Subject: Climategate in Review
Author: C. Jeffery Small
Updated: 04-17-2014
  [This document will be updated as new information becomes available.]

U.N. Climate Chief
Rajendra Pachauri

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Introduction:

The bottom line is simple:


There is no significant scientifically established correlation between human activity and the warming of the earth's climate.

The Climategate scandal caused independent scientists and laymen around the globe to take a much closer look at the information that was being presented in support of Anthropogenic (i.e., man-made) Global Warming (AGW), and the overwhelming conclusion was that the there was no credible and conclusive evidence to support the hypothesis. And it was further shown that the scenarios predicting that the planet was nearing the tipping point for a series of catastrophic climate disasters, was totally invalidated by an examination of the facts, as well as a review of the earth's climate history. What came to light during this investigation was the following:

  • Climate science research is almost exclusively funded by governments around the world. Between 1989-2009, the U.S. government alone spent $79 billion. To keep the money flowing, it was necessary to have a compelling "story" of a pending apocalypse to justify that sort of investment. The narrative of global Armageddon became the researchers' only fixed "fact", with all scientific data being freely manipulated as necessary in order to fit that predetermined scenario.

  • Politicians with a totalitarian bent saw the regulation of carbon as a potent tool for generating massive new tax revenues and for redistributing the world's wealth, while at the same time, justifying the expansion of regulatory control over businesses and the personal activities of all citizens. Consequently, a symbiotic relationship was established between the politicians who handsomely funded the research, and the climate scientists, who fabricated a useful justification for government intervention.

  • People well connected to the government, such as Al Gore, saw an opportunity to make a financial killing by manipulating the environmental legislation in a favorable way. Gore and others invested heavily in carbon trading schemes which would generate millions in profits once the pending cap-and-trade laws were passed. These people then engaged in their own propaganda campaigns in order to influence a favorable outcome. Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth was one notable example.

The information presented below chronicles the facts that have been uncovered as a consequence of the many investigations being conducted subsequent to the original leaked East Anglia Climate Research Unit documents which triggered the Climategate scandal. A number of people have done an excellent job of summarizing the skeptics viewpoint. After reviewing the material below, I would recommend further investigation at the sources listed in the Skepticism section.

Climategate Overview:

Those of us keeping abreast of the climate literature have known for quite some time that the explanation for Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) relating to climate change, was far from the entire story, with almost all dissenting opinion having been actively suppressed. But the full extent of the problem was not made clear until November 19, 2009, when approximately 160 megabytes of data files and email correspondence was leaked from Britain's government-funded University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU).

An initial review of this material revealed four damning facts:

  • Current global temperature data was being actively manipulated in order to conceal real-world temperature declines that did not support the computerized climate models that were being used to predict runaway global warming. Additionally, historical data showing that during the Medieval Warm Period (900-1300 AD), the earth had been warmer than what was seen today, thereby shattering any causal connection between man made CO2 and temperature rise.

  • For quite some time, as is a normal part of any scientific peer-review process, independent scientists and organizations had been requesting the release of the raw temperature data used by the CRU in determining its results. Nevertheless, the CRU had continually refused to make their data available. (And now we understand why!) Additional requests for the data were made under the UK's Freedom of Information laws, and the scientists at the CRU are seen discussing how to circumvent these laws, including destroying correspondence and the temperature data itself, rather than allow it to be seen by others.

  • A review of the source code for the computerized models used to predict the significant global temperature gains being reported, showed that much of it was completely unintelligible to the programmers charged with maintain it, and in some cases, these programs could not be made to reproduce similar results previously obtained by others using the same code base and data sets. This code was in a constant state of manipulation in order to produce predetermined results.

  • The correspondence shows a small group of scientists frequently discussing ways to subvert the normal scientific peer-review process. This included having climate papers only be "reviewed" by one another, or by people already fully committed to the belief in AGW, stopping publication of any papers that were skeptical of AGW, and working to remove editors from scientific journals that were willing to publish any dissenting opinions.

Soon after the release of the CRU files, this event came to be known as Climategate. However, none of this came as a real shock to a group of skeptical scientists who had been questioning the AGW results for some time, but had been effectively barred from publishing their analyses in standard scientific journals and media outlets. In this way, the general public had been manipulated through the presentation of an unchallenged propagandist viewpoint, into supporting drastic government interventionist policies in order to stave off the supposed pending crisis to all of humanity.

The Facts Revealed:

The real impact of the Climategate scandal was to cause people across the globe to finally begin to examine all of the information used by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in support of its assessment report, used by every government to back up its environmental policies. Let's examine the results of this investigations.

Description Date Sources
All AGW computer models predicted a steady increase in global temperatures. However, for the past 11+ years, the global temperatures have not increased, and in fact, decreased, despite a continuing rise in CO2, countering the theory of a causal connection between increasing carbon dioxide and rising temperatures. 10-13-09 BBC
A close group of climate scientists (Phil Jones, Michael Mann, Keith Briffa, Malcolm Hughes, Robert Bradley, Tim Osborn, et al) "peer-reviewed" one another's papers, insuring that only those which supported the view of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) as an imminent worldwide danger, would make it through their process. Quoting Phil Jones:

"I can't see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow - even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!"

11-19-09 East Anglia Email
East Anglia Email
Scientific journals which published climate research were either headed up by "true believers", or else pressure was applied by the AGW scientists to insure that dissenting opinions were never published. Non-compliant journals were harassed and "punished".

"The Soon & Baliunas paper couldn't have cleared a 'legitimate' peer review process anywhere. That leaves only one possibility--that the peer-review process at Climate Research has been hijacked by a few skeptics on the editorial board."

"I told Mike that I believed our only choice was to ignore this paper. They've already achieved what they wanted--the claim of a peer-reviewed paper. There is nothing we can do about that now, but the last thing we want to do is bring attention to this paper, which will be ignored by the community on the whole..."

"This was the danger of always criticising the skeptics for not publishing in the 'peer-reviewed literature'."

"I think we have to stop considering 'Climate Research' as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit to, or cite papers in, this journal. We would also need to consider what we tell or request of our more reasonable colleagues who currently sit on the editorial board..."

"I will be emailing the journal to tell them I'm having nothing more to do with it until they rid themselves of this troublesome editor."

11-19-09 East Anglia Email
The East Anglia basic historical climate data used to forecast future climate trends was heavily manipulated to "produce" the desired results.

"I really wish I could be more positive about the Kyrgyzstan material, but I swear I pulled every trick out of my sleeve trying to milk something out of that. ... I don't think it'd be productive to try and juggle the chronology statistics any more than I already have"

"So, if we show Keith's series in this plot, we have to comment that 'something else' is responsible for the discrepancies in this case. Perhaps Keith can help us out a bit by explaining the processing that went into the series and the potential factors that might lead to it being 'warmer' than the Jones et al and Mann et al series?? We would need to put in a few words in this regard. Otherwise, the skeptics have an field day casting doubt on our ability to understand the factors that influence these estimates"

"Indeed, if the non-temperature signal that causes the decline in tree-ring density begins before 1960, then a short 1931-60 period might yield a more biased result than using a longer 1881-1960 period."

11-19-09 East Anglia Email
East Anglia Email
East Anglia Email
The code for the computer climate models was freely manipulated in order to force the desired results. Despite their best efforts, the programmers could never get these programs to run properly, occasionally producing nonsensical results. And the data sets used by these programs were clearly in a hopeless state. Here are samples of some of the code comments left by the programmers:

"stop in 1960 to avoid the decline"

"stop in 1940 to avoid the decline"

"but why does the sum-of-squares parameter OpTotSq go negative?!!"

"and already I have that familiar Twilight Zone sensation."

"this renders the station counts totally meaningless."

"Oh yeah - there is no 'supposed', I can make it up. So I have :-)"

"As we can see, even I'm cocking it up!"

"yet another problem that's based on the hopeless state of our databases"

"recent decline in tree-ring density has been ARTIFICIALLY REMOVED"

"Apply a VERY ARTIFICAL correction for decline!!"

"artificially removed (i.e. corrected) the decline"

"we know the file starts at yr 440, but we want nothing till 1400"

"It's botch after botch after botch."

"Oh, GOD, if I could start this project again and actually argue the case for junking the inherited program suite."

"As far as I can see, this renders the [weather] station counts totally meaningless."

"So what's going on? I don't see how the 'final' precip file can have been produced from the 'final' precipitation database, even though the dates imply that. The obvious conclusion is that the precip file must have been produced before 23 Dec 2003, and then redated (to match others?) in Jan 04."

"You can't imagine what this has cost me -- to actually allow the operator to assign false WMO [World Meteorological Organization] codes!! But what else is there in such situations? Especially when dealing with a 'Master' database of dubious provenance ..."

"OH F--- THIS. It's Sunday evening, I've worked all weekend, and just when I thought it was done, I'm hitting yet another problem that's based on the hopeless state of our databases."

11-19-09
11-25-09
11-29-09
HARRY_READ_ME.txt
Watts Up With That?
Toronto Sun
East Anglia's Phil Jones wrote that he was using Michael Mann's "Nature trick" to "hide the decline" in actual temperature data. This was the same "trick" previously used by Mann to produce the infamous "hockey stick" temperature graphs which has since been totally discredited. 11-19-09
12-05-09
East Anglia Email
JoNova
East Anglia scientists broke the UK's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) laws by refused to release the raw global temperature record data used in their climate computer models, despite repeated requests by scientists interested in attempting to review and reproduce their results. 01-28-10 UK Times Online
When East Anglia scientists could no longer evade the FOIA requests to release their data, they then reported that all of the original global temperature data had been conveniently destroyed, insuring that no one would ever be able to check their results. However, in an email from Phil Jones to Michael Mann dated 02/02/05, Jones states:

"The two MMs [Stephen McIntyre and Ross McKitrick] have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I'll delete the file rather than send to anyone."

And magically, it happened!

08-13-09
11-19-09
11-24-09
The UK Register
East Anglia Email
Wall Street Journal
Shortly after the East Anglia scandal broke, it was revealed that the New Zealand government's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) was also found to have been manipulating its own temperature data to manufacture a rising trend. 11-25-09 Watts Up With That?
Scientists from East Anglia created the website RealClimate.org in order to promote the anthropogenic global (AGW) warming message. William Connolley, a Green Party activist and software engineer, was one of the nine member on the newly formed team. He became an editor at Wikipedia and, starting in 2003, began rewriting climate-related entries so as to eliminate all references to information contradicting the AGW story.

"'He rewrote articles on the politics of global warming and on the scientists who were skeptical of the band,' Solomon explains. 'Richard Lindzen and Fred Singer, two of the world's most distinguished climate scientists, were among his early targets, followed by others that the band especially hated, such as Willie Soon and Sallie Baliunas of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, authorities on the Medieval Warm Period.'"

"Through his role as a Wikipedia administrator, Connolley is said to have created or rewritten 5,428 unique Wikipedia entries."

"'When Connolley didn't like the subject of a certain article, he removed it — more than 500 articles of various descriptions disappeared at his hand,' Solomon wrote. 'When he disapproved of the arguments that others were making, he often had them barred — over 2,000 Wikipedia contributors who ran afoul of him found themselves blocked from making further contributions.'"

"Facts about the Medieval Warm Period and criticism of global warming doctrine were purportedly scrubbed from Wikipedia's pages."

12-21-09 WND
It was next discovered that, like East Anglia, NASA had been stonewalling Freedom of Information requests for over two years. Once the information was released, it was discovered that they too had been manipulating the temperature data and issuing false findings. 12-03-09 Washington Times
Additional research into the temperature data for both Darwin, Australia and Russia show the extent of fraud used in manipulating the temperature data. 12-08-09
12-16-09
Watts Up With That?
UK Telegraph
A researcher reported that important tree ring growth data, used as a proxy for temperature reconstruction, was held by Queens University of Belfast, but that the University refused to make the data available for analysis. 12-01-09 Pajamas Media
A former top climate scientist and NASA manager was convicted of defrauding the government of $50,000 by diverting these NASA climate funds to his wife's company, highlighting the role that government funding of climate research plays in driving the researchers to produce "results" that will keep the funds flowing. 12-02-09 Washington Examiner
Ground-based temperature data sets such as those maintained by the Hadley Centre Climatic Research Unit, greatly exaggerate temperature rise when compared to the more reliable satellite-based readings taken of the lower troposphere. 01-09-10 Climate Conspiracy
The IPCC governmental advisory report's claimed that the Himalayan glaciers were receding faster than anywhere else in the world and would be gone by 2035. Whoops, that estimate came from a report that predicted their demise by the year 2350. Sorry, for the alarm, it was just a typo! Additionally, the Himalayan glaciers were reported to currently cover 500,000 square kilometers when, in fact, the actual glaciers span roughly 33,000 square kilometers. Missed it by just over 1,500%!

It was also revealed that Syed Hasnain, who made the original prediction, realized this and other errors in the IPCC report back in 2008, but did not inform the head of the IPCC, saying:

"My job is not to point out mistakes."

Of course, it was also later determined by Michael Zemp from the World Glacier Monitoring Service, that:

"There are simply no observations available to make these sorts of statements."

12-01-09
01-20-10
01-20-10
02-04-10
Pajamas Media
CNN
UK Times Online
Yale Forum
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN climate change panel, said that besides the Himalayan glacier error, there may be other errors in the IPCC report, but was not more specific. 01-23-10 UK Times Online
The IPCC advisory report's claim that global warming is already affecting the severity and frequency of global disasters such as hurricanes and floods, was shown to be based upon a 2007 unpublished report that had not been subjected to peer-review. By the time the paper was actually published in 2008, it included the disclaimer:

"We find insufficient evidence to claim a statistical relationship between global temperature increase and catastrophe losses."

01-24-10 The Observatory
It was discovered that the IPCC claim that global warming might destroy 40% of the Brazilian rainforest, was based upon an unsubstantiated claim by eco-campaigners who had little scientific expertise. 01-31-10 UK Times Online
It was discovered that the IPCC report incorrectly stated that 55% of the Netherlands was below sea level, when the actual figure is only 26%. Fact checking at the IPCC was so lax, that even simple errors such as this could and did find their way into its report. 02-03-10 Sott.net
The IPCC published inaccurate data on the global production of wave powered electricity, which was also wrongly attributed to the website of a commercial wave-energy company. 02-06-10 UK Telegraph
It was further discovered that the IPCC report contained:
  • Claims based upon information in press releases and newsletters.

  • Multiple examples of statements based upon student dissertations, two of which were unpublished.

  • Claims that were based on reports produced by environmental pressure groups, including the Defenders of Wildlife.
02-06-10 UK Telegraph
While doomsday predictions point to recent annual decreases in the total amount of Arctic ice, the record increases in the accumulating Antarctic ice and snow is conveniently ignored.

"The doomsday portraits of Antarctica's glaciers reacting to a global climate change should be blurry at best. Consensus on changes in ice sheet thickness and their causes is difficult, and therefore of limited use on either side of the global warming debate."

10-11-06 World Climate Report
Data concerning the warming of other planets in the solar system, indicating the sun as a major influence of earth's temperature rise, has been ignored by the AGW supporters.

"But how do we square the fact that almost every planet in our solar system is simultaneously undergoing temperature change and volatile weather patterns. Does this not suggest that global warming is a natural cycle as a result of the evolving nature of the sun?"

"Scientists from Nasa say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s. This is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over approximately the same period. Since there is no known life on Mars it suggests rapid changes in planetary climates could be natural phenomena."

11-16-06
04-29-07
Prison Planet
UK Times Online
Warming trends in temperature data sets around the world are now seen to be due to local factors such as land development (Urban Heat Island Effect), and not attributable to actual global warming. Any actual warming experienced across the earth during the past 30 years is well within the normal temperature fluxuations seen at least twice before in the past 1,000 years. Quoting John Christy, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a former lead author on the IPCC:

"The temperature records cannot be relied on as indicators of global change"

02-09-09
02-14-10
EPA
UK Times Online
Phil Jones, the East Anglia Climate Research Unit scientist at the center of the Climategate scandal, admitted the following:
  • He lacks "organizational skills", has trouble "keeping track" of information, and that his record keeping is "not as good as it should be", as excuses for how he came to "lose" (some say intentionally destroy) all of the important original temperature data.

  • The world was quite possibly warmer in medieval times than now (as many have been reporting for years), suggesting that global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon after all.

  • There has been no "statistically significant" warming of the earth over the past 15 years.
Sounds like "cover your ass" time to me!
02-14-10 UK Mail Online
An examination of the data used to support the IPCC claims of a man-made increase in hurricanes and cyclones was cherry-picked to show the resired results. When all data was examined, no statistically significant increase is observed. 02-15-10 The UK Register
In Britain, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) both call for scientific data and evidence compiled by climate researchers to be made publicly available for scrutiny. The RSC said:

"The apparent resistance of researchers from the CRU at the University of East Anglia to disclose research data has been widely portrayed as an indication of a lack of integrity in scientific research. ... It may also be necessary to incorporate an independent auditing system into peer review with the ability to demand access to raw data sets to ensure best practices are being adhered to."

Dr Don Keiller, deputy head of life sciences at Anglia Ruskin University said:

"What these emails reveal is a detailed and systematic conspiracy to prevent other scientists gaining access to CRU data sets. Such obstruction strikes at the very heart of the scientific method, that is the scrutiny and verification of data and results by one's peers."

Professor Darrel Ince, from the department of computer science at the Open University said:

"A number of climate scientists have refused to publish their computer programs; what I want to suggest is that this is both unscientific behaviour and, equally importantly ignores a major problem: that scientific software has got a poor reputation for error."

03-07-10 UK Telegraph
Three of the world's four global temperature datasets have been shown to be be seriously tainted. This includes the data from: 1. East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU); 2. NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS); and 3. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The remaining Japanese dataset remains to be investigated. 03-11-10 Pajamas Media
Japanese scientists, investigating arctic wind patterns determined that:

"Much of the record breaking loss of ice in the Arctic ocean in recent years is down [sic] to the region's swirling winds and is not a direct result of global warming"

"The study does not question that global warming is also melting ice in the Arctic, but it could raise doubts about high-profile claims that the region has passed a climate "tipping point" that could see ice loss sharply accelerate in coming years."

03-22-10 UK Guardian
The UN admitted that a 2006 study showing that livestock (meat) production was responsible for 18% of the total greenhouse gas emissions — exceeding those produced by transportation — was flawed and overstated the impact. The UN had used this study to recommend less meat and milk production worldwide in the name of environmentalism. 03-24-10 UK Telegraph
Nils-Axel Mörner, the formerly chairman of the International Commission on Sea Level Change (INQUA), after spending the past 35 years studying sea levels around the world, declared that the talk about rising sea levels was a "colossal scare story". Quoting from the article:

"Despite fluctuations down as well as up, 'the sea is not rising,' he says. 'It hasn't risen in 50 years.' If there is any rise this century it will 'not be more than 10cm (four inches), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm'. And quite apart from examining the hard evidence, he says, the elementary laws of physics (latent heat needed to melt ice) tell us that the apocalypse conjured up by Al Gore and Co could not possibly come about."

"The reason why Dr Mörner, formerly a Stockholm professor, is so certain that these claims about sea level rise are 100 per cent wrong is that they are all based on computer model predictions, whereas his findings are based on 'going into the field to observe what is actually happening in the real world'."

03-28-10 UK Telegraph
"Germans citizens are rapidly losing faith in global warming following the Climate-gate scandals, according to a new report in Der Spiegel."

"Many people have little faith in the information and prognosis of climate researchers, The Local [a German news site] explained, with a third questioned in the survey not giving them much credence."

03-29-10 Fox News
Mike Hulme and Martin Mahony, from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, write in a paper entitled, Climate Change: what do we know about the IPCC?, that the consensus claims made by the IPCC in support of manmade global warming are fabrications. They state (pages 10-11):

"Claims such as '2,500 of the world's leading scientists have reached a consensus that human activities are having a significant influence on the climate' are disingenuous. That particular consensus judgement, as are many others in the IPCC reports, is reached by only a few dozen experts in the specific field of detection and attribution studies; other IPCC authors are experts in other fields."

04-12-10 Hulme & Mahony
Over 31,000 American scientists have signed a petition stating that there is no convincing evidence that human-related activities are causing catastrophic climate change, and urge the U.S. government to reject the Kyoto global warming agreement, along with all other similar proposals. 05-06-10 AGW Petition Project
Arctic ice volume has increased 25% since May of 2008.

"In 2008, less than half of the ice (47%) was greater than two metres thick. Now, more than 75% of the ice is greater than two metres thick. In 2008, 18% of the ice was more than three metres thick. This year that number has increased to 28%. There has been nearly across the board ice thickening since 2008. There was slightly more 4-5 metre ice in 2008, due to the big crunch in the summer of 2007."

A very inconvenient fact.

05-29-10 Watts Up With That?
In response to criticism over it corrupted temperature data (due to urban heat effects) and the fact that 90% of their climate measuring sites do not meet the government's own standards for obtaining accurate temperature measurements, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has simply redefined the nature of its collection methods so as to reassert the validity of the use of its data. On the NOAA website, it makes the following statement:

"But for detecting climate change, the concern is not the absolute temperature — whether a station is reading warmer or cooler than a nearby station placed on grass — but how that temperature changes over time. "

All of which is so much handwaving, because if temperature increases are due to urban heat island effects, then it makes no difference whether those increases are absolute or relative, they have nothing to do with actual global temperature trends. NOAA then goes on to state:

"Is there any question that surface temperatures in the United States have been rising rapidly during the last 50 years? No."

As the article's author points out:

"This is another clearly deceptive political answer. If one actually looks at the temperature trend in the United States over the last 50 years, you will see something quite different from what NOAA says. From 1960 to the late 1970s, the United States temperature was clearly falling. From that point on, there was a two-decade warming trend through the 1980s and 1990s. That warming trend ended in the late 1990s and there has been no warming since."

06-12-10 Pajamas Media
The IPCC apparently relied upon the opinion of a single scientist, J. Lean, to author the chapter in its climate report which states that solar activity is not a major influencer of earth's climate. This conclusion runs counter to scientific research put forward by others such as Dr. Willie Soon, Henrik Svensmark and Nir Shaviv. The Norwegian government first noted the lack of evidence backing up the IPCC conclusion, and a representative stated:

"I would encourage the IPCC to [re-]consider having only one solar physicist on the lead author team of such an important chapter. In particular since the conclusion of this section about solar forcing hangs on one single paper in which J. Lean is a coauthor."

The article continues with the following statement:

"Dr. Soon has presented solar irradiance data showing global temperatures during the past century have almost precisely mirrored solar output. The Danish National Space Center further reported that solar output by the end of the 20th century had reached its highest amount in at least 1,000 years."

06-28-10 The Heartland Institute
Long after the infamous "hockey stick" temperature graph was discredited by showing that the data used to produce it had been heavily manipulated by its author Michael Mann, Mann himself now back-pedals in an attempt to distance himself from accepting full responsibility for its intent and use. As quoted from an article in the UK Telegraph:

"[S]peaking to the BBC recently, Prof Mann, a climatologist at Pennsylvania State University, said he had always made clear there were "uncertainties" in his work.

'I always thought it was somewhat misplaced to make it a central icon of the climate change debate,' he said. "

Oh, well OK then ....

06-28-10 UK Telegraph
A new review of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, concluded that the IPCC's 2007 report was biased towards overstating the negative consequences of any global warming, while ignoring the beneficial effects.

"Maarten Hajer, director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, which is funded by the Dutch government, said the IPCC's summary conclusions focused on the potential dangers of climate change because 'that is what the politicians wanted to know.'"

"But since the 2007 report's publication, he said, 'the times have changed,' and the public now is demanding a fuller, more transparent look at how the IPCC comes up with its conclusions.'"

In addition, the Dutch agency determined that the IPCC had made "another significant error" in projecting a 50-60% decrease in anchovy production off the west coast of Africa, due to "an erroneous interpretation of the literature references."

"The literature in fact suggests a 50% to 60% decrease in 'extreme wind and seawater turbulence, with some effects on the anchovy population that were not quantified'."

It is hard to believe that a supposedly scientific community, using peer review procedures, could allow errors of this magnitude to propagate through its literature for years by accident. Every new fact uncovered casts doubt on the validity and objectivity of all other aspects of the IPCC organization and on every one of its conclusions.

07-05-10 Wall Street Journal
On April 14, 2010, The University of East Anglia reported that their own internal investigation, headed up by Lord Oxburgh, had concluded that Phil Jones, Keith Briffa, and other members of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) had conducted themselves in an exemplary manner, and all were exonerated of any wrongdoing.

However, on July 19th, Anthony Watts reports:

"Now from Bishop Hill we learn that it appears that the Oxburgh investigation let Dr. Phil Jones endorse what evidence (papers he's published) to review."

So much for conduction an impartial inquiry! For additional information on the true nature of the "investigation", see the accompanying Climate Audit article by Steve McIntyre.

[It also makes one wonder about the independence and accuracy of a similar internal investigation conducted by Penn State, which similarly cleared its professor, Michael Mann, of any wrongdoing.]

07-19-10 Watts Up With That?
Climate Audit
Further research into the satellite-based weather data compiled by the U.S. government-funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reveals that the record is seriously corrupted and may be inaccurately reporting values up to 15 degrees Fahrenheit in excess of actual real-world temperatures. For example:
  • Reports that temperatures in the great lakes had increased by 10-15 degrees where unfounded and completely at odds with common sense observations.

  • NOAA reported idiotic surface temperatures as high as 600 degrees F in residential areas of Wisconsin and a boiling 400+ degrees F in northern Lake Michigan.

Investigations have revealed that the temperature sensors is at least five of the weather satellites are seriously degraded and reporting inaccurately.

"The U.S. physicist [Dr Charles R. Anderson] agrees there may now be thousands of temperatures in the range of 415-604 degrees Fahrenheit automatically fed into computer climate models and contaminating climate models with a substantial warming bias. This may have gone on for a far longer period than the five years originally identified. Anderson continues, 'One has to marvel at either the scientific incompetence this reveals or the completely unethical behavior of NOAA and its paid researchers that is laid open before us.'"

"Dr. Anderson sums up saying; 'It is now perfectly clear that there are no reliable worldwide temperature records and that we have little more than anecdotal information on the temperature history of the Earth.'"

08-09-10
08-19-10
Climate Change Dispatch
Climate Change Dispatch
The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the carbon "offset" trading project which was initiated by political insiders like Al Gore, to make a fortune off of the anticipated draconian "Cap-and-Trade" regulations that were to come out of Washington D.C. and other governmental bodies, collapsed, due in no small part to the changing political winds resulting from the Climategate affair.

"Unlike most real markets, the carbon market was created by banks and governments so that new investment opportunities could seamlessly dovetail with specific government policies. It's a fantasy casino based on a doctrine of pure science fiction. Certainly, gaming the system has always been at the top on the agenda of the new green eco-trader. Most people, investors included, might innocently ask the fundamental question, "what's the point of having a CO2 commodities market?" The answer to that question should be obvious by now, and you can certainly look to the initial stakeholders in the various international climate trading bodies for a "Who's Who" list of individuals that have actively been pushing the global warming concept from its inception."

08-28-10 21st Century Wire
The Global Warming Policy Foundation of the UK reports that an international panel's review of all 18,531 sources referenced in the UN's IPCC report reveal that 5,587 were not peer reviewed, qualifying them as "grey literature" rather than as sound science, and despite IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri's statement: "The IPCC uses only peer-reviewed scientific literature." 07-30-10 The GWP Foundation
R. S. Knox and D. H. Douglass, from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, recently published a paper in the International Journal of Geosciences titled, Recent energy balance of Earth, which disputes the ocean warming data and conclusions previously reported by J. M. Lyman and others. Rather than showing a positive rate of change resulting in a net energy storage increase, the data actually demonstrates a negative rate of change. As stated in the abstract:

"A recently published estimate of Earth's global warming trend is 0.63 ± 0.28 W/m2, as calculated from ocean heat content anomaly data spanning 1993-2008. This value is not representative of the recent (2003-2008) warming/cooling rate because of a 'flattening' that occurred around 2001-2002. Using only 2003-2008 data from Argo floats, we find by four different algorithms that the recent trend ranges from -0.010 to -0.160 W/m2 with a typical error bar of ±0.2 W/m2. These results fail to support the existence of a frequently-cited large positive computed radiative imbalance."

08-03-10 International Journal of Geosciences
The InterAcademy Council (IAC), a consortium of the world's top scientific academies, conducted a review of the the UN's IPCC report and determined the following:

"A high-level inquiry into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found there was 'little evidence' for its claims about global warming."

"It also said the panel had emphasised the negative impacts of climate change and made 'substantive findings' based on little proof."

Also of interest is the following comment concerning IPCC chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri:

"Dr Pachauri has been accused of a conflict of interest, which he denies, after it emerged that he has business interests attracting millions of pounds in funding. One, the Energy Research Institute, is set to receive up to £10 million in grants from taxpayers over the next five years."

08-31-10 The UK Daily Express
The faulty and manufactured global climate data was used to craft the Kyoto Protocol, which has then become the justification for significant pieces of legislation, such as California's Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Once this legislation was in place, regulators then applied tactical lessons learned from the Climategate "scientists", by exaggerating their estimates of pollution levels in order to further support their intervention into both personal behavior and business processes. As the San Francisco Chronicle reports:

"California grossly miscalculated pollution levels in a scientific analysis used to toughen the state's clean-air standards [...] The pollution estimate in question was too high - by 340 percent, according to the California Air Resources Board"   [Emphasis added]

"Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, offered no explanation when The Chronicle questioned her about the diesel emissions miscalculation. [...] Nichols was emphatic, though, when asked whether she has concerns about other scientific calculations made by air board scientists. 'No, no, no, no, no, no, no and no,' she said."

What type of person maintain such rigid adherence to data that has already been shown to be off by 340 percent? This is only possible for those who have arrived at their conclusion independent from the data in the first place!

10-08-10 San Francisco Chronicle
On October 8, 2010, Hal Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, resigned from the American Physical Society (APS) after sixty-seven years of membership. Here are a few excerpts from his letter of resignation:

"For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford's book organizes the facts very well.) I don't believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it.

[...]

I want no part of it, so please accept my resignation. APS no longer represents me ..."

10-08-10 Watts Up With That?
William Connolley, a climate science blogger, was stripped of his editing position at Wikipedia, for his actions in falsifying and distorting the encyclopedia's climate science record.

"His career as a global warming propagandist has now been stopped, following a unanimous verdict that came down today through an arbitration proceeding conducted by Wikipedia. In the decision, a slap-down for the once-powerful Connolley by his peers, he has been barred from participating in any article, discussion or forum dealing with global warming. In addition, because he rewrote biographies of scientists and others he disagreed with, to either belittle their accomplishments or make them appear to be frauds, Wikipedia barred him — again unanimously — from editing biographies of those in the climate change field."

10-14-10 Canadian National Post
Upset with a cultural trend that is now moving away from a belief in the inevitability of an AGW climate crisis, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) has organized a group of climate researchers to fight back in an attempt to reignite a fire under this issue, which would then insure continued government research funding and the imposition of carbon legislation that is now all but dead. As John Abraham of St. Thomas University said:

"This group feels strongly that science and politics can't be divorced ..."

"The notion that truth will prevail is not working. The truth has been out there for the past two decades, and nothing has changed."

If the AGU is not willing to rely upon the "truth" of their position, then what are they counting on? Science is an intellectual pursuit concerned only with the facts of reality, while government (i.e., politics) is a repository of force. Apparently the AGU is now preparing to apply a bit of force in order to "prevail"! Well, they've already tried subterfuge and lying, so what's left?

11-08-10 Los Angeles Times
Using $1.1 million in grant money from the Joyce Foundation (of which Barack Obama was then a board member!), Richard Sandor founded the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) in 2000. The purpose of the exchange was to profit from what appeared to be the inevitable carbon cap-and-trade environmental regulations soon to be coming from governments around the world, and Al Gore was a major investor in this scheme. However, the Climategate scandal stuck a wrench into the political machinery, forestalling the passage of these bills, and the CCX along with it's counterpart, the European Climate Exchange (ECX), were sold to Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) on April 30, 2010. Now, just six months later, ICE has announced that it will suspend all carbon trading before the end of the year.

"Al Capone tried to use Prohibition to muscle in on a piece of all the action in Chicago. The CCX's backers wanted to use a new prohibition on carbon emissions to muscle in on a piece of, quite literally, all the action in the world."

"But according to an advisory posted to the exchange's website, participants simply didn't want to trade in carbon credits without a legal requirement that they do so."

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Tom Nelson states: "After claiming that he never deleted any emails, Phil Jones now admits deleting emails."

As reported in the UK Guardian on 11-24-09, Phil Jones is quoted as saying:

"Some of the emails probably had poorly chosen words and were sent in the heat of the moment, when I was frustrated. I do regret sending some of them. We've not deleted any emails or data here at CRU. I would never manipulate the data one bit - I would categorically deny that."   [Emphasis added]

However, in a new article in Nature dated 11-15-10, when asked about deleting emails, he had this to say:

"When Jones is now asked if he deleted such messages, he says: 'No, I deleted e-mails as a matter of course just to keep them under control.'

"Then Muir Russell was correct? Had Jones broken the spirit of the law? 'Not necessarily, if you've deleted them ahead of time,' he says. 'You can't second guess what's going to be requested.' Jones goes back and forth on his motivations. Deleting e-mails would simplify his life if people requested them in the future, but that was not why he got rid of them, he says. 'I deleted them based on their dates. It was to keep the e-mails under control,' he repeats."   [Emphasis added]

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What is the real purpose of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?

Bernard Potter of the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, interviewed IPCC joint chairman Ottmar Edenhofer, and in an article titled IPCC Official: "Climate Policy Is Redistributing The World's Wealth", summarized his conclusion as follows:

"Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection, says the German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world's resources will be negotiated."

Specifically, Edenhofer had these comments:

"[I]f global emission rights are distributed [...] on a per capita basis, then Africa will be the big winner, and huge amounts of money will flow there."

"Basically it's a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization. The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War."

"[O]ne must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore."

"[W]e need to see that successful climate policy requires other global trade and financial policies."

"[T]here is always the risk that individual rationality leads to collective stupidity. Therefore, one cannot solve the climate problem alone, but it has to be linked to other problems. There must be penalties and incentives: global CO 2-tariffs and technology transfer."

11-18-10 Global Warm. Policy Fdn.
In an article titled "What happened to the 'warmest year on record': The truth is global warming has halted", David Rose reports the following:

"But buried amid the details of those two Met [British Meteorological] Office statements 12 months apart lies a remarkable climbdown that has huge implications - not just for the Met Office, but for debate over climate change as a whole."

"Read carefully with other official data, they conceal a truth that for some, to paraphrase former US Vice President Al Gore, is really inconvenient: for the past 15 years, global warming has stopped."

"The question now emerging for climate scientists and policymakers alike is very simple. Just how long does a pause have to be before the thesis that the world is getting hotter because of human activity starts to collapse?"

12-05-10 UK Mail Online
Never fear. It doesn't matter if it gets warmer or colder. It doesn't matter if it rains, snows or there is a prolonged drought. It doesn't matter if the weather is one thing here and something completely different elsewhere on the globe. It doesn't matter because the advocates of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) will confirm that every bit of climate data, no matter what it happens to be, is a positive indicator of global warming. Quoting Anthony Watts in The Daily Caller:

"From the Independent, March 20th, 2000:

According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become 'a very rare and exciting event.' 'Children just aren't going to know what snow is,' he said."

"Now, for the second year in a row, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales is covered with snow. Meanwhile, AGW proponents like the Guardian's George Monbiot are furiously spinning to make it look like AGW causes more snow, rather than less, as the CRU scientist said 10 years ago."

And, quoting Dr. Richard North of the EU Referendum, commenting on George Monbiot's (i.e. "Moonbat") new defense of global warming:

"It is not that he [Monbiot] does not have a case (even if it is not very good). What makes him so deservedly look the fool it that he, alongside the climate establishment, has spent the last decade or more trying to convince us that milder winters are a sure sign of global warming. Now, in the manner of Winston Smith, Moonbat seems to believe that he can rewrite history and we will not notice."

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We knew it was coming. With industrial carbon credit trading off the table for now, the environmental movement shifts its focus to the individual. As reported on EurActive, a European environmental site, in an article titled "Rio+20: UN hears fresh ideas to 'green' economy":

"A UN meeting this week took stock of stakeholders' expectations for the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development, set to take place in 2012."

"The 2012 summit is expected to agree on a political document that will guide action on sustainable development policy for decades to come and give birth to a World Environment Organisation."

"A report summarising the submissions suggests that the green economy will rely on 'rigorously enforced environmental laws, taxation based on environmental impact' and 'personal carbon quotas'."

"Personal carbon quotas relate to the maximum quantity of CO2 each of us may emit into the atmosphere per year without increasing the level of current global emissions."

"On the economic aspects of green legislation, stakeholders admitted that 'a transition to a green economy will involve some winners and some losers'."

"Some stakeholders even called for political commitments to stabilise the world's population to deal with increased pressure on natural resources. In late 2009, a UN report suggested that halting the rise in Earth's population would be a major help in the fight against global warming."

01-13-11 EurActive
If you are a U.S. citizen, just how much of your money is wasted on 'Climate Change'? According to Art Horn in his Pajamas Media article, it is $10.6 million each and every day.

"This year, your government will spend in the neighborhood of $4 billion on global warming research, despite the fact that there has been no global warming since 1998, and despite all of the billions that have been spent so far yielding no conclusive evidence that using fossil fuels to make energy has any significant effect on Earth's temperature.

Check the American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2011 budget request, and go to chapter 15: Climate Change in the FY 2011 Budget. The numbers are staggering. In 2011, your government will spend $10.6 million a day to study, combat, and educate about climate change."

01-15-11 Pajamas Media
Christopher Booker writes in The Telegraph, that the BBC and the British government's MET (meteorological) Office continue to play fast and loose with climate data and its reporting to the general public. For example, on the BBC program Horizon airing on 01-24-11, Booker reports:

"The most telling moment, however, came in an interview between [Sir Paul] Nurse and a computer-modelling scientist from Nasa, presented as a general climate expert although he is only a specialist in ice studies. Asked to quantify the relative contributions of CO2 to the atmosphere by human and natural causes, his seemingly devastating reply was that 7 gigatons (billion tons) are emitted each year by human activity while only 1 gigaton comes from natural sources such as the oceans. This was so much the message they wanted that Nurse invited him to confirm that human emissions are seven times greater than those from all natural sources.

This was mind-boggling. It is generally agreed that the 7 billion tonnes of CO2 due to human activity represent just over 3 per cent of the total emitted. That given off by natural sources, such as the oceans, is vastly greater than this, more than 96 per cent of the total. One may argue about the "carbon cycle" and how much CO2 the oceans and plants reabsorb. But, as baldly stated, the point was simply a grotesque misrepresentation, serving, like many of the programme's other assertions, only to give viewers a wholly misleading impression."

Booker continued to give other example of bending the facts during the show. He then turned to a discussion of the MET Office's 01-20-11 issuing of a press release with the headline, "2010 &mdash a near record year", which claimed that 2010 was hotter than any other year in the past decade. Booker continues:

"When [Dr Benny Peiser and Dr David Whitehouse, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation] examined the original data from which this claim was derived — compiled by the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit and the Met Office's Hadley Centre — it clearly showed 2010 as having been cooler than 2005 (and 1998) and equal to 2003. It emerged that, for the purposes of the press release, the data had been significantly adjusted.

Comparing the actual data for each year, from 2001 to 2010, with that given in the press release shows that for four years the original figure has been adjusted downwards. Only for 2010 was the data revised upwards, by the largest adjustment of all, allowing the Met Office to claim that 2010 was the hottest year of the decade."

And so it goes with the propaganda machine.

01-29-11 UK Telegraph
David Evans, a mathematician and engineer who has been consulting with the Australian Greenhouse Office and Department of Climate Change for over nine years, modeling carbon pools in agricultural systems, recently spoke to an Anti-Carbon-Tax Rally in Perth, Australia. These are excerpts from his remarks:

"Let's set a few things straight. The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s."

"The planet reacts to that extra carbon dioxide, which changes everything. Most critically, the extra warmth causes more water to evaporate from the oceans. But does the water hang around and increase the height of moist air in the atmosphere, or does it simply create more clouds and rain? Back in 1980, when the carbon dioxide theory started, no one knew. The alarmists guessed that it would increase the height of moist air around the planet, which would warm the planet even further, because the moist air is also a greenhouse gas."

"Weather balloons had been measuring the atmosphere since the 1960s, many thousands of them every year. ... During the warming of the late 1970s, '80s and '90s, the weather balloons found no hot spot. ... This evidence proves that the climate models are fundamentally flawed, that they greatly overestimate the temperature increases due to carbon dioxide."

"This evidence first became clear around the mid-1990s."

"At this point, official "climate science" stopped being a science."

"Finally, to those who still believe the planet is in danger from our carbon dioxide emissions: Sorry, but you've been had. Yes, carbon dioxide is a cause of global warming, but it's so minor it's not worth doing much about."

Read the complete article for the full story.

04-08-11 Financial Post
In 2005, the United Nations predicted that by 2010, there would be 50 million "climate refugees" created as a result of the consequences of climate change. This information was posted on their website, accompanied by a map showing the areas to be devastated by flooding, desertification, increased hurricane activity and ice cap and permafrost melting.

Gavin Atkins of Asian Correspondent recently wondered What happened to the climate refugees?, and investigated the claims by looking at census data for many of the areas predicted to be most vulnerable. He discovered that populations in many of these regions had not decreased as people fled the purported havoc of global warming, but instead had increased substantially during the past decade.

After Atkins article was published on April 11th and picked up by other news agencies, the UN quickly and quietly tried to cover up this latest mistake by removing the page and map from their site. However, thanks to Google Cache, both were able to be retrieved and can be viewed as part of the Daily Caller's article.

But have no fear, for the UN, instead of apologizing for their gross error, is now stating that there will certainly be 50 million climate change refugees, only by 2020!

04-16-11 The Daily Caller
In Forbes, Patrick Michaels discusses the steady stream of incorrect climate predictions that the United Nations has made over the past decade, from climate refugees (see above), to lost glaciers, to melting polar ice caps, to widespread destruction of rainforests, to severe coastal flooding, to droughts. He then makes the following very important observations:

"Is all of this due to chance?"

"Scientists, as humans, make judgemental errors. But what is odd about the UN is that its gaffes are all in one direction. All are exaggeration of the effects of climate change. ... No one has found analogous errors in the other direction."

"In an unbiased world there should be an equal chance of either underestimating or overestimating the climate change and its effects, which allows us to test whether this string of errors is simply scientists behaving normally or being naughty."

"What's the chance of throwing a coin six times and getting all heads (or tails)? It's .015. Most scientists consider the .050 level sufficient to warrant retention of a hypothesis, which in this case, is that the UN's climate science is biased."

04-21-11 Forbes
In Forbes, James Taylor discusses the latest attempt by climate science researchers to fudge the data in order to create the desired end result.

"Faced with the embarrassing fact that sea level is not rising nearly as much as has been predicted, the University of Colorado's NASA-funded Sea Level Research Group has announced it will begin adding a nonexistent 0.3 millimeters per year to its Global Mean Sea Level Time Series. As a result, alarmists will be able to present sea level charts asserting an accelerating rise in sea level that is not occurring in the real world."

"United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) computer models project approximately 15 inches of sea level rise during the 21st century."

"Satellite measurements, however, show global sea level rose merely 0.83 inches during the first decade of the 21st century (a pace of just 8 inches for the entire century), and has barely risen at all since 2006. This puts alarmists in the embarrassing position of defending predictions that are not coming true in the real world."

"[T]he current pace of 8 inches of sea level rise for the present century is essentially no different than the 7 inches of sea level rise that occurred last century. However, with an artificially enhanced 9.2 inches of sea level rise, alarmists can claim sea level is rising 31 percent faster than it did last century."

05-11-11 Forbes
Just when the climate alarmists were thinking that things couldn't get any worse for their cause, scientists from the US National Solar Observatory (NSO) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory report that the sun appears to be heading into a sustained period of low solar activity which could result in a dramatic cooling leading to a mini Ice Age within the next decade.

"The Sun normally follows an 11-year cycle of activity. The current cycle, Cycle 24, is now supposed to be ramping up towards maximum strength. Increased numbers of sunspots and other indications ought to be happening: but in fact results so far are most disappointing. Scientists at the NSO now suspect, based on data showing decades-long trends leading to this point, that Cycle 25 may not happen at all."

"An immediate question is whether this slowdown presages a second Maunder Minimum, a 70-year period with virtually no sunspots [which occurred] during 1645-1715. Early records of sunspots indicate that the Sun went through a period of inactivity in the late 17th century. ... This period of solar inactivity also corresponds to a climatic period called the 'Little Ice Age' when rivers that are normally ice-free froze and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes."

"The big consequences of a major solar calm spell, however, would be climatic. The next few generations of humanity might not find themselves trying to cope with global warming but rather with a significant cooling."

06-14-11 The UK Register
Follow the money ...

James Hansen, the director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and a very vocal proponent for Anthropogenic Global Warming, is accused of enriching himself by over $1.7 million, through contributions of funds and services from the environmental organizations whose agendas he actively promoted.

"In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C., a group claims NASA is withholding documents that show James Hansen failed to comply with ethics rules and financial disclosures regarding substantial compensation he earned outside his $180,000 taxpayer-paid position as director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies."

"Federal rules prohibit government employees from receiving certain types of income outside their job. Employees are required to file Form 17-60 in writing before any outside activity. And annually, they're required to submit Form SF 278, after receiving outside compensation."

"Mark Hess, chief of communications for the Goddard Space Center, sent Fox News NASA's response to Horner's FOIA request. It said in many cases the documents Horner requested did not exist. Horner claims they should, if Hansen was complying with the law."

Funds and services alleged to have been received include:

  • Between $333,000 and $500,000 from the Dan David Foundation

  • $550,000 from the Asahi Glass Foundation

  • $100,000 from the Norwegian Sophie Prize

  • $48,164 from speaking fees

  • $15,000 participation fee waiver from the W.J. Clinton Foundation

  • $720,000 in free legal advice from George Soros' Open Society Institute.
06-22-11 Fox News
If you can't beat 'em, brainwash 'em!

The state of Maryland had added a mandatory course in "environmental literacy" to the requirements for graduation from high school.

"But what is that? That is the question State Senator J. B. Jennings is asking. "Is it going to be fact-based? Or is it going to be theory-based, which is usually politically, theory driven. And you can think, it's going to be about global warming or climate change."

"The new rule is a regulation from the State Board of Education, not a law passed by the legislature, so it lays out no specifics. Governor Martin O'Malley offers no real details but praises it, saying it will "infuse core subjects with lessons about conservation and smart growth and the health of our natural world."

"That is not really education," says Ebell. "It's propaganda and its designed to raise up a new generation of easily led and poorly educated and misinformed students."

06-27-11 Fox News
Just how dangerous is climate change? Well, according to the United Nations, it's apparently so deadly that the UN security council is contemplating the creation of an international "Green Helmet" security force that could "step into conflicts caused by shrinking resources" and "keep the peace in an era of climate change".

"'A good first step would be to acknowledge the realities of climate change and its inherent implications to international peace and security,' [German ambassador to the UN Peter Wittig] wrote."

"'The security council should join the general assembly in recognizing climate change as a threat to international peace and security. It is a threat as great as nuclear proliferation or global terrorism,' Marcus Stephen, the president of Nauru, wrote in a piece in the New York Times."

Even though this is all just talk up to this point, a discussion concerning the creation of a military unit that justifies its use of force against people across the globe based upon environmental concerns, is chilling in its implications. This is nothing less than another attempt by the UN to redistribute the worlds wealth and resources through its Agenda 21 program, and to build an armed force that will impose it upon any recalcitrant nation or group of individuals.

07-20-11 UK Guardian
New Research conducted at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has demonstrated that the theory of the Dutch physicist, Henrik Svensmark, are correct and that the sun is primarily responsible for the variations in the earth's temperature. As Lawrence Solomon explains:

"CERN [...] has now built a pristinely clean stainless steel chamber that precisely recreated the Earth's atmosphere. In this chamber, 63 CERN scientists from 17 European and American institutes have done what global warming doomsayers said could never be done — demonstrate that cosmic rays promote the formation of molecules that in Earth's atmosphere can grow and seed clouds, the cloudier and thus cooler it will be. Because the sun's magnetic field controls how many cosmic rays reach Earth's atmosphere (the stronger the sun's magnetic field, the more it shields Earth from incoming cosmic rays from space), the sun determines the temperature on Earth."

However, following in the long standing tradition of government funded researchers and the main stream media, these results have been downplayed by CERN and gone unreported by the press. In an interview, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the Director General of CERN said:

"I have asked the colleagues to present the results clearly, but not to interpret them."

Which led Nigel Calder to conclude:

"CERN has joined a long line of lesser institutions obliged to remain politically correct about the man-made global warming hypothesis. It's OK to enter 'the highly political arena of the climate change debate' provided your results endorse man-made warming, but not if they support Svensmark's heresy that the Sun alters the climate by influencing the cosmic ray influx and cloud formation."

"The once illustrious CERN laboratory ceases to be a truly scientific institute when its Director General forbids its physicists and visiting experimenters to draw the obvious scientific conclusions from their results."

08-27-11 UK Telegraph
Just as back in October 2010, when Hal Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara resigned from the American Physical Society (APS) over disputes regarding its climate-change position, now, on September 13, 2011, Nobel prize-winner, Dr. Ivar Giaever, has also resigned from that organization for similar reasons.

In a letter to the APS, Dr. Giaever states:

"Thank you for your letter inquiring about my membership. I did not renew it because I can not live with the statement below:

    Emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are changing the atmosphere in ways that affect the Earth's climate. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide as well as methane, nitrous oxide and other gases. They are emitted from fossil fuel combustion and a range of industrial and agricultural processes.

    The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring.

    If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth's physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.

In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible? The claim (how can you measure the average temperature of the whole earth for a whole year?) is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this 'warming' period."

09-14-11 Climate Depot
New reports from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) indicate that the US Government, the EU and the UN's IPCC have colluded to create hidden communication channels, in order to conceal correspondence relating to the political agenda behind climate change research.

"CEI has learned of a UN plan recently put in place to hide official correspondence on non-governmental accounts, which correspondence a federal inspector general has already confirmed are subject to FOIA. This 'cloud' serves as a dead-drop of sorts for discussions by U.S. government employees over the next report being produced by the scandal-plagued IPCC, which is funded with millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars."

"This effort has apparently been conducted with participation — thereby direct assistance and enabling — by the Obama White House which, shortly after taking office, seized for Holdren's office the lead role on IPCC work from the Department of Commerce. The plan to secretly create a FOIA-free zone was then implemented."

"This represents politically assisting the IPCC to enable UN, EU and U.S. bureaucrats and political appointees avoid official email channels for specific official work of high public interest, performed on official time and using government computers, away from the prying eyes of increasingly skeptical taxpayers.'

10-17-11 Watts Up With That?
The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project attempts to clarify the controversy surrounding the questionable temperature datasets used by past climate researchers, as noted in a number of the links above. This is being done by reanalyzing data from a far larger number of of temperature measuring stations (39,000 vs. 7,280) and then making the data and analysis public, available for peer review. Preliminary results from land-based measurements only (not including ocean temperature data) support the contention that global temperature is rising. However, as they report on their site:

"Land warms more than oceans, so when we include the ocean we expect the total global warming to be less."

Despite the missing ocean temperature data, the researchers, Richard and Elizabeth Muller and Robert Rohde, issued a preliminary report [PDF link] stating:

"[The BEST] study finds reliable evidence of a rise in the average world land temperature of approximately 1 degree C since the mid-1950s."

"The [BEST] study did not assess temperature changes in the oceans, which according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have not warmed as much as land. When averaged in, they reduce the global surface temperature rise over the past 50 years — the period during which human effect on temperature is discernable — to about two thirds of one degree Centigrade."

Notice the implication in the last paragraph that the temperature rise is due to human action, without actually stating it. Only later in the Wall Street Journal did Richard Muller, at the very end of his article, clarify this:

"How much of the warming is due to humans and what will be the likely effects? We made no independent assessment of that."

10-20-11 BEST
Anthony Watts discusses his agreements and disagreements with the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) preliminary results.

A few of his agreements:

"The Earth is warmer than it was 100-150 years ago. But that was never in contention - it is a straw man argument. The magnitude and causes are what skeptics question."

"[The researchers] admit that the influence in recent decades of oceanic temperature cycles has been unappreciated and may explain most, if not all, of the global warming that has taken place, stating the possibility that the 'human component of global warming may be somewhat overstated.'"

"The findings of the BEST global surface analysis match the finding of other global temperature metrics. This isn't surprising, as much of the same base raw data was used. There's a myth that NASA GISS, HadCRUT, NOAA's, and now Berkeley's source data are independent of one another. That's not completely true. They share a lot of common data from GHCN, administered by NOAA's National Climatic Data. So it isn't surprising at all they would match."

And some of his disagreements:

"The way they dealt with my surfacestation data in analysis was flat-out wrong, and I told them so days ahead of this release. They offered no correction, nor even an acknowledgement of the issue."

"They didn't adequately deal with that 1% [urban regions] in my opinion, by doing a proper area weighting."

"The rush to judgment they fomented before science had a chance to speak is worse than anything I've ever seen."

10-21-11 Watts Up With That?
As expected, promoters of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) have jumped on the BEST data, claiming that it undercuts the position of AGW skeptics. For example, the lead-in to an article in The Economist reads:

"A new analysis of the temperature record leaves little room for the doubters. The world is warming."

The article is careful to avoid attributing the temperature rise to man-made causes, but the implication is clear — the doubters are those who are skeptical regarding man's responsibility for these rises. These implications are properly addressed by Matt Ridley on his blog, The Rational Optimist.

10-22-11
10-23-11
The Economist
The Rational Optimist
An article in the Canadian Free Press reports on the confluence of data pointing towards the possibility of a coming global cooling rather than warming period.

"US solar physicists announced in June 2011 that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth — far from facing a global warming problem — is actually headed into a mini Ice Age. The announcement came from scientists at the US National Solar Observatory (NSO) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory. Three different analyses of the Sun's recent behavior all indicated that a period of unusually low solar activity may be about to begin."

"Fred Dardick reports, 'We are in the midst of the convergence of three major solar, ocean, and atmospheric cycles all heading in the direction of global cooling. Last year the Southern Hemisphere experienced its coldest winter in 50 years and Europe just went through two particularly cold winters in a row, and the cooling trend has just begun. The likelihood of a repeat of the great frost of 1709 is growing every day.' This was the time of the Maunder Minimum (1645-1715) and for periods either side of it, many European rivers which are ice-free today — including the Thames — routinely froze over, allowing ice skating and even for armies to march across them in some cases."

10-24-11 Canadian Free Press
From an NPR report:

"A government researcher who wrote a controversial report on dead polar bears was asked to take a polygraph test by a federal agent investigating allegations of scientific misconduct."

"In 2006, Monnett and Gleason published a report describing their sightings of apparently drowned polar bears in the Arctic. The report drew public attention to the plight of the bears as the climate changes and ice melts."

"Last year, someone at the Department of the Interior alleged that acts of scientific misconduct may have been committed in relation to that report."

10-26-11 NPR
The UK Mail is reporting that Prof Judith Curry, the second named co-author of the four research papers released by the BEST (Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature) team, is refuting the claims of Professor Richard Muller, that the Earth continues to warm at the same rate observed during the last half of the 20th century. Excerpts from the article state:

"Prof Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at America's prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Prof Muller's claim that he has proven global warming sceptics wrong was also a 'huge mistake', with no scientific basis."

"Like the scientists exposed then by leaked emails from East Anglia University's Climatic Research Unit, her colleagues from the BEST project seem to be trying to 'hide the decline' in rates of global warming."

"In fact, Prof Curry said, the project's research data show there has been no increase in world temperatures since the end of the Nineties — a fact confirmed by a new analysis that The Mail on Sunday has obtained."

"'There is no scientific basis for saying that warming hasn't stopped,' she said. 'To say that there is detracts from the credibility of the data, which is very unfortunate.'"

"[A] report to be published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation includes a graph of world average temperatures over the past ten years, drawn from the BEST project's data and revealed on its website."

"This graph shows that the trend of the last decade is absolutely flat, with no increase at all — though the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have carried on rising relentlessly."

And what does Professor Muller have to say about this:

"[H]e admitted it was true that the BEST data suggested that world temperatures have not risen for about 13 years. But in his view, this might not be 'statistically significant', although, he added, it was equally possible that it was — a statement which left other scientists mystified."

10-30-11 UK Mail Online
Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is reporting that the greenhouse gas observation satellite, IBUKI, which was launched in June 2009, shows that the most heavily industrialized areas of the world, including most of Europe and the eastern half of the United States, not only contribute less CO2, but actually act as CO2 absorbers. Quoting the article:

"Bizarrely, the IBUKU [sic] maps prove exactly the opposite of all conventional expectations revealing that the least industrialized regions are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet."

"Yes, you read that correctly: the U.S. and western European nations are areas where CO2 levels are lowest. This new evidence defies the consensus view promoted by mainstream newspapers, such as the New York Times."

"JAXA boasts that, 'we can reduce the error of the estimated values when we introduce IBUKI's observation data compared to that of the values calculated in a conventional way based on ground observation data.'"

"Thus, the unthinkable could be made real: the greenhouse gas theory of climate change may collapse in the face of empirical evidence that industrialization is shown to have no link to global warming."

10-30-11 Suite101
Following up on the recently released JAXA satellite data, Jo Nova published the charts for the CO2 (shown below) and methane measurements, showing that the industrial, first-world countries predominantly act as carbon sinks (blue dots) while underdeveloped, third-world countries are net carbon producers (red dots).

Quoting E.M. Smith from the Chiefio website:

"This isn't that much of a surprise to me. I'd figured out some time ago that trees and bamboo could consume far more CO2 than I 'produce' via burning oil and gas. I've also pointed out that The West is largely letting trees grow, while mowing our lawns and having the clippings 'sequestered' in land fills (along with an untold tonnage of phone books and junk mail?) while the 3rd world is busy burning and cutting down their forests. The simple fact is that 'jungle rot' will beat out my 'gallon a day' of Diesel any time. Basically, we in the west grow far more wheat, corn, soybeans, wood, lawns, shrubs, etc. than we burn oil. In the 3rd world, they burn their sequestering plants. (And it takes one heck of a lot more wood to cook a meal than it does coal via a highly efficient furnace / electric generator / microwave oven.) But it's nice to see it documented in aggregate in the 'facts in the air'."

11-03-11 Jo Nova
Anthony Watts reviews the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) data for the past decade in the United States and demonstrates that both summer and winter temperatures reveal a cooling trend.

Additional charts provided in the article break down the data by geographic region. And when the data is examined over the past 15 years, starting in 1996, the trend line is almost completely flat, showing just a slight decrease in average temperature.

11-05-11 Watts Up With That?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been circulating a PDF slideshow which provides talking points used to bolster its ongoing claim for man-made global warming. In one example, the EPA displays two pictures showing the dramatic shrinking of Alaska's Muir Glacier between 1941 and 2004, stating that, "Glaciers in the United States and around the world have generally shrunk since the 1960s."

However, what the EPA so conveniently failed to mention was that there was nothing special about the 1960s date that they cherry picked, and that the Muir Glacier has been melting since at least the year 1760, with ten times the ice loss having occurred prior to the 1960s, as this USGS map reveals:

This is not just a misunderstanding of the data, but a clear example of how the government outright lies to the public as part of its effort to sell its program for expanding regulation and control over our lives.

11-18-11 Real Science
Climategate 2.0!

It is not as if there was any need to further confirm the junk status of much of what has passed for climate science research, and yet a second round of hacked emails exchanges from the UK's Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia have just been released. Apparently culled from the same files taken back in 2009, these focus on the political agenda driving the climate message, and the role that the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has played in that regard. As James Delingpole puts it:

"In other words, what these emails confirm is that the great man-made global warming scare is not about science but about political activism."

Here are a few preliminary excerpts culled from the newly released material relating to the IPCC methodology:

Bob Carter [on centralized decision-making]:

    "It seems that a few people have a very strong say, and no matter how much talking goes on beforehand, the big decisions are made at the eleventh hour by a select core group."

Tom Wigley [on deception by the IPCC]:

    "Mike, The Figure you sent is very deceptive [...] there have been a number of dishonest presentations of model results by individual authors and by IPCC [...]"

Jonathan Overpeck [on letting the ends justify the means]:

    "The trick may be to decide on the main message and use that to guid[e] what's included and what is left out."

    "I agree w/ Susan [Solomon] that we should try to put more in the bullet about "Subsequent evidence" [...] Need to convince readers that there really has been an increase in knowledge — more evidence. What is it?"

Phil Jones [on packing the IPCC]:

    "Getting people we know and trust [into IPCC] is vital — hence my comment about the tornadoes group."

    "Useful ones [for IPCC] might be Baldwin, Benestad (written on the solar/cloud issue — on the right side, i.e anti-Svensmark), Bohm, Brown, Christy (will be [sic] have to involve him ?)

Humphrey/DEFRA [on the governmental agenda]:

    "I can't overstate the HUGE amount of political interest in the project as a message that the Government can give on climate change to help them tell their story. They want the story to be a very strong one and don't want to be made to look foolish."

    "Somehow we have to leave the[m] thinking OK, climate change is extremely complicated, BUT I accept the dominant view that people are affecting it, and that impacts produces risk that needs careful and urgent attention."

Phil Jones [on selectively manipulating the message]

    "We don't really want the bullshit and optimistic stuff that Michael has written [...] We'll have to cut out some of his stuff."

Michael Mann [on manipulating the propaganda]

    "the important thing is to make sure they're loosing the PR battle. That's what the site [Real Climate] is about."

Thomas J. Crowley [on how sociology trumps science]

    "I am not convinced that the "truth" is always worth reaching if it is at the cost of damaged personal relationships"

Leopold Haimberger [on manipulating data to fit preconceptions]

    "It is interesting to see the lower tropospheric warming minimum in the tropics in all three plots, which I cannot explain. I believe it is spurious but it is remarkably robust against my adjustment efforts."

Mike Hulme [on religious influences on science]

    "My work is as Director of the national centre for climate change research, a job which requires me to translate my Christian belief about stewardship of God's planet into research and action."

Phil Jones [on circumventing Freedom of Information]:

    "I've been told that IPCC is above national FOI Acts. One way to cover yourself and all those working in AR5 would be to delete all emails at the end of the process"

Keith Briffa [on circumventing Freedom of Information]

    "UEA does not hold the very vast majority of mine [potentially FOIable emails] anyway which I copied onto private storage after the completion of the IPCC task."


However, of all the material released so far, the most damning are those where the participants speak casually of their fealty to "the cause" of global warming. This clearly demonstrates that it is not truth that they seek, but a preordained outcome that motivates their efforts, and science be damned. Consider the following [emphasis added]:

Michael Mann:

    "By the way, when is Tom C going to formally publish his roughly 1500 year reconstruction??? It would help the cause to be able to refer to that reconstruction as confirming Mann and Jones, etc."

    "They will (see below) allow us to provide some discussion of the synthetic example, referring to the J. Cimate [sic] paper (which should be finally accepted upon submission of the revised final draft), so that should help the cause a bit."

    I gave up on Judith Curry a while ago. I don't know what she think's she's doing, but its not helping the cause"

Berger:

    "Many thanks for your paper and congratulations for reviving the global warming."
11-22-11 UK Telegraph
Washington Post
Watts Up With That
TallBloke's TalkShop
The UK's Mail Online reports that the new round of Climategate 2.0 emails show how the British media conspired with the University of East Anglia (UEA) climate scientists to control the information that was presented to the public. Here are a few excerpts from this article:

"Britain's leading green activist research centre spent £15,000 on seminars for top BBC executives in an apparent bid to block climate change sceptics from the airwaves"

"[The emails] show that University staff vetted BBC scripts, used their contacts at the Corporation [BBC] to stop sceptics being interviewed and were consulted about how the broadcaster should alter its programme output."

"BBC insiders say the close links between the Corporation and the UEA's two climate science departments, the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research, have had a significant impact on its coverage. "

"In 2007, the BBC issued a formal editorial policy document, stating that 'the weight of evidence no longer justifies equal space being given to the opponents of the consensus' — the view that the world faces catastrophe because of man-made carbon dioxide emissions."

11-27-11 UK Mail Online
Sea-Level Gate:

Scientist Nils-Axel Mörner has studied sea level data for 45 years, and has concluded that most of what the IPCC has to say on the subject is an outright fabrication. What follows are a few quotes from his article:

"As someone with some expertise in the field, I can assure the low-lying countries that this is a false alarm. The sea is not rising precipitously. "

"Our findings are straightforward: there is no ongoing sea level rise. The sea level there has been stable for the last 50 years or so, after falling some 20cm in around 1960; it was well below the present level in the 18th century and some 50 to 60cm above the present in the 17th century. So it is clear that sea levels rise and fall entirely independently of so-called 'climate change'."

"But the best-known 'victim' of rising sea levels is, without doubt, the Maldives. This myth has been boosted by the opportunism of Mohamed Nasheed, who stars in a new documentary called The Island President. The film's tagline is 'To save his country, he has to save our planet'. It is a depressing example of how Hollywood-style melodrama has corrupted climate science. Nasheed has been rehearsing his lines since being elected in 2009. 'We are drowning, our nation will disappear, we have to relocate the people,' he repeatedly claims."

"If this is what President Nasheed believes, it seems strange that he has authorised the building of many large waterside hotels and 11 new airports. Or could it perhaps be that he wants to take a cut of the $30 billion fund agreed at an accord in Copenhagen for the poorest nations hit by 'global warming'? Within two weeks of Copenhagen, the Maldives foreign minister Ahmed Shaheed wrote to the US secretary of state Hillary Clinton to express support for the accord."

"The IPCC's Fourth Assessment claimed that 'there is strong evidence' of sea level rising over the last few decades. It goes as far as to claim: 'Satellite observations available since the early 1990s provide more accurate sea level data with nearly global coverage. This decade-long satellite altimetry data set shows that since 1993, sea level has been rising at a rate of around 3mm yr-1, significantly higher than the average during the previous half century. Coastal tide gauge measurements confirm this observation, and indicate that similar rates have occurred in some earlier decades.' Almost every word of this is untrue."

"This is a scandal that should be called Sealevelgate. As with the Hockey Stick, there is little real-world data to support the upward tilt. It seems that the 2.3mm rise rate has been based on just one tide gauge in Hong Kong (whose record is contradicted by four other nearby tide gauges). Why does it show such a rise? Because like many of the 159 tide gauge stations used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it is sited on an unstable harbour construction or landing pier prone to uplift or subsidence. When you exclude these unreliable stations, the 68 remaining ones give a present rate of sea level rise in the order of 1mm a year."

"We must learn to take the environmentalists' predictions with a huge pinch of salt. In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme predicted that climate change would create 50 million climate refugees by 2010. That was last year: where are those refugees?"

12-03-11 UK Spectator
Lord Christopher Monckton reports from the UN Climate Summit underway in Durban, South Africa. He summarizes the real purpose of the summit as follows:

"The profiteering UN bureaucrats' ... plans to establish a world government paid for by the West on the pretext of dealing with the non-problem of 'global warming' are now well in hand."

"Behind the scenes, throughout the year since Cancun, the now-permanent bureaucrats who have made highly-profitable careers out of what they lovingly call 'the process' have been beavering away at what is now a 138-page document. Its catchy title is 'Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action Under the Convention'."

"The contents of this document, turgidly drafted with all the UN's skill at what the former head of its documentation center used to call 'transparent impenetrability', are not just off the wall — they are lunatic."

And what are some of the mail points in that document?

  • Institutes a New International Climate Court: The purpose of which is to redistribute wealth from Western nations to third-world countries in order to make "reparations" for its "climate debt".

  • Establishes the Rights of Mother Earth: The intent is to place the "rights" of nature above those of man, enslaving humanity to the earth — with the UN's court conveniently sitting in judgment.

  • Bans War and Defense Forces: Because they contribute to climate change.

  • Sets a New Global Temperature Target: This "target" is two degrees C below current temperature levels, which would result in massive human deaths.

  • Sets New CO2 Emission and Concentration Targets: These targets would require massive deindustrialization efforts, resulting in many more human deaths.

Read the entire report for the details.

12-09-11 Climate Depot
Here is a chart showing the geological timeline of the earth's mean temperature. The area to the right indicates the recent history. Sort of puts things into perspective!

12-14-11 C3 Headlines
Did the U.S. Government Help Hide Climate Data?

A review of the Climategate 2.0 documents reveals that the Department of Energy may have been working in concert with the certain heads of climate research organizations in order to keep publically funded raw climate data out of the "wrong hands". As reported in the Fox News article:

"Dr. Phil Jones, told colleagues repeatedly that the U.S. Department of Energy was funding his data collection — and that officials there agreed that he should not have to release the data."

"'Work on the land station data has been funded by the U.S. Dept of Energy, and I have their agreement that the data needn't be passed on. I got this [agreement] in 2007,' Jones wrote in a May 13, 2009, email to British officials, before listing reasons he did not want them to release data."

"Two months later, Jones reiterated that sentiment to colleagues, saying that the data 'has to be well hidden. I've discussed this with the main funder (U.S. Dept of Energy) in the past and they are happy about not releasing the original station data.'"

[...]

"[C]limate change researcher and blogger Steve McIntyre forwarded FoxNews.com an email exchange from 2005 in which climate scientist Warwick Hughes asked an official at a DOE lab if he could get the data that the government paid Jones to collect."

"'I am asking you to provide me with the following data ... DoE has been funding [the data] since the 1980s,' Hughes noted in his request.'

"But Tom Boden, of the DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, told Hughes at the time that the DOE itself did not have the data, and that 'you will need to contact Phil [Jones] directly. I spoke today with the DOE program manager who indicated Phil was not obligated under the conditions of past or present DOE proposal awards to provide these items.'"

12-16-11 Fox News
Government agencies have stepped up their efforts to track down the person responsible for leaking the Climategate I and II correspondence. The U.S. Department of Justice has now sent a letter to three of the most prominent climate science skeptics, Tallbloke of Tallbloke's Talkshop, Steve McIntyre of Climate Audit and Jeff Id of The Air Vent, demanding that they preserve certain correspondence on their computers.

In addition, the UK police conducted a raid on Tallbloke's home and confiscated two computers and a router.

12-17-11 American Thinker
An open letter to all political candidates, signed by sixteen scientists, appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Here are a few excerpts:

"A candidate for public office in any contemporary democracy may have to consider what, if anything, to do about 'global warming.' Candidates should understand that the oft-repeated claim that nearly all scientists demand that something dramatic be done to stop global warming is not true. In fact, a large and growing number of distinguished scientists and engineers do not agree that drastic actions on global warming are needed."

"Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now. [...] But the warming is only missing if one believes computer models where so-called feedbacks involving water vapor and clouds greatly amplify the small effect of CO2."

"This is not the way science is supposed to work, but we have seen it before — for example, in the frightening period when Trofim Lysenko hijacked biology in the Soviet Union. "

"Speaking for many scientists and engineers who have looked carefully and independently at the science of climate, we have a message to any candidate for public office: There is no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to 'decarbonize' the world's economy."

"Every candidate should support rational measures to protect and improve our environment, but it makes no sense at all to back expensive programs that divert resources from real needs and are based on alarming but untenable claims of 'incontrovertible' evidence."

01-27-12 Wall Street Journal
The MET (UK Meteorological Office) and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit reported that a new assessment of more than 30,000 temperature measuring stations reveal that there has been no warming of the earth during the past 15 years. None.

"Meanwhile, leading climate scientists [stated] that, after emitting unusually high levels of energy throughout the 20th Century, the sun is now heading towards a 'grand minimum' in its output, threatening cold summers, bitter winters and a shortening of the season available for growing food."

Recent observations of the sun indicate that it is heading into Cycle 25 of sunspot activity.

"According to a paper issued last week by the Met Office, there is a 92 per cent chance that both Cycle 25 and those taking place in the following decades will be as weak as, or weaker than, the 'Dalton minimum' of 1790 to 1830. In this period, named after the meteorologist John Dalton, average temperatures in parts of Europe fell by 2C."

"However, it is also possible that the new solar energy slump could be as deep as the 'Maunder minimum' (after astronomer Edward Maunder), between 1645 and 1715 in the coldest part of the 'Little Ice Age' when, as well as the Thames frost fairs, the canals of Holland froze solid."

The MET claims that the solar influence is small when compared to the effects of man-made CO2, and will have minimal impact on global temperatures, but other experts disagree. Henrik Svensmark, the director of the Center for Sun-Climate Research at Denmark's National Space Institute states:

"'It will take a long battle to convince some climate scientists that the sun is important. It may well be that the sun is going to demonstrate this on its own, without the need for their help.'

He pointed out that, in claiming the effect of the solar minimum would be small, the Met Office was relying on the same computer models that are being undermined by the current pause in global-warming. "

01-29-12 UK Mail Online
Climate alarmist groups, including 350.org, The League of Conservation Voters and Citizen Engagement Lab, have begun a campaign to replace the 63% of meteorologists who believe that global warming is the product of natural causes with those who will report the weather with a more anthropogenic global warming slant.

"Concerned that too many 'deniers' are in the meteorology business, global warming activists this month launched a campaign to recruit local weathermen to hop aboard the alarmism bandwagon and expose those who are not fully convinced that the world is facing man-made doom."

"'Our goal is nothing short of changing how the entire profession of meteorology tackles the issue of climate change,' the group explains on their website."

In other words, these groups want to turn the entire profession of meteorology into a propaganda and indoctrination machine for their views.

01-31-12 The Daily Caller
"The world's greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows."

"The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall."

"The study is the first to survey all the world's icecaps and glaciers and was made possible by the use of satellite data. Overall, the contribution of melting ice outside the two largest caps — Greenland and Antarctica — is much less than previously estimated, with the lack of ice loss in the Himalayas and the other high peaks of Asia responsible for most of the discrepancy."

"The reason for the radical reappraisal of ice melting in Asia is the different ways in which the current and previous studies were conducted. Until now, estimates of meltwater loss for all the world's 200,000 glaciers were based on extrapolations of data from a few hundred monitored on the ground. Those glaciers at lower altitudes are much easier for scientists to get to and so were more frequently included, but they were also more prone to melting."

Oops!

02-08-12 UK Guardian
Forty-nine former NASA scientists and astronauts sent a letter to the current administrator, expressing their displeasure at the space agency's advocacy of anthropogenic, CO2-based, global warming (i.e., climate change) , while ignoring evidence that undermines the theory.

"We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites. We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data. With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled.

"The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA's history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.

"As former NASA employees, we feel that NASA's advocacy of an extreme position, prior to a thorough study of the possible overwhelming impact of natural climate drivers is inappropriate. We request that NASA refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject. At risk is damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA, NASA's current or former scientists and employees, and even the reputation of science itself."

04-10-12 Watts Up With That?
Anthony Watts reports on the newly published paper by Henrik Svensmark, demonstrating the high correlation between supernova events in our region of the galaxy and bio-diversity on the earth. This data supports Svensmark's theory that cosmic rays are the dominant controlling factor of earth's climate. He also inverts the CO2 model as Watts explains:

"Some geoscientists want to blame the drastic alternations of hot and icy conditions during the past 500 million years on increases and decreases in carbon dioxide, which they explain in intricate ways. For Svensmark, the changes driven by the stars govern the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. Climate and life control CO2, not the other way around."

This chart shows the correlation between marine invertebrate genera count (bio-diversity) in blue, and supernova rates in black.

The following chart by Watts, summarizes Svensmark's cosmic ray hypothesis:

04-24-12 Watts Up With That?
According to a paper published back in 2000 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, James Hansen and the GISS team stated:

"..we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as chlorofluorocarbons, CH4, and N2O, not by the products of fossil fuel burning, CO2 and aerosols..

If sources of CH4 and O3 precursors were reduced in the future, the change in climate forcing by non-CO2 GHGs in the next 50 years could be near zero. Combined with a reduction of black carbon emissions and plausible success in slowing CO2 emissions, this reduction of non-CO2 GHGs could lead to a decline in the rate of global warming, reducing the danger of dramatic climate change."

Oh well, when your previous work doesn't fit today's narrative, bury it!

06-03-12 Watts Up With That?
Global warming: second thoughts of an environmentalist

German green energy investor, Fritz Vahrenholt, rethinks his position on anthropogenic global warming. A few excerpts from his article:

"Scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are quite certain: by using fossil fuels man is currently destroying the climate and our future. We have one last chance, we are told: quickly renounce modern industrial society — painfully but for a good cause."

"For many years, I was an active supporter of the IPCC and its CO2 theory. Recent experience with the UN's climate panel, however, forced me to reassess my position. In February 2010, I was invited as a reviewer for the IPCC report on renewable energy. I realised that the drafting of the report was done in anything but a scientific manner. The report was littered with errors and a member of Greenpeace edited the final version. These developments shocked me. I thought, if such things can happen in this report, then they might happen in other IPCC reports too."

06-18-12 UK Telegraph
Using tree-ring data, scientists at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, have reconstructed temperatures over the past 2000 years, concluding that there has been an overall cooling trend during that period.

"'We found that previous estimates of historical temperatures during the Roman era and the Middle Ages were too low,' says Esper. 'Such findings are also significant with regard to climate policy, as they will influence the way today's climate changes are seen in context of historical warm periods.'"

"In addition to the cold and warm phases, the new climate curve also exhibits a phenomenon that was not expected in this form. For the first time, researchers have now been able to use the data derived from tree-rings to precisely calculate a much longer-term cooling trend that has been playing out over the past 2,000 years. Their findings demonstrate that this trend involves a cooling of -0.3°C per millennium due to gradual changes to the position of the sun and an increase in the distance between the Earth and the sun."

"'This figure we calculated may not seem particularly significant,' says Esper. 'However, it is also not negligible when compared to global warming, which up to now has been less than 1°C. Our results suggest that the large-scale climate reconstruction shown by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) likely underestimate this long-term cooling trend over the past few millennia.'"

07-09-12 Gutenberg University
Oops. We're sorry!

"New paper blames about half of global warming on weather station data homogenization.

"Authors Steirou and Koutsoyiannis, after taking homogenization errors into account find global warming over the past century was only about one-half [0.42°C] of that claimed by the IPCC [0.7-0.8°C]."

07-17-12 Watts Up With That?
Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) alarmist constantly refer to a 2009 survey that supposedly showed that 98% of all scientists believe in global warming, thus confirming an almost universal consensus on the subject. Is this true?

Larry Bell took a closer look and reported his finding in Forbes. Here is what he discovered:

The survey asked exactly two questions:

  1. When compared with pre-1800s levels, do you think that mean global temperatures have generally risen, fallen, or remained relatively constant?

  2. Do you think human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?

As the following chart shows, of 10,257 surveys sent, only 3,146 responded. Of those respondents, only 77 were found to have had a sufficient level of peer-reviewed publications to be considered suitable subjects. Of that small group, 75 answered yes to question #2.

And this is how the 98% consensus figure was derived!

Read the full articles for a more comprehensive review of the survey methodology.

07-18-12 Watts Up With That?
A new paper to be published by Watts, Jones, McIntyre and Christy, titled, "An area and distance weighted analysis of the impacts of station exposure on the U.S. Historical Climatology Network temperatures and temperature trends," reanalyses the surface temperature data measurement stations across the United States.

Using a new classification system designed to better account for the siting of these devices, what this study shows is that temperature data reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has over-reported temperature rises by a factor of two. In other words, the reported North American temperature increases were double the actual amounts, leading to erroneous conclusions derived from this inaccurate data.

The following chart summarizes the findings:


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07-29-12 Watts Up With That?
Richard Muller, a physics professor at he University of California at Berkeley and the head of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) team, has been promoting himself as a prior climate skeptic who has recently "converted" to a believer in and supporter of the view that the earth is warming at alarming rates and that that warming is principally due to man's activity in producing CO2.

The Australian science writer, Jo Nova, takes Muller to task, declaring that of his three major claims, he gets only one half right.

  1. He's a converted skeptic. No he's a dishonest alarmist.

  2. The world has warmed by 0.3°C/decade. "Half right"

  3. That it's mostly due to man-made emissions. He has no evidence, except the weakest of weak correlations.
07-31-12 JoNova
Is the Arctic Pole Melting?

The National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado issued a widely distributed report claiming that Arctic sea ice had diminished to the lowest extent in recent era, breaking the previous low record established in 2007.

Well what constitutes a "record" depends upon what data set you select. Here is the NSIDC ice extent chart, for 1979-2012:


But, as Steven Goddard points out on his Real Science site, satellite data for polar cap ice data did not begin in 1979, but actually extends back to 1967. In the following chart, using data from a 1990 IPCC report, the rapid gain in polar ice between 1974 and 1979 is revealed, demonstrating that ice sheet extent at the poles is cyclical.


Only by selectively cherry-picking the data, are people fooled into believing that what is currently observed in the Arctic is a man-made catastrophe.

Jonathan DuHamel has the following to say in his WryHeat column: "In an earlier announcement, NSIDC said 'Sea ice extent dropped rapidly between August 4 and August 8. While this drop coincided with an intense storm over the central Arctic Ocean, it is unclear if the storm prompted the rapid ice loss.' NSIDC called the storm 'The Great Arctic Cyclone of 2012' and noted the storm caused 'mechanical break up of the ice and increased melting by strong winds and wave action during the storm.' Nothing to do with global warming. A similar event happened in 2007 to cause the lower sea ice extent reported then."

See his article (link to the right) for additional interesting information.

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There has been no global warming — ZERO — during the past sixteen years. Be sure to keep it quiet!


"The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

"The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

"This means that the 'plateau' or 'pause' in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

"The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported. "

10-13-12 UK Mail Online
The latest revelations out of the UK relate to how the BBC acted as a propaganda machine for the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) movement.

"Guiltiest of all, in my book, is the BBC. Without the BBC's relentless propagandising on behalf of the alarmist cause everywhere from the Today programme to Springwatch to the hysterically doom-mongering reportage of Roger Harrabin and David Shukman the public appetite for climate action at all costs would not have been nearly so strong or undiscriminating. Nor would our politicians have been quite so desperate to prove their green credentials with lunatic policies like the Climate Change Act."

"The damage this has done to our country is incalculable: it has warped the minds of the young and impressionable, giving them utterly misleading notions about the state of climate science and the health of the planet; it has nudged our politicians into making truly fatuous decisions which have a deleterious influence on all our lives; it has lent a veneer of wholly unmerited moral credibility to the schemings of "green" politicians"

11-02-12 UK Telegraph
While the final report is not due to be released for another year, "expert reviewer" Alec Rawls has leaked the Second Order Draft of AR5, the Working Group I's contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. The full document may be found here.

Quoting from IPCC Draft Report:

"Many empirical relationships have been reported between GCR or cosmogenic isotope archives and some aspects of the climate system (e.g., Bond et al., 2001; Dengel et al., 2009; Ram and Stolz, 1999). The forcing from changes in total solar irradiance alone does not seem to account for these observations, implying the existence of an amplifying mechanism such as the hypothesized GCR-cloud link. We focus here on observed relationships between GCR and aerosol and cloud properties." [Emphasis added]

And as Rawls then points out:

"The admission of strong evidence for enhanced solar forcing changes everything. The climate alarmists can't continue to claim that warming was almost entirely due to human activity over a period when solar warming effects, now acknowledged to be important, were at a maximum. The final draft of AR5 WG1 is not scheduled to be released for another year but the public needs to know now how the main premises and conclusions of the IPCC story line have been undercut by the IPCC itself." [Emphasis added]

Marc Morano of Climate Depot further reports on the findings of Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, who compared differences between the previous AR4 report and the current AR5 draft. Pielke states:

"IPCC AR5 draft shows almost complete reversal from AR4 on trends in drought, hurricanes, floods and is now consistent with scientific literature"

The C3 Headlines site provides the following charts using AR5 data:

and from them concludes:

  • Modern atmospheric global warming from CO2 has disappeared during the 21st century.

  • Modern surface global warming, from a CO2 "warmed" atmosphere, has disappeared.

  • All of the above 3 factual points contradict the IPCC "expert" predictions, which this newest IPCC report reveals.

  • The IPCC climate models based on the CO2 hypothesis are worthless — they can't predict squat, essentially.

Anthony Watts also published the following chart which shows how the IPCC models of atmospheric methane, which have for years been projecting an accelerating rise, continue to massively exaggerate the concentrations in relation to reality.

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The climate scientists at NASA, who in the past have played a very large role in promoting the view that global warming is primarily a manmade phenomenon (i.e., AGW), have now released a new report highlighting a "dawning realization" that the variability in the sun's radiant output may contribute significantly in determining the earth's overall climate. The article opens with:

"In the galactic scheme of things, the Sun is a remarkably constant star. While some stars exhibit dramatic pulsations, wildly yo-yoing in size and brightness, and sometimes even exploding, the luminosity of our own sun varies a measly 0.1% over the course of the 11-year solar cycle.

There is, however, a dawning realization among researchers that even these apparently tiny variations can have a significant effect on terrestrial climate. A new report issued by the National Research Council (NRC), "The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate," lays out some of the surprisingly complex ways that solar activity can make itself felt on our planet.

Understanding the sun-climate connection requires a breadth of expertise in fields such as plasma physics, solar activity, atmospheric chemistry and fluid dynamics, energetic particle physics, and even terrestrial history. No single researcher has the full range of knowledge required to solve the problem. To make progress, the NRC had to assemble dozens of experts from many fields at a single workshop. The report summarizes their combined efforts to frame the problem in a truly multi-disciplinary context."

That's quite a shift in viewpoint from the position, only a few short years ago, that the issue of AGW was a closed book with nearly universal scientific consensus.

Accompanying the chart above, the report states:

"Gerald Meehl of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) presented persuasive evidence that solar variability is leaving an imprint on climate, especially in the Pacific."

and

"In recent years, researchers have considered the possibility that the sun plays a role in global warming. After all, the sun is the main source of heat for our planet. The NRC report suggests, however, that the influence of solar variability is more regional than global. The Pacific region is only one example."

and

"Raymond Bradley of UMass, who has studied historical records of solar activity imprinted by radioisotopes in tree rings and ice cores, says that regional rainfall seems to be more affected than temperature."

and

"Much has been made of the probable connection between the Maunder Minimum, a 70-year deficit of sunspots in the late 17th—early 18th century, and the coldest part of the Little Ice Age, during which Europe and North America were subjected to bitterly cold winters. The mechanism for that regional cooling could have been a drop in the sun's EUV output; this is, however, speculative. [...] Indeed, the sun could be on the threshold of a mini-Maunder event right now. [...] 'If the sun really is entering an unfamiliar phase of the solar cycle, then we must redouble our efforts to understand the sun-climate link,' notes Lika Guhathakurta of NASA's Living with a Star Program."

and

"Hal Maring, a climate scientist at NASA headquarters who has studied the report, notes that 'lots of interesting possibilities were suggested by the panelists. However, few, if any, have been quantified to the point that we can definitively assess their impact on climate.' Hardening the possibilities into concrete, physically-complete models is a key challenge for the researchers."

Hmmm, maybe it's a good thing that those people skeptical of the viewpoint that man's activity had been conclusively proven to be the primary determinant in creating catastrophic global warming, were not put to death prematurely for considering that there might be other factors involved, or for questioning the logic chain leading from the available facts to the stated conclusions.

01-08-13 NASA Science News
Climategate Update:

Back on 11-22-11, a second set of email correspondence was leaked from the UK's Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. Included with that release was a password-protected encrypted file, presumably containing the remainder of the emails originally hacked. The assumption was that this "lock box" file was retained as protection against legal action which might be brought against the original hacker, "Mr. FOIA", should his identity be discovered.

Today, blogger, Tom Nelson, received a message containing the password key. Here are a few excerpts from the accompanying letter:

"Subject: FOIA 2013: the password"

"It's time to tie up loose ends and dispel some of the speculation surrounding the Climategate affair."

"Releasing the encrypted archive was a mere practicality. I didn't want to keep the emails lying around."

"I prepared CG1 & 2 alone. Even skimming through all 220.000 emails would have taken several more months of work in an increasingly unfavorable environment."

"Dumping them all into the public domain would be the last resort. Majority of the emails are irrelevant, some of them probably sensitive and socially damaging."

"To get the remaining scientifically (or otherwise) relevant emails out, I ask you to pass this on to any motivated and responsible individuals who could volunteer some time to sift through the material for eventual release."

"I don't expect these remaining emails to hold big surprises. Yet it's possible that the most important pieces are among them. Nobody on the planet has held the archive in plaintext since CG2."

Read the entire article for a justification of why "Mr. FOIA" released the original batches of emails.

01-13-13 Tom Nelson's Blog
In a recent mathematical analysis by three German scientists, six overlapping natural cycles were discovered that account for almost all temperature change that has occurred over the past 250 years — the period for which high quality temperature records have been maintained. Their conclusion, assuming that they are correct in their model, is that the dominant cycles peaked around the year 2000 and that we are now rapidly moving towards cooler temperatures. They also conclude that human activity has played little role in determining the earth's past or current temperature. Read more here. 05-01-13 JoNova
C02 Surpasses 400 ppm.   So what?

On May 10th, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that:

"[T]he daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958. ... It marks an important milestone because Mauna Loa, as the oldest continuous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement station in the world, is the primary global benchmark site for monitoring the increase of this potent heat-trapping gas."

So what does this mean? Well, it depends upon whom you ask. As reported at Climate Depot:

"Former Vice President Al Gore declared the 400 ppm level 'A sad milestone. A call to action.' New York times reporter Justin Gillis compared trace amounts of CO2 to 'a tiny bit of arsenic or cobra venom' and warned that rising CO2 means 'the fate of the earth hangs in the balance.' The New Yorker Magazine declared 'Everything we use that emits carbon dioxide needs to be replaced with something that doesn't.' And a UK Guardian editorial declared 'Swift political action can avert a carbon dioxide crisis.'"

Yet, despite all the doomsayers, as reported by Plant Fossils of West Virginia, and illustrated in the following chart, throughout the earth's history, atmospheric CO2 has most typically ranged between 2,000 and 8,000 ppm (black line), with only one other significant drop to todays range of 400 ppm or less during the Carboniferous period.

Also, note that the earth's average temperature (blue line) has only been as low as today's values twice in the past — during the late Ordovician and late Carboniferous Periods. What is particularly interesting is that despite CO2 levels exceeding 4,000 ppm in the late Ordovician period, this coincided with an ice age! As the entire chart shows, there is no direct correlation between CO2 and the earth's temperature.

Until climate models can account for the actual known historical record, there is no reason to believe that they can do an accurate job of predicting the future.

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In a Forbes article titled, "Global Warming Alarmists Caught Doctoring '97-Percent Consensus' Claims," information is reported concerning John Cook's paper which claims that there is a 97.2% endorsement by the scientific community of the AGW hypothesis that human actions are substantially responsible for global warming. Here is some of what the Forbes article has to say:

"As is the case with other 'surveys' alleging an overwhelming scientific consensus on global warming, the question surveyed had absolutely nothing to do with the issues of contention between global warming alarmists and global warming skeptics. The question Cook and his alarmist colleagues surveyed was simply whether humans have caused some global warming. The question is meaningless regarding the global warming debate because most skeptics as well as most alarmists believe humans have caused some global warming. The issue of contention dividing alarmists and skeptics is whether humans are causing global warming of such negative severity as to constitute a crisis demanding concerted action."

"Cook and his colleagues, for example, classified a peer-reviewed paper by scientist Craig Idso as explicitly supporting the 'consensus' position on global warming 'without minimizing' the asserted severity of global warming. When Popular Technology asked Idso whether this was an accurate characterization of his paper, Idso responded, 'That is not an accurate representation of my paper.' ... It would be incorrect to claim that our paper was an endorsement of CO2-induced global warming.?"

"When Popular Technology asked physicist Nicola Scafetta whether Cook and his colleagues accurately classified one of his peer-reviewed papers as supporting the 'consensus' position, Scafetta similarly criticized the Skeptical Science classification."

"'Cook et al. (2013) is based on a straw man argument because it does not correctly define the IPCC AGW theory, which is NOT that human emissions have contributed 50%+ of the global warming since 1900 but that almost 90-100% of the observed global warming was induced by human emission,' Scafetta responded. 'What my papers say is that the IPCC [United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] view is erroneous because about 40-70% of the global warming observed from 1900 to 2000 was induced by the sun.'"

Read the entire article for many additional comments

05-30-13 Forbes

Dr. Vincent Gray examines the historical record for both temperature and carbon dioxide levels and demonstrates that there is no correlation between the two.

Historical Graph of Temperature vs. CO2
06-04-13 Watts Up With That?
Anthony Watts reports that a new paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, titled Cleaner Air: Brightening the Pollution Perspective? shows evidence that most or all of the cooling observed during the 1970s, along with the warming of the 80s and 90s, may be attributed to the darkening of the atmosphere due to pollutants, with a subsequent brightening resulting from implementation of pollution control laws. As the atmosphere became clearer, more solar radiation was able to reach the earth's surface, accounting for the increases in temperature through the process of insolation.

    Observed tendencies in solar radiation

Quoting from the authors' paper:

"This study has demonstrated for the first time, using in-situ PM measurements, that reducing aerosol pollution is driving the Insolation Brightening phenomenon and that the trends in aerosol pollution, particularly for sulphate aerosol, is directly linked to anthropogenic emissions. Ultimately, the analysis demonstrates that clean air policies in developed regions such as Europe are driving brightening of the atmosphere and increasing the amount of global radiation reaching the Earth's surface. The actual impact of cleaner air and insolation brightening on temperature remains to be elucidated."

08-19-13 Watts Up With That?

Here is a follow up to the fraud being perpetrated by John Cook and discussed two items above:

"Cooks '97% consensus' disproven by a new peer reviewed paper showing major math errors"

"A major peer-reviewed paper by four senior researchers has exposed grave errors in an earlier paper in a new and unknown journal that had claimed a 97.1% scientific consensus that Man had caused at least half the 0.7 C? global warming since 1950."

"The consensus Cook considered was the standard definition: that Man had caused most post-1950 warming. Even on this weaker definition the true consensus among published scientific papers is now demonstrated to be not 97.1%, as Cook had claimed, but only 0.3%."

"Only 41 out of the 11,944 published climate papers Cook examined explicitly stated that Man caused most of the warming since 1950. Cook himself had flagged just 64 papers as explicitly supporting that consensus, but 23 of the 64 had not in fact supported it."

"Dr Legates said: 'It is astonishing that any journal could have published a paper claiming a 97% climate consensus when on the authors' own analysis the true consensus was well below 1%. It is still more astonishing that the IPCC should claim 95% certainty about the climate consensus when so small a fraction of published papers explicitly endorse the consensus as the IPCC defines it.'"

09-03-13 Watts Up With That?

Governments are demanding that the 2013 UN IPCC report be modified to conceal the fact that the Earth's temperature has not risen during the past fifteen years. Quoting from an article in the UK's Mail Online:

"Scientists working on the most authoritative study on climate change were urged to cover up the fact that the world's temperature hasn't risen for the last 15 years, it is claimed."

"But leaked documents seen by the Associated Press, yesterday revealed deep concerns among politicians about a lack of global warming over the past few years.

"Germany called for the references to the slowdown in warming to be deleted, saying looking at a time span of just 10 or 15 years was 'misleading' and they should focus on decades or centuries.

"Hungary worried the report would provide ammunition for deniers of man-made climate change.

"Belgium objected to using 1998 as a starting year for statistics, as it was exceptionally warm and makes the graph look flat — and suggested using 1999 or 2000 instead to give a more upward-pointing curve.

The United States delegation even weighed in, urging the authors of the report to explain away the lack of warming using the 'leading hypothesis' among scientists that the lower warming is down to more heat being absorbed by the ocean — which has got hotter."

09-20-13 UK Mail Online
Dr. Tim Bell reports on how the IPCC has distorted the public perception of climate science by focusing on temperature and ignoring or minimizing the impact of all other climate phenomenon.

"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) set climate research back thirty years, mostly by focusing world attention on CO2 and higher temperature. It was a classic misdirection that required planning. The IPCC was created for this purpose and pursued it relentlessly. Through the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) they controlled national weather offices so global climate policies and research funding were similarly directed.

"IPCC's definition of climate change narrowed the focus to human causes, but they exacerbated it by ignoring, downgrading or misusing variables. Most important and critical was water in all its forms and functions. The obsession restricted focus to higher temperatures and increased CO2, which directed funding of impact analyses, whether economic or environmental to cost only, instead of cost/benefit. Climate studies only considered temperature, usually and incorrectly attributing changes caused by precipitation to temperature. This practice was most evident in paleoclimate reconstructions, either done by IPCC participants or chosen for inclusion in the IPCC Reports."

"The list of variables unmeasured, unknown or excluded from official IPCC science invalidates their models and their claims. Water in all its forms and functions is the most egregious. It also illustrates the degree of auto-correlation confronting climate research and understanding. It appears Wigley and therefore the IPCC knew of the problems but chose to sidestep them by carefully directing the focus — a scientific sleight of hand."

12-27-13 Watts Up With That?
Bob Tisdale wrote an open letter to Jon Stewart, in response to clips and comments by Stewart which recently aired on The Daily Show. Tisdale makes a calm and reasoned presentation explaining what has changed regarding climate knowledge over the past few years. Here are quotes from a few interesting sections, but the entire article is worth a careful read.

"The climate science community, under the direction of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), has only been tasked with determining whether manmade factors, primarily carbon dioxide, could be responsible for the recent bout of global warming, and what the future might bring if the real world responds to projected increases in manmade greenhouse gases in ways that are similar to climate models. They were not asked to determine if naturally caused, sunlight-fueled processes could have caused the global warming over the past 30 years, or to determine the contribution of those natural factors in the future—thus all of the scrambling by climate scientists who are now trying to explain the hiatus in global warming. ... It is not the IPCC's role to understand the scientific basis for naturally caused climate change, which the Earth has experienced all along. As a result, even after decades of modeling efforts, climate models still cannot simulate naturally occurring ocean-atmosphere processes that contribute to global warming or stop it."

"Data from the real world present an entirely different picture of extreme weather events. ...

  • Globally, weather-related losses have not increased since 1990 as a proportion of GDP (they have actually decreased by about 25%).
  • Insured catastrophe losses have not increased as a proportion of GDP since 1960.
  • Hurricanes have not increased in the US in frequency, intensity or normalized damage since at least 1900.
  • There are no significant trends (up or down) in global tropical cyclone landfalls since 1970 (when data allows for a comprehensive perspective), or in the overall number of tropical cyclones.
  • Floods have not increased in the US in frequency or intensity since at least 1950.
  • Flood losses as a percentage of US GDP have dropped by about 75% since 1940.
  • Tornadoes have not increased in frequency, intensity or normalized damage since 1950, and there is some evidence to suggest that they have actually declined.
  • Drought has 'for the most part, become shorter, less frequent, and cover a smaller portion of the U. S. over the last century.'"

"I'm sure you've heard of the global warming hiatus, the pause, etc. I presented the following in a post that I linked earlier, but it should be repeated. ... Looking at this realistically, if the climate models cannot explain the current slowdown or halt in global surface warming, then they cannot be used to explain the warming that had occurred from the mid-1970s to the late-1990s. In turn, they have little value as tools for making predictions of future climate. It's unfortunate, but that's the sad reality of the state of climate science today."

01-17-14 Watts Up With That?

Patrick Michaels writes in Forbes about reservations recently expressed by Garth Paltridge, a Chief Research Scientist at the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). Paltridge explains how the flow of government dollars into climate research has blinded scientists to the normal checks and balances of the scientific method, enticing them to support the UN's IPCC climate positions while ignoring facts and data. He concludes that this has forces many respected academic organizations into a corner in which they are now trapped. Paltridge writes:

"The trap was fully sprung when many of the world's major national academies of science (such as the Royal Society in the UK, the National Academy of Sciences in the USA and the Australian Academy of Science) persuaded themselves to issue reports giving support to the conclusions of the IPCC [the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change]. The reports were touted as national assessments that were supposedly independent of the IPCC and of each other, but of necessity were compiled with the assistance of, and in some cases at the behest of, many of the scientists involved in the IPCC international machinations. In effect, the academies, which are the most prestigious of the institutions of science, formally nailed their colours to the mast of the politically correct.

Since that time three or four years ago, there has been no comfortable way for the scientific community to raise the spectre of serious uncertainty about the forecasts of climatic disaster."

Because of this, Paltridge raises concerns over the overall effect that this will have on the credibility of science in general.

"In the light of all this, we have at least to consider the possibility that the scientific establishment behind the global warming issue has been drawn into the trap of seriously overstating the climate problem—or, what is much the same thing, of seriously understating the uncertainties associated with the climate problem—in its effort to promote the cause. It is a particularly nasty trap in the context of science, because it risks destroying, perhaps for centuries to come, the unique and hard-won reputation for honesty which is the basis of society's respect for scientific endeavour."

02-03-14 Forbes

The UKs Global Warming Policy Foundation recently released its GWPF Report 12, authored by Nicholas Lewis and Marcel Crok and titled, OVERSENSITIVE: How The IPCC Hid The Good News On Global Warming. In the report's executive summary, the authors state:

"Only in recent years has it become possible to make good empirical estimates of climate sensitivity from observational data such as temperature and ocean heat records. These estimates, published in leading scientific journals, point to climate sensitivity per doubling most likely being under 2° C for long-term warming, and under 1.5° C over a seventy-year period. This strongly suggests that climate models display too much sensitivity to carbon dioxide concentrations and in almost all cases exaggerate the likely path of global warming.

Although these new results are reported in the body of the recently-published Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), their impact is not made clear and few readers of the report would learn of them.
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Good empirical estimates of both long-term warming and that over a seventy-year period now imply very different expectations of future warming than do climate models - some 40% to 50% lower to 2081-2100. This is almost certainly the most important finding of climate science in recent years, particularly since there are good reasons to doubt the reliability of climate model forecasts. However, in its report the IPCC only alludes to this issue in an oblique fashion. Moreover, rather than reducing its best estimate of climate sensitivity in the light of the new empirical estimates, it simply reduced the lower bound of the uncertainty range and omitted to give a best estimate, without adequately explaining why it had been necessary to do so. Only in the final report published in January 2014 was a paragraph added in the Technical Summary giving slightly more explanation."

This is just another example of how the government-funded model of scientific research perverts science in the name of political goals.

03-07-14 GWPF Report 12

Richard Tol, an economics professor from England, has terminated his participation with the team writing the United Nation's report on climate change. This IPCC report is "intended to help governments reach global a climate pact at a U.N. summit in Paris in 2015."

"'The drafts became too alarmist,' Tol told Reuters, acknowledging that some other authors 'strongly disagree with me.'"

"Tol told Reuters the report plays down the possible economic benefits of low levels of warming, such as fewer deaths among the elderly in warmer winters and increased crop production in some regions.

"'It is pretty damn obvious that there are positive impacts of climate change, even though we are not always allowed to talk about them,' he said. "

03-28-14 Fox News

Quoting from Watts Up With That?:

    "Peer reviewed paper says it's OK to manipulate data, exaggerate climate claims."

    "From CFACT: A new peer-reviewed paper published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, titled "Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements", is openly advocating that global warming proponents engage in mendacious claims in order to further their cause."

    "The author's [sic] boldly note in the abstract of the study that the 'news media and some pro-environmental have the tendency to accentuate or even exaggerate the damage caused by climate change. This article provides a rationale for this tendency.' ... 'We find that the information manipulation has an instrumental value, as it ex post induces more countries to participate in an IEA (International Environmental Agreement) which will eventually enhance global welfare.'"

'Nuff said!

04-04-14 Watts Up With That?

Conclusions Concerning The IPCC Report:

So what is left of the UN's IPCC advisory report? Absolutely nothing. Every conclusion that it draws rests upon global temperature data that has been shown to be useless in its native form, even before being artificially manipulated by pseudo-scientists in order to manufacture false apocalyptic projections. And why would these "scientists" do such a thing? As is often the case, the answer is money. It is estimated that in America alone, since 1989, the U.S. government has spent over $79 billion on climate science. As the single significant source of funding for this research, it doesn't take much imagination to realize that the dollars only continue to flow so long as there is a "problem" that needs to be addressed. Not even Congress is going to spend $79 billion just to be told that everything is fine. So it is imperative that the funding mechanism continue to be well greased with doom and gloom scenarios. And the same is true for other countries. This is the tragic, but predictable consequence of government subsidization of scientific research, which inevitably results in replacing the search for truth as embodied by the facts of nature, with the generation of political propaganda in support of man-made policy agendas.

And what is the UN's overally response in light of these revelations? Have they decided to reevaluate their conclusions in response to all this new information? The answer is no. And the reason is that concern over preserving the environment is merely a smokescreen intended to hide the real agenda. As FOX news reported on September 8, 2010, the UN's Secretary General and his staff met to discuss ways of reasserting the UN's influence on the world stage, including:

    "how to restore 'climate change' as a top global priority after the fiasco of last year's Copenhagen summit"

    "how to continue to try to make global redistribution of wealth the real basis of that climate agenda, and widen
    the discussion further to encompass the idea of 'global public goods'"

So "climate change" is simply seen as a convenient tool to be used to extract wealth from producer countries and redistribute it to the non-producers. And since that goal remains unaffected by any revelations of the anti-scientific foundations underlying climate research, there is no need to change course.

When Science Isn't Working, Try Intimidation ....

Reviewing the information above reveals an orchestrated effort by various climate scientists and government agencies to not only manipulate non-compliant data to fit predetermined conclusions, but to actively work to suppress all dissenting opinion and research from receiving an equal hearing. And if that were not enough, as Reason Magazine reported back in 2006, we find people like David Roberts from the website Grist who propose taking things a step further:

    "When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards [i.e., climate-change deniers] -- some sort of climate Nuremberg."

Or as Brendan O'Neill reports at spiked,

    "One Australian columnist has proposed outlawing 'climate change denial'. 'David Irving is under arrest in Austria for Holocaust denial', she wrote. 'Perhaps there is a case for making climate change denial an offence. It is a crime against humanity, after all.'"

That's right. If you are unconvinced by the manufactured data and refuse to accept the prepackaged "official" party line, then you are not simply wrong. You are not even judged to have made a moral error. No, you stand along side Nazi war criminals who murdered millions of innocent people, and as one who is irredeemably evil, deserving a Nuremberg-styled trial for crimes against humanity.

And the death-threats have even made it into the environmentalist's public media campaigns, as seen in this advertisement:

Now, that's intimidation that should shut up the opposition!

But maybe that's just the rantings of a few nuts. So take a look at the following four minute mini-movie titled No Pressure:

Did you make it all the way through? It's certainly understandable if you didn't. The 10:10 organization, a global warming reduction group founded in 2009 by Franny Armstrong, and professing to have over 104,000 signing sponsors, concluded that in the wake of all the negative facts which had recently surfaced, the organizers needed to reenergize public awareness of their belief in the pending global environmental disaster. And they decided that the best way do do that was to show school children, employees, or any others who did not fully support their view, simply being killed! No argument. No trial. No rights. No rule of law. Just simple, direct judgment and immediate termination by the self-appointed saviors of the environment.

In the wake of widespread public backlash, the organization pulled the video, and Armstrong had the following to say:

    "With climate change becoming increasingly threatening, and decreasingly talked about in the media, we wanted to find a way to bring this critical issue back into the headlines whilst making people laugh. [...] Many people found the resulting film extremely funny, but unfortunately some didn't and we sincerely apologise to anybody we have offended. [...] Unfortunately in this instance we missed the mark. Oh well, we live and learn."

Did you find the video funny? If not, then try to imagine the beliefs and values held by those that do. These are people who see human life as worthless, and can openly joke about exterminating anyone who simply disagrees with them. When interviewed once the controversy exploded, did Armstrong demonstrate that she understood what was wrong with her approach? No. Her response was:

    "Clearly we don't really think they should be blown up, that's just a joke for the mini-movie, but maybe a little amputating would be a good place to start?"
Just how far a leap is it from the mental states of the team of around 100 like-minded activists who worked to produce this film, to actual amputations and executions? It is people who hold these same views that have made it possible for the likes of Mao, Stalin and Hitler to murder millions of innocent people, always in the name of a greater good. As Armstrong says, "Oh well, we live and learn. Onwards and upwards". And she means it! On its Backstory page, 10:10 indicates that George Monbiot is one of its muses. See the section below for a more detailed discussion of the philosophical principle that drive people such as these.

.... or Brainwashing ....

With the acceptance of the anthropogenic global warming narrative on the wane in light of all of the above facts, the environmental/political activists are shifting to a new tactic: outright indoctrination through the government run schools. In a piece titled, "Maryland Adds Environmental Literacy in High Schools", Fox News reports that Maryland is the first state to add a mandatory course in "environmental literacy" (whatever that is) to the requirements for graduation from high school. Of particular note is the fact that this new requirement was not implemented through the legislative process, but was the result of a fiat mandate issued by the MD State Board of Education and has no specified purpose or proposed curriculum.

    Sarah Bodor of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation supports the initiative and says there is no mandate. "People express concern about the content but what is important to know is that this new requirement doesn't actually mandate any content at all."

Oh well then. No problem!

    The state education board leaves all content up to local school boards and a state official says "local systems will implement the requirement as they see fit."

    [T]he local school boards won't get any extra money, so a group called the North American Association of Environmental Education offers a guide for teachers. An early passage from the guide says "consumption of natural resources, air and water pollution, and the impacts of climate change are among the many complex challenges that threaten human health, economic development, and national security." It goes on to talk about the need to "take informed action." And that raises some eyebrows.

    "That is not really education," says [Myron] Ebell [of the Competitive Enterprise Institute]. "It's propaganda and its designed to raise up a new generation of easily led and poorly educated and misinformed students."

This is indoctrination, pure and simple. Impressionable students are to be exposed to a failed narrative about man's destructive impact on the environment, without recourse to alternative viewpoints, or more importantly, to real facts. And if there is any question that this is a program that will be designed to foster critical and independent thought, then please refer back to the first segment of the No Pressure video immediately above for and example of just how that sort of behavior is to be tolerated.

.... or Outright Lying:

On February 14, 2012, an article in the UK Guardian titled, Leak Exposes How Heartland Institute Works To Undermine Climate Science, reported that "confidential memos of Heartland's climate science denial strategy" were anonymously leaked to editors at DeSmogBlog, showing that the institute was spending upwards of $100,000 to spread the message to school children that the subject of climate change was "controversial and uncertain." The leaked documents also included "its 2012 budget and fundraising plan, and minutes from a recent board meeting." However, it was soon revealed that Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute has stolen the budget document and board meeting minutes from the Heartland Institute. When these documents proved to not contain the smoking gun he was looking for, he is widely believed to have forged the two-page memo documenting Heartland's climate strategy — although he contends that he received the memo from an unidentified source. Gleick was the "anonymous" person who sent the stolen and forged documents to DeSmogBlog.

In another example, On February 24, 2014, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics published a paper titled, Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements, which openly advocates for the misrepresentation of facts in the cause of what is deemed to be a desirable outcome, as summarized in the authors' own abstract:

    "It appears that news media and some pro-environmental organizations have the tendency to accentuate or even exaggerate the damage caused by climate change. This article provides a rationale for this tendency by using a modified International Environmental Agreement (IEA) model with asymmetric information. We find that the information manipulation has an instrumental value, as it ex post induces more countries to participate in an IEA, which will eventually enhance global welfare. From the ex ante perspective, however, the impact that manipulating information has on the level of participation in an IEA and on welfare is ambiguous."   [Emphasis added]




It All Sounds Familiar:

1974   1975   1977   1977   1987   2001

It's an old story. It wasn't that long ago that the same sort of people who currently tell us that we are on the verge of worldwide destruction due to "global-warming", were proclaiming that we were on the verge of worldwide destruction due to "global-cooling" and over-population. If you are old enough, you might remember some of these memorable quotes:

  • "After a week of discussions on the causes of climate change, an assembly of specialists from several continents seems to have reached unanimous agreement on only one point: it is getting colder."
             [New York Times, Jan. 30, 1961]

  • ".. civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind"
             [George Wald, Biologist, Harvard University, April 10, 1970]

  • Due to increased dust, cloud cover and water vapor: "the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born"
             [Newsweek Magazine, January 26, 1970]

  • By 1995: "..somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct."
             [Senator Gaylord Nelson, quoting Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, Look Magazine, April, 1970]

  • The world will be: "11 degrees colder in the year 2000 (this is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age)"
             [Kenneth Watt, Ecologist, speaking at Swarthmore University, April 19, 1970]

  • "We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation"
             [Barry Commoner, Biologist at University of Washington, The journal Environment, January, 1970]

  • "Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make"
             [Paul Ehrlich, interview in Mademoiselle magazine, April, 1970]

  • "air pollution ... is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone"
             [Paul Ehrlich, interview in Mademoiselle magazine, April, 1970]

  • "By 1985, air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half ..."
             [Life magazine, January, 1970]

  • "It is already too late to avoid mass starvation"
             [Denis Hayes, Earth Day organizer, The Living Wilderness, Spring, 1970]

  • "By the year 2000 ... the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America and Australia, will be in famine"
             [Peter Gunter, North Texas State University, The Living Wilderness, Spring, 1970]

  • "By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people..."
    "If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000."

             [Paul Ehrlich, Speech at British Institute For Biology, September, 1971]

  • "Arctic specialist Bernt Balchen says a general warming trend over the North Pole is melting the polar ice cap and may produce an ice-free Arctic Ocean by the year 2000."
             [Christian Science Monitor, June 8, 1972]

  • "An international team of specialists has concluded from eight indexes of climate that there is no end in sight to the cooling trend of the last 30 years, at least in the Northern Hemisphere."
             [New York Times, Jan. 5, 1978]

  • "The Cooling World: There are ominous signs that the earth's weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production... The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it... Last April, in the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded, 148 twisters killed more than 300 people and caused half a billion dollars' worth of damage in thirteen U.S. states. ... The central fact is that ... the earth's climate seems to be cooling down." [emphasis added]
             [Newsweek, April 28, 1985]

  • "New York will probably be like Florida 15 years from now." [i.e., by 2004]
             [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sept. 17, 1989]

  • "[By] 1995, the greenhouse effect would be desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots ... [By 1996] The Platte River of Nebraska would be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers."
             [Michael Oppenheimer, from his book "Dead Heat," 1990]

Whoops again! With over forty years to see these predictions realized, there was no worldwide famine. No end to civilization. No ice age. No mass species extinction. No American dust bowl. Britain is still intact. The North Pole still has a 3.82 million square mile ice mass. If New York sucks, its not due to its mimicing Florida. And there is still enough sunlight to require SPF 45. Yet, I don't remember getting an apology from any of these people, their sponsoring universities, or a retraction published in any of the major magazines.

And despite their utter failure at accurate predictions, every one of these purveyors of doom was being funded from the same government trough, and consequently, demanding exactly the same "solution" as is being proposed today: complete regulation over the behavior of every individual and businesses by government overseerers. If the true goal of these policies was human salvation, then the lessons of history and the Climategate facts should give one pause. But if the actual goal is gaining control as a means to increased power, then ignoring all these bothersome facts, as is being done, begins to make a perverted sort of sense.

Now, take a look at this table put together by a blogger known as Kaz, titled: Climate Change Timeline — 1895-2009. This documents the histrionics reported in the media over the past hundred years regarding our imminent death by cooling or heating. The only consistent thing is that none of the end-of-the-world scenarios has ever come to pass.

On March 1st, 2013, Anthony Watts published a nice summary of Global Cooling articles from the 1970s, along with this fun little video clip narrated by Leonard Nimoy:



What About Al Gore?:

It was the IPCC report that allowed the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to share the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore back in 2007.

However, there was another interesting event that took place in 2007 that went generally unreported by the American media. Gore attempted to have his 2006 film, An Inconvenient Truth, shown to British school children as a documentary which presented scientific fact. This was challenged by concerned individuals and eventually ended up in court where a judge was asked to review the content and render judgment. The result was that An Inconvenient Truth was declared to be a "political film" which could not be shown in the schools, and was determined to be riddled with the following nine significant errors:

  1. Responding to Gore's claim that a "near future" rise in sea levels, up to 20 feet, the judge ruled that "The Armageddon scenario ... is not in line with the scientific consensus."

  2. Where Gore claims that Pacific atolls "are being inundated because of anthropogenic global warming", the judge rules that there was no evidence of any evacuation having yet happened.

  3. Gore claimed that global warming was shutting down the Atlantic Gulf Stream, but the judge said that that was "very unlikely".

  4. Gore claimed that two graphs showing increases in CO2 and rising temperatures demonstrated "an exact fit" and causal correlation. The judge said that "the two graphs do not establish what Mr Gore asserts".

  5. Gore argued that global warming was directly responsible for the melting snow on Mt. Kilimanjaro. But the judge ruled that other factors were much more likely to be the cause.

  6. Gore argued that the drying of Lake Chad was due to global warming. The judge said there was insufficient evidence and that other causes were much more likely.

  7. Gore blamed Hurricane Katrina on global warming, but the judge ruled that there was "insufficient evidence to show that".

  8. Gore claimed that polar bears were seen swimming up to 60 miles in order to find new ice. The judge said that the only scientific evidence presented related to four bears, and that did not support Gore's thesis.

  9. Gore argued that global warming was bleaching coral reefs around the world, but the judge stated that it was difficult to separated the stress on reefs due to temperature from other factors including over-fishing and pollution, so Gore's claims were unjustified.

In addition, Gore based many of the film's fundamental points on Michael Mann's fraudulent "hockey stick" temperature graph (or as Bill Whittle calls it, "Mann-made global warming") which has since been thoroughly debunked, thereby invalidating all subsequent conclusions. A thorough discussion of the many other errors in this film can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Keep up the good work Mr. Gore!

If you ask what Al Gore's vested interest is in global-warming, it turns out to be the same answer as for the research scientists: the government money. Gore is an investor in Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm which makes money from involvement with energy companies that ultimately score taxpayer funding from government handouts and grants. Gore has also invested significantly in Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) a trading outlet for Carbon Credits, which will become lucrative, only if government-imposed energy caps are placed upon businesses and individuals worldwide. The bottom line is summed up in the title of the UK Telegraph's article: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire. Yes, Gore stands to gain considerably from a climate crisis—whether real or imagined, and is an example of the new breed of "businessmen" who rely upon leveraging government contacts to acquire a sizable portion of the tax dollars being extracted from productive wealth creators and redistributed to these "Political Entrepreneurs". [Update: Unfortunately for Mr. Gore, the CCX has expired and will stop carbon trading by the end of 2010])


Due to increasing publicity being given to the advocates of the global warming hypothesis, and in direct response to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, the British television producer Martin Durkin, created a documentary titled The Great Global Warming Swindle, which aired on UK television on March 8, 2007, presenting a variety of specialists disputing many of the scientific "facts" used to back up the claim that an Anthropogenic Global Warming crisis was imminent.

Despite a few errors of its own, this film exposed many serious flaws in Gore's scientific arguments, while at the same time arguing that political ideology and government research funding were primary drivers for the underlying scientific corruption — arguments that were substantiated by the Climategate scandal. Click on the image to the left to view 75 minute video.

Well, scientific facts and the resulting shift in public opinion have not been going Al's way over the past decade, and he is definitely not happy about this. On August 4th, 2011, Gore gave a speech to a group at the Aspen Institute, where he expressed his deep-seated feeling about those who disagree with his personal views on man-made global warming. If you are interested, you can listen to the short, profanity-laden, audio clip to the right.

Beyond the raw emotional hatred he feels for anyone who does not fully buy into his official party line, the most interesting statement he makes is his lament that "there is no longer a shared reality on an issue like climate". Here, Gore shows his totalitarian stripes, demanding that everyone simply must agree with him or, as his tone so clearly implies, else.



Media Reporting On Climategate:

Another possibly more important question is why has most of this information which challenges the AGW orthodoxy not been reported by American main stream media outlets? Reviewing the reference sources below, it becomes clear that almost every report originated either in the UK, or from independent internet reporters. American newspapers, radio, television and major magazines have remained virtually silent on the subject of Climategate, with a few minor exceptions, while National Public Radio (NPR) continuing its active propaganda machine in service of the government's takeover of the entire US economy as the only possible solution to avoiding an Armageddon that is not coming. There is an agenda operating here, with the media organizations having transformed themselves from the role of reporter of the facts, into organs for government policy indoctrination. The failure to report on the ongoing Climategate story clearly demonstrates why these established media outlets deserve the rapid death they are currently experiencing. They have failed in their purpose of objectively reporting verified facts, and can no longer be relied upon as a source of unbiased information.

As reported by James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal, one very clear example of the media bias in action can be seen in the difference between The New York Times' response to the release of the leaked material from the East Anglia Climate Research Unit as compared to that released by WikiLeaks, concerning the U.S. Embassy and war efforts.

On The Climategate Documents:

    "The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won't be posted here."

    New York Times, Nov. 20, 2009

On The WikiLeaks Documents:

    "The articles published today and in coming days are based on thousands of United States embassy cables, the daily reports from the field intended for the eyes of senior policy makers in Washington. ... The Times believes that the documents serve an important public interest, illuminating the goals, successes, compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match."

    New York Times, Nov. 29, 2010


The Philosophy Behind The Environmental Movement:

On December 14, 2009, George Monbiot published an article in Britain's The Guardian, where he laid bare his soul and explained, in no uncertain terms, the philosophy and intent behind the environmental movement.

This is bigger than climate change. It is a battle to redefine humanity

In this article, when describing the then coming 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, Monbiot states:

    "This is the moment at which we turn and face ourselves. Here, in the plastic corridors and crowded stalls, among impenetrable texts and withering procedures, humankind decides what it is and what it will become."

And as with all good socialists, the issue for Monbiot is not what will we, as individuals, become. The only relevant question is what will be the transformation for humanity as a whole — with all of the inconsequential individuals simply forced to conform to the single-minded collective will.

And who is to decide this bold new direction for humanity? Well, for Monbiot that's a moot point as the decision has already been cast, with the consequences of that foregone decision sprinkled throughout the remainder of the article. Consider such prescient observations as the following:

    "The meeting at Copenhagen confronts us with our primal tragedy."

    "Now we find ourselves hedged in by the consequences of our nature, living meekly on this crowded planet for fear of provoking or damaging others. We have the hearts of lions and live the lives of clerks."

    "The summit's premise is that the age of heroism is over."

    "[I]t is ... a battle between two world views. The angry men who seek to derail this agreement, and all such limits on their self-fulfilment, have understood this better than we have."

    "[F]ossil fuels have granted the universal ape amplification beyond its Paleolithic dreams. [... allowing] us to live in blissful mindlessness"

    "The angry men know that this golden age has gone; but they cannot find the words for the constraints they hate. Clutching their copies of Atlas Shrugged, they flail around"

    "All those of us whose blood still races are forced to sublimate, to fantasise. In daydreams and video games we find the lives that ecological limits and other people's interests forbid us to live."

    "There is no space for heroism here; all passion and power breaks against the needs of others. This is how it should be."

As Ayn Rand once wrote:

    "Man is the only living species that has the power to act as his own destroyer — and that is the way he has acted through most of his history."

This article correctly summarizes the real issue behind the environmental movement. I agree that it is concerned with nothing less than the redefinition of humanity. And the vision of that new humanity is as a passive video-gamer, vicariously placated by virtual-acts that were once undertaken in reality. With our lion hearts caged, and all thoughts of heroism ground out of existence, we should all voluntarily accept our new place as clerks and stewards of the planet, and sacrifice ourselves in service to "other people's interests". Nothing more can be expected when the "original sin" of our human nature unavoidably leads to "primal tragedy".

Is Monbiot just whistling into the wind, or do concepts such as his have real impact on the culture? Just how far are people willing to go with his ideas of "redefining humanity"? Here is an article appearing the The Atlantic titled, How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change, which certainly answers that question! This is an interview with Matthew Liao, one of the three authors of the paper, Human Engineering and Climate Change, scheduled to appear in the journal Ethics, Policy & Environment.

The basic thrust of the article rests upon the simple assertions that:

  • Anthropogenic climate change is an established threat that is bringing with it massive global devastation

  • Attempts to manipulate political bodies to force behavioral and economic changes have been ineffective

  • Any attempts at geoengineering solutions to this problem are far too risky to attempt

  • Bioengineering of humans poses acceptable risks

So, in the eyes of these researchers, engineering solutions to the planet are simply too dangerous to contemplate, but humanity is apparently an expendable resource that is readily available for experimentation! And remember, this is a paper scheduled for a journal on ethics! Let's examine some of the specific ideas being discussed:

One possibility under consideration is something straight out of A Clockwork Orange:

    Atlantic: "You suggest that humans could be given meat alongside a medication that triggers extreme nausea, which would then cause a long-lasting aversion to meat eating."

    Liao: "I think it's important to note that it wouldn't necessarily need to be a pill. We have also toyed around with the idea of a patch that might stimulate the immune system to reject common bovine proteins, which could lead to a similar kind of lasting aversion to meat products."

Another promising idea considered superior to improving resource utilization, would be to engineer humans to be shorter and lighter!

    Atlantic: "Your paper also discusses the use of human engineering to make humans smaller."

    Liao: "[S]ize reduction could be one way to reduce a person's ecological footprint. For instance if you reduce the average U.S. height by just 15cm, you could reduce body mass by 21% for men and 25% for women, with a corresponding reduction in metabolic rates by some 15% to 18%, because less tissue means lower energy and nutrient needs."

And taking things a bit further:

    "Liao: "[W]e looked into cat eyes, the technique of giving humans cat eyes or of making their eyes more catlike. The reason is, cat eyes see nearly as well as human eyes during the day, but much better at night. We figured that if everyone had cat eyes, you wouldn't need so much lighting, and so you could reduce global energy usage considerably."

But certainly we're not talking about thought control, right?

    Atlantic: "In the paper you also discuss the pharmacological enhancement of empathy and altruism, because empathy and altruism tend to be highly correlated with positive attitudes toward the environment."

    Liao: "What we have in mind has more to do with weakness of will. For example, I might know that I ought to send a check to Oxfam, but because of a weakness of will I might never write that check. But if we increase my empathetic capacities with drugs, then maybe I might overcome my weakness of will and write that check."

    Liao: "If you're very pessimistic about the world, and you take a drug that will cause you to develop a more positive outlook, then in some sense those are beliefs that you already desired. In a case like that the ethical issues might fall away on account of the fact that you previously desired those beliefs, and that you're aware of the consequences of taking the drug."

Could Aldous Huxley or Ira Levin possibly be prouder!?

And what are the ethical considerations for individual freedom?

    Atlantic: "In your paper you suggest that some human engineering solutions may actually be liberty enhancing. How so?"

    Liao: "That's right. It's been suggested that, given the seriousness of climate change, we ought to adopt something like China's one child policy. There was a group of doctors in Britain who recently advocated a two-child maximum. But at the end of the day those are crude prescriptions—what we really care about is some kind of fixed allocation of greenhouse gas emissions per family. If that's the case, given certain fixed allocations of greenhouse gas emissions, human engineering could give families the choice between two medium sized children, or three small sized children. From our perspective that would be more liberty enhancing than a policy that says "you can only have one or two children." A family might want a really good basketball player, and so they could use human engineering to have one really large child."

    Liao: "If you crave steak, and that craving prevents you from making a decision you otherwise want to make, in some sense your inability to control yourself is a limit on the will, or a limit on your liberty. A meat patch would allow you to truly decide whether you want to have that steak or not, and that could be quite liberty enhancing."

Here is some Newspeak that even has George Orwell spinning in his grave!

The fact that a position such as this can get discussion space and a reasonable hearing in a main stream publication such as The Atlantic is an indictment of just how pervasive the radical environmental message has penetrated our culture.

Or consider the views of the activist Derrick Jensen, an anarcho-primitivist who has been hailed as the poet-philosopher [sic!] of the environmental movement. Jensen sees all manner of human civilization as untenable and calls for an end to industrial society, with the return of mankind to the state of cavemen.

In a 2005 interview with No Compromise, Jensen stated:

    "I want to bring down civilization. ... It is really clear that for the past 6,000 years, civilization has been killing the planet ... and I will do whatever it takes to get there."

And during an interview in Democracy NOW!, on November 26, 2010, Jensen had the following to say:

    "Derrick, you've written, 'Civilization is not and can never be sustainable.'"

    "Yeah. Several years ago, I was riding around in a car with a friend of mine, George Draffan, with whom I've written a couple books. And I was just making conversation. I said, "So, George, if you could live at any level of technology that you want to, what would it be?" And he was not in a very good mood that day, and he said, "That's a really stupid question, Derrick, because we can fantasize whatever we want, but the truth is there's only one level of technology that's sustainable. And that's the Stone Age."

In an apparent failed attempt to provide a practical demonstration of what he envisions for all of us, Wikipedia quotes Jensen as saying:

    "In order to save the planet, I once stopped using toilet tissue and used my bare hand. I did this for two months. But even as stinky as Western culture is, it wasn't nearly as stinky as my hand. So I quit using my bare hand. I use ferns instead. To all those ferns who met such an end, I apologize. Hell, maybe I'll just use friggin' Charmin again."

However, frustration over the fact that the world does not bend to his will has led Jensen to propose what he calls a culture of resistance, which is merely a euphemism for organized acts of violent destruction aimed at all aspects of modern civilization. Consider the following statements:

    "There can be no real peace when living with someone who has already declared war ... There is only one language that they understand, and everyone here knows what it is. Yet we don't speak of it openly." A Language Older Than Words (2000)

    "Every morning when I awake I ask myself whether I should write or blow up a dam. I tell myself I should keep writing, though I'm not sure that's right." A Language Older Than Words (2000)

    "I was once being interviewed by a dogmatic pacifist and he felt that I wanted all activists to act like assassins. That's not true. What I want is for all activists to act like they are serious about their resistance and that might include assassinations." Truthout (09-05-10)

    "There are two million dams in the United States. There's about 70,000 dams over six-and-a-half-feet tall. And if we only took out one of those dams every day, it would take 200 years to take them all out." Democracy NOW! (11-26-10)



Kari Norgaard is a professor of sociology and environmental studies at the University of Oregon. In a paper presented to the Planet Under Pressure conference in London, Norgaard argues that individuals who doubt the catastrophic consequences of anthropogenic climate change are exhibiting a "sickness" needing to be "treated". On a societal level, she compares resistance to the implementation of large scale political programs to address climate change "to racism or slavery in the U.S. South."

As Anthony Watts reports here, there was so much controversy over her pronouncements, that the original press release, which included the statement:

    "Resistance at individual and societal levels must be recognized and treated before real action can be taken to effectively address threats facing the planet from human-caused contributions to climate change"

was silently edited to remove the phrase "and treated". How convenient, when your positions are so easily mutable in response to public controversy.

In a more recent open letter to President Obama, Norgaard suggests that in regard to environmental matters:

    "Don't wait for public consensus on climate change."

    "Americans have been remarkably out of step in our understanding of climate change. ...
    Public opinion does matter in a democracy, but this is a time when following it would be a serious mistake."

In other words, consensus in a democracy is desirable if it aligns with your personal views, but when it does not, the views of the citizens should be ignored and the president should act as a dictator, imposing his will upon the ignorant. When you cannot convince others, there is always force waiting in the wings!



After enough time has passed, with the ideas of Monbiot, Jensen, Norgaard, and others going substantially unchallenged, we finally begin to see the influences of their philosophy echoing in the mainstream press. Take for instance this article which appeared in Forbes magazine. The author, Steve Zwick, proposes his "solution" for dealing with those who have not climbed aboard the catastrophic, anthropogenic, climate change bandwagon.

Quoting from the article:

    "We know who the active denialists are — not the people who buy the lies, mind you, but the people who create the lies. Let's start keeping track of them now, and when the famines come, let's make them pay. Let's let their houses burn until the innocent are rescued. Let's swap their safe land for submerged islands. Let's force them to bear the cost of rising food prices."

After receiving considerable blowback regarding his plan, Zwick felt it necessary to later go back and amend his article with a disclaimer that he was not actually inviting people to burn down the houses of others. But that seems disingenuous, as his true feelings are clearly on display. And of course, like all good statists, he was not suggesting that individuals should take personal responsibility for their own beliefs and actions, but instead turn that function over to government thugs who will implement their "plans" upon their behalf.



But not everyone is as "reasonable" as Mr. Zwick. Take for instance Austrian professor Richard Parncutt, who has no interest in merely burning down houses. No, he has much bigger and bolder plans for you and me. He writes:

"In this article I am going to suggest that the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for influential GW deniers. ... I have always been opposed to the death penalty in all cases ... The death penalty is barbaric, racist, expensive, and is often applied by mistake. ... Even mass murderers should not be executed, in my opinion. ... GW [Global Warming] deniers fall into a completely different category ... the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for GW deniers who are so influential that one million future deaths can with high probability be traced to their personal actions."

Yes, your disagreement with Mr. Parncutt and his merry band of "scientists" who have given us everything discussed above, is sufficient grounds for your summary execution in his estimation. And Parncutt doesn't just limit his thinking to those who disagree with him about climate change. Apparently disagreeing on any sufficiently important subject will earn you the death penalty. For example:

    "That raises the interesting question of whether and how the Pope and his closest advisers should be punished for their consistent stand against contraception in the form of condoms. ... The number of people dying of AIDS would have been much smaller if the Catholic Church had changed its position on contraception in the 1980s. ... We are talking about millions of deaths, so according to the principle I have proposed, the Pope and perhaps some of his closest advisers should be sentenced to death.

To attempt to justify his views, Parncutt offers up the following statistics:

    "For the purpose of argument, let's give the GW deniers the benefit of the doubt and imagine that the scientists are wrong with a high probability, say 90%. If they are right, some 100 million people will die as a direct result of GW. Probably more like a billion, but this is a conservative estimate. If the probability of that happening is only 10%, then effectively "only" 10 million people will die."

"If they are right ..." Yes, he is proposing to execute people based upon an "if"! An "if" offered up by the same mythical, homogeneous, and fully unified group of "scientists" that the progressives constantly conjure up. That group that has failed to make a single credible measurable prediction about earth's climate. Then, based upon these unsupported "estimates" he offers the following startling statement:

    "Consider this: If ten million people are going to die with a probability of 10%, that is like one million people dying with a probability of 100%."

What!? Well, professor Parncutt is an expert on the psychology of music, which more than qualifies him to hold court on geoclimatic issues, while absolving him of being held accountable for such advanced subjects as math or logic.

Then, in the best 1984 tradition, Parncutt suggests:

    "If a jury of suitably qualified scientists estimated that a given GW denier had already, with high probability (say 95%), caused the deaths of over one million future people, then s/he would be sentenced to death. The sentence would then be commuted to life imprisonment if the accused admitted their mistake, demonstrated genuine regret, AND participated significantly and positively over a long period in programs to reduce the effects of GW (from jail) — using much the same means that were previously used to spread the message of denial. At the end of that process, some GW deniers would never admit their mistake and as a result they would be executed. Perhaps that would be the only way to stop the rest of them. The death penalty would have been justified in terms of the enormous numbers of saved future lives."

Here the curtain is ripped away to reveal the true motivations of scum such as Parncutt. He doesn't really care to control your actions — it is control of your mind and soul that he seeks! For a dramatization of the psychology of such people, I recommend the short story, "A Thousand Deaths", by Orson Scott Card, which appears in his anthology, "Maps in a Mirror" and the paperback collection, "Flux".

A copy of Parncutt's original article, discussed above, may be found here. After considerable blowback from a number of websites, Parncutt significantly revised his article, a copy of which may be found here. A comparison between the two versions is instructive. It's quite a transition to move within less than 24 hours from suggesting "the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for influential GW deniers." to "I wish I had a good solution."

For additional information and comments on the nutty professor, check out articles at Watts Up With That? and Jo Nova.



Agenda 21


Which brings us back to the United Nations, the self-appointed advocate and enabler behind the environmentalist cause, dedicated to seeing that the goals of those such as Jensen and Monbiot are realized in all of their bloody infamy.

While the press and public was intently distracted with the pros and cons of anthropogenic global warming, the UN has been quietly working to promote it's real goals through a program known as Agenda 21. And as the following video demonstrates, their efforts to control all of the earth's resources while regulating the actions of every human on the planet, extend back to at least 1976.

To summarize the timeline:

  • 1976: At the UN's Habitat I conference, The Vancouver Action Plan was adopted by William K. Reilly, signing for the United States. The plan state, in part:

    "Land, because of its unique nature and the crucial role it plays in human settlements, cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. Social justice, urban renewal and development, the provision of decent dwellings-and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole."   [Emphasis added]

  • 1987: The UN issued the Brundtland Commission's report titled, Our Common Future, which introduces the concept of sustainable development in terms of the perceived needs of future generations. In order to accomplish this mission, it was declared that governments must be given control over society (people), the economy (livelyhood), and the environment (property).

  • 1992: The ideas developed for Habitat I and by the Brundtland Commission were consolidated by a group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and presented as Agenda-21 during the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit. The following 52 minute video covers the Earth Summit opening plenary remarks by Maurice Strong, where he lays out the Agenda-21 goals and encourages all countries to adopt them. Relevant remarks begin around the 15 minute mark.


  • 1993: President Bill Clinton signs an Executive Order creating the President's Council on Sustainable Development, with the mission of formulating ideas for the implementation of Agenda-21 — ideas that then became the basis for regulations enacted by various agencies such as the EPA, DOT and HUD. All of these action circumvented input from the legislative branch and the American public.

Since then, through the efforts of such organizations as ICLEI, the totalitarian ideas concealed behind the benign face of "sustainable development" have been pushed downward to the state, regional and city government levels.

The manufactured threat of "global warming" or "climate change" has always been used as a convenient weapon of fear to help advance the true underlying goal of eliminating individual initiative and replacing it with collectivist control. Now, as concerns over global warming wane in the face of the Climategate scandal and the mounting scientific date undermining it, observe how the focus of the political/environmental conversation is morphing into calls for the need to impose regulations and taxes upon all of us in order to support "sustainability."

In 2002, Harvey Ruvin, an ICLEI USA board member, expressed the real purpose of Agenda-21 clearly and succinctly:


"The American system of justice must be changed to conform to that of the rest of the world, and there must be a shift in attitudes. Individual wants, needs and desires are to be conformed to the views and dictates of government planners. In the process of implementing Sustainable Development, individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective."

A review of the information on the UN's Agency 21 website reveals the following goals:

  • Unite all nation in a common effort for sustainable development, with the UN ultimately acting as a super-government having authority over the remainder of the world's national governments.

  • National governments are required to "strengthen institutional structures to allow the full integration of environmental and developmental issues, at all levels of decision-making."

  • A massive redistribution of wealth from the rich (developed) countries to the poor (undeveloped) ones under the guise of creating "a more efficient and equitable world economy". In other words, eliminate world poverty in the name of promoting sustainable livelihoods and reduce the standard of living in developed countries as a necessity for reducing environmental stress.

  • Developed countries are to provide health care for undeveloped countries.

  • Global financial institutions are to be funded by rich countries in order to implement the environmental policies dictated by the UN.

  • By recognizing the "increasing interdependence of the community of nations", and working to "overcome confrontation", "foster a climate of genuine cooperation and solidarity", "strengthen national and international policies", and by adapting "to the new realities", strong countries are to be subjugated to the weak.

  • Use the UN's now discredited IPCC report as justification for throttling the economies of developed countries.

  • Adjust all land-use and resource policies to mitigate changes to the atmosphere, promote bio-diversity, conserve resources, minimize pollution, promote sustainability, provide shelter for all, promote sustainable construction, energy distribution, and transportation.

  • "Transfer" environmentally sound technology from the developers to those with a need. (i.e., steal it.)

  • Promote education, public awareness and training. (In other words, an active propaganda campaign.)

The actual underlying goal of Agenda 21 is abundantly clear:

    The complete subjugation of the world's population by a global totalitarian regime, and the destruction of every pocket of advanced civilization through massive wealth redistribution.

Still not convinced? Then consider the latest proposal heading to the UN, as reported in the Vancouver Sun. Here are a few excerpts:

    "Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country."

    "The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to "dominate and exploit" — to the point that the "well-being and existence of many beings" is now threatened."

    "It also establishes a Ministry of Mother Earth, and provides the planet with an ombudsman whose job is to hear nature's complaints as voiced by activist and other groups, including the state."

    "The UN debate begins two days before the UN's recognition April 22 of the second International Mother Earth Day"

The following video by John Anthony presents an excellent overview of the methodology being used to implement Agenda 21 in the United States.
(15 minutes)



The following video presents an overview of how Agenda 21 will impact your life.
(20 minutes)

As the previous video explains, Agenda 21 is being implemented primarily on the local level through city involvement in ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. If you are curious as to whether your local government has signed on to implement these proposals, a check of global city membership can be found here, while cities within the United States can be researched here. Check it out. You may be surprised at what you find!

What is the real purpose and the exact consequences to be expected from the enactment of such a proposal? The answer can be found in the goals of the following group:

The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement



"May we live long and die out?"
"Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth's biosphere to return to good health. Crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as we become less dense."

"We're the only species evolved enough to consciously go extinct for the good of all life, or which needs to. Success would be humanity's crowning achievement."

When Ayn Rand wrote,

    "There is only one fundamental alternative in the universe: existence or non-existence — and it pertains to a single class of entities: to living organisms."

she was honoring the natural choice to value life. Here we have nature turned on it's head, with people proudly proclaiming death as their standard and goal. And regardless of whether it is pursued with good humor or with blinding rage, it is hatred for life and the pursuit of death that is the real meaning and purpose of the philosophy driving the environmental movement.


In Summary:

    Monbiot, Jensen, Agenda 21 and VHEMT perfectly articulates the polarity that exists between the environmentalists' view of mankind as a meek, collective destroyer, to be relegated to living no better than a mindless beast (or worse), and those held by Ayn Rand of men as heroic beings capable of unparalleled achievement and limitless potential. So, who is the destroyer and who is the savior? The choice is yours. Either lay down you copy of Atlas Shrugged and accept your role as a hapless, mindless sheep or nomadic caveman — or grasp your copy firmly in hand and wield it as the tool it was intended to be, standing proudly in the long tradition of our Paleolithic ancestors who knew how to dream of a better future and then work creatively to realize it.


The Practical Consequences Of The Environmental Movement:

Setting aside for a moment the anti-life moral philosophy of many who populate the environmental movement, let's consider the immediate practical consequences of their ideas.

Life is not automatic, but requires an ongoing process of decision-making in order to sustain itself. The basic resources of time, energy and money are limited, and choices must be made as to the best investment of each in order to further one's life and maximize one's happiness. And one must consider both the long as well as short term consequences of each option when making a decision. For example, with limited funds, one might face the choice of buying a new car or taking a family vacation this year? Should you invest in braces for your child, or save that money for their college education? Is it better to purchase a home or rent? Should you take that new job that pays better, or stick with the one you enjoy more? Would it be wiser to take a fifty dollar bonus and put it in the bank, pay down credit card debt, or have some fun and buy lottery tickets? Each decision trades off one set of costs and benefits for another.

When making personal decisions, the consequences are generally limited to one's own life and to those who choose to associate with you. But when governments become involved in political actions that are imposed upon everyone by force, the consequences are magnified and affect huge numbers of individuals. And if these governments base their decisions on poor or faulty information, the consequences can become disasters. This is the real legacy of the environmental movement.

Consider the case of Australia as reported in an article by Christopher Booker. For many years, the Australian government has been a big proponent of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). Listening to the forecasts from various environmental groups, the government shifted its focus away from historical protective measures against damaging floods, and towards drought prevention. Booker reports the consequences:

    "Ever more alarming facts are emerging to show how Brisbane's floods were made infinitely worse by cockeyed decisions inspired by the obsession of the Australian authorities with global warming.

    For years, Australia's warmists have been advising the authorities that the danger posed to the country by global warming is not floods but droughts: not too much rain but too little. One result, in Brisbane, was a relaxation of planning rules, to allow building on areas vulnerable to flooding in the past. [...] Instead of investing in its flood defences, Australia spent $13 billion on desalination plants. (Queensland's was recently mothballed because of the excess of rain.)

    Last week's most disturbing revelation, however, was the contribution to Brisbane's flooding by the South East Queensland Water company's massive release of water from its Wivenhoe dam upstream from the city.

    Last spring, Queensland's prime minister, the drought- and warming-obsessed Anna Bligh, ordered the water company not to allow any releases from the dam because water was such a "precious resource" that none must be wasted."

Following the "logic" of the unproven claim that global warming is the direct result of human activity releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, governments around the world have tripped over themselves as they taken huge amounts of wealth from the pockets of their citizens in order to fund "green" industries and practices that do not utilize carbon-based fuels. This includes activities such as the construction of wind and solar farms. As Tom McGhie reported on January 9, 2011, concerning the UK's investment in wind generation, results align with actual scientific expectations rather than conforming to the wishful prophecies of the politicians-cum-environmentalists:

    "The failure of Britain's wind farms to produce electricity in the extreme cold will cost billions of pounds, create an economic crisis and lead to blackouts, leading industrialists have warned.

    Now Mr Nicholson predicts that the Government will encourage power companies to build billions of pounds worth of standby power stations in case of further prolonged wind failures.

    Industry regulator Ofgem has already calculated that the cost of achieving sustainable energy targets — set by Brussels but backed by the British Government — will amount to £200 billion [$319 billion], which will mean that annual household fuel bills will double to about £2,400 [$3,830] on average within the next ten years.

    So little energy was generated then that the National Grid, which is responsible for balancing supply and demand of energy in the UK, was forced to ask its biggest users — industry — to ration supplies.

    Mr Nicholson said: "We can cope at the moment because there is still not that much power generated from wind. But all this will change. What happens when we are dependent on wind turbines for 30 per cent of our power and there is suddenly a period when the wind does not blow and there is high demand?"

Good question.

Or consider the 2001 findings of Cornell scientist Roger Segelkern concerning the suitability of corn-based ethanol production which is being subsidized in the United States:

    "Abusing our precious croplands to grow corn for an energy-inefficient process that yields low-grade automobile fuel amounts to unsustainable, subsidized food burning."

    Adding up the energy costs of corn production and its conversion to ethanol, 131,000 Btu are needed to make 1 gallon of ethanol. One gallon of ethanol has an energy value of only 77,000 Btu. "Put another way," Pimentel said, "about 70 percent more energy is required to produce ethanol than the energy that actually is in ethanol. Every time you make 1 gallon of ethanol, there is a net energy loss of 54,000 Btu."

    Ethanol from corn costs about $1.74 per gallon to produce, compared with about 95 cents to produce a gallon of gasoline. "That helps explain why fossil fuels — not ethanol — are used to produce ethanol," Pimentel said. "The growers and processors can't afford to burn ethanol to make ethanol. U.S. drivers couldn't afford it either, if it weren't for government subsidies to artificially lower the price."

    Most economic analyses of corn-to-ethanol production overlook the costs of environmental damages, which Pimentel says should add another 23 cents per gallon. "Corn production in the U.S. erodes soil about 12 times faster than the soil can be reformed, and irrigating corn mines groundwater 25 percent faster than the natural recharge rate of ground water."

    The approximately $1 billion a year in current federal and state subsidies (mainly to large corporations) for ethanol production are not the only costs to consumers, the Cornell scientist observes. Subsidized corn results in higher prices for meat, milk and eggs because about 70 percent of corn grain is fed to livestock and poultry in the United States.

    The average U.S. automobile, traveling 10,000 miles a year on pure ethanol (not a gasoline-ethanol mix), would need about 852 gallons of the corn-based fuel. This would take 11 acres to grow, based on net ethanol production. This is the same amount of cropland required to feed seven Americans.

    If all the automobiles in the United States were fueled with 100 percent ethanol, a total of about 97 percent of U.S. land area would be needed to grow the corn feedstock. Corn would cover nearly the total land area of the United States."

And that $1 billion subsidy back in 2001 had risen to somewhere between $5.5 and 7.3 billion by 2006, carrying on annually at least through 2010. Each of those dollars being spent on a boondoggle like this, if left in the hands of the individuals or businesses that originally earned them, is a dollar that might have fed, clothed or brought delight to someone's life, rather then being flushed away in pursuit of someone else's false dream.

Then there is the case of DDT, which was banned from use in the United States by the EPA in 1972, and later by the World Health Organization (WHO), as a result of environmentalist junk science, starting with Rachael Carson's book Silent Spring. During the original EPA hearings, considerable evidence both for and against DDT was presented, and yet, at its conclusion, Hearing Examiner Edmund M. Sweeney issued the following statements as a part of his findings:

    1. DDT is not a carcinogenic hazard to man.

    2. DDT is not a mutagenic or teratogenic hazard to man.

    3. The use of DDT under the registrations involved here do not have deleterious effects on freshwater fish, estuarine organisms, wild birds, or other wildlife.

So what? The EPA and WHO banned it, despite the lack of sound scientific evidence of harm. However, in 2006, nearly 30 years later, without relying on any studies that were not available back in the 1960s, the WHO reversed its ban.

    "DDT has been banned globally for every use except fighting disease because of its environmental impacts and fears for human health.

    WHO says there is no health risk, and DDT should rank with bednets and drugs as a tool for combating malaria, which kills more than one million each year."

No harm, no foul? As Steven Milloy reported:

    "Overlooked in all the hoopla over the announcement, however, is the terrible toll in human lives (tens of millions dead — mostly pregnant women and children under the age of 5), illness (billions sickened) and poverty (more than $1 trillion dollars in lost GDP in sub-Saharan Africa alone) caused by the tragic, decades-long ban.

    Much of this human catastrophe was preventable, so why did it happen? Who is responsible? Should the individuals and activist groups who caused the DDT ban be held accountable in some way?"

Ideas do have consequences, and bad ideas can lead to tragic results. These four examples just scratch the surface when it comes to evaluating the true costs associated with the implementation of an environmentalism based upon political agendas rather than solid scientific research — costs measured not just in dollars, but in untold levels of misery and uncountable human deaths. Environmentalism, just like any other authoritarian program imposed on others by force, is a crime against humanity and must be denounced and treated as such.

Skepticism Over Predictions of Anthropogenic Climatic Catastrophe:

One result of the Climategate scandal has been to make information and viewpoints skeptical of man-made climate Armageddon more readily available to the general public, through books and articles published in the main stream press. Here are a few sources of information presenting the case that there is far from sufficient data available to predict a coming worldwide disaster.

  • Here is an excellent 12 minute video that demonstrates exactly how the climate models that are being used to predict the runaway CO2-based global warming simply do not conform to the facts:





  • Climate Models Go Cold

    In a talk entitled Climate Models Go Cold, reproduced in the Financial Post, engineer David Evans explains how the original idea that carbon dioxide production was predominantly responsible for the earth's global warming was based upon a climate model hypothesis formulated in the 1960s, which by the mid 1990s had been completely disproved by three decades of temperature measurements.



  • Heaven and Earth

    For people who wish to get a more comprehensive overview of the issues impacting the climate change debate, I highly recommend reading Ian Plimer's book:


    Heaven and Earth: Global Warming — The Missing Science

    Plimer is a geologist who presents a comprehensive history of the earth's climate, explaining exactly what we know and do not know about factors influencing it. In his heavily researched book, he brings together information from a number of scientific disciplines (there are over 2,300 footnote references) to present a comprehensive picture that sheds real light on issues related to the current climate change debate. He demonstrates the following:

    • With a proper historical perspective, there is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary regarding our current climate variability and trends.

    • The earth has been much warmer in the past, and while we experienced a mild late-20th century warming followed by the much under-reported 21st century cooling trend, there is nothing here that does not fit into the historical validated variability for climate.

    • There is absolutely no correlation between CO2 levels and temperature.

    • The earth is a self-balancing system that sequesters CO2 in the oceans (among other processes) and that is why there has never been a run-away greenhouse effect in the history of the earth, despite much higher CO2 levels than we currently experience.

    • Historically, mankind has prospered when temperatures were warmer than the current levels.

    • There is still a great deal about earth dynamics that we do not fully understand or monitor, but which likely plays a huge role in determining earth's climate.

    • The computerized climate models used to "predict" global warming ignore huge amounts of known data as well as all the dynamic factors for which there is little data available, and therefore fail to come close to being able to predict the earth's climate; something easily demonstrated by the fact that they cannot properly model well known historical results when given accurate historical data.

    • The UN's IPCC reports on global warming are filled with bad data, much of which has been publicly discredited over the past few years, but which goes unreported in the main stream press

    There is a lot more to this book and it is a fascinating read just for the education that you will gain into the current state of sciences relating to the earth, atmosphere, oceans, glaciers and sun. But the important issue here is that no one who has not read this book and is ready to address the issues it raises, should be making any pronouncements regarding climate change — let alone passing legislation that will affect the lives of us all.

    Read it, and then write to the President and your congressional representatives and demand that they too read this book and demonstrate a real knowledge of the science behind global warming before casting an uninformed vote on this issue. Of course, be prepared for them to ignore this request, because the real political goal behind the IPCC and the push to regulate CO2 has nothing to do with scientifically-based environmental concerns, and everything to do with the further consolidation of power in the hands of governments seeking nothing less than total control over every aspect of their subjects' lives.



Other Climate Review Websites:

The following websites are a good source for additional research, providing a mixture of commentary and/or analysis on the subject of climate and climate science research, both in support, neutral, or skeptical of the United Nations' IPCC theory concerning the scope and validity of Anthropogenic (i.e., man-made) Global Warming (AGW).



Climategate References:

Date Sources Author Reference Title
05-15-99 John-Daly.com Richard Courtney Global Warming: How It All Began
01-17-03 Wall Street Journal Michael Crichton Aliens Cause Global Warming
09-15-03 Commonwealth Club Michael Crichton Environmentalism as Religion
03-01-04 USA Today Michael Crichton Environmentalism As Religion Run Amok
01-25-05 National Press Club Michael Crichton The Case For Skepticism on Global Warming
01-25-05 AEI-Brookings Inst. Michael Crichton Science Policy in the 21st Century - [video]
09-28-05 U.S. Senate Michael Crichton Testimony Before the U.S. Senate
05-24-06 TCS Daily Robert C. Balling Jr. Inconvenient Truths Indeed
05-25-06 TCS Daily Roy Spencer Questions for Al Gore
06-18-06 Reason Ronald Bailey Gore As Climate Exaggerator
07-10-06 Heartland Institute Joseph Bast The Inconvenient Truth About Al Gore
09-14-06 Johnston's Archive Wm. Robert Johnston Falsehoods in Gore's An Inconvenient Truth
10-11-06 News Busters Noel Sheppard War Crimes Trials For Global Warming Skeptics
10-23-06 Reason Magazine Ronald Bailey Scientific Nuremberg Trials?
11-16-06 Prison Planet Paul Joseph Watson SUV's On Jupiter?
02-23-07 Cato Institute Patrick J. Michaels Inconvenient Truths
03-21-07 Cato Institute David Boaz Why Won't Al Gore Debate?
03-23-07 Real Clear Politics Robert Tracinski What Al Gore Really Wants
04-29-07 UK Times Online Staff Climate Change Hits Mars
05-15-07 Inhofe EPW Blog Marc Morano Prominent Scientists Reverse Belief in Man-Made Global Warming
06-30-07 Heartland Institute James Taylor Alarmist Global Warming Claims Melt Under Scientific Scrutiny
08-00-07 Junk Science Staff The Real 'Inconvenient Truth'
11-02-07 University of Guelph Ross McKitrick Response to David Henderson's "Flawed Consensus" Article
10-26-08 JoNova Joanne Nova The Missing Hotspot
10-30-08 JoNova Joanne Nova Found: The Hot Spot? Not
01-28-09 KUSI Meteorologist John Coleman The Amazing Story Behind the Global Warming Scam
02-25-09 The UK Register Andrew Orlowski Japan's Boffins: Global Warming Isn't Man-Made
03-21-09 Plant Fossils of WV Monte Hieb Climate and the Carboniferous Period
03-23-09 Townhall Paul Driessen Climate change "morality"
04-08-09 Watts Up With That? Lubos Motl A Link Between the Sun, Cosmic Rays, Aerosols, and Liquid-Water Clouds
04-20-09 Capitalism Magazine William Happer Global Warming and Climate Change in Perspective
04-24-09 Tulane Hullabaloo Jared Sichel The Fallacies of Gore and the Data of NASA Prove Questionable
05-14-09 Fortune Jon Birger What if Global-Warming Fears Are Overblown?
05-29-09 The Australian Ian Plimer Vitriolic Climate in Academic Hothouse
06-04-09 Daily Tech Michael Andrews NASA: Solar Cycle, Not Man, Responsible for Past Warming
08-09-09 Climate Depot Marc Morano Update: 'Consensus' Takes Another Hit!
10-18-09 YouTube Elisa Pardo CO2 Contributed by Human Activity: 12 to 15ppmv
11-04-09 Breakthrough Institute Staff Climate McCarthyism, Part I: Joe Romm's Intimidation Campaign
11-16-09 SPPI Anthony Watts 450 Peer Reviewed Papers Skeptical of AGW
11-19-09 Opinion Times East Anglia CRU East Anglia CRU Confirmed Emails: Searchable Archive
11-19-09 Junk Science East Anglia CRU Freedom if Information Document Files
11-20-09 Bishop Hill Blog Bishop Hill Climate Cuttings 33
11-22-09 Pajamas Media Charlie Martin Global WarmingGate: What Does It Mean?
11-24-09 Pajamas Media Iain Murray Three Things You Absolutely Must Know About Climategate
11-24-09 Pajamas Media Charlie Martin Climategate Computer Codes Are the Real Story
11-24-09 CBS News Declan McCullagh Congress May Probe Leaked Global Warming E-Mails
11-24-09 Wall Street Journal Editors Global Warming With the Lid Off
11-24-09 YouTube M4GW Hide The Decline - Climategate - [video]
11-25-09 Armed and Dangerous Eric Raymond Hiding the Decline
11-25-09 Pajamas Media Ian Plimer Climategate: Alarmism Is Underpinned by Fraud
11-25-09 Pajamas Media Tom Blumer Deconstructing ClimateGate's Smoking-Gun Email
11-25-09 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Raw Data In New Zealand Tells a Different Story Than The "Official" One
11-26-09 Pajamas Media Frank J. Tipler Climategate: The Skeptical Scientist's View
11-26-09 UK Mail Online Carol Driver BBC Expert Claims He Was Sent Leaked Emails Six Weeks Ago
11-27-09 UK Mail Online Stephen Glover I Might Not Know The Truth About Climate Change, But I Recognise ...
11-27-09 Pajamas Media Vincent Gray Vincent Gray on Climategate: 'There Was Proof of Fraud All Along'
11-27-09 The Atlantic Megan McArdle More on ClimateGate
11-28-09 UK Telegraph Christopher Booker Climate Change: This Is The Worst Scientific Scandal Of Our Generation
11-28-09 Big Government Christopher C. Horner ClimateGate: What Are the Alarmists So Afraid Of?
11-29-09 UK Times Online Jonathan Leake Climate Change Data Dumped
11-30-09 The UK Register Andrew Orlowski Climategate: The Scandal We See And The Scandal We Don't
12-01-09 Corante Derek Lowe Climategate and Scientific Conduct
12-01-09 Pajamas Media Charlie Martin Climategate: Imminent Demise of Glaciers Due to ... a Typo!
12-01-09 Pajamas Media Douglas J. Keenan SUNY Albany & Queens University Belfast Join Climategate
12-02-09 The UK Express John Ingham Climate Change 'Fraud'
12-02-09 Washington Examiner Bill Myers Former NASA Climate Scientist Pleads Guilty To Contract Fraud
12-02-09 The Boston Globe Jeff Jacoby Climategate: Dissent On Ice
12-02-09 Pajamas Media Roger L. Simon Climategate - It Ain't Just About The Weather
12-03-09 The Washington Times Stephen Dinan Researcher: NASA Hiding Climate Data
12-03-09 Wall Street Journal Daniel Henninger Climategate: Science Is Dying
12-03-09 Jo Nova Blog Jo Nova Fraudulent Hockey Sticks And Hidden Data
12-04-09 Investor's Business Daily Staff NASA-Gate
12-08-09 Watts Up With That? Willis Eschenbach The Smoking Gun At Darwin Zero
12-14-09 The Weekly Standard Steven F. Hayward Scientists Behaving Badly
12-16-09 UK Telegraph James Delingpole Russians Confirm That UK Climate Scientists Manipulated Data
12-21-09 WND Chelsea Schilling History of Climate Gets 'Erased' Online
12-22-09 Pajamas Media Bill Whittle Nopenhagen: The Truth is Missing From the Climate Debate - [video]
12-25-09 Canada Free Press Judi McLeod Obama's Involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange—The Rest of the Story
01-04-10 Watts Up With That? Robert Bradley Jr. Climategate: Here Comes Courage!
01-16-10 KUSI Meteorologist John Coleman Global Warming: The Other Side - [4 part video]
01-20-10 CNN Matthew Knight U.N. Climate Chiefs Apologize For Glacier Error
01-23-10 UK Times Online Jeremy Page UN Climate Change Expert: There Could Be More Errors In Report
01-29-10 Policy Paper D'Aleo and Watts Surface Temperature Records: Policy Driven Deception? - [PDF]
01-31-10 UK Times Online Jonathan Leake The UN Climate Panel And The Rainforest Claim
02-04-10 Yale Forum Banerjee and Collins Anatomy of IPCC's Mistake on Himalayan Glaciers and Year 2035
02-08-10 Sydney Morning Herald Gray and Leach More Mistakes Found In Climate Change Report
02-14-10 UK Times Online Jonathan Leake World May Not Be Warming, Say Scientists
02-14-10 UK Mail Online Jonathan Petre Climategate U-Turn: There Has Been No Global Warming Since 1995
02-15-10 The UK Register Andrew Orlowski Now IPCC Hurricane Data Is Questioned
02-17-10 Pajamas Media Christopher Horner Climategate 2.0: The NASA Files: U.S. Climate Science as Corrupt as CRU
03-03-10 Spencer's Blog Roy Spencer, Ph. D. Global Warming
03-03-10 Pajamas Media Bill Whittle Al Gore Doubles Down & Lord Monckton Ups The Ante Against Him - [video]
03-05-10 Pajamas Media Bill Whittle GREENSCAM: Environmental Activism, or Laundering Money? - [video]
03-07-10 UK Telegraph Richard Gray Row Over Leaked Climate Emails May Undermine Reputation Of Science
03-11-10 Pajamas Media Christopher Horner Three of the Four Temperature Datasets Now Irrevocably Tainted
03-22-10 UK Guardian David Adam Wind Contributing to Arctic Sea Ice Loss, Study Finds
03-24-10 UK Telegraph Alastair Jamieson UN Admits Flaw in Report on Meat and Climate Change
03-28-10 UK Telegraph Christopher Booker Rise of Sea Levels is 'The Greatest Lie Ever Told'
03-29-10 Fox News Staff Achtung! Germans Giving Up on Global Warming
04-12-10 Univ. of East Anglia Hulme and Mahony Climate Change: What Do We Know About the IPCC? - [PDF]
05-02-10 American Thinker M. J. Braun Postmodernism: A Unified Theory of All the Trouble in the World
05-11-10 Examiner.com Kirk Myers Harvard astrophysicist [Dr. Willie Soon] dismisses AGW theory
05-24-10 Canada Free Press Dr. Tim Ball Climate Change Agenda Exploits Incorrect Assumptions
05-27-10 The SPPI Blog SPPI Oxford Union Debate on Climate Catastrophe
05-29-10 UK Times Online Ben Webster Rebel Scientists Force Royal Society to Accept Climate Change Scepticism
05-29-10 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Arctic Ice Volume Has Increased 25% Since May, 2008
06-04-10 Penn State Investigative Committee RA-10 Final Investigation Report Involving Dr. Michael E, Mann - [PDF]
06-04-10 Climate Audit Steve McIntyre Oxburgh Refuses to Answer
06-12-10 Pajamas Media Art Horn A Remarkable Lie, from Your Taxpayer-Funded NOAA
06-19-10 Heartland Institute Various Speakers Forth International Conference on Climate Change - [video presentations]
06-28-10 Enviro. & Climate News James M. Taylor IPCC Relied on a Single Scientist to Deny Solar Influence
06-28-10 UK Telegraph Louise Gray Mann Says Hockey Stick Should Not Have Become 'Climate Change Icon'
07-05-10 Wall Street Journal Jeffrey Ball Dutch Review Raises Concerns About Climate Report
07-07-10 Pajamas Media Frank J. Tipler Writing for PJM Helped Make Me Enemy of the State Number #38
07-12-10 Wall Street Journal Patrick J. Michaels The Climategate Whitewash Continues
07-19-10 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Phil Jones Got to Endorse Papers for Oxburgh Inquiry
07-30-10 The GWP Foundation Reimuth, Weltwoche Ready For The Bin
08-03-10 Journal of Geosciences Knox & Douglass Recent Energy Balance of Earth - [PDF]
08-09-10 The Weekly Standard John Rosenthal The Secret History of Climate Alarmism
08-19-10 Climate Change Dispatch John O'Sullivan Leading US Physicist Labels Satellitegate Scandal a 'Catastrophe'
08-27-10 21st Century Wire Patrick Henningsen The Great Collapse of the Chicago Climate Exchange
08-29-10 The Washington Post David A. Fahrenthold Environmental Groups Face Their Future in Climate-Change Debate
08-31-10 UK Daily Express Donna Bowater Climate Change Lies Are Exposed
09-02-10 New York Post Matt Patterson Meltdown of the Climate 'Consensus'
09-02-10 Big Hollywood John Nolte Today's Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore Lied, James J. Lee Died
09-09-10 The Economist Staff Invisible Carbon Pumps
09-10-10 Forbes Shikha Dalmia The Global Warming Establishment Needs More Than Cosmetic Fixes
09-18-10 UK Telegraph Christopher Booker Britain's Energy Policy is in Crisis
10-08-10 San Francisco Chronicle Wyatt Buchanan Overestimate Fueled State's Landmark Diesel Law
10-08-10 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Hal Lewis Resigns From American Physical Society
10-12-10 UK Telegraph James Delingpole Global Warming Fraud: The Tide Begins To Turn
10-14-10 Canadian National Post Lawrence Solomon Global Warming Propagandist Slapped Down
10-15-10 Forbes Warren Meyer Denying the Catastrophe: The Science of the Climate Skeptic's Position
10-19-10 Fox News Reuters Climate Change No Threat, Says Czech President
11-18-10 Global Warm. Policy Fdn. Bernard Potter IPCC Official: "Climate Policy Is Redistributing The World's Wealth"
11-19-10 Climategate TV James Corbett Climategate is Still the Issue
11-26-10 Democracy NOW! Amy Goodman Interview with Environmental Activist Derrick Jensen
12-01-10 YouTube Video CFACT UN Climate Chief Pachauri Ignorant Of 15 Years Without Global Warming
12-05-10 UK Mail Online David Rose What happened to the 'warmest year on record': global warming has halted
12-24-10 The Daily Caller Anthony Watts Snowfall: 'A very rare and exciting event'
12-24-10 Dr. Richard North EUReferendum Total Eclipse of the Moonbat
12-27-10 American Thinker Howard & Ray Richman The Winner of This Year's 'Best Climate Predictor' Award (It Wasn't Al Gore!)
12-27-10 The Australian Joe Kelly Carbon Tax With International Options Poses 'Fiscal Risks'
12-27-10 Forbes Larry Bell Hot Sensations Vs. Cold Facts
01-11-11 Watts Up With That? John O' Sullivan UK Government Hit With FOI Demand In Cold Winter Forecast Fiasco
01-13-11 EurActive Staff Rio+20: UN Hears Fresh Ideas To 'Green' Economy
01-15-11 Pajamas Media Art Horn How Much of Your Money Wasted on 'Climate Change'?  $10.6 Million a Day.
01-27-11 The Bright Libertarian Allen Small Global Warming is a Marketer's Dream
01-29-11 UK Telegraph Nelson and Alleyne Himalayan Glaciers Not Melting Because Of Climate Change, Report Finds
01-29-11 UK Telegraph Christopher Booker How BBC Warmists Abuse The Science
02-10-11 Wall Street Journal Anne Jolis The Weather Isn't Getting Weirder
04-08-11 Financial Post David Evans Climate Models Go Cold
04-11-11 Asian Correspondent Gavin Atkins What Happened to the Climate Refugees?
04-13-11 The Vancouver Sun Steven Edwards UN Document Would Give 'Mother Earth' Same Rights As Humans
04-16-11 The Daily Caller Anthony Watts UN 'Disappears' 50 Million Climate Refugees, Then Botches Cover-up
04-20-11 Reason TV Staff The Top Five Environmental Disasters that Didn't Happen - [Video]
04-21-11 Forbes Patrick Michaels Climate of Fear
04-25-11 Watts Up With That? Willis Eschenbach The Ocean Wins Again
05-11-11 Forbes James Taylor NASA-Funded Group Doctors Sea Level Data
06-14-11 The UK Register Lewis Page Earth May Be Headed Into A Mini Ice Age Within A Decade
06-14-11 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Sun's Fading Spots Signal Big Drop in Solar Activity
06-22-11 Fox News William Lajeunesse NASA Scientist Accused of Using Celeb Status to Enrich Himself
06-27-11 Fox News Jim Angle Maryland Adds Environmental Literacy in High Schools
07-16-11 American Thinker F. Swemson The Global Warming Hoax: How Soon We Forget
07-20-11 UK Telegraph Suzanne Goldenberg UN Security Council to Consider Climate Change Peacekeeping
08-27-11 UK Telegraph James Delingpole Sun Causes Climate Change Shock
09-13-11 Pajamas Media Tom Harris Gore's 24 Hours of Fantasy About To Begin
09-14-11 Fox News Staff Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Resigns Over Global Warming
10-17-11 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Backchannel Apparently Established to hide IPCC Deliberations from FOIA.
10-20-11 BEST Elizabeth Muller Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature [BEST] Preliminary Report - [PDF]
10-21-11 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts BEST: What I Agree With and What I Disagree With
10-23-11 The Rational Optimist Matt Ridley No Change Makes Big News
10-24-11 Canada Free Press Jack Dini Is An Ice Age Coming?
10-26-11 National Public Radio Nell Greenfieldboyce Feds Asked Polar Bear Researcher To Take Polygraph
10-30-11 UK Mail Online David Rose Scientist ... Accused Of Hiding Truth By Colleague
10-30-11 Suite101 John O'Sullivan New Satellite Data Contradicts Carbon Dioxide Climate Theory
11-01-11 Bishop Hill Matt Ridley Scientific Heresy
11-05-11 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts NCDC Data Shows ... Summers Are Cooler, Winters Are Getting Colder
11-18-11 Real Science Steven Goddard EPA Glacier Fraud
11-22-11 UK Telegraph James Delingpole Uh Oh, Global Warming Loons: Here Comes Climategate II!
11-22-11 Washington Post Juliet Eilperin 'Climate-gate' Resurfaces With New Round Of E-Mails
11-22-11 Watts Up With That? News Staff Climategate 2.0 Emails — They're Real And They're Spectacular!
11-22-11 TallBloke's TalkShop TallBloke Breaking News: FOIA 2011 Has Arrived!
11-27-11 Watts Up With That? Willis Eschenbach An Open Letter to Dr. Phil Jones of the UEA CRU
11-27-11 UK Mail Online David Rose BBC Sought Advice From Global Warming Scientists on ...
11-27-11 JoNova Pointman Dead Man's Detonator On Hidden Emails May Protect Whistleblower
12-03-11 The G. W. Policy Fdn. Steven Hayward Climategate 2.0: A Sequel As Ugly As The Original.
12-03-11 UK Spectator Nils-Axel Mörner The Truth About Sea Levels? They're Always Fluctuating
12-09-11 Climate Depot Christopher Monckton UN Climate Draft Text Demands 'New International Climate Court'
12-14-11 C3 Headlines Staff Global Warming (AGW) proponents finally admit defeat?
12-16-11 Fox News Maxim Lott Climategate Bombshell: Did U.S. Gov't Help Hide Climate Data?
12-17-11 American Thinker Timothy Birdnow British Police Raid Climategate Blogger's Home
01-09-12 Civitas Ruth Lea Wind-power: Inordinately Expensive and Ineffective
01-16-12 Washington Times Ben Wolfgang Scientists Want Climate Change in Young Minds
01-27-12 Wall Street Journal 16 Scientists No Need to Panic About Global Warming
01-29-12 UK Mail Online David Rose Forget Global Warming - It's Cycle 25 We Need To Worry About
01-31-12 The Daily Caller Caroline May Global Warming Activists Seek to Purge 'Deniers' Among Local Weathermen
02-08-12 UK Telegraph Damian Carrington The Himalayas and Nearby Peaks Have Lost No Ice in Past 10 Years
04-10-12 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Hansen and Schmidt of NASA GISS Under Fire For Climate Stance
04-24-12 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Svensmark: Evidence of Nearby Supernovae Affecting Life On Earth
05-06-12 WND Joe Kovacs Meteorologist: Gore Going Insane With 'Bullsh--'
06-03-12 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Hansen: Rapid Warming Driven Mainly By Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases
06-18-12 UK Telegraph Fritz Vahrenholt Global Warming: Second Thoughts of an Environmentalist
07-09-12 Gutenberg University Press Release Cooling Trend Calculated Precisely For The First Time
07-17-12 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Paper Blames Half of Global Warming on Data Homogenization
07-17-12 Forbes Larry Bell That Scientific Global Warming Consensus...Not!
07-18-12 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts About That Overwhelming 97-98% Climate Consensus By Scientists...
07-29-12 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts New Study Shows Half Of The Global Warming In The USA Is Artificial
07-31-12 JoNova Jo Nova Muller-The-Pretend-Skeptic Makes Three Claims. He's Half Right On One.
08-26-12 Real Science Steven Goddard Hiding The Incline At NSIDC And GISS
08-28-12 WryHeat Jonathan DuHamel Arctic Sea Ice Reached Record Low Extent In 2012 — Or Maybe Not
09-18-12 Forbes Larry Bell ClimateGate Star Michael Mann Courts Legal Disaster
10-13-12 UK Mail Online David Rose Global Warming Stopped 16 Years Ago, reveals Met Office Report
11-02-12 UK Telegraph James Delingpole The BBC and Jimmy Savile: Peas in a Pod
11-11-12 Sebastian Payne The Spectator Another BBC Scandal: Hiding Their Climate Change Agenda
12-13-12 Watts Up With That? Alec Rawls IPCC AR5 Draft Leaked, Game-Changing Enhanced Solar Forcing
12-14-12 Climate Depot Marc Morano Prof. Pielke Jr. Analysis of UN IPCC [AR5] Draft Report
12-15-12 C3 Headlines Staff IPCC Finally Admits Total Failure: Climate Models Can't Predict Squat
12-17-12 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Another Example of Failure of IPCC Models to Predict Reality: AR5 Draft
12-18-12 Wall Street Journal Matt Ridley Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change
12-23-12 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts University of Graz Music Professor Calls for Skeptic Death Sentences
12-24-12 JoNova Jo Nova Austrian Prof: Global Warming Deniers Should be Sentenced to Death
12-25-12 Tallbloke's Talkshop Tim Channon Prof. Richard Parncutt: Death Penalty for Global Warming Deniers?
01-08-13 NASA Science News Dr. Tony Phillips Solar Variability and Terrestrial Climate
01-11-13 UK Telegraph James Delingpole Now Even Pravda Admits The 'Global Warming' Jig Is Up
02-05-13 Forbes Larry Bell In Their Own Words: Climate Alarmists Debunk Their "Science"
03-01-13 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts The 1970's Global Cooling Compilation — Looks Much Like Today
03-13-13 Tom Nelson's Blog Tom Nelson Mr FOIA Speaks: Tying Up Loose Ends Surrounding Climategate
04-16-13 Reuters Alister Doyle Climate Scientists Struggle to Explain Warming Slowdown
05-01-13 JoNova Jo Nova Six Natural Cycles Driving Temperatures, No Man-Made Effect
05-08-13 Forbes James Taylor Extreme Weather Events Are Becoming Less Extreme
05-14-13 Climate Depot Marc Morano CO2 Nears 400 ppm — Relax!
05-21-13 Popular Technology.net Andrew 97% Study Falsely Classifies Scientists' Papers, According To The Scientists
05-30-13 Forbes James Taylor Global Warming Alarmists Caught Doctoring '97-Percent Consensus' Claims
06-04-13 Watts Up With That? Dr. Vincent Gray Dr. Vincent Gray On Historical Carbon Dioxide Levels
08-19-13 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Shocker: Global Warming May Simply Be An Artifact Of Clean Air Laws
09-03-13 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Cooks '97% Consensus' Disproven By a New Peer Reviewed Paper
09-20-13 UK Mail Online Tamara Cohen Scientists Told To 'Cover Up' Fact That Earth's Temp. Hasn't Risen For 15 Years
12-27-13 Watts Up With That? Tim Ball Many Climate Reconstructions Incorrectly Attributed to Temperature Change.
01-17-14 Watts Up With That? Bob Tisdale Open Letter to Jon Stewart — The Daily Show
02-03-14 Forbes Patrick Michaels Will The Overselling Of Global Warming Lead To A New Scientific Dark Age?
03-07-14 GWPF Lewis and Crok OVERSENSITIVE: How the IPCC hid the good news on global warming
03-28-14 Fox News Staff UN Author Says Upcoming Climate Report 'Alarmist,' Pulls Out of Writing Team
04-04-14 Watts Up With That? Anthony Watts Peer Reviewed Paper Says It's OK To Manipulate Data, Exaggerate Climate Claims
04-14-14 IJReview Kyle Becker 23 Global Warming & Climate Change Stories All Americans Should Read