Skred i Climate-gate

Diverse — Drokles on November 30, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Fra Jyllands-Posten

Klimadebatten er fyldt med usandheder og overdrivelser. Resultatet kan blive en klimaaftale i København, der ikke er baseret på faglig viden, men på skræmmekampagner.

Den advarsel kommer fra en række forskere, professorer og klimaeksperter, som Morgenavisen JyllandsPosten har talt med.

Times Online har set lidt på klimadebattens og Climate-gates historie Hat tip (McIntyres Climat Audit)

THE hacking scandal is not an isolated event. Instead it is the latest round of a long-running battle over climate science that goes back to 1990.

That was when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — the group of scientists that advises governments worldwide — published its first set of reports warning that the Earth faced deadly danger from climate change. A centrepiece of that report was a set of data showing how the temperature of the northern hemisphere was rising rapidly.

The problem was that the same figures showed that it had all happened before. The so-called medieval warm period of about 1,000 years ago saw Britain covered in vineyards and Viking farmers tending cows in Greenland. For any good scientist this raised a big question: was the recent warming linked to humans burning fossil fuels or was it part of a natural cycle?

The researchers set to work and in 1999 a group led by Professor Michael Mann, a climatologist at Pennsylvania State University, came up with new numbers showing that the medieval warm period was not so important after all.

Some bits of the Atlantic may have been warm for a while, but the records suggested that the Pacific had been rather chilly over the same period — so on average there was little change.

Plotted out, Mann’s data turned into the famous “hockey stick” graph. It showed northern hemisphere temperatures as staying flat for hundreds of years and then rising steeply from 1900 until now. The implication was that this rise would continue, with potentially deadly consequences for humanity.

Og i Daily Express giver den tidligere naturfilmsskærmtrold David Bellamy den religiøst lignende debat nogle spark i rumpetten (Hat tip McIntyres Climate Audit)

When I first stuck my head above the parapet to say I didn’t believe what we were being told about global warming I had no idea what the consequences would be.

I am a scientist and I have to ­follow the directions of science but when I see that the truth is being covered up I have to voice my ­opinions.

According to official data, in every year since 1998 world temperatures have been getting colder, and in 2002 Arctic ice actually increased. Why, then, do we not hear about that?


At the beginning of this year there was a BBC show with four experts saying: “This is going to be the end of all the ice in the Arctic,” and hypothesising that it was going to be the hottest summer ever. Was it hell! It was very cold and very wet and now we’ve seen evidence that the glaciers in Alaska have started growing rapidly – and they’ve not grown for a long time.

Og presset har effekt, hvor East Anglias Climate Reseach Unit i weekenden gik med til at offentliggøre det data-materiale på hvilket deres teorier hviler. Telegraph

The U-turn by the university follows a week of controversy after the emergence of hundreds of leaked emails, “stolen” by hackers and published online, triggered claims that the academics had massaged statistics.

In a statement welcomed by climate change sceptics, the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements.

Men - og der er et stort men skriver Times Online

SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.

Jamen så må vi vel bare stole på deres ord.

1 Kommentar »

  1. Prøv at gå herind til The Minnesotans For Global Warming og se de musikvideoer, de har lavet om Global Warming. Det tager i den grad gas på “klimaforskerne”. Der er mange gode imellem:

    Comment by Universalgeni — November 30, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

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