Sunday, March 17, 2013

More climate fraud - "Hockey stick, broken again"

... effort by a group of climate alarmists headed by geologist Shaun Marcott to resurrect Michael Mann’s discredited hockey stick. The Marcott paper, as you would expect, received uncritical coverage in the liberal press....

... Steve McIntyre, who was principally responsible for showing that Mann’s original hockey stick was a fraud, has gone over Marcott’s data ... found that Marcott and his colleagues used previously published ocean core data, but have altered the dates represented by the cores, in some cases by as much as 1,000 years.

If this is not flat-out fraud–which, sadly, has come to typify the climate alarmism movement–then what is the justification for Marcott’s wholesale re-dating of samples?

... We are reminded of the NOAA/NCDC weather data on the U.S. ... Instead of reporting temperatures for prior decades, like the 1930s, as it did at the time and for many years thereafter, NOAA has now changed those temperatures downward to support the politically-motivated claim that the last years of the 20th century were the warmest ever.

... In short, the global warming movement is corrupt to the core.

... the publicly available evidence suggests that alarmist scientists have repeatedly committed fraud in research conducted and papers published that were paid for by United States taxpayers. It seems inconceivable that felonies have not been committed in connection with those frauds.
Update: Watts Up With That

Update (Mar 19th): Climate Audit
Not unexpectedly, William Connolley’s reaction to the problems with Marcott dating is the same sort of wilful obtuseness that characterized “professional” responses to Mann’s use of contaminated (and upside down) Korttajarvi sediments. Connolley pretended that this is nothing more than recalibration of radiocarbon dates.



Anonymous said...

You are absolutely correct that the global warming crowd is corrupt to the core but, unfortunately, they have won the day. The lies, half-truths, and doomsday rhetoric they have launched against every industrial endevour, whether proposed or existing, has brought industrial progress to its knees. In the U.S the EPA has become a rogue agency that has quite likely caused the flight to Asia or the complete shutdown of more production facilities than any other factor. It is virtually impossible to get any new, and more efficient, power plants built and anything even remotely connected to the petroleum industry is totally verboten. However, if you're a crook with some wild-eyed scheme for prying money out of the government by claiming it will help the environment the government will shovel into your coffers.
The U.S., which once believed it could face down any problem, has become like a frightened child cowering in the dark for fear of global warming. The unemployment situation in America will remain a chronic problem until such time as someone takes the lead and says: "enough! It's time we quit letting the tail wag the dog! It's time we got back to what made the U.S. the most prosperous nation on earth! It's time we brought a little common sense into the equation and went back to taking the shakles of those companies and entrepreneurs that want to progess and to hell with all these naysayers that want their paradise now."
As an aside: I just heard an environmentalist attacking the Canadian government's enhanced regulations on ships transporting oil. This whacko noted that the system was not foolproof. Of course! Nothing is certain except death, but that does deter these clowns. Everything except their ridulous cvlaims must be held to a standard of proof that can never be attained. These people are not only idiots, they are more responsible than anyone else for the doldrums that dog the North American economy.
Powell Lucas

JR said...

Powell, I agree that the alarmists have done a great job with their doom-mongering. The mainstream media (except Sun News) is captive to it and so are governments at all levels. Nearly every newspaper I pick up has a story promoting "climate change" with not a shred of skepticism. The only ray of hope is in online comments where often a majority of commenters will be calling BS.