I just found a great video about the ClimateGate scandal.
Check it out.
The wheels are really falling off the bus.
The fallout is reaching incredible proportions now. There is a new report about IPCC claims of African crops decreasing 50% being completely false. Claims of increased storm intensity is unsupportable. Now that scientists aren't afraid of being blackballed for skeptical results, there are more and more of them out there checking the IPCC/CRU data and finding it wanting. It seems that every day there is a new report of errors and fallacies in the Nobel Prize winning 2007 IPCC report on climate change.
The level of BS involved in the report is simply staggering.
The African crop projections were based on theories that directly contradicted the information gathered. Whole areas of the report were based on non-scientific magazine articles and unpublished student theses. More and more true scientists, who propose a theory and then attempt to prove or disprove it scientifically, are testing the CRU's and IPCC's theories on AGW and finding major holes in the 'science'.
Finally, disgraced 'scientist' Phil Jones of the CRU came out this weekend and admitted that there hasn't been any measurable global warming for the past 15 years. In addition, he admitted that temperatures during the Medieval Warming Period were higher than what we are experiencing now. What's more, those temperatures remained high for a period of about 500 years, from about 800 AD to about 1300 AD. The MWP ended with the Little Ice Age, a period of unusual cold that lasted until the early 1800's.
The MWP was a time of global prosperity. It was so warm that wine was grown in England and Iceland. The world's population exploded due to increased harvests of cereal grains, which are intolerant to cold, and warmer winters, which meant less illness and disease. Trade flourished throughout Europe and the Mediterranean and into Asia. The Vikings explored the ice-free Atlantic ocean in their longboats and discovered Greenland (which really was green then, thus the name), Nova Scotia and quite possibly northeastern America.
Times were easier in the MWP because of the added warmth. With full bellies and full purses, people were able to turn their attention from subsistence to leisure. There was an explosion of scientific discovery and artisitic achievement.
AGW alarmists tried to hide the MWP, to pretend that it didn't exist, because it's mere existence put the lie to man-made global warming. There were no cars or factories spewing CO2 into the atmosphere back then, and yet it was warmer than it is today. The MWP was a huge threat to AGW, and so they tried to revise history yet again and pretend that the MWP never happened. By the way, the Little Ice Age was possibly caused by the 'Maunder Minimum', a period of extremely low sunspot activity. We are possibly going through another period of extremely low sunspot activity right now. Coincidence? Well, what do you think the odds are that less activity from the giant superhot ball of gas in the center of the solar system might cause temperature changes in our atmosphere? I'd have to say the sun would have more effect on our climate than our exhalations and flatulent cows, but what do I know?
The MWP proves the theory of Climate Change, but not AGW, which is a very different thing. Climate Change is a natural, cyclical phenomenon that has very little to do with the activities of man. AGW, in contrast, blames man for everything. Humans are the plague of the Earth, bent on it's destruction, in the minds of AGW alarmists.
Yes, the climate is changing. It has always changed - the climate we have now is nothing like the climate of 10 million years ago, 10,000 years ago, or even a mere 1,000 years ago - a drop in the climate bucket. We may be in the midst of a warming period that may or may not be over - in about 100 years or so we will be able to look back over this newest cycle and have a clearer picture what was happening.
The AGW hysterics scream 'there's a difference between climate and weather, you know!' Yes, I do know. Do you?
The people who are claiming a few blizzards and some broken records doesn't mean it is getting colder are the very same people who jump all over a summer heat wave and claim that it proves global warming - see, it's hotter outside! They are also the people who touted the lack of snow a few winters ago in DC proved global warming as well. Now they are saying the cooler temps and major snowstorms are proof of global warming. To prove this theory, they have come up with a tortured, circuitous explaination involving the increased temps causing increased water vapor in the air resulting in more precipitation, but because it is happening in winter with colder temps, the precipitation shows itself as snow. Basically saying it is colder and snowier because the temperature is rising. They seem to have taken to heart the little adage "If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with bullshit".
Even Donald Trump is calling AGW a hoax, and has called for Al Gore to be stripped of his Nobel Prize. Considering he got it in conjunction with the fatally flawed 2007 IPCC report, they should all be stripped. While they are at it, how about the Oscar, too?
Even liberal Penn State, home of Michael Mann, a leading climate scientist and crony of the CRU's Phil Jones and author of many of the incriminating emails released in December, has students that are demanding answers. The Young America's Foundation protested the bogus internal 'investigation' of Michael Mann, claiming it is biased. They are demanding the investigation be conducted by a neutral, unaffiliated, external group and that the findings be released to the public. Right now the review is being conducted by three Penn State employees and the findings will only be released to donors. By the way, Michael Mann just recieved $2.4 million in stimulus funds for his climate research - even in the midst of an investigation.
Our federal masters are refusing to waver from their AGW stance, and have even talked about reviving Cap and Trade. Tone deaf and crazy, right? No, more like politically expedient. The liberals seem to think that saying something often enough makes it true, so they are clinging on to their hysterical ranting about climate catastrophe. Let's face it - they have a lot at stake, and they'll be damned if they are going to give it up without a fight. Cap and Trade is a masterpiece of political money laundering. They will use it to pillage literally trillions of dollars from corporations, small businesses and taxpayers. They can put that money into a nice little slush fund and claim they are using it for carbon credit offsets and other such untraceable schemes. They have created such an illusion of major catastrophes that when they don't occur they can claim that their Cap and Trade scheme was a success and saved us from annihilation.
But now it's all falling apart.
As is usually the case with liberals, they pushed too hard, and their rhetoric just couldn't stand up to the facts. They tried to silence their critics, but that only works for so long. They have now resorted to name calling and claiming that any change in weather whatsoever is proof of their theory. Those are desperate tactics and are being seen as such by a rapidly growing majority.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the climate is changing. There is a great deal of doubt, however, that man is the cause. Our AGW Icaruses have flown too close to the sun and are now paying the price.
Better them than us.