Monday, January 26, 2009

Despite the hot air, the Antarctic is not warming up

Christopher Booker in the UK telegraph says "A deeply flawed new report will be cited ad nauseam by everyone from the BBC to Al Gore."

Antarctica has long been a major embarrassment to the warmists. Al Gore and co may have wanted to scare us that the continent which contains 90 per cent of all the ice on the planet is heating up, because that would be the source of all the meltwater which they claim will raise sea levels by 20 feet. However, to provide all their pictures of ice-shelves "the size of Texas" calving off into the sea, they have had to draw on one tiny region of the continent, the Antarctic Peninsula – the only part that has been warming.

Actually they had to rely on fake computer generated footage -

One of the first to express astonishment was Dr Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a convinced believer in global warming, who wryly observed "it is hard to make data where none exists". A disbelieving Ross Hayes, an atmospheric scientist who has often visited the Antarctic for Nasa, sent Professor Steig a caustic email ( ending: "with statistics you can make numbers go to any conclusion you want. It saddens me to see members of the scientific community do this for media coverage."
But it was also noticed that among the members of Steig's team was Michael Mann, author of the "hockey stick", the most celebrated of all attempts by the warmists to rewrite the scientific evidence to promote their cause.

The World was much warmer during the Mediaeval Warm Period. Dr David Deming has confirmed to me that he was told in an email from one of the IPCC lead authors that they had to get rid of the MWP. Subsequently Mann, Bradley and Hughes produced the fraudulent "hockey stick." Steve McIntyre fed in telephone numbers and it still produced the same graph!

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