Climategate turbulence

Russ Steele writes: President Obama will soon be on his his way to Copenhagen and his Bagdad Bob moment in Air Force One.  Climategate is sure to create some turbulence.

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igloowhite

Let me be clear about this warming debate. There will be no debate while I’m President. As you all know I care about your health and I am sure that I will be able to help with that only in a cooler atmosphere, which will also better enable resistribution of your tax money to my over heated ACORN base.
Yours true,
President Obowma

Richard Patton

Height of ironies that the meeting is in Copenhagen, when we are concerned that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark” (Hamlet) and have seen through the Emperor’s New Clothes (Hans Andersen, surely Denmark’s most famous citizen). To say nothing of the Battle of Copenhagen, where Nelson put his blind eye to the telescope in order to disobey official orders and win the battle.

Steve S.
Chuck
MarcH

Climate dementors…
As the Copenhagen Climate conference approaches Climate Alarmists are in a frenzy to try and convince world leaders to implement radical action to drastically reduce the CO2 emissions they believe solely responsible for our Modern Warm Period.
This frenzied response has spawned a new type of Climate Alarmist: the Climate Dementor….
more at
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2747744.htm

MarcH

Not sure if this passes as satire , but if made me laugh…
> >—–Original Message—–
> >From: Phil Jones [[6]mailto:p.jones@xxxxxxxxx.xxx]
> >Sent: 05 January 2009 16:18
> >To: Johns, Tim; Folland, Chris
> >Cc: Smith, Doug; Johns, Tim
> >Subject: Re: FW: Temperatures in 2009
> >
> >
> > Tim, Chris,
> > I hope you’re not right about the lack of warming lasting
> > till about 2020. I’d rather hoped to see the earlier Met Office
> > press release with Doug’s paper that said something like –
> > half the years to 2014 would exceed the warmest year currently on
> > record, 1998!
> > Still a way to go before 2014.
> >
> > I seem to be getting an email a week from skeptics saying
> > where’s the warming gone. I know the warming is on the decadal
> > scale, but it would be nice to wear their smug grins away.
> >
> > Chris – I presume the Met Office continually monitor the weather
> > forecasts.
> > Maybe because I’m in my 50s, but the
> language used in the forecasts seems
> > a bit over the top re the cold. Where I’ve been for the last 20
> > days (in Norfolk)
> > it doesn’t seem to have been as cold as the forecasts.
> >
> > I’ve just submitted a paper on the UHI for London – it is 1.6
> > deg C for the LWC.
> > It comes out to 2.6 deg C for night-time minimums. The BBC forecasts has
> > the countryside 5-6 deg C cooler than city centres on recent nights.
> > The paper
> > shows the UHI hasn’t got any worse since 1901 (based on St James Park
> > and Rothamsted).
> >
> > Cheers
> > Phil

SSam

Dunno how long they will be there.
http://i50.tinypic.com/2h535uv.gif
http://i49.tinypic.com/2zyy79e.jpg
Found off of Pookies Toons.

vg

Global warming is being dramatically cooled down over the USA LOL
http://wxmaps.org/pix/temp1.html

pat

And let us not forget New Zealand’s climate data manipulation. The sorry excuse od NIWA that temperatures must be adjusted for a thermometer move over a hundred years before, instead of altering the few years before the thermometer’s present position, is one of the most bizarre explanations in the annals of weather science.

Zeke

Allie is funny.
http://townhall.com/cartoons/cartoonist/EricAllie/2009/11/3
He has a few of them. 🙂

marchesarosa

Concerning the virtual absence of BBC news on the CRU affair I saw it described somewhere as BBC PALEO-NEWS.
(Hope it wasn’t here on WUWT!)

Mariss Freimanis

Kind of interesting there’s an aircraft in the cartoon. The trend seems to be “There may be a few bad apples at CRU but it doesn’t affect vast majority of the science behind AWG. Trust me, it’s really nothing.” I have been replying in this manner:
The science is NOT sound after this past week’s revelations.
Let’s say it had been: “Last week it was revealed fraudulent engineering practices were employed in the design of all Airbuses since 1996. Though the senior engineers who engaged in the fraud have been found out, they did work on all engineering aspects of the aircraft. We conclude the vast majority of the engineering is sound so we pronounce these aircraft as being airworthy. With that, our opinion is it’s unnecessary to investigate if their work involved lavatory toilet seat design or wing structure design.”
Would you fly on that airplane?

Mariss Freimanis

The science is NOT sound after this past week’s revelations as many claim.
Let’s say it had been: “Last week it was revealed fraudulent engineering practices were employed in the design of all Airbuses since 1996. Though the senior engineers who engaged in the fraud have been found out, they did work on all engineering aspects of the aircraft. We conclude the vast majority of the engineering is sound so we pronounce these aircraft as being airworthy. With that, our opinion is it’s unnecessary to investigate if their work involved lavatory toilet seat design or wing structure design.”
Would you fly on that airplane?

R Dunn

From Lisa Benson – “So, did Al Gore invent climate change?”
http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/store/add.php?iid=41340

Zeke
P Wilson

MarcH (18:15:11) :
Phil Jones says:
“I hope you’re not right about the lack of warming lasting
> till about 2020. I’d rather hoped to see the earlier Met Office
> press release with Doug’s paper that said something like –
> half the years to 2014 would exceed the warmest year currently on
>> record, 1998!”
i thought Phil Jones was against global warming?

Jeremy
David Walton

Obama isn’t the only one who experiences turbulence.
Debbie Stabenow –
“Climate change is very real. Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I’m flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes.”

Bobby W
P Wilson

R Dunn (18:36:56)
http://media.photobucket.com/image/al%20gore%20global%20warming%20cartoon%20airplane/airborne373/al-gore-plane-1.gif
if only he knew what a carbon footprint was! alright for him, but not for us

David L. Hagen

Climate policy just brought down Australia’s Liberal Party (“conservative”) pro climate regulation leader Turnbull, possibly putting Australia’s climate policy and/or the Liberal Party into jeopardy.
Australia’s Opposition Switches Leader

CANBERRA — Australia’s main opposition Liberal Party elected Tony Abbott as its leader in a move that will likely see a government plan to cap the country’s greenhouse-gas emissions either defeated or deferred by the Senate, potentially triggering an early election. . . .
Mr. Abbott said Monday that if he become leader he would seek to refer the climate bill to a Senate committee, delaying its passage until at least February, when Parliament resumes after a long summer recess.
That would be a serious setback for Mr. Rudd, who was in Washington on Monday to meet with President Barack Obama and earlier appeared to have the votes locked up to secure the program’s approval.

Australian opposition change jolts climate debate (AFP)

Turnbull had sparked a party revolt by supporting the government’s carbon legislation, and warned that the centre-right Liberals faced electoral disaster if an early election were called.
“I think climate change is real,” Abbot said, brushing off earlier comments that global warming was a “load of crap” as “a bit of hyperbole”, and drawing sarcastic laughs from journalists.
“I think man does make a contribution. There’s an argument as to how great that contribution is, and second what should be done about it.

Australia’s Climate Policy Roger Pielke, Jr.

I’ve been waiting a few months to finish up an analysis of the implications of the proposed Australian ETS for the decarbonization of Australia’s economy (along the lines of my UK and Japan case studies) so I can that submit it for publication. The analysis is pretty much done, but it would be nice to have at least some stability in the politics before putting it out. It is as if the Australian government has no concern about the needs of my academic publication schedule. . . Anyone wanting a draft copy can email me at pielke@colorado.edu.

Richard

Lucy Skywalker (18:04:58) :
Height of ironies that the meeting is in Copenhagen, when we are concerned that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark” (Hamlet) and have seen through the Emperor’s New Clothes (Hans Andersen, surely Denmark’s most famous citizen). To say nothing of the Battle of Copenhagen, where Nelson put his blind eye to the telescope in order to disobey official orders and win the battle.

And maybe the Ugly Duckling (Hans Christian Andersen) – CO2 – who is actually a beautiful swan.

yonason

What’s that old joke?
Guard – “The lunatics are at the gate”
Captain of the Guard – “Quick, open the gate and let them out!”

yonason

Richard (18:49:27)
And don’t forget how this will devastate the World economy, which amounts to “killing the goose that laid the golden eggs.”

Richard Patton
David L. Hagen

Mike Adams addresses The State of the Revolution on university campuses. Will debate on catastrophic anthropogenic global warming be allowed next?

R

I made a drawing of Pinnocchio. I thought I would make a great logo for Climategate. How can I send it to you?

Ray

Just in case it did not go through… this is my prefered one:
http://www.classicalvalues.com/Mann_explains_treemometer.jpg

popcorn
R. Craigen

I don’t know if this is exactly what you want, but it’s my favourite Earth Day poster

Ron de Haan

ClimateGate hearing headed for Capitol Hill:
http://thehill.com//blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/69795-climate-email-controversy-headed-for-capitol-hill-airing
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/69417-obama-to-go-to-copenhagen-for-climate-summit
President Barack Obama unveiled a provisional target number for lowering U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that the U.S. will present at next month’s international climate change summit in Copenhagen.
The White House said Obama would offer a provisional U.S. emissions cut of 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.
Time to call your Senator again and tell them that the science is corrupt and no Copenhagen decision is acceptable.
Also tell them if they don’t stop this farce, we will stop them at the next elections.

slolman

I am glad that they are forcing the data to come out. Next up is getting all the oil companies to release their data.

Ron de Haan

Have a look how a corrupt process looks like:
http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/publications_and_data.htm
Meet the IPCC:
http://www.ipcc.ch/organization/organization_bureau.htm
Their technical task force
http://www.ipcc.ch/organization/organization_secretariat.htm#2
Ever heard of DDC?
It’s the Data Distribution Center and they want you to rate their page?????
http://www.ipcc-data.org/

slolman (19:25:32),
The difference is that the CRU is publicly funded, so the taxpayers own the data.
But those evil oil companies [that sell you what you crave — but they don’t make you buy] are not taxpayer funded. Their information is proprietary.
But if you still believe the big bad oil companies are making a killing, then go and buy as many shares as you can afford. Then you will get your share of the loot, too. Win-win.

Carlo

Peer Review 1945
[ok, that was funny, but due to numerous complaints I’ve been embargoing the Hitler parodies. Also…contains profanity ~ ctm ]

Ian

Anyone know what to make of this (from Warwick Hughes site)
(apologies if it’s off topic)
CRU quietly revising 8 months of 2009 global temperature data
November 29th, 2009 by Warwick Hughes
njcons has just told me CRU have just “deleted” – removed 8 months of their CRUT3 monthly anomalies for 2009. Unannounced that I have seen. I checked at about 6am Canberra time on 30 Nov.
Sure enough downloading the CRUTEM3 Global mean I see only Jan and Feb for 2009;
2009 0.561 0.713 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.637
2009 27 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HadCRUT3 is the same, 8 months edited out – as is HadSST2 – so the issue is through land and sea data.
However, nobody has told the Hadley Centre…..

Galileo

The situation in Australia is this:
The PM wanted to go to Copenhagen with the Parliament having passed a cap and tax scheme (referred to as ETS, for emissions trading scheme). It has been passed by the lower house but the government lacks the numbers in the Senate.
The previous leader of the opposition (Turnbull), a pompous elitist, supported the ETS and committed to the government to approve it in the Senate. A number of members of the opposition challenged this but Turnbull insisted he was leader and they would pass the ETS. Several members of his front bench resigned. This was followed by an enormous outcry within the electorate, swamping their members with complaints, whereupon more front benchers resigned and a leadership ballot called.
The new leader (Abbott), is a tough, very experienced, principled politician. He was one who resigned from Turnbull’s frontbench. Unlike Turnbull he is a man of the people, but also politically skilled. (Turnbull is not politically skilled, he is a lawyer who made a lot of money in business and thinks leadership is telling everyone else what to do, even when they are adamantly opposed. He is incapable of building coalitions, Abbott is not.)
After Abbott was elected, he called for a secret ballot (very rare in the party room) on opposing the ETS. The decision to oppose was passed 55/29. The party’s coalition partners (the Nationals) are even more strongly opposed. So strong opposition to the ETS at this time is not just Abbott’s policy, it is that of the whole opposition.
Rudd, the PM, now goes to Copenhagen without his trophy ETS.
Abbott has made it very clear he is opposed to the ETS as an enormous tax scheme with no material benefit to Australia, and that his job is to look after Australians. There has to be an election in 2010. The ETS position is the major difference between the two sides of politics in Australia, so expect the Liberals (ie conservatives, not US “liberals”) to really ramp up the attack on the ETS and what it will do to Australia. That has not happened to date because Turnbull was backing the ETS.
Don’t expect politicians like Abbott to grab onto Climategate at this stage. They are professional politicians. They will not touch it until they are sure it will not blow up in their faces. But once they are sure, expect them to use it hard to further their position, in this case winning government by sticking the current government with its proposed huge tax scheme based on a fraud.

Marilena

slolman,
Do you mean the huge oil companies like BP and Shell who fund the alarmists?

Carlo

Sorry
Reply: No problem. That was a funny one. Most aren’t that well written. ~ ctm

Noelene

Don’t you just love huge oil companies like BP and Shell?All the employment they provide,all the energy they provide,the means to drive my car,particularly necessary if a medical emergency pops up.Where would the western world be without them.

Spenc BC

Galileo
It is my sense that the events in Australia auger well for sober second thought on Climate legislation elsewhere in the world, especially here in Canada. We have a Conservative minority government who likewise will not touch Climategate till they are sure but I think they will find solace in this bold move down under. Here’s hoping this is the beginning of more serious consideration the world over, all thanks to Australia. Good on ya mate!

Ngapaki
Roger Knights

“Dr Phil Jones says this has been the worst week of his professional career.”
So far.

Roger Carr

When cartoons come,
can truth be far behind?

Sunfighter

Sorry, I dont see how this is getting bumpy or anything. Other then Fox news and a few newspaper articles, and some rumblings from the scientific community, the REAL powerbrokers are continuing to plow full steam ahead like nothing has happened. The BBC continues to have their global warming is coming story once a day as usual, and everything continues to plow along….
honestly i dont think it can be stopped at this point. Its depressing. It seems in a lot of things the truth doesnt really matter past a certain point.

Roger Knights

Here’s a link to a photo of the famous Greek statue of Perseus holding up the head of Medusa, with her dead body at his feet. (Caution–nudity.) It’s obviously premature to be celebrating, but I scent victory on the turn of the tide, and I feel as though the monster has been given a mortal stroke.