How the whole world was tricked into
believing in Man-made Global Warming
On a day in the summer of 1988 James Hansen (of GISS/NASA†), the mentor of Al Gore, gave testimony before a US Senate Hearing that dangerous global warming was almost certainly being caused by human carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The Hearing had been stage-managed by Al Gore. The day had been deliberately chosen as likely to be the hottest day of the year. The night before the Hearing, all the windows had been opened so that the air conditioning would not work properly. Thus everyone was sweating as Hansen made his ‘chilling’ statements. These dirty tricks were publically admitted in 2007.
This was a complete reversal of the scientific method - announcing a conclusion before observational and experimental work had been conducted. Nonetheless the AGW† hypothesis was taken by the Press and politicians to be a fact.
To achieve some semblance of plausibility, it became necessary to adjust what ‘evidence’ there was to fit the conclusion. This was the purpose of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a non-scientific but politically motivated body. And it was through the IPCC that scientists in the UK (at the CRU at UEA†) and in the USA (GISS/NASA) colluded to generate this evidence. The leaked emails make it clear that collusion is the correct word.
To achieve an apparently ‘unprecedented’ rise in temperature since 1975 (see GISS graph below) a neat trick was used.
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†GISS = Goddard Institute of Space Studies; NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration; CRU = Climatic Research
Unit, UEA = University of East Anglia in association with the Hadley Centre; AGW = Anthropogenic Global Warming
Global average temperatures had been calculated using raw data from several thousand weather stations.
In order to show an alarming ‘anomaly’* (a nearly 1ºC rise) they cut the number of weather stations used for raw data by 70-80%, but they kept the full number to calculate the ‘starting point’ (the significance of this will become clear).
What they then refused to do was to make the details of this selection available to other scientists. Thus began a long campaign by “The Team” (activist-scientists from CRU and NASA - part of the IPCC machine) to prevent this vital disclosure. Sceptical scientists (no professional scientist can be other than sceptical - Nullius in Verba) were suspicious of the secrecy. They were reasonably certain that the modern warming was being exaggerated - but without access to the raw data sources they could not test this.
Only after vigorous efforts using the Freedom of Information Act, which were resisted at every turn by “The Team”, using every excuse in the book from ‘losing the data’ to ‘national security’ to prevent disclosure, and by the leaking of the emails, has the truth begun to emerge. It is a complicated tale of collusion, deliberate fraud and deceit, but the cull of the weather stations (shown below) crystallizes most clearly how ‘The Trick’ was performed.
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* ‘Anomaly’ is a curious word to choose: it suggests abnormality - and therefore alarm. But there is no arbitrary ‘normality’ in climate - as the history of our planet shows.
As can be seen, the sudden jump in average temperature (of nearly 1ºC) around 1990 ‘coincided’ with the dramatic cull in the number of weather stations - because the ones removed were overwhelmingly the ones in colder regions of the world and in the rural areas (generally cooler than urban areas). Thus, for example, the country of Bolivia (a mountainous country in the Andes region) was airbrushed out to be replaced by an estimated ‘average’ between the coast of Peru and the Amazon rain forest.
So should we still worry? Is the ‘science’ still ‘robust’ as politicians and activists continue to say? The answer is no and no. The ‘science’ is bust, not robust.
Let the following two graphs reassure you.
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As you can see, CO2 levels today are at their lowest level for 300 million years! An increase by 40% in such low levels is of no significance except for the fact that more CO2 means more plant life and more food. CO2 is not, repeat not, a pollutant: it is a lifegiving gas.
[graph: David Archibald] This graph shows why there really is no reason to fear: mankind does not ‘cause climate warming’.
From: Quarternery Science Reviews Vol 19, Issues 1-5, 1st Jan 2000: Richard B Alley, Dept of Geosciences and Environment Institute, Pennsylvania State University. www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pubs/alley2000/alley2000.html
The full story of the biggest scientific delusion in history cannot be told in
this short story - this is just a summary.
Recommended reading and websites:
While the Earth Endures: Creation, Cosmology and Climate Change by Philip Foster,
foreword by Prof. David Bellamy OBE. SMP Ltd, 2009.
Climategate: the CRUtape letters by Steven Mosher and Thomas Fuller, published in
the UK by SMP Ltd, 2010.
Archibald, David, Solar Cycle 24, Rhaetian Management Pty Ltd 2008
Booker, Christopher, The Real Global Warming Disaster, Continuum 2009
Calder, Nigel, The Manic Sun, Pilkington 1997
Crichton, Michael, State of Fear, Harper Collins 2004
Dreissen, Paul, Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death, Merril Press 2003
Klaus, Václav, Blue Planet in Green Shackles, Competitive Enterprise Institute, 2008
Lawson, Nigel, An Appeal to Reason, Duckworth 2008‡
Lomborg, Bjørn, the skeptical environmentalist, CUP 2002
Lomborg, Bjørn, Cool It, Marshall Cavendish 2007
Plimer, Ian, Heaven and Earth, global warming: the missing science, Quartet 2009
Singer, S. F. & D. T. Avery, Unstoppable Global Warming, Rowman & Littlefield 2007‡
Svensmark, Henrik & Nigel Calder, The Chilling Stars, Icon Books 2007‡
Taverne, Dick, The March of Unreason, OUP 2007
DVD: The Great Global Warming Swindle, Martin Durkin, WagTV for Channel 4 2007
DVD: The Cloud Mystery, 2009, order from www.thecloudmystery.com
Philip Foster MA (Nat. Sci. & Theol.)
(an initiator of the Copenhagen Climate Challenge, in Dec 2009)