Sunday, December 6, 2009

Recrafting climate data

If you read anything about the climate change scandal read these three posts.

Starting at Wattsupwiththat is the first time I have come across graphs that show what was corrupted and overlays the reality on Jo Nova finds the Medieval Warm Period.
It also has this brilliant picture referencing the Yamal data corrupted by Briffa who is the second in charge at the CRU.

Then we have a reposting of a commentary from a climate scientist

And then from Anthony Watts we have the news that scientists at the UK Met office are organising for all met organisations that have supplied climate data to HADCRU to consent to the information being published online. They are going to publish all the data they have collected for the last 160 years and the methodology. There is a comment on that thread that is worth reposting in its entirety below.

Will the MET be able to identify and separate out the Urban Heat Island?

McKitrick and Michaels:

conclude that the data contamination likely leads to
an overstatement of actual trends over land. Using the regression model to filter the extraneous, nonclimatic effects reduces the estimated 1980–2002 global average temperature trend over land by about half.

Quantifying the influence of anthropogenic surface processes and inhomogeneities on gridded global climate data Ross R. McKitrick and Patrick J. Michaels
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 112, D24S09, doi:10.1029/2007JD008465, 2007

Nicola Scafetta finds much larger solar influence than assumed by IPCC, and which projects well the older historic data.
N. Scafetta, “Empirical analysis of the solar contribution to global mean air surface temperature change,” Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (2009), doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2009.07.007.

Then Don Easterbrook finds a major influence by the PDO and projects consequent global cooling and warming cycles.

Ferenc Miskolczi finds the global atmospheric absorption trend is effectively zero for the last six decades.

With the Urban Heat Island causing half the increase, solar, PDO taking up the rest, and with no enhanced absorption, what is left of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming?

Maybe that is why the Met is taking so long to review the data.

For more details see the 2009 NIPCC report Climate Change Reconsidered.


美好 said...
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KG said...

Bloody good post. I'm going to pinch a bit of it and put up a link back to here.

Doug said...

You have spam for an adult site?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Already the 'fake but accurate' excuses have started.

OECD rank 22 kiwi said...

Careful, you might shake John Key's "faith" with posts like this.

Gooner said...

The science is settled Sage.

Move on. Nothing to see here.

erikter said...

And the useless John Key and Nick Smith are more determined than ever to go along with this scam.

Why? What's in the deal for this deadly pair?

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I'd like to be with Nick Smith and John Boy at Copenhagen when they smugly parade their ETS...there might just be some sniggering behind their backs...or if Copenhagen falls on its arse, outright laughter!

Andrei said...

Are you ashamed to be part of the "noise machine" trying to undermine Obama and the Copenhagen consensus?

According to the NYT
However, most of the e-mail messages — judging by those that have seen the light of day — appear to deal with the painstaking and difficult task of reconstructing historical temperatures, and the problems scientists encounter along the way. Despite what the skeptics say, they demonstrate just how rigorously scientists have worked to figure out whether global warming is real and the true role that human activities play."

Compelling - no?

Anonymous said...
compelling ?

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sagenz said...

andrei - deadly ashamed. ;^)

I am looking forward to seeing my engineer brother and greenie sister at christmas. both believers.

OBloodyHell said...

Fausta has some nice obsercations about the
"Do As We Say and Not As We Do...OR ELSE" crowd --

Andrew Gilligan reports from the summit zoo:
Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges
Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough.


As it turns out there aren’t enough limos on Denmark to meet demand, so they’re bringing them from Germany and Sweden:

Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. “We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand,” she says. “We’re having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden.”

And why bother flying coach?

The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.

above from

Emitting Carbon in Copenhagen