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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CLIMAQUIDDICK, MARK II

"I also think the science is being manipulated to put a political spin on it which for all our sakes might not be too clever in the long run."
-IPCC member Peter Thorne

You knew this was coming. Another flood of emails from the Hadley CRU and other climate alarmist accounts has been released. The guy who has it claims he has 250,000 more on backup waiting to be let out. These are less about science than about the cause, about pushing what they know isn't very valid, and honesty behind the scenes.

You can check out the whole batch at various sites, but here are some quotes to consider. First, from former Hadley CRU chief Phil Jones:
"Any work we have done in the past is done on the back of the research grants we get – and has to be well hidden. I’ve discussed this with the main funder (US Dept of Energy) in the past and they are happy about not releasing the original station data."

"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 "
Remember when the original batch of these came out, including evidence that they deliberately blocked giving data out to Freedom of Information demands? And how their allies in the government cleared them of any wrongdoing despite this blatant violation of the law? Yeah, he's giving advice about how to avoid releasing data. Because good scientists doing valid work fear people checking their work.

THE GRAPH
Here's a couple about the ridiculous Hockey Stick graph:
"I’m sure you agree–the Mann/Jones [Hockey Stick graph] paper was truly pathetic and should never have been published. I don’t want to be associated with that 2000 year 'reconstruction.'"
-Ray Bradley at RealClimate.org

"In any case, the graph has no objective basis whatsoever; it is purely a "visual guess" at what happened, like something we might sketch on a napkin at a party for some overly persistent inquisitor..."
-William M. Connolley

"But it will be very difficult to make the MWP [Medieval Warm Period] go away in Greenland."
-Henry Pollack
Now, keep in mind, Real Climate is a website partly run by Michael "Piltdown" Mann which continually claims the graph is not just valid, but terribly important. They keep trying to pretend the medieval warm period wasn't global and should be just factored out, despite data from around the world showing it was everywhere.

Here, one of the Real Climate guys trashes the graph, and another alarmist notes its not easy to just ignore the data. Mann doesn't care. RealClimate doesn't care.

GIGO
Oh and here's one more. Its about an alarmist who tested the position that Macintyre set out, that Michael Mann's computer modeling was front loaded to produce a hockey stick graph no matter what data it received:
"I thought I’d play around with some randomly generated time-series and see if I could ‘reconstruct’ northern hemisphere temperatures. [...] The reconstructions clearly show a ‘hockey-stick’ trend. I guess this is precisely the phenomenon that Macintyre has been going on about."
-Rob Wilson
Get that? He just randomly generated various data, without pattern or any sort of consistency, just various numbers. He plugged them into Mann's program, and presto, shockingly enough, he got a hockey stick shape.

THE CAUSE
And finally there's this series of quotes, referring to the alleged science as the cause, all from 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 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."
You can tell when you're dealing with honest, properly done, ethical science when they refer to their work as a "cause."

This is the stuff they don't want to say out loud but are talking to each other about. Mann's response? “Well, they look like mine but I hardly see anything that appears damning at all." I'm sure you don't see a problem here, but we do.

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