zondag 22 november 2009

Global WarmingGate: What Does It Mean?

Just one of the scandals is the willingness to manipulate data to make a political case.

November 22, 2009 - by Charlie Martin

Late on the night of of November 19, news broke on PJM and elsewhere that a large amount of data had been stolen from one of the major climate research institutions by an unknown hacker and made available on the Internet. The institution is the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit, home institution for Dr Phil Jones and one of the world’s centers of research into anthropogenic global warming (AGW), or “climate change.”

The emails suggest the authors co-operated covertly to ensure that only papers favorable to CO2-forced AGW were published, and that editors and journals publishing contrary papers were punished. They also attempted to “discipline” scientists and journalists who published skeptical information.
The emails suggest that the authors manipulated and “massaged” the data to strengthen the case in favor of unprecedented CO2-forced AGW, and to suppress their own data if it called AGW into question.
The emails suggest that the authors co-operated (perhaps the word is “conspired”) to prevent data from being made available to other researchers through either data archiving requests or through the Freedom of Information Acts of both the U.S. and the UK.
Read the article, including links to the source material at Pajamas Media

'This isn't the Britain we fought for,' say the 'unknown warriors' of WWII

By Tony Rennell

Sarah Robinson was just a teenager when World War II broke out.

She endured the Blitz, watching for fires during Luftwaffe air raids armed with a bucket of sand.

Often she would walk ten miles home from work in the blackout, with bombs falling around her.

As soon as she turned 18, she joined the Royal Navy to do her bit for the war effort.

Hers was a small part in a huge, history-making enterprise, and her contribution epitomises her generation's sense of service and sacrifice.
Nearly 400,000 Britons died. Millions more were scarred by the experience, physically and mentally.

But was it worth it? Her answer - and the answer of many of her contemporaries, now in their 80s and 90s - is a resounding No.

Mail Online

Crime of the Century


De kraak van het jaar heeft mogelijk de misdaad van de eeuw onthuld: wetenschappers die gegevens vervalsen om een alarmistisch beeld van het klimaat te schetsen en via een een-tweetje met politici de totale oorlog te verklaren aan onze hele manier van leven. Want in de nieuwe Amerikaanse cap-and-trade wet krijgt president Obama dictatoriale bevoegdheden in het geval van een klimatologische noodtoestand, die van kracht wordt bij een CO2-concentratie van 450 ppm.

Kraak van het jaar

Deze week konden we lezen dat een computerkraker een grote hoeveelheid e-mails en andere documenten van de Climate Research Unit van de Universiteit van East Anglia gedownload en openbaar gemaakt heeft. Aanvankelijk werd gemeld dat het om het Hadley Centre zou gaan, maar dat is een ander instituut.

Zie: Archief Het Vrije Volk