Friday, December 18, 2009

Climategate: Russian data do NOT prove global warming

James Delingpole at The Telegraph is at it again (via It seems that British researchers cherry-picked Russian climatological data to "prove" global warming from human causes:

On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.

The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.

The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.

The HadCRUT database includes specific stations providing incomplete data and highlighting the global-warming process, rather than stations facilitating uninterrupted observations.

On the whole, climatologists use the incomplete findings of meteorological stations far more often than those providing complete observations.

IEA analysts say climatologists use the data of stations located in large populated centers that are influenced by the urban-warming effect more frequently than the correct data of remote stations.

The scale of global warming was exaggerated due to temperature distortions for Russia accounting for 12.5% of the world’s land mass. The IEA said it was necessary to recalculate all global-temperature data in order to assess the scale of such exaggeration.

Global-temperature data will have to be modified if similar climate-date procedures have been used from other national data because the calculations used by COP15 analysts, including financial calculations, are based on HadCRUT research.

What the Russians are suggesting here, in other words, is that the entire global temperature record used by the IPCC to inform world government policy is a crock.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

In Mr. Delingpole's original post at The Telegraph, he observed that the whole Copenhagen exercise had nothing, really, to do with "global warming". When Climategate exposed the incomplete and just plain cooked scientific data, the kleptocrats from the Third World and the multinational corporations fled to a continuation of the carbon-credits system established by the Kyoto Protocol. In other words, a massive transfer of funds from our pockets (in taxes and higher energy costs) to the New York speculators and tinhorn dictators like Robert Mugabe (who stands to make sextillions of Zimbabwe dollars) and Hugo Chavez.

Folks, it is up to us to stop this robbery; first by pressuring the U.S. Senate not to ratify the Copenhagen Treaty, and secondly by cutting back the power of the federal government through assertion of state sovereignty, nullification of federal laws harmful to our states -- and, if all else fails, by secession.

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