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AL the Inconspicuous

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The Global Warming Hoax
« on: November 20, 2009, 12:52:38 PM »

From The Telegraph -- Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of "Anthropogenic Global Warming"? --

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If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW.  The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU) and released 61 megabites [sic] of confidential files onto the internet.  (Hat tip: Watts Up With That)

When you read some of those files -- including 1079 emails and 72 documents -- you realise just why the boffins at Hadley CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be "the greatest in modern science".   These alleged emails -- supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory -- suggest:

                   
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Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised [sic] resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.
                   

One of the alleged emails has a gentle gloat over the death in 2004 of John L Daly (one of the first climate change sceptics [sic], founder of the Still Waiting For Greenhouse site), commenting:

                   
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"In an odd way this is cheering news."
                   

But perhaps the most damaging revelations  – the scientific equivalent of the Telegraph’s MPs’ expenses scandal – are those concerning the way Warmist scientists may variously have manipulated or suppressed evidence in order to support their cause.

Here are a few tasters.  (So far, we can only refer to them as alleged emails because -- though Hadley CRU's director Phil Jones has confirmed the break-in to Ian Wishart at the Briefing Room -- he has yet to fess up to any specific contents.)  But if genuine, they suggest dubious practices such as:

Manipulation of evidence:

                   
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I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.
                   

Private doubts about whether the world really is heating up:

                   
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The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't.  The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong.  Our observing system is inadequate.
                   
                 

Suppression of evidence:

                   
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Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4?

Keith will do likewise.  He's not in at the moment - minor family crisis.

Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same? I don’t have his new email address.

We will be getting Caspar to do likewise.
                   

Fantasies of violence against prominent Climate Sceptic scientists:

                   
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Next time I see Pat Michaels at a scientific meeting,
I'll be tempted to beat the crap out of him.  Very tempted.
                   

Attempts to disguise the inconvenient truth of the Medieval Warm Period (MWP):

                   
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……Phil and I have recently submitted a paper using about a dozen NH records that fit this category, and many of which are available nearly 2K back–I think that trying to adopt a timeframe of 2K, rather than the usual 1K, addresses a good earlier point that Peck made w/ regard to the memo, that it would be nice to try to "contain" the putative "MWP", even if we don’t yet have a hemispheric mean reconstruction available that far back….
                   

And, perhaps most reprehensibly, a long series of communications discussing how best to squeeze dissenting scientists out of the peer review process.  How, in other words, to create a scientific climate in which anyone who disagrees with AGW can be written off as a crank, whose views do not have a scrap of authority.

                   
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This was the danger of always criticising the skeptics for not publishing in the “peer-reviewed literature”. Obviously, they found a solution to that–take over a journal! So what do we do about this? I think we have to stop considering “Climate Research” as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit to, or cite papers in, this journal. We would also need to consider what we tell or request of our more reasonable colleagues who currently sit on the editorial board…What do others think?”

"I will be emailing the journal to tell them I'm having nothing more to do with it until they rid themselves of this troublesome editor."  "It results from this journal having a number of editors. The responsible one for this is a well-known skeptic in NZ.  He has let a few papers through by Michaels and Gray in the past. I’ve had words with Hans von Storch about this, but got nowhere.  Another thing to discuss in Nice!"
                   

Hadley CRU has form in this regard. In September – I wrote the story up here as “How the global warming industry is based on a massive lie” – Hadley CRU’s researchers were exposed as having “cherry-picked” data in order to support their untrue claim that global temperatures had risen higher at the end of the 20th century than at any time in the last millenium. Hadley CRU was also the organisation which – in contravention of all acceptable behaviour in the international scientific community – spent years withholding data from researchers it deemed unhelpful to its cause. This matters because Hadley CRU, established in 1990 by the Met Office, is a government-funded body which is supposed to be a model of rectitude. Its HadCrut record is one of the four official sources of global temperature data used by the IPCC.

I asked in my title whether this will be the final nail in the coffin of Anthropenic Global Warming.  This was wishful thinking, of course. In the run up to Copenhagen, we will see more and more hysterical (and grotesquely exaggerated) stories such as this in the Mainstream Media.  And we will see ever-more-virulent campaigns conducted by eco-fascist activists, such as this risible new advertising campaign by Plane Stupid showing CGI polar bears falling from the sky and exploding because kind of, like, man, that’s sort of what happens whenever you take another trip on an aeroplane.

The world is currently cooling; electorates are increasingly reluctant to support eco-policies leading to more oppressive regulation, higher taxes and higher utility bills; the tide is turning against Al Gore's Anthropogenic Global Warming theory.  The so-called "sceptical" view is now also the majority view.

Unfortunately, we’ve a long, long way to go before the public mood (and scientific truth) is reflected by our policy makers. There are too many vested interests in AGW, with far too much to lose either in terms of reputation or money, for this to end without a bitter fight.

But if the Hadley CRU scandal is true, it's a blow to the AGW lobby's credibility which is never likely to recover.

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 04:24:30 PM »

From Slashdot -- Climatic Research Unit Hacked, Files Leaked --

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The University of East Anglia's Hadley Climatic Research Unit [WP] was hacked, and internal documents released.  Some discussion and analysis of the leaked items can be found at Watts Up With That.  The CRU has confirmed that a breach occurred, but not that all 61 MB of released material is genuine.  Some of the emails would seem to raise concerns about the science as practiced - or at least beg an explanation.  From the Watts Up link:

                   
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[The CRU] is widely recognized as one of the world's leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change. Consisting of a staff of around thirty research scientists and students, the Unit has developed a number of the data sets widely used in climate research, including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system, as well as statistical software packages and climate models. An unknown person put postings on some climate skeptic websites that advertised an FTP file on a Russian FTP server.  Here is the message that was placed on the Air Vent today:  "We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to be kept under wraps. We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents."  The file was large, about 61 megabytes, containing hundreds of files. It contained data, code, and emails apparently from the CRU.  If proved legitimate, these bombshells could spell trouble for the AGW crowd.
                   

Reader brandaman supplied the link to the archive of pilfered data. Reader aretae characterized the emails as revealing "...lots of intrigue, data manipulation, attempting to shut out opposing points of view out of scientific journals. Almost makes you think it's a religion. Anyone surprised?" And reader bugnuts adds, for context: "These emails are certainly taken out of context, whether they are legitimate or fraudulent, which adds to the confusion."


The stories on Drudge are kinda buried - wonder why?



The story is also front page on FoxNews.com, but completely absent from CNN and MSNBC front pages...  :roll:

Government orthodoxy pushers like RealClimate.org are in full spin mode.  :lol:
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 09:06:15 PM »

I posted this at the RealClimate site in response to the spin (and some indignant and political comments):

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Referring to skeptics as "deniers" or "denialists" shows substantial contempt for scrutiny and transparency.  The idea that people who come to different conclusions cannot be real scientists or that people who fail to be convinced by such a coordinated effort must be branded for their lack of faith leads the objective and naturally skeptical free man to be not simply concerned about, but almost convinced of an agenda which invites confirmation biases and political sway.  The irony of this cannot be understated, as the very people attempting to pursue such an agenda reflexively cry out that their tormentors must be acting out of political and financial interest alone.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 09:14:13 PM »

I posted this at the RealClimate site in response to the spin (and some indignant and political comments):

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Referring to skeptics as "deniers" or "denialists" shows substantial contempt for scrutiny and transparency.  The idea that people who come to different conclusions cannot be real scientists or that people who fail to be convinced by such a coordinated effort must be branded for their lack of faith leads the objective and naturally skeptical free man to be not simply concerned about, but almost convinced of an agenda which invites confirmation biases and political sway.  The irony of this cannot be understated, as the very people attempting to pursue such an agenda reflexively cry out that their tormentors must be acting out of political and financial interest alone.

Are you talking about the holocaust deniers?
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 09:16:22 PM »

I posted this at the RealClimate site in response to the spin (and some indignant and political comments):

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Referring to skeptics as "deniers" or "denialists" shows substantial contempt for scrutiny and transparency.  The idea that people who come to different conclusions cannot be real scientists or that people who fail to be convinced by such a coordinated effort must be branded for their lack of faith leads the objective and naturally skeptical free man to be not simply concerned about, but almost convinced of an agenda which invites confirmation biases and political sway.  The irony of this cannot be understated, as the very people attempting to pursue such an agenda reflexively cry out that their tormentors must be acting out of political and financial interest alone.

Are you talking about the holocaust deniers?

NO.  The AGW supporters go so far as to refer to skeptics that way, seemingly deliberately leveraging terminology that puts the skeptics in the same category as holocaust deniers.  This makes it hard to imagine they even try to view their data objectively, which was the main point of my post.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 09:41:23 PM »

I posted this at the RealClimate site in response to the spin (and some indignant and political comments):

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Referring to skeptics as "deniers" or "denialists" shows substantial contempt for scrutiny and transparency.  The idea that people who come to different conclusions cannot be real scientists or that people who fail to be convinced by such a coordinated effort must be branded for their lack of faith leads the objective and naturally skeptical free man to be not simply concerned about, but almost convinced of an agenda which invites confirmation biases and political sway.  The irony of this cannot be understated, as the very people attempting to pursue such an agenda reflexively cry out that their tormentors must be acting out of political and financial interest alone.

Are you talking about the holocaust deniers?

NO.  The AGW supporters go so far as to refer to skeptics that way, seemingly deliberately leveraging terminology that puts the skeptics in the same category as holocaust deniers.  This makes it hard to imagine they even try to view their data objectively, which was the main point of my post.
They are just like holocaust deniers....they are just skeptics too.

http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/11/16/hamilton-denying-the-coming-climate-holocaust/
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2009, 11:47:55 AM »

No, they're effing nuts.

Update: The post was deleted by the blog owner without comment.  I have since posted "Censorship is good for science!."
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 11:50:25 AM »

Needless to say, the leaked files are now all over the P2P networks (ex. Pirate Bay, BT Junkie, ConCen) and nagware HTTP upload sites (ex. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) - 62MB zipped.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2009, 12:13:10 PM »

Update: The post was deleted by the blog owner without comment.  I have since posted "Censorship is good for science!."

That post was, of course, also deleted, but the posts calling people "deniers" are multiplying.  Obviously, they resemble my remark.
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« Last Edit: November 24, 2009, 02:48:04 PM by Alex Libman »
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009, 03:03:14 PM »

Yep. According to the UK Met Office and the BBC, this year will be 'in top five warmest'. Coldest 'warmest' year I've ever had, personally.
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2009, 06:06:25 PM »

The global warming alarmists are forgetting that they need to prove: that climate is changing AND that the change is significant AND that the change the harmful AND that it is anthropogenic AND that the socialist plan they're pushing would be effective AND that it would be more effective than the more capitalist approaches (there'd be quite a few ideas on our side as well) AND that the benefits of implementing this plan would offset the costs in the long term.  They haven't won a single battle of that debate, and already they're declaring the whole war to be over...  Intellectually-dishonest power-hungry Luddite scum!  :x

The reality is that government's interventionism in the economy for cheap oil and against nuclear / geothermal power plants is what caused this amount of emissions in the first place - the best sources of energy out there are emission-free!  The trillions of dollars that the governments have stolen from the productive economy in the 20th century could have been spent on finding countless new ways to cut energy costs, which means inventing and marketizing new sources of energy with lower pollution liabilities, as the free market is naturally incentivized to do!  Pollution is a socialist problem, and it will continue to get worse for as long as the socialists benefit from making it worse!
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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2009, 02:18:24 PM »

WTF?!?!  IS SOMEBODY DELETING MY POSTS?!

I will seriously murder the motherfucker if that's true...  :x


Anyway, the post that disappeared contained those Alex Jones videos:

[youtube=425,350]hu9yYlT_YZI[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]uDs0WU-eS-c[/youtube]


And, just of lolz:

[youtube=425,350]nEiLgbBGKVk[/youtube]


Drudge headlines update:







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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2009, 03:02:00 PM »

Awesome!  :D
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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2009, 03:26:06 PM »

The one titled "Pretending..." is laced with ad hominem attacks and sentiments that sound little short of religious.  To that point, AGW is a religion to most of these people.  Religion is not science.  That's their problem--they got religion mixed into their science, and it's hard to imagine why anyone would believe anything they have to say.
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