Scientists, by the very nature, are good record keepers … especially of data that supports their hypothesis and can bring personal fame and fortune; not to mention greater prestige to their institutional sponsors and additional funding and project opportunities.
To think that computer models were deliberately compromised by using poor assumptions, poor statistical techniques, sloppy programming and highly manipulated and cherry-picked data is almost to think the unthinkable. Until you add the tremendous amount of research money being poured into institutions, facilities and science projects all based on a hypothesis that man-made (anthropogenic) global warming and that a rise in carbon dioxide levels were wreaking observable havoc on the dynamics of planetary climate. And the development of an unholy alliance between politicians hell-bent on promoting their political ideologies on a world reluctant to accept the Marxist principles of population control, wealth re-distribution and the dissolution of national sovereignty. Using a faux-crisis that existed nowhere on Earth except in the silicon minds of computer models developed by all-too-human scientists seduced by the fame and fortune into telling the politicians exactly what they wanted to hear.
Even the “peer review” process of preparing scientific articles for publication in prestigious scientific was perverted and sold the the public as somehow confirming the findings of individual scientists – even when it did nothing more than dot the I’s and cross the T’s.
The first real hard-evidence of the promotion of extreme global warming outcomes on the planet and the potential manipulation of the scientific process was revealed when a tranche of e-mails from one of the world’s most credible research institutions was released to the Internet. Providing a glimpse of vain scientists defending their work, manipulating their findings, structuring research to produce pre-ordained conclusions and to silence any opposition that noted that the “Emperor Has No Clothes.”
The politicians are determined to kill any investigation, much as Nixon tried to contain Watergate …
In what has become to be named “Climate-gate,” the politicians, institutions, scientists and special interests who benefited from the billions of taxpayer dollars spent on pursuing a pipedream are trying to kill any investigation which can prove, not that global temperatures normally rise after a mini-ice age, but that this money was spent prudently and without waste, fraud and mismanagement. Somewhat of an impossible task if you consider any large-scale government operation.
We should be thanking Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for his attempt to discover the truth about what appears to be a wide-spread global warming scheme that has resulted in billions of stolen taxpayer dollars and the potential for the political character of America to be compromised by those politicians wishing to control our economy through the control of energy production, allocation and usage.
As reported by Investors.com …
“Yes, Virginia, A Climate Cover-Up”
“Democrats in Virginia are trying to stop their attorney general from probing climate fraud carried out by university researchers at taxpayer expense. Are they afraid of finding the inconvenient truth?”
Why the democrats you may ask? Because global warming appears to be an invention of those Marxist-infiltrated environmentalists who seem to have grabbed control of the democrat party – providing campaign funds and voter support in return for the promotion and protection of their anti-American political ideology.
A cover up?
“It's not the crime, it's the cover-up, as the saying goes. In the case of former University of Virginia climate scientist Michael Mann and his supporters, it may be both. Not only did Mann participate in perhaps the greatest scam of modern times, but he may have also have fraudulently used taxpayer funds to do so.”
“At least Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli thinks so, and has been diligently trying to obtain from U.Va. documents and e-mails related to Mann's work there. Mann reportedly received around $500,000 from taxpayer-funded grants from the university for research there from 1999 to 2005.”
“Cuccinelli is alleging a possible violation of a 2002 statute, the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. The AG has said that he wants the documents, including grant applications and e-mails exchanged between Mann and 39 other scientists and university staffers, to help determine whether Mann committed fraud by knowingly manipulating data as he sought the taxpayer-funded grants for his research.”
“Mann was at the heart of the ClimateGate scandal when e-mails were unearthed from Britain's Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. In one e-mail sent to Mann and others by CRU director Philip Jones, Jones speaks of the ‘trick’ of filling in gaps of data in order to hide evidence of temperature decline:
"I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e. from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline." It was that attempt to ‘hide the decline’ through the manipulation of data that brought down the global warming house of cards.”
Perhaps Mann was trying to preserve his reputation which would be somewhat shattered if his famous assertion that the global temperature was continually rising and could approach new records which spelled disaster, chaos, disease, dislocation, death and destruction for the planet. A scary thought picked up by the media to whip up a crisis – a crisis drastic enough to distract and misdirect cooler heads from questioning the political solution to the Al Gore’s approaching planet-threatening climate catastrophe.
“Mann was the architect behind the famous ‘"hockey stick’ graph that was produced in 1999 but which really should be called the ‘hokey stick.’ Developed by Mann using manipulated tree-ring data, it supposedly proved that air temperatures had been stable for 900 years, then soared off the charts in the 20th century.”
“Mann et al. had to make the Medieval Warm Period (about A.D. 800 to 1400) and the Little Ice Age (A.D. 1600 to 1850) statistically disappear.”
Size does matter …
“The graph relied on data from trees on the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia. Here, too, the results were carefully selected. Just 12 trees from the 252 cores in the CRU's Yamal data set were used. A larger data set of 34 tree cores from the vicinity showed no dramatic recent warming, and warmer temperatures in the middle ages. They were not included.”
Consider the implications. Twelve Russian trees were used to develop a hypothesis of catastrophic global warming that demanded a larger government, more unionized-bureaucracy, higher taxes and lesser freedoms for the citizens who sweated to pay for the benefits of an international ruling elite governing a newly-privileged bureaucratic class.
“Attempting to block Cuccinelli and rising to Mann's defense are Virginia state senators Chap Petersen and Donald McEachin. They are backing legislation that would strip the attorney general's office of its power to issue ‘civil investigative demands,’ otherwise known as subpoenas, under the 2002 statute.”
It should be noted that democrats Petersen and McEachin both refuse to answer correspondence from anyone other than their constituents – although they could have a positive influence in returning scientific integrity in global climate research to the world and some measure of academic and political integrity to the system.
Academic fraud …
“They claim they are defending academic freedom, but they are trying to hide what many consider academic fraud, work that found its way into the reports of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It led to Kyoto and Copenhagen, and formed the basis for the EPA's endangerment finding that carbon dioxide is a pollutant that needs to be regulated.”
Science demands skepticism. Science demands alternative theories and explanations. But above all, science demands the adherence to the scientific process which provides checks-and-balances to prevent errors. Instead of an “open” scientific process, Mann and others conspired to withhold or destroy critical datasets. They claimed that access to the data was privileged by contracts and agreements. They did everything in their power to prevent the replication of their research findings and the refutation which is a normal part of the scientific method.
“After Mann left U.Va., he went to Penn State, which the Obama administration awarded with $541,184 in economic stimulus funds to save, according to recovery.gov, 1.62 jobs so that Professor Mann could continue his tree-ring circus fraudulently advancing the myth of man-made global warming that through equally bogus remedies like cap-and-trade and EPA regulations would bring the U.S. economy to its knees.”
“In a glaringly arrogant e-mail, Mann said he was grateful to the legislators for pressing the issue and hoped the action would give Cuccinelli ‘some second thoughts about continuing to waste their time and resources attacking well-established science.’ Hide the decline, then hide the truth.”
Even democrat-controlled Congress was complicit in the cover-up; refusing to allow well-credential scientists and others like Lord Christopher Monckton to testify in open opposition of hand-picked scientists or even to ask them questions – with the proceedings under oath.
The science is not well-established and there is not an overwhelming consensus of scientists willing to testify under oath that the science is settled. One merely need to ask them about the effects of the largest greenhouse gas, water vapor, and watch them dissemble. Or to ask about the natural feedback loop of atmospheric carbon dioxide and the carbon dioxide dissolved in the oceans. – Being sure to point out that the rise in carbon dioxide concentrations lags the rise in global temperatures by 600 – 1000 years depending on the dataset used. Thus it can hardly be defined as causal.
Bottom line …
It is natural to expect temperatures to rise after a mini-ice-age. But how fast and how much are beyond our ability to scientifically discern at this point in time.
Before we cede our freedoms to a burgeoning and privileged political class and their bureaucratic minions, we must investigate both the politicians and the scientists who have attempted to pass this fraudulent scheme on America and its citizens.
But above all, we need to realize that nature is vast, complex and often chaotic – and that measuring the mean global temperatures which fall within a band of a single degree Celsius is not only fraught with error, but the results are well within nature’s inherent variability.
It is time to tell the democrats to step off and take back our country from those who are deliberately bankrupting the nation and introducing chaos into our civilization – all for the purpose of proposing a limited freedom Marxist system on America – the only impediment to a Marxist world.
Reference Links …
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell