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Climategate – Copenhagen Ends And Discredited Climatologist Michael Mann Breaks His Silence

Michael Mann fabricator of the data of Climate Change and the infamous “Hockey Stick” has broken his silence in the Washington Post. Mann is currently under suspension from Penn State University where both his science and methods are under investigation; Mann was heavily involved with Phil Jones and his Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia where the Climategate emails, were leaked from, not hacked.

As can be expected what Mann has to say is as about as credible as his “fudged climate data”:

The hacked e-mails have been mined for words and phrases that can be distorted to misrepresent what the scientists were discussing. In a Dec. 9 op-ed, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin argued that “The e-mails reveal that leading climate ‘experts’ . . . manipulated data to ‘hide the decline’ in global temperatures.” Yet the e-mail she cites was written in 1999, just after the warmest year ever recorded (1998) to that date. It could not possibly have referred to the claim that global temperatures have declined over this decade — a claim that is false (the current decade, as has been recently reported, will go down as the warmest on record).

This is the second standard warmist Climategate defence, the first is the emails were 10 years old; both defences have been proved to be lies. Let me state categorically again Mann is lying, we have all the Climategate files including the programs.

In the same e-mail, Jones uses the phrase “hide the decline” in reference to work by tree-ring expert Keith Briffa. Because tree-ring information has been found to correlate well with temperature readings, it is used to plot temperatures going back hundreds of years or more. Briffa described a phenomenon in which the density of wood exhibits an enigmatic decline in response to temperature after about 1960. This decline was the focus of Briffa’s original article, and Briffa was clear that these data should not be used to represent temperatures after 1960. By saying “hide the decline,” Jones meant that a diagram he was producing was not to show those data during the unreliable post-1960 period.

The telling part is the comments from readers:

“The emails do not alter the evidence for climate change one iota.”
Of course not, the “scientists” writing the emails altered it

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You can read Mann’s attempt to diffuse Climategate here or skip the Mann rubbish and the read the comments here.

Mann and the CRU provided the vast bulk of the data used by the IPCC, just days later the IPCC say Mann has no credibility, a real eureka moment for the IPCC at last, they are correct about something.

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Climategate – 100 Reasons Why Climate Change Is Natural

The Daily Express caught Aardvark off guard this morning, with a story about Climate Change that does not support the flawed science that is being so heavily pushed in Denmark right now.

The mainstream media in the UK has largely blacked out Climategate, with the exception of James Delingpole at the Telegraph, who has been relentless in exposing the AGW lie. All other Climategate coverage has been righteous indignation at the non-believers, which has been a double edged sword for the warmists as they report the story from their angle; it also exposes the story to other interpretations.

A hat tip to the Express for this article:

The report, by the respected European Foundation, also argues that a higher level of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the main greenhouse gas – is not a problem because it helps to boost crop yields.

And it claims that the warming we are now experiencing is “mostly natural”, pointing to historic shifts in the climate such as when Vikings farmed on Greenland in medieval times.

Political analyst Jim McConalogue, who wrote the report, said: “This demonstrates how tenuous, improper and indeed false the scientific and political claims are for man-made global warming, from claims that climate change can be controlled by human activity to the proposition that CO2 emissions represent a severe threat to our way of life, when in fact there is little evidence to support any of these claims.”

In a linked article the Express continues with:

HERE are the 100 reasons, released in a dossier issued by the European Foundation, why climate change is natural and not man-made:

1) There is “no real scientific proof” that the current warming is caused by the rise of greenhouse gases from man’s activity.

2) Man-made carbon dioxide emissions throughout human history constitute less than 0.00022 percent of the total naturally emitted from the mantle of the earth during geological history.

3) Warmer periods of the Earth’s history came around 800 years before rises in CO2 levels.

4) After World War II, there was a huge surge in recorded CO2 emissions but global temperatures fell for four decades after 1940.

5) Throughout the Earth’s history, temperatures have often been warmer than now and CO2 levels have often been higher – more than ten times as high.

6) Significant changes in climate have continually occurred throughout geologic time.

7) The 0.7C increase in the average global temperature over the last hundred years is entirely consistent with well-established, long-term, natural climate trends.

8)The IPCC theory is driven by just 60 scientists and favourable reviewers not the 4,000 usually cited.

9) Leaked e-mails from British climate scientists – in a scandal known as “Climate-gate” – suggest that that has been manipulated to exaggerate global warming

10) A large body of scientific research suggests that the sun is responsible for the greater share of climate change during the past hundred years.

The question that still remains unanswered is why given all the question marks over the validity of science and the findings do certain politicians like Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Ed Milliband in the UK say the flawed science does not matter press on regardless.

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Climategate – The BBC’s Complicity In The AGW Lie

Climategate is the BBC’s smoking gun; a virtual news blackout except to report a hacking crime while completely ignoring the content of the leaked emails and data. The left wing eco-mentalists are piling on the pressure with the BBC’s web site pouring more AGW propaganda and fear, fawning over Michael Mann, when the incompetent climate scientist’s own colleagues say Mann has no credibility.

The mobilisation of Labour Luvvies is complete when deeply unfunny comedian Marcus Prickstock pontificates on Question Time about the impending heating up of the world and obediently spouts the correct “Climate Rationalist” line like a good little left of centre poodle.

Richard Black is a BBC environment correspondent and is mentioned in one of Michael Mann’s Climategate emails: Read the rest of this entry

Climategate – IPCC Climatologist Says Michael Mann Has “No Credibility”

The Climategate story is like a snowball rolling down a hill, getting bigger every hour and along the way the snowball keeps picking up more and more casualties; the latest being Michael Mann purveyor of the now discredited “hockey stick” graph on global warming.

A prime piece of evidence linking human activity to climate change turns out to be an artifact of poor mathematics.
According to Masachusettes Institute of Technology

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The video clip while pretty funny does largely describe the machinations of Mann and his “adjustment” of the data to suit his own point of view. The problem for Mann is that more and more of his data and methods are being questioned, not only by hugely respected university’s like MIT, but also other scientists. On more than one occasion Mann has got his data inverted and has now rediscovered  the Medieval Warming Period.

Meanwhile back at the IPCC one of Mann’s fellow climatologists Eduardo Zonita has demanded that Mann should not contribute to future reports as Mann is “not credible any more.” Zonita also wants UEA CRU’s director Phil Jones and another IPCC lead author, Stefan Rahmstorf also banned from further contributions.

Zonita has the following statement on his website:

“These words do not mean that I think anthropogenic climate change is a hoax. On the contrary, it is a question which we have to be very well aware of. But I am also aware that in this thick atmosphere -and I am not speaking of greenhouse gases now- editors, reviewers and authors of alternative studies, analysis, interpretations,even based on the same data we have at our disposal, have been bullied and subtly blackmailed. In this atmosphere, Ph D students are often tempted to tweak their data so as to fit the ‘politically correct picture’. Some, or many issues, about climate change are still not well known. Policy makers should be aware of the attempts to hide these uncertainties under a unified picture. I had the ‘pleasure’ to experience all this in my area of research.”

Zonita realises the consequences of the words with a further statement:

By writing these lines I will just probably achieve that a few of my future studies will, again, not see the light of publication.

Wont be long before the Climate Inquisition takes Zonita away in the dead of night so he can be tortured and confess his heresy.

As their argument melts away we can expect more attempts at suppression of free speech on the AGW lie, some like this little gem posted in response to David Cameron’s statement on Climate Change from a Ross J Warren:

Perhaps we might consider making climate change denial a criminal matter

Anyone found guilty will be burned at the stake, the ducking stool will make a return and the heads of the traitors will be stuck on poles outside the University of East Anglia

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