Flawed climate data

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:07:36 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Ross McKitrick at Financial Post - I had been convinced that the earth really was warming, just that we humans didn't have much, if anything, to do with it. This article challenges the former. More evidence that the whole global warming fairy tale was a huge lie from start to finish. Those hockey stick graphs? Fabrications.

I have been probing the arguments for global warming for well over a decade. In collaboration with a lot of excellent coauthors I have consistently found that when the layers get peeled back, what lies at the core is either flawed, misleading or simply non-existent. The surface temperature data is a contaminated mess with a significant warm bias, and as I have detailed elsewhere the IPCC fabricated evidence in its 2007 report to cover up the problem. Climate models are in gross disagreement with observations, and the discrepancy is growing with each passing year. The often-hyped claim that the modern climate has departed from natural variability depended on flawed statistical methods and low-quality data. The IPCC review process, of which I was a member last time, is nothing at all like what the public has been told: Conflicts of interest are endemic, critical evidence is systematically ignored and there are no effective checks and balances against bias or distortion.


Ross McKitrick is a professor of environmental economics at the University of Guelph, and coauthor of Taken By Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy and Politics of Global Warming.

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