Climategate Goes SERIAL: Now the Russians Confirm That UK Climate Scientists Manipulated Data to Exaggerate Global Warming

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Climategate
just got much, much bigger. And all thanks to the Russians who,
with perfect timing, dropped this bombshell just as the world’s
leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to discuss ways of carbon-taxing
us all back to the dark ages.

Feast your
eyes on this news release from Rionovosta,
via the Ria
Novosti
agency, posted on Icecap. (Hat Tip: Richard
North
)

A discussion
of the November 2009 Climatic Research Unit e-mail hacking incident,
referred to by some sources as “Climategate,” continues
against the backdrop of the abortive UN Climate Conference in
Copenhagen (COP15) discussing alternative agreements to replace
the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that aimed to combat global warming.

The incident
involved an e-mail server used by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU)
at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, East England.
Unknown persons stole and anonymously disseminated thousands of
e-mails and other documents dealing with the global-warming issue
made over the course of 13 years.

Controversy
arose after various allegations were made including that climate
scientists colluded to withhold scientific evidence and manipulated
data to make the case for global warming appear stronger than
it is.

Climategate
has already affected Russia. On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute
of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley
Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British
Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably
tampered with Russian-climate data.

The
IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not
substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory.

Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the
country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used
data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over
40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature
calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological
stations and observations.

The data
of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate
Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show
any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early
21st century.

The HadCRUT
database includes specific stations providing incomplete data
and highlighting the global-warming process, rather than stations
facilitating uninterrupted observations.

On the whole,
climatologists use the incomplete findings of meteorological stations
far more often than those providing complete observations.

IEA analysts
say climatologists use the data of stations located in large populated
centers that are influenced by the urban-warming effect more frequently
than the correct data of remote stations.

The scale
of global warming was exaggerated due to temperature distortions
for Russia accounting for 12.5% of the world’s land mass.
The IEA said it was necessary to recalculate all global-temperature
data in order to assess the scale of such exaggeration.

Global-temperature
data will have to be modified if similar climate-date procedures
have been used from other national data because the calculations
used by COP15 analysts, including financial calculations, are
based on HadCRUT research.

What the Russians
are suggesting here, in other words, is that the entire global temperature
record used by the IPCC to inform world government policy is a crock.

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December
18, 2009

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