Apparently the human burning of fossil fuel is releasing CO2 and causing what is referred to as Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). Unfortunately the global system is not playing by the rules, or algorithms, set up in the numerous global circulation model programs in the super-computers of universities and meteorological organisations.
The pictorial that launched this ‘belief’ was a graph produced from data from growth rings of bristle-cone pine trees from the USA spanning a period of 1000 years. The graph was spectacular in that it showed almost constant temperature for the first 850 years then a rapidly rising temperature for the last 150 years coinciding with industrialisation and the burning of fossil fuels.
The graph was a total fabrication. They had taken numerous tree growth samples and then selected a small number that indicated temperature rise in recent times. Then a computer program was created to search for and accentuate data with this characteristic whilst at the same time minimising any high temperature variation in the other data in earlier periods.
When the computer program was finally obtained, after a tremendous amount of obstruction by its author Dr Michael Mann, it was found that if you put 99 data sets with distinct patterns of temperature changes with time plus just one with warming in recent times, the Hockey stick shape was produced.
The fabrication was revealed by the work of semi-retired mining consultant and statistician Steve McIntyre with assistance from Ross McKitrick a Professor of Economics at Guelph University in Toronto. Read all about it in The Hockey Stick Illusion by A.W. Montford.
Since that time when it was shown to be a fabrication, the hockey stick has been fiercely defended by Dr Mann. It has also been even more fiercely defended by the team of scientists at the Hadley Centre at the University of East Anglia and the British Meteorological Office.
Temperature records from around the World, present and past, are now being worked on by the proponents of human caused global warming to continue to show present day warming along with steadily rising levels of CO2. Just over 17 years ago satellites were put up to measure temperatures around the globe, so we now have a new source of data.
The raw data from these now show NO steadily increasing global temperature. Nevertheless all data sets from all sources continue to be ‘homogenised’ by the ‘warmers’ and all show increasing recent temperatures. Indeed as time moves on the difference between the homogenised recent temperatures and graphs derived from raw data are getting ever greater.
The raw satellite data is now being used by ‘climate sceptics’ to show there has been no warming for nearly 18 years. So the ‘warmers’ have now started on a new technique of reworking historical data to homogenise it to show it was actually colder in the past.
Since the measured warming ceased about 18 years ago the warmers have been on tricky ground and initially they claimed it was only a blip and would soon continue upward. Then as the years went on they switched to other tactics, such as no longer calling it global warming but now referring to it as climate change. What they are now inferring is that the climate is somehow changing and it is still the fault of CO2 even though there is no warming.
Thinking about the propaganda being spread by the meteorological, academic, and scientific communities of ‘warmers’ I have settled on just two words. According to the Oxford Compact Thesaurus the first word is deceitful, which is an adjective meaning:- dishonest, untruthful, mendacious, insincere, false, disingenuous, untrustworthy, unscrupulous, unprincipled, two-faced, duplicitous, double-dealing, underhand, crafty, treacherous, Machiavellian, sneak, tricky, and crooked.
The second word included together with deceitful is fraudulent, meaning;- counterfeit, fabricated, invented, concocted, made up, trumped up, untrue, false, bogus, fake, spurious, fallacious, deceptive, misleading, and economical with the truth.
The warmers are also praying on the populations’ awe of the power of the computer by including the algorithms into the super computers and then claiming that it is the computer models that are predicting dangerously high global temperatures and future climate change.
The global circulation models in the computers predicted a hot mid-altitude zone over the equator caused by the blanket effect of CO2 in the upper troposphere. Satellites and radiosondes were used to test for this and it was found not to exist. Indeed what they found was that the mid-altitude was actually cooler than expected.
So now that mid-altitude heating doesn’t occur and the pause cannot be unexplainable and that never do two of the dozens of computer models ever produce the same result, what does this mean. It means that a number of really clever people are being well paid to play with immensely expensive computers and to scare governments into energy policies and taxation to support a green agenda.
What worries me is that many well-educated academics must realise that the claim of global warming and climate change caused by humans is false but that it suits their purpose to support it for sociological and environmental reasons.
The Westminster elite all support the concept that Climate Change somehow is being caused by CO2 and that we must at any cost do away with the burning of fossil fuels. Labour introduced the severely damaging Climate Change Act in 2008, which prevents us building any new coal fired power stations. The Conservatives supported it and even claimed when forming the Coalition Government that it would be the Greenest Government ever.
We have seen now for 4 years the passion of the green fundamentalist Liberal, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Ed Davey. And then there are the Greens, who are actually a paler green than the liberals. Only one political party intends to do anything about this nonsense and it is UKIP.
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