The unauthorized release of data from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the U.K., has made news world wide (except on CBS, NBC, and ABC television world news reports). Much of the attention has been on emails between scientists. Now, with more scrutiny, researchers are looking at the computer code used to provide temperature data that formed the basis of climate modeling and alarmist IPCC reports.
The computer code, both in the coding itself and in the programmer’s comments, show a deliberate effort to massage the real data into something that falsely showed increased warming in more recent times. See one analysis here: http://tinyurl.com/yjgwjpz As the analyst said, “That is not science, that is religion with math equations.”
In the U.S., NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies keeps an official surface temperature record. Last year, Canadian mathematician Steve McIntyre, and others, noticed that NASA made some “corrections” in the record which magically lowered pre-1970 temperatures and raised post-1970 temperatures. (See article: http://tinyurl.com/54jml9 To see the difference, click on the video about half way down in the article. Note: I suspect that “Steven Goddard” the article’s author is a pseudonym. ) (See also: http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=2964 )
Is NASA hiding data? Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), said NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and would explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data going as far back as the 1930s. CEI has filed a notice of intent to sue NASA. CEI also filed an emergency petition with EPA to re-open the Endangerment Finding which the EPA is using as an excuse to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant.
In New Zealand, the official National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA), keeper of the official temperatures, has been caught misrepresenting the data.
In Australia, Scientist Clive Spash has resigned from the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO ) and called for a Senate inquiry into the science body following the censorship of his controversial report into emissions trading. Story here:
Following the money:
Denmark is the center of a comprehensive tax scam involving CO2 quotas, in which the cheats exploit a so-called ‘VAT carrousel.’ Police and authorities in several European countries are investigating scams worth billions of kroner, which all originate in the Danish quota register. The CO2 quotas are traded in other EU countries. – Copenhagen Post http://tinyurl.com/ylxrnb9
East Anglia CRUnit director Phil Jones collected $19 million for his climate modeling between 2000 and 2006 according to the Wall Street Journal. http://tinyurl.com/y8m5dqh
Michael Mann of hockey stick fame has collected $6 million for research according to his own accounting. (I had a Penn State link for this but it mysteriously became inactive.)