Thursday, January 21, 2010

Climategate - the festering sore

Notwithstanding the MSM's reluctance to report on this, the Climategate problems continue to fester. The key players implicated have yet to be properly investigated and cleared. The science continues to be called into question.

Most recently, the IPCC report, supposedly peer reviewed, have been caught red-handed making grandiose claims about glacial melting based on nothing than a conjecture. Increasingly, the data and most importantly, the conclusions arising appear corrupted and biased towards portraying an alarming rate of global warming attributed almost solely to CO2.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has also been accused of cherry picking the data in favour of global warming.

A systematic review of the Climategate emails by the Science and Public Policy Institute, can be found here.

Sadly, the case of anthropogenic global warming has been called seriously into question. It is not even certain now how much global warming is occurring. This is not to say that there is no global warming, but just that the entire science has been called into question, and consequently the conclusions cannot be assumed to be 'settled' in any way.

It has become quite clear to this simple mind that there is not the 'scientific consensus' about AGW as has often been claimed. Go blame it on the 'climatologists' for this mess.

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