America’s National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration : Still playing fast & loose

U.S. Congress under the new Trump Administration is now set to investigate shonky climate reports posted by NOAA in the ongoing weather war of Global Warming … or NOT.


The United States Congress is about beginning investigations into  America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), following revelations by a recently retired NOAA ‘whistle blower’,  senior climate scientist veteran Dr John Bates, that his agency wilfully faked evidence, by claiming wrongly that global temperatures had soared over the past 20 years. This contradicted earlier evidence of a 20-year pause, but fitted into the Climate Warming political meme being pushed by some US and European government agencies for Progressive political philosophical reasons. Access to public funding and ongoing research grants were also given as reasons for faking the Climate data.

The NOAA report, strongly endorsed by the Obama Administration just prior to the recent Paris Climate Conference, was used to justify the PCC demand for ongoing cuts in global CO2 emissions.

Dr Bates was one of the top climatologists at the NOAA. He was principal scientist with the U.S. National Climate Data Centre, part of the NOAA, and was involved in climate modelling and data presentation. His technical expertise lies in atmospheric sciences, and his research interests include satellite observations of the global water and energy cycle, air-sea interactions, and climate variability.

Bates has written over 45 publications and was elected to the 15-member board of directors of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), an organisation that he joined in 1986.  Dr Bates revealed that he had consently drawn attention to these data falsefication issues while working for NOAA, but was constently over-ridden, and threatened with professional ending censure if he exposed the data set illegal manipulation.

Dr. Thomas Karl was until last year director of the NOAA section that produced climate data – the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The lead author of a paper, disputing the Climate Pause, was rushed through the NOAA and the NCEI by Dr. Karl to meet the scheduled expose at the Paris Climate Conference, intended to influence National and International deliberations on climate policy”.

Dr. Karl, apparently indulged in data manipulation through ‘cherry picking’ data that maximised warming models and minimised access to raw data documentation … in an effort to discredit the notion of a global warming Pause.

While working for NOAA, Dr Bates objected to the Karl Report, arguing that it had not been properly prepared, and that its conclusions were unsound. He was over-ridden by a clique of activist Progressives within NOAA who manipulated the data behind two modelling sets.

NOAA’s 2015 paper was based on two new sets of temperature data – one containing measurements of temperatures at the planet’s surface on land, the other at the surface of the seas. Both datasets were flawed.

The land temperature dataset used by the study was afflicted by devastating bugs in its software that rendered its findings “unstable”. The paper relied on a preliminary version of the data that was never approved or verified. NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset as well will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods that overstated the speed of warming. The revised data will show both lower temperatures and a slower rate in the recent warming trend.
Initially, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology approach to NOAA, found superficial co-operation. As the probe went on however with dubious data and flawed processes that co-operation dried up. As the probe progressed NOAA repeatedly refused to supply requested information, even under demands from the Congress. Cover was provided by the Obama Administration by refusing to enforce the law, thanks to a hostile Attorney General.

Congressional Committee on Science, Space and Technology chairman Lamar Smith issued a statement which said: “Over the course of the committee’s oversight, NOAA refused to comply with the inquiries, baselessly arguing that Congress is not authorised to request communications from federal scientists.”

“This culminated in the issuance of a congressional subpoena, with which NOAA also failed to comply. During the course of the investigation, the committee heard from whistleblowers who confirmed that, among other flaws in the study, it was rushed for publication to support President Obama’s climate-change agenda.”

CSST Chairman, Congressman  Smith said, the Karl report “retroactively altered historical climate-change data, which resulted in the elimination of a well-known climate phenomenon known as the “climate-change hiatus”.

“The hiatus was a period between 1998 and 2013 where the rate of global temperatures growth slowed markedly to the point of stopping.

“This fact has always been a thorn in the side of climate-change alarmists, as it became difficult to disprove the slowdown in warming. The Karl study refuted the hiatus and rewrote climate-change history to claim that warming had in fact been occurring.

The Congressional Committee chairman welcomed Dr Bates’ public statement and thanked him “for courageously stepping forward to tell the truth about NOAA’s senior officials playing fast and loose with the data in order to meet a politically predetermined conclusion”.

We now await the new President, Donald Trump, who it is hoped will  properly investigate the apparent hiatus in warming.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has suggested that the people who voted for Donald Trump and Brexit are a bunch of fascists.

Good.

Thank you, Your Grace!

It’s always nice when someone of such eminent ecclesiastical authority confirms from on high something which many of us long suspected: that the Establishment really just does not have a ‘tinker’s’ clue – and that that’s why we were so right to vote for Trump and Brexit.

If Welby had wanted to play a clever game, what he would have done in his speech to the General Synod is keep resolutely schtum about his position on contentious political matters.

Archbishop Welby

Sure, many of us could have predicted where his politics probably lay: he is, after all, an Old Etonian and a former corporatist stooge (yes, oil industry – but most of them swing left, I’m afraid), evidently gifted with the emollience and the career-safe views which are the only way a churchman can climb up the greasy poll of the Church of England these days.

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Fake news proliferates as the Progressive Left loses its collective mind and exhibits extreme projection

The latest fake news climate story has the winning headline: “Scientists are frantically copying US climate data fearing it might vanish under Trump <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/13/scientists-are-frantically-copying-u-s-climate-data-fearing-it-might-vanish-under-trump/?utm_term=.ca2c51e3a6df> .”

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This is brazen, hilarious and spectacularly misleading. No one has done more damage to “climate data” in the past three decades than the corrupt, politicized activist scientists who are now afraid that they may be neutered or booted out of office by the incoming administration.

One of the many shocking revelations of the 2009 Climategate emails was that in some cases the raw temperature data had been destroyed or lost by the scientists whose job it was to maintain it. The notorious Dr. Phil Jones of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia admitted that they had not kept “the original raw data” for reasons of “data storage availability”.

That, in turn, prompted a lawsuit <http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/10/14/14greenwire-scientists-return-fire-at-climate-skeptics-in-31175.html> by the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

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The revolution has already happened – protestors are the reactionaries NOT the revolutionaries and are on the wrong side of history

Progressive elites cling to their global brands against resurgent patriotism.

Those marching, rioting and denying free speech throughout the Western world see themselves as the revolutionary resistance to an oppressive establishment. They couldn’t be more mistaken, they are not revolutionaries, they are reactionaries.

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The “resistance” is the outward manifestation of the ire of the progressive elites. Actors posturing at award ceremonies, billionaire internet entrepreneurs and investors, media moguls and business corporations; they are lashing out at the popular revolt against their rule and influence. The revolution has already happened, in June and November when the Brexit and Trump insurgents won. What we are witnessing is a reactionary counter-revolution.

Today’s protests are the reaction of an establishment which sees its power beginning to slip away and lashes out. The demographic most opposed to the people’s insurgency are the cultural elite who attempt to silence opposition and whip up their useful idiots by overwhelming media manipulation.

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WATER WARS

 

The rapidly industrialising third world is seriously short of fresh water and this will have a serious effect on their success or failure in move economies from subsistence to modern, in the space of a single generation. A second group of mostly rich Middle Eastern petroleum producers have their own problems of fresh water shortage, that will have a catastrophic effect on their plans to diversify away from oil extraction, in the face of massively increased non-OPEC oil production and a tough oil pricing environment.

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Looking at two cases, Egypt, an emerging third world Regional power in the Middle East with burgeoning population growth trying to handle international competitive threats to the upstream Nile river water resources; and Saudi Arabia attempting to diversify away from almost 100% dependence on oil production, into industrialisation, whilst having meagre and failing natural fresh water availability. With Egyptians surviving on just 40 Cubic Metres of water per head of population per year and the Saudis using 76 Cubic meters each, when the UN mandated 500 Cubic Metres for an industrialised First World water consumer, shows just how serious the problem is right now in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, let alone when the ‘demographic bulge’ hits their societies.

Linked to water scarcity, as a serious limitation to diversified economic growth, is the availability of inexpensive energy that might drive ‘artificial water’, that is sea water desalinisation, as a crutch for a serious and growing water shortage crisis. Cheap permanent energy availability will hamstring the plans of both of these nation states. The irony of this for the Saudis is breathtaking.

Both Egypt and Saudi Arabia risk serious political fallout internally unless they can solve the ‘water problem’, and soon, as their demographics explode and unrest and radicalism rises.

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