Media’s silence of the climate scams
MAURICE NEWMAN, The Australian, August 1, 2017
How lucky to have gatekeepers such as the ABC, SBS and Fairfax Media to protect us from the likes of Climate Depot founder Marc Morano, recently here promoting his documentary Climate Hustle?
Thanks to mainstream media censorship, Morano’s groundbreaking film, which promised a heretical fact-finding journey through the propaganda-laced world of climate change, was denied publicity. Described as “the most dangerous documentary of the year”, Climate Hustle “exposes the myth of the 97 per cent ‘scientific’ consensus, debunks hype about temperature and extreme weather, and introduces viewers to key scientists who have reversed their views and converted to scepticism”.
Fortunately, Al Gore had no difficulty finding the media opportunities Morano couldn’t, to push his apocalyptic movie An Inconvenient Sequel. It continues the scaremongering of Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. Like the first, it’s full of scary weather videos and features, Gore reminding us that we are at a tipping point with the result that our children will inherit a world of “stronger storms, worsening floods, deeper droughts, mega-fires, tropical diseases spreading through vulnerable populations in all parts of the Earth, melting ice caps flooding coastal cities, unsurvivable heat extremes, and hundreds of millions of climate refugees”. Facts don’t stand in the way of a good story. But, then, most who consider this movie a “must see” will take delight in having their fantasies and prejudices confirmed.
The movie shamelessly promotes green tech, a field in which Gore is a successful investor. His advocacy and political access are believed to have made him the world’s first “carbon billionaire”. But that’s the self-serving nature of climate-change politics. It confers wealth and privilege on its boosters. Doubters are banished.
Take the generous financial rewards and status showered on scientists who discover human links to global warming. Under the cloak of academic authority, junk science regularly passes uncritically into the mainstream as credible research. School and university students are indoctrinated with the catastrophic warming faith “so that science can advance” (and sceptics can be silenced).
Crony capitalists are encouraged to invest in renewable energy through attractive taxpayer subsidies. We are told the crippling costs of renewable energy targets are the price we must pay to save the planet. Energy poverty and the premature death of the elderly through lack of affordable heating are downplayed or accepted as collateral damage.
Much of the media volunteered as propagandists, refusing to report fully and accurately, or even to report at all. Extreme weather events continue to be hyped as proof of reckless human activity when no causation is proved. Against predictions and record human emissions, the decline during the past decade in the frequency and intensity of storms and other natural catastrophes goes largely unreported. And there has been no measurable warming for the past 19 years. Who knew?
But catastrophic climate change is about political power. Using Malthusian environmental ideology, the climate movement is aimed at what can loosely be called the Western way of life. How else to explain the Paris Agreement under which, for their sins, rich nations must hobble their economies and compensate poor countries so that the largest emitters, China, India and Russia, can emit freely? Donald Trump spotted this idiocy and quit the agreement.
But even the thuggishness of the climate establishment can’t hide the intellectual corruption behind it all or the willingness of scientists to compromise their work for generous grants and political influence. We’ve had access to thousands of emails and computer files from leading scientists revealing data manipulation, collusion to keep raw data from independent examination and scientific journals pressured to reject contradictory studies.
Australian scientist Jennifer Marohasy recently outed the Bureau of Meteorology for limiting the lowest temperature that an individual weather station can record. If this is accepted practice, no wonder American physicist Charles Anderson declares “it is now perfectly clear that there are no reliable worldwide temperature records”.
And on it goes. John Theon, retired chief of NASA’s Climate Processes Research Program and responsible for all weather and climate research, testified that “scientists have manipulated the observed data to justify their model results”. Then, politically inspired to have the maximum possible impact on world leaders attending the 2015 Paris climate conference, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an exaggerated report based on unverified data. Esteemed scientist Hal Lewis resigned in disgust from the American Physical Society, saying climate change “is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long career”.
Despite it all, climate science is defended to the death. Invalidate it and “the greatest moral challenge of our generation” unravels and, with it, a compelling reason to meddle in others’ lives.
While publicly politicians refuse to discuss the science, they feast on its alarmism. But they cannot forever feign ignorance of the scientific fraud deeply embedded in its core. Australians are waking up. They are growing suspicious of Labor premiers genuflecting to Gore, promising zero net emissions by 2050 and questioning the Turnbull government’s virtue signalling for staying with the Paris Agreement. Slowly it is dawning on them that they and future generations are being played for fools, paying a horrifying price and enduring pointless pain, for spurious “save the planet” propaganda.
Maurice Lionel Newman was the Chairperson of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as former chair of the board of the Australian Stock Exchange. He was Chancellor of Macquarie University until 2008 Newman was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council in September 2013.
h/t to Case Smit
The Movie Climate Hustle is available here on DVD
For comparison, here are the two movie trailers:
Maybe the tipping point we are at is the one where real science is now in the ascendancy and the AGW advocates are on the downward ride….
It’s hard to tell with all the misconduct at universities and open-door journals becoming the norm and at compromised professional organizations. I suppose the tipping point is when first generation pseudo scientists pass away and succeeding generations run out of scare tactics. They have been buring through them rather quickly. We already know basic fact checking in the classical sense is not working to counter it. So the advocacy scare just has to fizzle out on its own.
Outside the govt of the US and parts of the US Republican party and its supporters, the rest of the world is pushing on with Paris, renewables and is completely accepting of the science of climate change.
The US is in a parochial backwater on this.
The rest of the world is not impressed…
The rest of the world…gets paid
…the rest of the world is building coal plants by the thousands.
As AGW B.S. eats away at the world’s economies there are more and more people EVERYWHERE who will choose to listen to the truth about what has taken place. When that tide turns I can only hope that there is nowhere to hide for the fraudsters and falsifiers who perpetuated this anti-human hoax.
Yet most of the green blob’s pole greasing money in Europe originates from US looney liberal left ‘philanthropy’ (aka. international organised crime). The media can hardly blame that on the Russians.
Hurry, hurry, all the other lemmings are running this way…
Griff, short for Griffter?
mass delusion, who cares. More importantly, who will fund, NATO countries ?
Griff: The rest of the world is just as daft as you are.
China is building coal plants, equal to the entire production of the U.K., every year.
It would seem to me that Trump is the ONLY politician that is making any sense. The case is obvious, AGW is overstated and besides that why would you want to pay $Trillions in club membership fees when you don’t have to. If any country feels the need to reduce CO2 emissions they don’t have to belong to an expensive club to do so. The evidence is overwhelming by tens of thousands of scientists that AGW is a guess at best and is not supported by sane thinking people.
The US is the only country that is looking at this from a sane logical perspective. Even germany is building coal fired power plants because they have learned that they need dependable electricity in order to survive. They could no longer lean on surrounding countries to supply them when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine.
Have you actually read the Paris Agreement? It’s a free download and easy to find. Or do you just sit in your mom’s basement playing video games waiting to be told what to think by your high priests of climate change? many people here in the U.S. don’t give a f**k what the rest of the world thinks. Many countries are already on the path to social and economic destruction due to their stupid policies, and the U.S. doesn’t have to follow them down that rathole.
The United States, to put it bluntly, does not care a wit about the blantant propaganda and idiocy of the rest of the world. We do not care if the rest of the world is not impressed. It is NOT more important to be liked than to be right.
“….the rest of the world is pushing on with Paris….”
As the “rest of the world” continues along in “group think” and “herd mentalities” the US is in the “backwaters” trying something new.
One only has to look at history to see how Herd Mentality has impacted society. I suggest reading “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds”. A great quote from it: “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”
So says fake news central – or the Guardian as it is know.
Just makes the good old USA more productive and the rest of the world less competitive. MAGA
Hey Griff, you might want to leave that little Blue Bubble you live in once in awhile, y’know? It’s getting smaller and smaller every. single. day. Just sayin’!
Not sure what they are pushing on with. The Paris Agreement is nothing more than gobbledygook. I recently read it. What a joke! It’s clearly written to obfuscate so our our thought leaders can be the ones to interpret its meaning , as it best benefits them.
Griff, The Paris accord basically demands that countries spend trillions of $€¥¢£ to speculatively ‘save’ 0.03degC in 100 years. Who in their right mind can detect (feel / measure) global temperature changes that small? No one. Trump was 100% correct. Whatever you think about AGW, Paris was a terrible deal, and he did the correct thing to separate the hypothesized issue from the real economic wellbeing of the US.
Decades of “progressive” control of curriculum and editorial content is not anywhere close to letting go.
The tipping point will be a gradual one when in 10 to 20 years time when people realise the weather/climate hasnt really changed that much and will start the backlash against their governments for the social engineering they have had to endure in the name of climate change.
empty wallets speak loudly
I think we passed peak belief and now we are winning, the tide has turned, and algore is grasping at straws.
Is that because of the sceptical campaign or (more likely imo) the continued failure of climate catastrophe to unfold here in the real world? They’ve shouted ‘wolf’ so many times yet absolutely nothing of consequence is actually occurring and after years of indoctrination the public are now making their own minds up.
As with Gore’s 1st movie, I suspect a line item debunking of his claims is forthcoming.
The popularity of a movie such as this is not just based on its promotion, or the degree of alarm conveyed.
There is something bigger afoot.
Each of us wants to be virtuous. We want to have the right opinions about things, including political issues such as the environment. The flip side of wanting to be virtuous is that we don’t want to be the bad guy – we don’t want to be willingly ignorant, unknowingly behaving in bad ways.
Just as a deodorant commercial appeals to our desire to not present a smelly self in public, and make-up ads tell us how we can avoid being ugly in public, so a great deal of politics is not focused on a hashing out of desired goals and how to get there, but is focused on selling us what we desire – a sense of being virtuous, and not ignorantly-bad.
That desire is more powerful than some rational analysis of how likely it is that some amount of fossil fuel exhaust might harmfully raise planetary temperature. The whole, entire game is a play on our emotional need to be in the virtuous group.
This is true on the skeptic side, as well, but the skeptic side adds something: the appeal to being virtuous, to being on the right side of an issue, but having this decision being based on evidence and proof, and being skeptical of what that might be, knowing that each of us can be “sold” on something that sounds good, but is not genuinely true, or valid.
Once you get burned in a get-rich-quick scheme or lose-weight-fast scheme, you get skeptical of the next claim.
The Global Warming cabal has a hard sell – “what if you died tomorrow – how would your widow raise your kids?!! Here, sign up for this life insurance deal!!” <–The hard sell – the sense of imminent, immediate doom – is their move to get around you rationally evaluating the issue.
On the skeptical side, no such alarmism is in play. So, a skeptic movie does not have the virtue/panic appeal that Al Dork has.
The “need to appear virtuous” mostly applies to Idle Class (aspirational) Pilates-and-kale worshipers with time on their hands whose mortgage, car lease, and kids’ tuition are PAID by some pavement-pounding capitalist husband while *they* parade their “green virtue” around their 8,500 square foot houses in the Hamptons. Farmers’ market, “ballet slippers” pinky nail polish, and friggin’ ugly yoga pants set ’em apart.
Too much work for me! I’d rather be a real-world Deplorable, sitting on my porch, enjoying a beer!
Government workers are another subset of the Idle Class. They benefit from the ever growing intrusions into the natural economy.
Hey Goldrider…….I have a fairly new T-Shirt that looks real sharp – medium grey with white lettering “I AM A DEPLORABLE”
Comment about government workers, soldiers are government workers. head down to your local cemetery and tell all those lay abouts how lazy they where.
“Comment about government workers, soldiers are government workers. head down to your local cemetery and tell all those lay abouts how lazy they where.”
That’s not what he meant, it’s not how it would be taken, and you know it. Nevertheless you stoop to drag dead soldiers into your side of the discussion to establish some sort of distorted moral high ground.
Disgusting little individual.
I can’t be bothered to go see these films, and not one penny of my hard earned cash is going to further enrich Al Gore.
But isn’t it odd that his first film punched up the warming terrors, with the hydraulic lift scene that has been endlessly parodied, supposedly showing that the CO2 levels are spiking off the graph? Implying that temperatures are soon to follow? But seemingly the recent movie only tries to punch up the “extreme weather” theme, ignoring the scientific papers in the IPCC reports showing fewer hurricanes etc.
It is not warming dramatically. The weather is not getting dramatically worse. They have no arguments that make sense, but they go on screeching. No wonder the public are tuning them out.
I doubt that the sequel will win a Nobel. Deserves a Razzie instead.
rich nations must hobble their economies and compensate poor countries…
odd isn’t it…..People are being punished for being smart……and rewarded for being stupid
Socialism writ large.
As unpopular an opinion as this may be, I will actually defend the Australian auto-filtering of temperature. I have something like that myself. If the temperature goes below -20F, it not only removes the data from the record but sends up an automatic alarm to the instrumentation department. If you genuinely think that values are not possible, then you want to make sure that you don’t record garbage data. 99 times out of 100, a reading that cold is a transmission error, not a real measurement, but this does occasionally come back to bite you when your filtering values aren’t as impossible as you once thought.
Ben of Houston: “you want to make sure that you don’t record garbage data”
Unless of course that garbage data produces readings in your pre-conceived accepted range.
If the temperature goes below -20F…you do realize if -20 is possible……-19 is just as possible
Houston’s coldest temp on record was +5F, back in the ’30s. I’d say -20F in Houston is a functional definition of “impossible.”
Thank you Richie.
I guess there are advantages to the loconymic username.
Richie, the Australian weather stations that were limited to minus 10C were in cold parts of the country. Snow country and the Southern Tablelands. Minus 10 is well within the realms of possible. Also, the filtering appeared to have a manual element.
I have one question. Are their maximum high values as far from the mean/ average as the minimum low values? In other words is there a warm bias?
An alarm to point someone at a potential problem is a different thing from a cut-off to disregard the underlying signal. Would we have a flooding alarm on the Titanic that is to be ignored because the ship is “unsinkable”? Would we run our nuclear defense alerts based on the premise that such a war is “unthinkable”? If we can ignore readings which are alarming then we don’t need those readings anyway.
I’m defending the practice in general, John. Also, we have no idea what was happening internally. It could be that it just tripped a “don’t publish” trigger, and they have a policy to review it every so often.
Since we were looking at this occur live, anything that would have happened normally to ensure these sorts of problems don’t occur couldn’t occur. All we saw was the initial, automated reaction.
You have to give people a chance to do right before you bring the hammer down.
“You have to give people a chance to do right before you bring the hammer down.”
That “chance” has been consistently, and persistently abused over the past 40 years. WUWT is merely a means of exposing the abuse.
Nothing says “Bogus!” like some nitwit trying to claim “transmission error” as cause for bad data.
That ruse went extinct over thirty years ago, at the end of the noisy 1200 baud cheap telephone wire connections.
Transmission protocols since then, eliminate 99.99% of transmission errors. Check bit inconsistencies force retransmission and verification; even in archaic governmental agencies.
A TheoK. Have you ever worked with a 4-20 mA signal? They fail all the time. Any one is very reliable, but when you have hundreds in a plant, one’s going out practically every week.
Then you have problems with the instrument itself (Is a valve stuck? Is it reading calibration gas? Did a bird perch on it? Poop on it? Did water get into it? Did the port get clogged? Did it get snapped in half by a dolt walking on the pipe rack? I’ve had all of these happen).
There’s a reason that environmental regulations allow instrumentation 5% downtime. When things go wrong, it’s necessary.
Ben, you are right about intrument failures – I have recently seen birds bugger up wind sensors by trying to eat them. But they fail to obvious values like 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 or 9999, 9999, 9999, not -10.4 C on a cold night in the middle of winter.
If it’s analog, it won’t necessarily be an even number. My flowmeters love failing to the 600 klb/hr range, and thermocouples will fail both extremely high or low depending on the flip of a coin. In fact, one of the easiest tells is when an absolute number such as a concentration is negative.
And y’all, I’m not saying it was competently done, and I’m not touching the accusation that they are lying. I’m just saying that there are reasonable thoughts behind the practice in general.
“If you genuinely think that values are not possible, then you want to make sure that you don’t record garbage data….”
We now know there are “black swans”, outliers in datasets that record real events.
Besides, if you look at the distribution of highs and lows, you can see skewness (mode shifted left or right).
Some extreme events may be spurious, but it’s possible that the data are heterogeneous, meaning two physical processes generate the observations, one distributed normally, or log-normally, the other having a Poisson distribution, such as extreme ENSO events (El Nino + La Nina).
Only hundreds in a plant?
“One going out practically every week” Oh! The horror, one a week.
Where is the maintenance crew? Or is it company policy to wait till equipment actually fails?
Equipment maintenance staff is typically on duty 24/7. Their job is to keep equipment running correctly at all times.
Staff running or monitoring equipment should be trained to notify maintenance staff immediately regarding all equipment failures.
Sensors going bad are common stock in trade. Most equipment comes equipped to issue warnings immediately identifying out of spec sensor readings.
Any decent maintenance crew identifies dying, friable equipment and replaces the sensors promptly.
If your company uses different procedures, well, QC is not that company’s intention.
Incompetence is neither equipment or transmission failure.
All specious claims.
Identify exactly where temperature sensors fail; not some wish list of potential world failures.
Environmental regulations written in the late 1960s-1970s.
Before American corporations received the shocker response from a Japanese company; paraphrased; “How does the American company desire their tiny percentage of failed equipment packaged?”.
Meaning, the manufacturer was able to identify defective equipment/construction before shipping/installation.
Leaving all of your straw man responses, boh, as explicitly not transmission errors.
Defective equipment or defective connections should easily be fixed by any competent maintenance team; prior to critical data issues.
While you are hand waving and singing false songs, boh,; please explain why these Australian low temperature failures are so temperature specific? Normally, one expects signals to fail any time.
Then you can explain why Australian temperature record keepers have amateurs catch Aus record keepers with their pants down?
There were several stations nearby recording similar or colder temperatures. Signs of manual intervention on some, not others. Aka fiddling.
Ben, this low temperature filtration was jumped on because there have been numerous similar events. This was not just auto-filtering. Human intervention was apparent. I have independently come across similar issues, simply by viewing data that I need to access for on-going design requirements. These are not just about temperature. They have occurred in wind speed and tide gauge records.
Nice to see our friends “Down Under” getting it right, and that Bob Carter’s work continues bearing fruit that he knew would be deliciously appreciated!
When there is so much money involved it is easy to push the propaganda and fear mongering. Until the money starts drying up there will be people working 40+ hours a week to convince you to believe the story and do their best to shut up anyone trying to tell the truth. You see much of the same in the drug industry on a smaller scale, no exposes from MSM(due to ad revenue), fear mongering, and lots of pushers…
So grateful to The Australian for ripping into the alarmists and politicians. Appeasement and tolerance has not worked. It’s good to see what I hope is a growing media chorus call these fatalists on their failed predictions and asinine fear mongering. Australians as a whole, have bought into the climate change scam and even now as it is becoming obvious of the shortcomings of renewables, particularly in South Australia, the fatalists are successfully manipulating the message to shift blame away from wind and solar and onto privatization of electricity providers, profit-hungry fossil fuel utility providers, recalcitrant politicians and right leaning voters.
As the Australians put it, it’s all a rort.
If one wants to know the state of climate science in 2017 read this:
This is getting to be like a cross between a soap opera and Mexican professional wrestling. Manbearpig is getting difficult to parody, when the real person is so far out there.
It’s less professional on both comparisons.
Manbearpig is setting himself, and the rest of the climate alarmists up for a fall.
I’m sure it has been said before, but it will happen.
The media love a victim, eventually he’ll be the one they turn on.
Once the majority of the public realizes that AGW is hype, the proponents will just move on to a different angle. If it isn’t temperature, then its acidification, or its water levels, or its food production… They aren’t ever going to stop.
I keep going back to “Atlas Shrugged” published around 1957. It wasn’t about global warming but instead about “fairness” – it strongly reminds me of the arguments used to justify carbon control and wealth sharing.
So yes, eventually AGW will be no longer useful to them, but they will have a new theme. Skeptics will never “win” the battle, only move the argument along. Meanwhile a lot of unscrupulous people are going to get rich off of other people’s taxes.
Robert of Texas
whilst I think you are right, up to a point, there is a matter of trust. When the apocalyptic predictions fail to materialise, again, and again, and again, the public will (and are) turning away from the belief, one by one. Boredom will win the day, not science or politics.
The whole subject will dissolve into one tiny fizzling squib. The problem is, people like Gore will never be brought to book for their overt manipulation of the subject, just to make money.
Hey neighbor. I’ll agree with the Scot. The more different angles they come back in, the greater the cry-wolf effect. We’ll never win the fight. Not truly, but over time, people will learn.
They already have – notice how many articles are now about the coming terror of the Robots – AI is threatening all the world.
The fundamental motive of the Warmunists is not concern for the health and welfare of human beings. It is religious. The religious motivation can be seen in their addiction to the literary genre of Apocalypses, such as Gore’s movie and the cover story in New York Magazine last week. Apocalypses every bit as lurid as the one written by St. John of Patmos — and just as “scientific”. Men who write or film Apocalypses to justify their beliefs are engaged in a fundamentally religious activity.
Indeed, there have always been priesthoods doing very nicely thank you out of peddling fear, but at least previous ones left a legacy of old churches and cathedrals, this one has no legacy whatsoever, though future generations may have a good laugh about all the failed predictions stated with fake certainty.
Their desire for a new, purified world, powered by nature not man, not an old, patched-up one (with nuclear power and natural gas), has a religious feel.
They listened one time to many to Joni Mitchell warbling, “And we’ve GOT to get ourselves, back to the gaaa-aaaa-aaa-AAARRRRdennnnnn!”
Al Gore, who flunked out of Divinity school and so had to create his own form of evangelist exploitation.
They put Jimmy Swaggart in jail.
I’m convinced there is a Tipping Point. But it’s for what I call the “Outhouse Effect”. The likes of Al Gore, Leo DiCaprio, etc. have complimentary seating upstairs. They and their fellow travellers are entitled to personal jets, yachts, and multiple 10,000 square foot homes.
They are working tirelessly to herd the rest of us into the basement.
Those who look up to them will be in for a rude surprise when the ‘tipping’ begins.
Anybody, by definition, who conflates the opinions of “activist” “celebrities” like Leo with scientific opinions, is so far south of being educated it’s a lost cause. You can’t teach a pig to sing–does nothing for music, and annoys the pig.
It is not there are good reasons to tag outliers.
It is that the science establishment it to climate data has been busy editing the data time and time again.
The pattern is clear. Data is being shaped to support pre-conceived results.
Motives are not so clear.
I have to laugh at the production costs comparison between the two videos. Although warmists claim that the deniers are funded by big oil, you would think that big oil would be funding movies like climate hustle to make them have more impact. Clearly Gore has had more $$$ thrown at his video, I wonder where that cash came from?
Have you seen Chasing Ice? Right before your eyes you can see glaciers melting adding to sea level and warming of climate. It’s not hypothesis. We need to change from fossil fuel to renewable energy before it’s too late! Talk about job opportunities – retrain coal miners, retail workers, factory workers etc.
forgot the /sarc I hope?
“Using Malthusian environmental ideology, the climate movement is aimed at what can loosely be called the Western way of life. How else to explain the Paris Agreement under which, for their sins, rich nations must hobble their economies and compensate poor countries so that the largest emitters, China, India and Russia, can emit freely? ”
Hence my encouragement of the useful and succinct term “C6” as a description of same:
Capitalist Caucasian Caused Catastrophic Climate Change.
I wonder if all the people in love with Al Gore have asked themselves what he means when he talks about “managed fertility” on the continent of Africa? This man is sick beyond any description.
A credibly theory of why something should happen in the future must have a credibly theory of why it happened in the past. Planetary cycles do that.
Griff, move to Venezuala for a real life view of your future…
Human beings are fatally attracted to belief systems no matter how absurd and corrupt.
This is because to adopt a belief system is much easier than taking responsibility for one’s own life and penetrating the scary depths of one’s own being.
This cowardice in the face of one’s own life is the raison deter of the left side of politics.
It is much easier to avoid responsibility for all that is felt to be wrong with one’s life or the world by blaming anyone or everyone else. And all the better to avoid oneself by attaching oneself to a ‘noble’ cause, so much the better to advertise one’s own high principles and imaginary nobility.
Climate change activism is just such a NOBLE cause.
Makes its adherents feel that they are contributing to a noble cause rather than fleeing the real aim of life which is to find out who they really are.
The left is always parading their virtue. If fact they are in cowardly flight from reality.
Even more strange that they choose to adopt such a pack of lies which the global warming story is. But on second thoughts perhaps not. The fundamental tool of the left is the lie.
Back in about 2004, a group of interested people were examining the individual sensors in the Australian temperature network. These were displayed on the BOM web site.
It was found that a huge number of sensors were not compliant with international standards. Most of the non compliance was introducing bias due to the urban heat island effect. We were talking back and forth about each non compliant station.
And these records were being reported to the international data management centres.
Then, one night, the entire system was removed from the BOM web site, and was replaced with the current network of compliant stations.
Subsequent to that, I wrote to the BOM to ask what had happened to the data from the non compliant stations. Was it still held as part of the BOM data base? Were the data from the non compliant stations removed from the international data sets?
There was no answer. I suspect that the data still exists and is part of the permanent record.