Massive fraud at the core of the man-caused global warming hysteria

 

I have two versions of the story. One is by Matt Ridley, the British science writer, which is more in sorrow than anger. It recounts the tale of the dissident senior NOAA scientist, John Bates, who showed that the study which claimed that there has been no pause in global warming of late, was a piece of contrived rubbish, intended to serve Obama’s climate policy goals in time for a Paris conference.

Dr Bates’s boss, Tom Karl, a close ally of President Obama’s science adviser, John Holdren, published a paper in 2015, deliberately timed to influence the Paris climate jamboree. The paper was widely hailed in the media as disproving the politically inconvenient 18-year pause in global warming, whose existence had been conceded by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) two years earlier.

Dr Bates says Mr Karl based the “pausebuster” paper on a flawed land-surface data set that had not been verified or properly archived; and on a sea-surface set that corrected reliable data from buoys with unreliable data from ship intakes, which resulted in a slightly enhanced warming trend.

The second version is from Laurence Solomon of theFinancial Post, who wrote a blistering history of the many frauds which have backed up the false claims of the IPCC, and of the punishments meted out to those who have produced  studies contradicting the dominant narrative. Solomon writes:

Of course the whistleblowers can be believed, and not just because NOAA repeatedly stonewalled inquiries, even failing to comply with a congressional subpoena. No one paying attention can have any doubt that the governmental global warming enterprise has been a fraud. It’s been lies from the start, starting with the very mandate of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which astonishingly ruled out factors like the sun as being worthy of investigation.

Among those astonished was the Danish delegation to the IPCC. It discovered at one of the IPCC’s early meetings a quarter-century ago that its scientists could not present their study, newly published in the prestigious journal Science, showing a remarkable correlation between global warming and solar activity. To their further astonishment, to squelch dissent the IPCC cabal set out to destroy the reputation of its chief author, falsely accusing him of fabricating data….

In a press release last week, U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith thanked “Dr. John Bates for courageously stepping forward to tell the truth about NOAA’s senior officials playing fast and loose with the data in order to meet a politically predetermined conclusion.” This week a second press release from the same committee indicated that NOAA will be brought to account.

The blizzard of lies from NOAA and other corrupted agencies will soon be outed in excruciating detail. The greatest scientific fraud of the century will thus be laid bare, along with its craven and corrupt enablers in government, academia, industry and the media.

The topic is covered more intensively here at the Deplorable Climate Science blog.

 

On the subject of Trump’s former national security advisor, Lt. Gen. Flynn, it is Deep State 1, Trump 0.

On the subject of AGW, it is Deep State 0, Trump 1.

 

Martin

I agree that the distortions and lies of NOAA will soon be outed, but expect the stake holders in the AGW scam to double down on their depiction of people like John Bates as “deniers” and worse; or the new Administration heads in charge as being mere “Trump cronies”. Insiders like Butts, Trudeau, Wynne and Notley have too much at stake, there is just too much money involved for them to abandon the fight gracefully.
The original story on Dr Bates was unreported in any major Canadian outlet; the links to the UK paper which aired the story included many scathing comments that he was unbelievable, the story was “fake news” etc.
Canadians wishing to see some truth or objectivity in climate science reporting are in for a very long wait, as the mainstream media simply refuse to do their job and report the news. Climate change has all the trappings of a current religious movement and such beliefs are immune to counter argument. Science has nothing to do with the rush toward carbon taxing policy, it hasn’t for a very long time.

Dalwhinnie

From Caol Islay:

This could be significant.

If Trump and the Republicans can get NOAA to release all the studies so that they can all be subject to objective review, and if the British scientist is permitted to compare what happened in the UK with the fraud in the US, then the game should be up.

The left will continue to fight all of this viciously, quoting data that has long been discredited, but that may no longer be enough.

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