, after Obamacare they want to ram through Cap and Trade. Not gonna happen.

[ht: Amritas, Toren]
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  1. “It is not seeing things as they are to imagine a demigod of infinite mental clarity, who may or may not appear in the latter days of the earth, and then to see all men as idiots.” (G.K. Chesterton)

    I have often wondered……
    How something as ridiculous and destined for failure, as is the AGW movement- could become the dominate driver and subject of the news media for as long as it did.
    The true news and determinate domestic factors playing out during this time were the economic realities of the banking “crisis”…

    Am I the only one who feels like my external perspective is based on the structure of a matryoshka doll? It’s almost as if everything presented to us is but a curtain, behind which….is just another curtain.
    What’s really going on?

    “Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions . . . . Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful good society’ which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean ‘more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.’ Julius was always an ambitious villain, but he is only one man.”
    Amen Cicero

  3. And political power. Chirac made that abundantly clear during the first large AGW conference in Spain, where he bluntly said in his keynote speech that the AGW “crisis” was probably the best chance for a one world government that could be imagined, and it needed to be exploited.

  4. James,

    The motivation of scientific research is certainly not dictated by money. If scientists were interested in money, they wouldn’t be doing science.

    The opportunity has been seized by banksters who see carbon as a neat new complex speculative device, and those in power (run by the banksters anyway) who see it not only as another form of indirect taxation (the supply of carbon credits being regulated by the govt) but as another way to take more of our liberties away.

    The lefties and the environmentalist have the best intentions at heart, but they’ve been played the fool by the pigs that run the show.

    It is said seeing debate stifled so regularly.

    I hope the revolution comes in time.

  5. Jeremy,

    Scientists need grants to survive. It’s human nature to follow the path of lest resistance. If adding a global warming motive to your grant will guarantee funding, then it’s based on fraud. There are so many studies that have that tacked on for that reason, not because there IS global warming. It’s called consensual reality. A bunch of people get together and say something is true, they reinforce a belief that may be false.

    And the fact they have been found to have falsified their studies to support the thesis is a good example of what I mean.

    This is how religious cults get made. And that is what AGW is.

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