The Death Blow to Climate Science

Global Warming
is often called a hoax. I disagree because a hoax has a humorous
intent to puncture pomposity. In science, such as with the Piltdown
Man hoax, it was done to expose those with fervent but blind belief.
The argument that global warming is due to humans, known as the
anthropogenic global warming theory (AGW) is a deliberate fraud.
I can now make that statement without fear of contradiction because
of a remarkable hacking of files that provided not just a smoking
gun, but an entire battery of machine guns.

Someone hacked
in to the files of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) based at the
University of East Anglia. A very large file (61 mb) was downloaded
and posted to the web. Phil Jones Director of the CRU has acknowledged
the files are theirs. They contain papers, documents letters and
emails. The latter are the most damaging and contain blunt information
about the degree of manipulation of climate science in general and
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in particular.

science hijacked and corrupted by this small group of scientists

Dominant names
involved are ones I have followed throughout my career including,
Phil Jones, Benjamin Santer, Michael Mann, Kevin Trenberth, Jonathan
Overpeck, Ken Briffa and Tom Wigley
. I have watched climate
science hijacked and corrupted by this small group of scientists.
This small, elite, community was named by Professor Wegman in his
report to the National Academy of Science (NAS).

I had the pleasure
of meeting the founder of CRU Professor Hubert Lamb, considered
the Father of Modern Climatology, on a couple of occasions. He also
peer reviewed one of my early publications. I know he would be mortified
with what was disclosed in the last couple of days.

Jones claims
the files were obtained illegally as if that absolves the content.
It doesn’t and it is enough to destroy all their careers. Jones
gave a foretaste of his behavior in 2005. Warwick Hughes asked for
the data and method he used for his claim of a 0.6°C temperature
rise since the end of the nineteenth century. Jones responded, “We
have 25 years or so invested in the work. Why should I make the
data available to you when your aim is to try and find something
wrong with it?” He has stonewalled ever since. The main reason
was because it was used as a key argument in the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports to convince the world humans
caused rapid warming in the 20th century. The emails obtained are
a frightening record of arrogance, and deception far beyond his
2005 effort.

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1, 2009