Climategate and hacked emails a joke (climate deniers have a bad day)
Climate scientists attack criticism
New Zealand climate scientists wonder where the next attack on their work will come from in the lead-up to the Copenhagen climate talks. Scientists yesterday rubbished claims from New Zealand climate-change sceptics that temperature data from around the country had been deliberately tampered with to show a higher degree of warming.
While Australia is facing catastrophic fire danger with temperatures soaring way above their average, while Melbourne faced flash floods and a recent report warned of vast coastal erosion; with all these erratic weather conditions occurring all at the same time, the Liberals still have a vast chunk of their party who believe climate change from man made pollution is still a myth.
This is a case of Nero playing a didgeridoo while the outback burns.
We have our own climate deniers, and Gareth over at Hot Topic has done another great job knocking over their utter bullshit...
NZ sceptics lie about temp records, try to smear top scientist
The cranks in the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition have sunk to new lows in a desperate attempt to cash in on the far-right driven furore about the Hadley CRU data theft. Here’s an extract from a press release which was doing the rounds of NZ’s newsrooms this morning:
New Zealand may have its own “Climategate”, including manipulation of temperature readings, according to a combined research project undertaken by members of the Climate Conversation Group and the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition. The researchers claim that temperature readings from seven weather stations throughout New Zealand have been adjusted to show a higher degree of warming than is justified by a study of the original raw data.
The author of the press release and the “research project” into NZ’s long term temperature record is blogger Richard Treadgold, not unknown to readers of Hot Topic. Unfortunately for him, and for the credibility of any of the members of the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition, Treadgold’s approach to the issue is ignorant, his results meaningless, and he can have no excuse for not knowing he was wrong. Worse, Treadgold, Dunleavy and the rest of the NZ CSC seem determined to smear NZ’s best-known and most respected climatologist, Jim Salinger (who did much of the early work on NZ’s temperature record), based on little more than straightforward lies. Their press release continues:
“NIWA’s official graph (done originally by Dr Jim Salinger, who features also in the emails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia) shows considerable warming, which they give as 0.92°C per century, saying this is consistent with global warming over the 20th century. But the actual temperature readings taken from the thermometers show an almost flat trend for 150 years.
“These figures all come from NIWA. So, why are they so different from each other? Because NIWA has adjusted the earliest temperature readings downwards by up to 1.3°C, which has the effect of introducing a false ‘warming’ as the graph then ‘climbs’ to the present day. It’s a disgrace. So far, neither Dr Salinger nor NIWA has revealed why they did this,” said Mr Treadgold.
The real disgrace is that this analysis has been conducted by a team seemingly hell bent on ignoring the facts, preferring instead to make up their own.
Gareth goes onto utterly dismantle their bullshit, check it out blow by blow if you have any doubts.
The denial some will go to in claiming climate change from man made pollution is a hoax is so extreme that in a decades worth of leaked emails, all the climate deniers have is one sentence from a scientist talking about a trick to show temperatures have increased. His explanation when quizzed is that trick is a euphemism for ‘clever trick’, in a decade worth of emails, climate deniers get one line and use that to prove climate change from man made pollution is a hoax.
Global Warming due to man made pollution is real, it is happening and unless urgent change is sought in the manner we allow consumer capitalism to continue to denigrate our biosphere it will bring about violent and erratic changes in our global environment.
That's a fact. Climate deniers are the creationists at an evolution conference, they should be politely ignored, we have a planet to save.
Meanwhile our Prime Minister still refuses to go to Copenhagen after passing an Emission Trading Scam with a bribed Maori Party that pays corporate big pollutors to keep polluting...
Key keeps to schedule despite Obama plan
Prime Minister John Key says he is not reconsidering whether to attend a climate change summit in Copenhagen, despite reports that United States President Barack Obama will now go. Mr Key said he was standing by his position that he would not go to the leaders' meeting at the United Nations summit next month unless a definitive deal on climate change targets was on the table.