by Dr. Tim Ball: Another
Climate Change Scare Is On ThinIce
a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive! ~ Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
and why can a year be claimed as the warmest on record two months
before it is over? Answer: To help participants in Cancun Climate
Conference desperate because the public don’t believe, funding
and power is being lost, as their deceptions are exposed.
2010 is the warmest year ever, which is what government weather
agencies, proponents of anthropogenic global warming and their supporters
want. What is actually claimed is that 2010 is on the way to being
the warmest on record, but they know media headlines will distort
Today along with others obliges with; 2010: Warmest year
and deception became necessary to support the collapsing exploitation
of climate science (Figure 1) faced by all enjoying the warmth of
Cancun Mexico while attending the Conference of the Parties (COP)
16 climate meeting. The paradox of record cold wasn’t lost
on the public.
Messengers and the Same Old Gang of Deceivers
Who is making
the claim about warmest year while record cold reinforces public
cynicism? It’s the same old cast of deceivers identified by
BBC reporter Richard Black, who Michael Mann considered reliable.
He’s the person they asked to silence BBC reporter Paul Hudson
when he produced a skeptical article. Hudson was first recipient
of the leaked
CRU emails, but did nothing, apparently intimidated by Black.
reports; “Temperatures reached record levels in several
regions during 2010, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
says, confirming the year is likely to be among the warmest three
also record lows, but the stations they selected bias toward warm.
The global average temperature was 0.58C above the average for
1961-90 according to Nasa, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (Noaa) put the figure at 0.54 above.
Why is there
a difference if there is only one data set? They both over estimate,
but NASA GISS, with political scientist James Hansen in charge,
are always highest.
The UK record, kept by the Met Office and the Climatic Research
Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, has 2010 in joint first
place with the El Nino-dominated year of 1998.
analysis of the data will take three years, meaning that the Met
Office will not be able to state with absolute confidence the
extent of the warming trend until the end of 2012.
All these groups
have actively modified the data to emphasize warming. D’Aleo
and Watts’ detailed the extent in their paper, “Surface
Temperature Records: Policy-Driven Deception?” Reduction
in the number of stations alone created a severe warming distortion.
(Figure 2) All government weather offices have adjusted their data
to reduce early temperatures, making the current readings seem warmer.
Figure 2: Average temperature
versus # of stations, Source
of Climate Science Necessary to Understand Deception
me of extremism for asking if the deliberate climate deception constituted
crimes against humanity. People don’t want to believe such
a massive deception could occur, especially if government is involved.
It’s why they dismiss those who see what is happening as conspiracy
theorists. There are conspiracies, defined as a secret plan by a
group to do something unlawful or harmful. Cabal
may be a better description of their actions; “the artifices
and intrigues of a group of persons secretly united in a plot (as
to overturn a government); also: a group engaged in such artifices
and intrigues.” However, deliberately altering data is
unlawful and harmful.
There are two
big problems created by the exploitation of climate for a political
agenda; lack of scientific understanding and lack of knowledge about
the political manipulation and criminality practiced. They are interdependent.
People don’t grasp the extent of the criminality because they
don’t understand the science. It’s why people didn’t
understand the implications of the false IPCC Reports and leaked
reveals the extent of government involvement in the deception. The
leftist British paper, the Guardian,
blames the US with the headline “WikiLeaks cables reveal how
US manipulated climate accord” and the charge that, “Hidden
behind the save-the-world rhetoric of the global climate change
negotiations lies the mucky realpolitik: money and threats buy political
support; spying and cyberwarfare are used to seek out leverage.”
the fact that all nations are involved. Maurice Strong embroiled
all the world’s weather and climate bureaucracies when he organized
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change through the WMO. Anthony
Watts describes what the WikiLeaks material exposes. “What
really strikes us is the fact that all this Copenhagen/Cancun stuff
has nothing to do with the Climate, or saving the World. It’s
about political positioning, money, and plain old fascism cult promotion.”
are involved, but most control and duplicity is by national weather
agencies. They’re the majority of the IPCC people and dominate
conferences like the travesty in Cancun. Politically biased scientists
and environmental groups support them. They know the public is not
buying the science any more (Figure 1). They’ve switched to
exploiting fear, but that exposes them even more as temperatures
plummet. Some are so desperate to achieve their goal they’ve
openly abandoned the sinking science ship and revealed the real
redistribution of wealth agenda. “Last week the German
newspaper NZZ Online quoted German economist Ottmar Edenhofer, who
is co-chair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s
(IPCC) Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change, as saying,
“The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not
a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences
since the Second World War.”
of the Heartland
Institute provides further evidence.
climate talks underway in Cancun are living up to – or down
to – expectations. Proving once again that global warming
is more a political issue than a scientific one at the UN, and
that wealth transfer rather than warming mitigation is the true
goal of UN action, Professor Kevin Andersen of the UK’s Tyndall
Centre for Climate Change Research has submitted a paper saying
“rich” nations such as the U.S. should halt economic
growth over the next 20 years while allowing developing nations
such as China and India to continue their explosive growth and
emissions growth. Enforcement of economic growth restrictions
in nations such as the U.S. should be enforced by World War II-style
rationing, according to Andersen.
Hostage to False Climate Science
about crimes against humanity was based on the degree of deliberate
deception of climate science practiced. The emails leaked from the
CRU alone are sufficient to condemn what has occurred. The scientists
involved provided the corrupted science through the IPCC that those
led by Maurice Strong needed. They were exploiting climate to destroy
developed economies and in doing so have caused untold trauma, disruption,
costs and despair. Billions of dollars were wasted on research.
False economies were created to promote alternative energy and green
jobs. Viable industries and businesses have disappeared or are pushed
to the edge with unnecessary costs and regulations. Real problems
were ignored. Countries that went further down the false CO2 path,
such as Spain, are already paying a high price. Food prices are
just one example. They soar as corn is diverted to produce biofuels
threatening starvation among people in developing regions. Millions
of people including children were driven to fear about the world
coming to an end. Progress to deal with real problems and improve
economies were set back years because of wrong policies. Credibility
of science was seriously undermined.
The only thing
that allowed the world to withstand some of the damage was the viability
and strength of economies built on fossil fuel energy and free market
policies. Hopefully, those who don’t understand the climate
science will at least understand the corruption, malfeasance, and
deceptions in the CRU emails, the WikiLeaks information and other
disclosures. It doesn’t require science to understand the tangled
web of those deceptions.
Tim Ball [send him mail]
is a renowned environmental consultant and former climatology professor
at the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Ball employs his extensive background
in climatology and other fields as an advisor to the International
Climate Science Coalition, Friends
of Science, and the Frontier
Centre for Public Policy.