Sunday, February 8, 2015

"The biggest science scandal ever"?


Last month I published an article titled 'Climate change fraud in a nutshell', which looked at how temperature records had been deliberately falsified by climate change alarmists.  Now the Telegraph follows that article with another, claiming that 'The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever'.  Here's an excerpt.

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.

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One of the first examples of these “adjustments” was exposed in 2007 by the statistician Steve McIntyre, when he discovered a paper published in 1987 by James Hansen, the scientist (later turned fanatical climate activist) who for many years ran Giss. Hansen’s original graph showed temperatures in the Arctic as having been much higher around 1940 than at any time since. But as Homewood reveals in his blog post, “Temperature adjustments transform Arctic history”, Giss has turned this upside down. Arctic temperatures from that time have been lowered so much that that they are now dwarfed by those of the past 20 years.

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Of much more serious significance, however, is the way this wholesale manipulation of the official temperature record – for reasons GHCN and Giss have never plausibly explained – has become the real elephant in the room of the greatest and most costly scare the world has known. This really does begin to look like one of the greatest scientific scandals of all time.

There's more at the link.

So much for 'the science is settled'!

Peter

6 comments:

Glenn B said...
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Glenn B said...

I'm melting, melting - oh what a world, what a world. Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness...

Richard Blaine said...

It's difficult to have settled the science when no actual science has been done. There has been a lot of lying and hysteria, So much so, that if lies and hysteria had mass, we might be looking at an actual disaster, the shifting of planetary orbits.

Jess said...

Science is very important. Junk science is very destructive.

donumvitae said...

Peter, of course the science is settled. Since their research is clearly not part of the solution, it must be part of the precipitate.

Wayne

August said...

I thought the data leak a few years ago was going to be enough to shut them down. Now I look at this and wonder. Will anyone go to jail? Perhaps more importantly, when will the people who believe this stuff change their minds?