Climate Alarmists Invent New Excuse: The Satellites Are Lying

Turns out the satellite data is lying.

And to prove it they’ve come up with a glossy new video starring such entirely trustworthy and not at all biased climate experts as Michael “Hockey Stick” Mann Kevin “Travesty” Trenberth and Ben Santer. (All of these paragons of scientific rectitude feature heavily in the Climategate emails)

The video is well produced and cleverly constructed – designed to look measured and reasonable rather than yet another shoddy hit job in the ongoing climate wars.

Sundry “experts”, adopting a tone of “more in sorrow than anger” gently express their reservations about the reliability of the satellite data which, right up until the release of this video, has generally been accepted as the most accurate gauge of global temperatures.

This accuracy was acknowledged 25 years ago by NASA, which said that “satellite analysis of the upper atmosphere is more accurate, and should be adopted as the standard way to monitor temperature change.”

More recently, though, climate alarmists have grown increasingly resentful of the satellite temperature record because of its pesky refusal to show the warming trend they’d like it to show. Instead of warming, the RSS and UAH satellite data shows that the earth’s temperatures have remained flat for over 18 years – the so-called “Pause.”

Hence the alarmists’ preference for the land- and sea-based temperature datasets which do show a warming trend – especially after the raw data has been adjusted in the right direction. Climate realists, however, counter that these records have all the integrity of Enron’s accounting system or of Hillary’s word on what really happened in Benghazi.

Given the embarrassment the satellite data has been causing alarmists in recent years – most recently at the Ted Cruz “Data or Dogma” hearing last December – it was almost inevitable that sooner or later they would try to discredit it.

In the video, the line taken by the alarmists is that the satellite records too have been subject to dishonest adjustments and that the satellites have given a misleading impression of global temperature because of the way their orbital position changes over time.

Read the rest at Breitbart.

Climategate 2.0: the most damning email of them all

“What was the most damning email in the entire Climategate saga?” future historians will no doubt ask.

The magic of Christmas from Kevin “Travesty” Trenberth

“Was it the Hide the Decline one? Was it maybe the one where Michael Mann tries to recruit private detectives to spy on Steve McIntyre for the crime of debunking his Hockey Stick? Was it the one where Kevin Trenberth describes it as a “travesty” that he and his climate conspirators can’t account for the lack of warming?”

Nope. None of the above.

The worst, most toecurlingly awful, damning, vile, reprehensible, stomach-churningly dreadful email – the one that shows the Warmist junk-scientists in a light of such festering syphilitic repellance they can never possibly recover is this, the Christmas ditty specially written by Kevin Trenberth in celebration of the Nobel  committee’s comedic decision to award the Peace Prize to Al Gore and the IPCC.

Hold onto your stomachs real tight boys and girls, here we go: (H/T Watts Up With That, via Tallbloke)

0462.txt (h/t to Rog Tallbloke)

date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 08:58:09 -0700
from: Kevin Trenberth
subject: The first Nobel and other Christmas greetings
to: IPCC-group
Seasons greetings to you all, my fellow Nobel Laureates (even if we did not get to go to
Oslo).
I just want to wish you and your families all the best for the holiday season, and Merry
Christmas to those of you who celebrate that festival. As part of IPCC we have achieved
something to be proud of. Thankyou for being a part of it with me.
At NCAR at the Christmas party a group made up a song that mentions by name all the NCAR
LAs in AR4. The song is below. You may appreciate it. (or not).
All the best for 2008.
Kevin

Sung to tune of The first Noel
Our First Nobel
Our First Nobel, for the IPCC,
Goes to Beth, Bette, Bill, Jerry, Kathy and Guy.
Kevin, Linda, Paty, Re-to and so many more,
And we’re sharing the honor with Mister Al Gore.
Nobel, Nobel, a story to tell,
We hope our coworkers’ egos don’t swell.
The First Working Group said to sound the alarm,
Rising CO2 levels are causing great harm.
Temperatures and greenhouse gas are racing up neck and neck,
Soon the whole Earth will be hotter than heck.
Nobel, Nobel, the planet’s unwell,
This is the future the models foretell.
The Second Working Group said that change is assured,
>From the melting of glaciers to migration of birds.
>From loss of land and crops to habitats,
How can they make it much clearer than that?
Nobel, Nobel, the oceans swell,
Polar bears search for new places to dwell.
We must work to mitigate, tells us Working Group Three,
Change from fossil consumption to clean energy.
If we all do our share in reversing the trend,
Our children might have a clean Earth in the end.
Nobel, Nobel, sound the warning bell,
Let’s make a future where all can live well.
Nobel, Nobel, we are stars for a day,
Can an Oscar be far away?

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4 thoughts on “Climategate 2.0: the most damning email of them all”

  1. Jingleballix says:24th November 2011 at 2:28 pmLefties……….can’t live with ’em…………can’t chop them up and feed them to pigs.
  2. Mr. Co2 says:24th November 2011 at 11:39 pmFunny climategate 2 video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YG-n3WPTG1g

  3. Tallbloke says:8th December 2011 at 11:31 amHi Dellers,

    Thanks for the h/t to tallblokes talkshop, I noticed the original ‘lyricist’ showed up on the telegraph blog post to fess up.

    I have written a riposte in limerick style, after reading the wikipedia entry on ‘The Anthropocene’: a daft notion that we’re afflictingthe planet so much, we need to have a geological era named after our calumny.

    Some concerned geologists are keen
    On an idea cooked up by Eugene
    It’s touted by Stoermer
    That we’ve made the world warmer
    And started the ‘Anthropocene’.

    But the sceptics are beset with a doubt
    That mankind has really the clout:
    To change the worlds climate
    Takes more than a primate
    Burning oil when he’s out and about!

    So when talking to this or that ‘ologist
    Beware they know not what the knowledge is
    ‘Cos I have a hunch
    They’re all just a bunch
    Of guilt ridden Anthrop-a-pologists.

  4. Tallbloke says:8th December 2011 at 11:31 amOoops – duplicate

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Warmists: ‘We Can’t Win the Game, So Let’s Change the Rules’

True believer eco-loon warmistrydodo

Willis Eschenbach’s recent guest post at Watts Up With That? on the current state of ‘Climate science’ should be made compulsory reading in every classroom, every university science department, every eco-charity, every environmental NGO and in every branch of government. They won’t like it up ’em, that’s for sure.

What Eschenbach says is so pure and simple and obvious you’d need to be as dumb as Chris Huhne not to get it:

The theory linking man-made CO2 with dangerous global warming is dead. It has been falsified. It has run smack bang into a “null hypothesis.” It has met its Waterloo. It has bought the farm. It has gone for a Burton. It has cashed in its chips, fallen off its perch, gone south, gone west, shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the Choir Invisible.  Man-made Global Warming has ceased to exist.

Eschenbach wrote his post in response to a bizarre speech prepared by Dr Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which he intended to deliver to the American Meteorological Society. Trenberth is the arch-warmist perhaps best known for writing the Climategate email which went:

The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.

When Trenberth’s speech was pre-published on the internet it caused something of a stir, both for the way large chunks of it had been taken almost verbatim from another scientist and for its use six times of the word “denier”. (Thanks to some kindly advice proferred by Steve McIntyre, Trenberth has now significantly altered his speech. But not – as I incorrectly reported earlier – by changing his six uses of the word “deniers” to “sceptics”. That loaded word deniers he has kept, which gives you an idea of the man’s zealotry. And also his foolishness: a good many in his audience at the AMS, being meteorologists rather than “climate scientists” tend very much to fall into the sceptic camp).

What Eschenbach focuses on, though, is Trenberth’s absurd demand that the “null hypothesis” on AGW theory be reversed. That is, instead of having to prove AGW exists, what people should now be required to prove that it doesn’t exist. (!)

Here’s an excerpt from Eschenbach’s hilarious demolition of this nonsense:

Gotta love the style, though, simply proclaiming by imperial fiat that his side is the winner in one of the longest-running modern scientific debates. And his only proffered “evidence” for this claim? It is the unequivocal fact that Phil Jones and Michael Mann and Caspar Amman and Gene Wahl and the other good old boys of the IPCC all agree with him. That is to say, Dr. T’s justification for reversing the null hypothesis is that the IPCC report that Dr. T helped write agrees with Dr. T. That’s recursive enough to make Ouroboros weep in envy.

Do read Eschenbach’s post in full.

Eschenbach goes on to offer a long list of things climate ‘scientists’ should do if they’re ever to be taken seriously again:

Stop avoiding public discussion and debate of your work.

Stop secretly moving the pea under the walnut shells.

Enough with the scary scenarios, already.

Speak out against scientific malfeasance whenever and wherever you see it.

Stop re-asserting the innocence of you and your friends.

STOP HIDING THINGS!!!

Will any of this happen? It’s about as likely, I’d say, as my winning gold in the 100 metres at the 2012 London Olympics. The reason for this is that “Climate Change” has long since abandoned any connection it had now with actual science. It is an ideology. A religion. A psychopathology.

That’s why the people on this planet now inhabit two parallel universes.

On the one hand are the true believers, such as NASA’s Dr James Hansen, who believes his compatriots are “barbarians”, that US democracy is “dysfunctional” and that the best way to sort out the world’s carbon problems would be to invite some kind of global, Chinese-led eco dictatorship. These true believers also include this eco-loon at Treehugger who appears to admire China’s no-nonsense way of meeting its five-year energy-efficiency targets: by “cutting power to industry and imposing rolling blackouts.”

According to the Treehugger this is brutal, statist, anti-human example is something we could learn from:

It’s worth noting the difference in political culture: What do you think would have happened if the US had such an energy-reduction target to hit, but a sagging economy got in the way?

I can tell you with some certainty: We would have missed that mark.

Then, on the other side of the planet, living in a parallel universe, are the rest of us. We look at James Hansen’s quotes and think: “Hang on a second. This is the guy in charge of one of the world’s four main climate data sets. He’s paid for by the US taxpayer, supposedly to represent US interests. And he’s a scientist who’s supposed to be politically neutral. Is it just me – or has one half of the world gone totally mad?”

Or as Dr Kevin Trenberth might say if only he weren’t so committed to the wrong cause, “This AGW sham. It’s a travesty!”

UPDATE

I’ve been urged – and rightly so – to draw your attention to the equally brilliant refutation of AGW at WUWT (commissioned by the GWPF) by the mighty Dr Richard Lindzen. (H/T D Simmons)

When an issue like global warming is around for over twenty years, numerous agendas are developed to exploit the issue. The interests of the environmental movement in acquiring more power, influence, and donations are reasonably clear. So too are the interests of bureaucrats for whom control of CO2 is a dream-come-true. After all, CO2 is a product of breathing itself. Politicians can see the possibility of taxation that will be cheerfully accepted because it is necessary for ‘saving’ the earth. Nations have seen how to exploit this issue in order to gain competitive advantages. But, by now, things have gone much further. The case of ENRON (a now bankrupt Texas energy firm) is illustrative in this respect. Before disintegrating in a pyrotechnic display of unscrupulous manipulation, ENRON had been one of the most intense lobbyists for Kyoto. It had hoped to become a trading firm dealing in carbon emission rights. This was no small hope. These rights are likely to amount to over a trillion dollars, and the commissions will run into many billions. Hedge funds are actively examining the possibilities; so was the late Lehman Brothers. Goldman Sachs has lobbied extensively for the ‘cap and trade’ bill, and is well positioned to make billions. It is probably no accident that Gore, himself, is associated with such activities. The sale of indulgences is already in full swing with organizations selling offsets to one’s carbon footprint while sometimes acknowledging that the offsets are irrelevant. The possibilities for corruption are immense. Archer Daniels Midland (America’s largest agribusiness) has successfully lobbied for ethanol requirements for gasoline, and the resulting demand for ethanol may already be contributing to large increases in corn prices and associated hardship in the developing world (not to mention poorer car performance). And finally, there are the numerous well meaning individuals who have allowed propagandists to convince them that in accepting the alarmist view of anthropogenic climate change, they are displaying intelligence and virtue For them, their psychic welfare is at stake.

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8 thoughts on “Warmists: ‘We can’t win the game, so let’s change the rules’”

  1. Soi Disant says:20th January 2011 at 8:42 amHere’s a constant: Denialists will… deny. Failing any perceived success with that, some of them will call silly names.

    What, exactly is an Eco Loon? I’ve seen, and listened at different times across the water in the late evening and very early morning to the cries of the Common Loon, the Red-Throated Loon, the Pacific Loon and the Great Northern Loon (genus _Gavia_), but I’ve never heard of the Eco Loon. Is this meant to be some sort of insult?

    How odd.

  2. Chris P says:20th January 2011 at 4:20 pmJames

    You are nuts. Global warming is real and you are stupid. How many more freaking articles does National Geographic, Nature, New Scientist, Smithsonian, Scientific American and a bazillion others have to write before you’ll even read one of them.

    You have your head up your rear end. You aren’t a qualified scientist and wouldn’t know a scientific fact if it hit you on the head.

    You’re a “Talking head”.

  3. Steve M says:24th January 2011 at 10:23 pmJames,

    You are a scaremongering idiot. Climate change driven by human activity is real – your tactic of confusing the public to raise your own profile is despicable. Get off the stage and stop your posturing and allow scientists (real scientists) to at least approach the problem and to attempt to develop solutions or at teh very least ameliorations !!

    There are lies, huge lies and damned journalistic fairy tales !!!

    Clown !

  4. Keith Rossiter says:24th January 2011 at 10:25 pmLovely to see Mr Delingpole twitching, like a butterfly fluttering its last on the end of a pin, in tonight’s Horizon programme. The calm, reasoned and scientific approach left him speechless. For one glorious moment there I thought he might even say something along the lines of: “Hmmm. Well, I’ll have to go away and think about your argument.” (the consensual approach to cancer treatment). But no: he was just getting his breath back.

    It was shameful, though, and embarrassing to see a fellow journalist behaving like the worst kind of second-rate politician when cornered.

  5. Velocity says:24th January 2011 at 11:40 pmA wise old sage (veteran investor) I read every day across in Northwest Connecticut, USA is currently ‘basking’ in -10 to -20 Degrees weather. Two huge snowfalls and so cold between that the snow didn’t clear so just piled up and there’s a 3rd downfall predicted shortly.

    Kevin Trebert and James Hansen are both Yanks, you’d think these dreamers would look out of their padded cells just occasionally to see how things are working out on their global warming predictions!

  6. Velocity says:24th January 2011 at 11:50 pmChris P

    You’ve got your head up your arse too and born yesterday from what I can see. Why do you think Nature, Nat Geographic et al have scare stories on their front and inside pages?

    Trying to sell rags with shock stories is a well worn path don’t you think!

    And every enviro journalists tucked in the backroom as a lessor topic 20 years ago suddenly found a story they could run with, upped their status and even got themselves on the front pages in mainstream newspapers.

    The born losers of environmentalism have ‘never had it so good’ have they, unless you were born yesterday?!!

  7. Groper says:25th January 2011 at 6:29 amVelocity and Delingpole only live on headlines… of their choice. They forget Europe had an unusually warm Autumn prior to the snow dumps. Then Greenland is having an unsually warm winter. And they don’t understand annual global averages either. Just how cold it feels in their front room.

    But you can’t expect denialists to look at things in context…

  8. Rod Dhillon says:25th January 2011 at 12:00 pmI saw you on Horizon last night…haha..you got shown up big time!!
    So funny!

    Mate….you’re not a Journalist…you’re a Sensationalist….you’re a perfect example that bullsh*tting can make you money.

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