Jan 23

As Glaciergate scandal grows with UN scientist’s admission that false data was used to ‘impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action’

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Less than two months after Climategate broke with the leak (or hack) of thousands of damning e-mails and documents from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), a UN scientist has now admitted that he knew that false data was included in the UN IPCC’s AR4 report purely to “impact policy makers…and encourage them to take concrete action”.

Mail Online has the story:

The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers will have melted by 2035 last night admitted it was included purely to put political pressure on world leaders.

Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-reviewed scientific research.

In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Dr Lal, the co-ordinating lead author of the report’s chapter on Asia, said: ‘It related to several countries in this region and their water sources. We thought that if we can highlight it, it will impact policy-makers and politicians and encourage them to take some concrete action.

‘It had importance for the region, so we thought we should put it in.’

Dr Lal’s admission will only add to the mounting furore over the melting glaciers assertion, which the IPCC was last week forced to withdraw because it has no scientific foundation.

According to the IPCC’s statement of principles, its role is ‘to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis, scientific, technical and socio-economic information – IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy’.

The claim that Himalayan glaciers are set to disappear by 2035 rests on two 1999 magazine interviews with glaciologist Syed Hasnain, which were then recycled without any further investigation in a 2005 report by the environmental campaign group WWF.

It was this report that Dr Lal and his team cited as their source.

The WWF article also contained a basic error in its arithmetic. A claim that one glacier was retreating at the alarming rate of 134 metres a year should in fact have said 23 metres – the authors had divided the total loss measured over 121 years by 21, not 121.

Last Friday, the WWF website posted a humiliating statement recognising the claim as ‘unsound’, and saying it ‘regrets any confusion caused’.

Dr Lal said: ‘We knew the WWF report with the 2035 date was “grey literature” [material not published in a peer-reviewed journal]. But it was never picked up by any of the authors in our working group, nor by any of the more than 500 external reviewers, by the governments to which it was sent, or by the final IPCC review editors.’

In fact, the 2035 melting date seems to have been plucked from thin air.

Professor Graham Cogley, a glacier expert at Trent University in Canada, who began to raise doubts in scientific circles last year, said the claim multiplies the rate at which glaciers have been seen to melt by a factor of about 25.

Is this not exactly what we skeptics has always alleged, i.e. that data was being falsified to further a political agenda?  We have been vindicated again!

This scam is over. How many final nails have been put in this coffin anyhow?

Hat tip: Watts Up With That

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Jul 10

Climate Depot is reporting:

Former Vice President Al Gore declared that the Congressional climate bill will help bring about “global governance.”

“I bring you good news from the U.S., “Gore said on July 7, 2009 in Oxford at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment, sponsored by UK Times.

“Just two weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed the Waxman-Markey climate bill,” Gore said, noting it was “very much a step in the right direction.” President Obama has pushed for the passage of the bill in the Senate.

Gore touted the climate bill, claiming it “will dramatically increase the prospects for success” in combating what he sees as the “crisis” of man-made global warming.

“But it is the awareness itself that will drive the change and one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements.” (Editor’s Note: Gore makes the “global governance” comment at the 1min. 10 sec. mark in this UK Times video.)

Gore’s call for “global governance” echoes former French President Jacques Chirac’s call in 2000.

On November 20, 2000, then French President Chirac said during a speech at The Hague that the UN’s Kyoto Protocol represented “the first component of an authentic global governance.”

I guess one could say that this is one of rare moments when Al Gore is actually telling the truth about his supposed “solutions” to global warming climate change climate crisis our deteriorating atmosphere.

Anytime Gore et al speak of their favored “solutions” in terms such as “global governance” it just confirms all of we skeptics worst fears about the true intentions of Gore , the rest of the alarmists, and the UN’s (through its IPCC) role in fanning the flames of this made-up issue. The UN receives 22% of it’s regular budget from the United States, and 26% of its peace-keeping operations from the US. And what do we get for our investment. A UN that is hell-bent on undermining US interests through just the sort of “global governance” that Al Gore is touting.

I feel bad for all of the regular folks, and the children that were legitimately scared by Al Gore’s science fiction movie, An Incovenient Truth, and didn’t realize that they were being manipulated so that ulterior Progressive political goals could be achieved.  And if you are one of those people, I invite you to the skeptical side. Welcome.

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Jul 02

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, July 3rd 2009

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It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for The Daily Bayonet to skewer the clueless Warmers once again:

Al Gore blogged, Bollywood rocked and maybe John DeLorean was a genius.

All this and hippie-mocking goodness galore in your July 4th weekend roundupalooza.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Global Warming Profiteer Prophet Al Gore had a busy week.  The Goreacle brushed off an inconvenient snub when his usual playmates asked him not to come to their party, and used the opportunity to blog to the masses.

Al proclaimed to his sheeple that they had a crucial part to play in the Waxman-Malarkey vote.  To be more accurate they will have more to do after its passage, like getting a 2nd job to pay for the increased taxes on their first job.  Until both jobs only exist in China.

Al is all about the GreenAl is all about the Green

Al promised that the climate bill will only cost them the same as a postage stamp a day and that green jobs would magically drop from the sky.  Spain? What about Spain?  Oh, I see.  Shut Up!

There is something wrong with the math in the ‘cost of a postage stamp’ comparison, which the USPS will fix by increasing the price of each stamp to $7.00.

Once the voting was done and Waxman was over the gall of minority leaders Boehner wanting to expose the detail of his cap and bend-over bill, The Goreacle appeared and Al made his official statement and immediately pushed the Senate to pass the bill.  Al is worried that because Exxon has spent $9.3 million lobbying congress that his own $300 million might not be enough.

Not to forget Canada’s own climate hysteric, David Suzuki, he came in for some mockery over some TV ads he’s appeared in.

Worth far more mockery is a much older TV appearance.  Viewer warning, the clip below features unedited hippies in a commune-type environment listening to a younger Suzuki talking, well, balls.

That Suzuki video is just priceless.

And for more priceless clicking fun, you’ll have to leave here, and transport yourself to The Daily Bayonet for Part 2 through 5.  Don’t miss Part 5, there’s a beautiful global hottie waiting for you.

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