Three important posts lately. Two are from WattsUpWithThat.com and one from Climate Audit concerning the “trick” used to “hide the decline”.
1) The new and improved hockey stick. Drudged up from ice core data in Greenland, it turns out that there has been incredible warming lately, but it’s not nearly what it’s been in the past. I invite you to see my video of the images compiled.
UPDATE: I’ve posted a second video with voice-over and improved annotation:
2) The seriously fudged Darwin, Australia data. I don’t know about it being smoking gun as it’s one example, but it’s truly amazing how much manipulation had to go into the Darwin data points to make them fit a warming trend. I’ll say it’s deliberate when I see two more examples of this kind of homogenization of the data.
3) Some people have been decrying the “trick”, saying scientists use “tricks” all the time. They have a point, but only to a certain degree. In this case, the “trick” was used to explain why a certain data set was truncated when matched with two other tree-ring data sets. The “Climategate” emails even show discussions of how to mitigate the impact of this data on the data that “proves” skyrocketing temperatures. Read the whole thing.
It’s a lot of reading, but it’s clear there were serious shenanigans going on here and with the IPCC directorate.
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