Thursday, December 23, 2010

Slazenger's Double Fault

At long last the science around the Global Warming / Climate Change is starting to settle and it's not doing any favours for John Key's and Tim Groser's credibility.

The sooner they find a way to extricate themselves from their damn fool Emissions Trading Scheme the better off we'll all be.

New Zealand's chief conspirator, Dr Jim Slazenger, has been outed fudging the figures in this latest development - an apparent peer review carried out by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Unfortunately for Dr Jim the insipid report's commentary gave him a couple of backhanders.

NIWA has abandoned the official national temperature record and created a new one following sustained pressure from the NZ Climate Science Coalition and the Climate Conversation Group.......

.........NIWA’s complete renunciation of the old graph was confirmed recently by their admission in a court document that the graph was not an “official” record. Which means they have also disowned Dr Jim Salinger’s methodology, which created the graph......

.........“Almost all of the 34 adjustments made by Dr Jim Salinger to the 7SS have been abandoned, along with his version of the comparative station methodology.

NIWA is clearly not prepared to defend the adjustments exposed in Are we feeling warmer yet? But it took a court case to force them into a corner......

And here's the clanger- no warming in NZ since 1960. Yep! No warming in the last fifty years. It was all invented by that double faulting Slazenger.:-

For all their talk about warming, for all their rushed invention of the “Eleven-Station Series” to prove warming, this new series shows that no warming has occurred here since about 1960. Almost all the warming took place from 1940-60......

Apparently the good doctor had difficulty (a) keeping his thumb off the scientific scales as well as (b) obeying his Superior's instructions, the latter for which finally he was sacked.

To its eternal disgrace, NIWA had to be forced into court before it would recognize the travesty it had sponsored and promoted.


Lucia Maria said...

I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for National to dump the ETS. It was never about the science, it was always about creating an alternative stream of income and be seen to be playing along with all the other scammers worldwide who were insisting that the emperor wasn't naked in order to make heaps of money.

Anonymous said...

Exactly right LM. They thought it was going to be a big earn, until whops, we couldn't count in all those trees after all.

Shane Ponting said...

And even with it there in black and white, I could easily find you 10 people off any given bustling street who believe without hesitation that we have been warming and continue to warm at an unsustainable level.

Such is the indoctrination.....

mawm said...

Jonkey and his government are too beholden to the UN. Daily they are signing away our sovereignty to an unelected socialist body, a body that has two aims - that of a one world government (see how well the EU is doing in Europe - not) and the redistribution of money from a succesful (and mostly white) Western world too the mass of a fertile (and brown) Third World.

In the past aid to the Third World has created paranoid, violent monsters intent on self-enrichment, and not on the betterment of their people. The model of aid does not work and we are now being forced by our government into providing more of the same.

Jonkey, get rid of the ETS and stop signing us up for more UN socialist, wankey stuff.

Gooner said...

Nice find Adolf.

Unfortunately, though, scrapping the ETS will cost tens of millions, perhaps much more. Once it's in, it's in. The ETS is the most unnecessary and costly regulation I can think of in the last 20 years. Can you imagine Nick Smith agreeing to scrap it now after he defended it so stoically for months and months. I can't.

Anonymous said...

Treadgold's done a splendid job of turning his water into wine, Adolf is just lapping it up, but if you actually look at the revised graph though... there aren't the differences Adolf's been suckered into believing there is.

Andrew W

ZenTiger said...

NIWA have their own press report "vindicating" their work:

The key result of the re-analysis is that the New Zealand-wide warming trend from the seven-station series is almost the same in the 2010 revised series as in the previous series. That is, the previous NIWA result is robust. In terms of the detail for individual sites, the 100-year trend has increased at some sites, and decreased at others, but it is still within the margin of error, and confirms the temperature rise of about 0.9 degrees over the last 100 years.

It's interesting seeing the contrast in reports. Treadgold points out that they abandoned Salinger's work, and disputes the warming as far as the recent period goes, and NIWA rabbit on only about "100 years" and say they have taken the raw data and applied new adjustments to it to get their warming, and it is all totally peer reviewed.

If I could be bothered, I'd like to see if all of the data adjustments they made to the raw data went up or down, and to see if any of the stations fall into the urban heat category over the past 50 years or so.

But it all seems so boring and pointless.

The ETS taxes have been implemented and are right this very moment completely reversing global warming.

I suspect the UK may have set their ETS tax rate too high, and may have to allow some extra man-made activity next year, but otherwise, I think we are all good.

Certainly, all of the superstars of AGW continue to jet around the world and live in the lavish lifestyles they say we cannot become accustomed to, so the problem seems to be well in hand.

Anonymous said...

Remember this comment?

"I disagree. You always have power and control via legislation."

Go ahead and try. You can try but I bet you can't do. Its all bollocks and you are just a pawn but you can't see it.

Merry Christmas.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Yes Gooner. It was spotted by Tim Blair. The New Zealand antique media obviously thought it was unimportant.

Anonymous said...

National will never ever backtrack on the ETS, they're far too poll-driven and UN beholden for that. Key knows it's shonKey, but glory and admiration is his prize, and he has taken it. More of the same old. May the UN one day self-destruct, such outright and blatant corruptness. National are in on it, of course they are.

Merry Christmas, by the way.

The Gantt Guy said...

I think you're right, anon (8.54am). The distortions from the emissions trading scam are now in the system, and removing them would cost more than keeping them.

The ETS is up for review next year. I think it will be interesting to see whether Key et. al. pull their heads out of the clouds or continue their UN sycophancy (i.e. will the implement the next stage, or do the right thing and leave agruculture out)?

Anonymous said...

Niwas updated graphs show no major change. It's still warming.

Anonymous said...

"its still warming"

No its not. The temp anomaly is dropping.
So are sea surface temps.
Arctic ice extent has recovered well.
Antarctic ice is actually increasing (90% of the worlds ice here)

Two words for you- Maunder Minimum.

Ken said...

Adolf - care to provide some evidence for your claim that there has been no warming since 1960??

You are just repeating the lie being promoted by denier groups like Treadgold's.

Have a look at my analysis of the data (Another local climate change denial meme) - there is clearly statistically significant evidence of warmining since 1960.