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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Deleting the Bad Stuff

Russia accounts for 12.5 percent of the earth’s landmass. It would seem reasonable, therefore, that the global temperature database controlled by the now infamous University of East Anglica CRU (the same database that was used as the basis for the UN IPCC report that supporters of AGW continually cite) would include all temperature data provided by the Russians.

But the climatologists at CRU (to a man, AGW proponents) decided that only 25 percent of the data was applicable. James Delingpole quotes a Russian news release:
Climategate has already affected Russia. On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.

The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.

The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.

The HadCRUT database includes specific stations providing incomplete data and highlighting the global-warming process, rather than stations facilitating uninterrupted observations.

On the whole, climatologists use the incomplete findings of meteorological stations far more often than those providing complete observations.

It seems that with every passing day, evidence of scientific fraud and data tampering bubble to the surface. In almost any other instance, media outlets around the world would be in a frenzy, each trying to dig up more evidence of collusion and fraud. But we've heard almost nothing of these recent matters in the MSM. After all, the facts conflict with the AGW meme and when that happens ... silence.

Those who are true believers, including our President, pay no heed to fact-based allegations of fraud. After all, “the science is settled,” isn’t it?

Update 12-17-09

It's also kind of interesting that the MSM in the US hasn't given much mention to Hugo Chavez's warm reception in Copenhagen. The Australian reports:
Then President Chavez brought the house down.

When he said the process in Copenhagen was “not democratic, it is not inclusive, but isn’t that the reality of our world, the world is really and imperial dictatorship…down with imperial dictatorships” he got a rousing round of applause.

When he said there was a “silent and terrible ghost in the room” and that ghost was called capitalism, the applause was deafening.

But then he wound up to his grand conclusion – 20 minutes after his 5 minute speaking time was supposed to have ended and after quoting everyone from Karl Marx to Jesus Christ - “our revolution seeks to help all people…socialism, the other ghost that is probably wandering around this room, that’s the way to save the planet, capitalism is the road to hell....let’s fight against capitalism and make it obey us.” He won a standing ovation. [emphasis mine]

Hmmm. Draw your own conclusions about AGW and any hidden agendas that might exist. If the science is bad and the politics are obvious, any result is highly suspect.