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Tracing the AGW Cheats Leading to Copenhagen

December 8th, 2009

Highly recommended See American Thinker who lays out a step by step description of how CRU fudged the data making up the basis for the Copenhagen wrecking ball now going on.

His conclusion is also worth a thought or two:

After all, the stakes are enormous: perhaps trillions of dollars and unquestionably every American’s personal liberties. Tomorrow, over 20,000 delegates from 193 nations will gather in Copenhagen to craft an agreement which would not only force American power consumption to levels equal to those of about 1910, but would also have us pay reparations for an imaginary “climate debt” we’ve accumulated by building the world’s greatest economy of all time. That debt is based on the amount of CO2 our financial growth has purportedly pumped into the atmosphere, which, according to the conclusions of the IPCC and based largely upon reports from the CRU, has selfishly imperiled the planet by inducing climate change.

When the physical measurements contradict the theory, the theory is garbage. Throw out the theory. Don’t fudge the measurements to fit the theory. It doesn’t take a scientist to know that this is true. Anyone claiming scientific truth on the basis of untestable and fudged data is committing fraud, not science.

2 Responses to “Tracing the AGW Cheats Leading to Copenhagen”

  1. comment number 1 by: bkalafut

    Can you explain again how Copenhagen is a “wrecking ball” or how this paleoclimate stuff makes up the “basis” for the discussion?

    Last time I checked, neither attribution nor prediciton depended on paleoclimate.

    News coming in from Copenhagen seems to be of modest reductions in emissions. Mankiw reported yesterday on testimony before Congress favoring a carbon tax to partially replace an income tax–and so far in the U.S. that’s the idea with broadest support. Hardly a wrecking ball, and the proponents (which include Jeff Flake, Megan McArdle, etc.) aren’t the anti-prosperity sort.

  2. comment number 2 by: admin

    1) Wrecking ball – Read the draft “treaty” and see my previous article

    2) Paleoclimate: Why then is some version of the hockey stick graph presented in every IPCC report? It’s trying to prove that current warming is outside of natural variability. If it’s not outside of natural variability, then it’s bunk.

    3) News from Copenhagen: They’re backing off from the proposals of #1, above, on the basis that it would wreck the successful economies and perhaps some doubts about the validity of the “science.” All taxes are harmful, and taxes on carbon dioxide emissions, being the byproduct of nearly all forms of energy generation currently in use, would be devastating to the economy of the successful industrial nations. And what would the tax revenues be used for? They’d be used as a slush fund for ever larger government — just like social security. Just look at the bright ideas for TARP as a model. And I thought you were a libertarian.

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