Global Warming: Leaked emails and baffled scientists
Respected climate researchers must be reeling following the disclosure of private emails that suggest spin and cover-up instead of observation and analysis:
In one leaked e-mail, the research center's director, Phil Jones, writes to colleagues about graphs showing climate statistics over the last millennium. He alludes to a technique used by a fellow scientist to "hide the decline" in recent global temperatures. Some evidence appears to show a halt in a rise of global temperatures from about 1960, but is contradicted by other evidence which appears to show a rise in temperatures is continuing.What you should realize is the backdrop behind this story, the ugly truth that the models upon which global warming conjectures are built have not been confirmed by observations over the last 10 years.
Jones wrote that, in compiling new data, he had "just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e., from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline," according to a leaked e-mail, which the author confirmed was genuine.
Global warming appears to have stalled. Climatologists are puzzled as to why average global temperatures have stopped rising over the last 10 years. Some attribute the trend to a lack of sunspots, while others explain it through ocean currents.
The church of global warming has seen its better days but today public opinion is cooling.
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Amongst the best coverage on the subject are Australian journalists Andrew Bolt and Tim Blair. They are all over this story and are blogging it. The comments are very interesting.
Posted by: Maggie at November 23, 2009 3:05 AM
Carbon dioxide aka plant food, is not causing "global warming"
In FACT, the sun regulates the temputer and the planet goes through cycles.
It's really simple.
Posted by: John at November 29, 2009 10:22 AM