Mann is First Of the Climate Change Scientists to be Investigated

As far as I know, Michael Mann has never lifted a finger to correct the misperception conveyed and constructed by his “hockey stick” curve.

Story here: Michael Mann first of climate change scientists to be investigated

Dr. Michael Mann will be investigated by Penn State University following the release of more than a thousand emails from the world’s top climate scientists. The university said it was “looking into the matter” and “reviewing the concerns that have been raised.” (Penn State University)

The fallout from the Climategate event continues as one of its primary participants, Dr. Michael Mann, is to be investigated by his employer, Penn State University. Among the more than one thousand emails released on the Internet, Mann featured prominently in many of them oftentimes making rather controversial comments.

Mann serves as the director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State and has long been one of the more controversial figures in the debate about manmade climate change. He is the author of the infamous ‘hockey stick’ graph which was used by Al Gore in “An Inconvenient Truth” but later was proven to be inaccurate.

H/T: Moonbattery Lord Monckton on Criminal Aspects of ClimateGate

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Financial and Scientific Fraud on a Global Scale

Monckton absolutely unloads on the CRU fraudsters. Most admirable.

We need a Lord Monckton here, going after Michael Mann certainly and others if need be in a similar fashion. Where is he or she?

How does Lord Chillguy33 sound?

Maybe Sen. Inhofe will redouble his already substantial efforts (give the man a hand, as I should).

Lord Monckton on Criminal Aspects of ClimateGate, Moonbattery, Van Helsing

(Jus’ spoof’n ya about the Lord Chillguy33 stuff).

Australians Do The Math – Climate Con

Global air temperatures have stayed flat since 1998.
Global sea temperatures have declined since 2005.
Sea levels have remained stationary since 2006.
Arctic ice sheet has been growing (strongly) since 2007.
All the while, carbon dioxide has continued upward.
$20 (Aus) per year per taxpayer (according to politician Rudd) to reduce carbon dioxide, or $4500?
Chinese emissions will grow by 30 times Australia’s emissions in only 10 years; while Aus emissions will decline by 5%; at a cost of $4500 per taxpayer per year.
Obama wants energy costs to skyrocket in the US.
I’d say we’re all being conned.
We should all do the math.

Finally – Hockey-Stick Originator Mann Will Be Investigated

However, the investigation already threatens to become another cover-up.

Can we rely on the thoroughness and fairness of this investigation? We certainly cannot rely on the “science” that has come out of Penn State, courtesy of Michael Mann.

I hope we can contact Penn State “investigators” and communicate the urgency of examining carefully all the facts. The “concerns that have been raised” are very serious and arise from a substantial amount of evidence and information.

The language of this statement is not encouraging for science, or for Penn State.

WUWT: Mann to be investigated by Penn State University review

In recent days a lengthy file of emails has been made public. Some of the questions raised through those emails may have been addressed already by the NAS investigation but others may not have been considered. The University is looking into this matter further, following a well defined policy used in such cases. No public discussion of the matter will occur while the University is reviewing the concerns that have been raised.

Market Update – Long Was Wrong On Carbon Credits

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Al Gore was collecting commissions for the critical function of making a market in this BS, naturally, would be my guess.

Story: Doug Ross @ Journal Timing: NASA Warmist James Hansen’s Book Due Out Next Month

Put simply, these would-be oligarchs went long on the climate change scam, figuring nothing could stop the march to Eco-Socialism. They were wrong.

Intrade’s Cap-and-Trade contract — which gauges the likelihood of passage of a carbon tax bill — has dropped from $40 to an all-time low of sixty cents.

In other words, there’s a better chance that Gene Simmons will be the next Supreme Court Justice.

Hansen, Browner and Holdren are now, officially, walking one-liners. Every time one of them enters a room, sound a rimshot.

Here’s directorblue’s Review of Hansen’s book:

Its title — Dreams from my Sauna — was inspired by the famous incident in which Hansen was reportedly locked in a sauna for six hours. The after-effects of the episode left Hansen forever scarred, worried that his children and grandchildren would suffer a similar fate due to either climate change or a faulty door;-)

ROFLMAO.

the global climate is near tipping points

One-man climate catastrophe

Read the real book review here: Timing: NASA Warmist James Hansen’s Book Due Out Next Month

 

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More Lies Than Warming

Actually, a lot more lies – because there has been no warming, since at least 1998. Every “dataset” one can obtain has had the truth mangled out of it. The raw data has been destroyed. Those who controlled the data violated the public trust.

The parade of lies and abuse of funding intended for SCIENTIFIC research and services continues, but that is only the tip of the iceberg called Anthropogenic Climate Change.

The American Thinker (J.R. Dunn) story is: Global Warming Fraud and the Future of Science

The East Anglia Climate Research Unit “CRU” – only the latest, if climactic, in a long line of abuses.

It would be no real exaggeration to state that it was fertilized with fraud, marinated in fraud, stewed in fraud, and at last served up to the world as prime grade-A fraud with nice side orders of fakery and disingenuousness.

Y2K “oversight”

This episode involved the NASA/GISS team led by James Hansen, possibly the most fanatical and unrelenting of all warmists, a man who makes Al Gore look like a skeptic. (Among other things, Hansen has demanded that warming “deniers” be tried for “crimes against humanity”.) While examining a series of NASA temperature graphs, Canadian statistician Steve McIntyre, himself not so much a skeptic as an anti-warming Van Helsing, uncovered a discontinuity occurring in January 2000 that raised temperatures gathered over widespread areas by 1-2 degrees Fahrenheit. McIntyre had no easy time of it, since Hansen refused to reveal what algorithm he’d used to process the data, forcing McIntyre to perform some very abstruse calculations to figure it out.

Arctic Ice Cycle Ruse

Everybody involved knew that this cycle occurred, everyone had seen it happen previously time out of mind. But it was too good an opportunity to pass up. Worse yet, when the weather returned to its normal pattern two years ago, large numbers of scientists put in considerable effort to suggest that the “new” ice was thinner than usual and would vanish in a flash as soon as the temperatures went back up. The media went along with the joke. The Germans have a phrase to cover such eventualities: this crew should be stripped of their trade. (Several expeditions setting out for the Pole to “call attention” to the coming Arctic catastrophe had to stop short due to icy conditions. In one case, both women involved suffered serious frostbite.)

Polar Bear Fakery

This was evidently inspired by a single photograph (you’ve seen it — the entire world has at this point) of a woebegone polar bear crouched on a melting iceberg. That bear had to be sulking over allowing a nice juicy seal to escape, because it was in no danger. Out of the twenty major polar bear populations only two are known to be decreasing. Estimates of bear population (there are no exact figures) have increased over the past forty years, from 17,000 to19,000 to the current number of 22,000 to 27,000.

The Hockey Stick That Wasn’t.

This chart creates immediate doubt in anyone knowledgeable about the climate of the past millennium, which more resembles a roller coaster than a straight line. It developed — in yet another impressive McIntyre takedown, this time with an assist from Ross McKitrick — that Mann was utilizing an algorithm that would produce hockey sticks if you fed it telephone numbers. (Mann is the “Mike” mentioned in the CRU e-mails, and this is one of his “tricks”.) Despite this disclosure, Mann has never withdrawn the chart, offered an explanation, or made a correction. The chart remains an accepted piece of evidence among warmists.

Tree Ring Circus

How many trees were measured, you ask? A hundred? A thousand? Ten thousand?

The answer is twelve. A number perfectly adequate to trigger international panic, overthrow the capitalist system, establish a Green totalitarianism, and completely turn Western culture on its head.
But it turns out that further measurements were in fact made in the area, involving at least thirty-four other trees. And when this data is added to the original twelve, then the warming evidence disappears into the same branch of the Twilight Zone as the blade of Mann’s hockey stick. Another “oversight”, you understand.

Siting Earth stations by air conditioners, on blacktop, etc. – endless miscellaneous lies

We could go on to mention the automated U.S. weather stations chronicled by the tireless Anthony Watts, which were conscientiously placed next to air-con vents, atop sewage plants, in parking lots, and in one case, in a swamp (as many as 90% may be giving spurious high readings). The glaciers that are vanishing worldwide except where they aren’t. The endless papers demonstrating that the coral reefs, along with various birds, animals, insects, and plants, are facing extinction even though no warming whatsoever has occurred for twelve years. (And in the thirty years before that, the total rise was 1.25 degrees Fahrenheit, easily within normal variation.) Powerful stuff, this warming — it maims and destroys even when it’s not happening.

New Zealand’s NiWA Fraud & Prediction

The late-breaking revelations of temperature manipulations at New Zealand’s NiWA institute — another one of Mike’s tricks? — merely underlines the lesson of CRU. Now that the dam has busted, we’ll be hearing dozens of stories like this over the weeks and months to come.

In each case, the end, to save Earth by taking control of it, justifies the means, apparently in the minds of the scientists we are examining.

What is the cost?

Scientists were once among the most trusted figures in Western public life, similar to bankers, priests, and doctors, but in a real sense standing above them all. Scientists were honored as truth-tellers, aware that their reputation for veracity and seriousness was their only real asset. And while exceptions existed (read the story of Blondlot and his N-rays, for one example), the public took them at their own valuation.

That is ended, one with the scholastic monasteries and the academy at Athens. Scientists today are well on their way to becoming an amalgam of the cheap politician and the three-card monte dealer. They are viewed by the less educated as a privileged class making alarming and impudent claims for their own benefit. The better informed find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of being unable to defend something we once admired.

Must read story: The American Thinker Global Warming Fraud and the Future of Science

Can it get worse? Oh, yeah . . .

“The penalty good men pay for not being interested in politics is that they end up being ruled by men worse than themselves.” – Plato, ca. 340 BC

“ETS” is Emissions Trading Scheme, in Australia.

WUWT: The Australian ETS vote: a political litmus test for cap and trade

 

On Friday, 12 Liberal members of parliament resigned their frontbench positions rather than be forced into a party line vote for ETS. That is quite a statement. The MP’s are hearing from their constituents in large numbers. From ABC news in Australia, this snippet:

“The phone lines have been in meltdown with people saying that the Liberal Party would not be doing its job as an Opposition simply to pass this thing without the scrutiny that people calling my office think it demands,” he [MP Tony Abbott] said.
[. . .]
The ETS vote has been delayed until Monday, and there may well be a leadership “spill” before the vote. If ETS fails in Australia, it will the first eco-political casualty affected in part by Climategate.

This from Andrew Bolt, to Anthony Watts:
[. . . ]I’ve talked about Climategate on radio stations in four states, including the highest-rating AM shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Some talkback shows have flogged the issue, particularly in Brisbane and Sydney. Readers of the blog and other sources, or listeners to Sydney talkback in particular, have bombarded their MPs with emails mentioning it. I’ve debated it on the ABC (your BBC) on its flagship late-night political show, watched by many politicians. And still that doesn’t cover it all.

Many MPs have been scared to challenge a “consensus”, fearing they may not just be outgunned but simply wrong. The emails give some extra confidence. I doubt more than a handful at best would not know of them, and no sceptic would not be emboldened by them. [. . .]

The emails of Climategate may shift the momentum. Australians are burning up the phone lines to shut down ETS.