Climategate: CRU= TGP


I swear, reading Climategate stories is as much fun as surfing TGP sites.

CRU:

“I’ve been poring over one of many leaked computer files from the “climategate” scandal.

It’s worse than those e-mails revealing leading climate scientists did a “trick” to “hide the decline” in global temperatures and privately called it a “travesty” they couldn’t explain recent cooling.

This document has the innocuous header “HARRY_READ_Me.txt.”…

The file — 274 pages long — describes the efforts of a climatologist/programmer at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia to update a huge statistical database (11,000 files) of important climate data between 2006 and 2009.

The computer coding, along with the programmer’s apparently unsuccessful efforts to complete the project, involve data that are the foundation of the study of climate change — recordings from hundreds of weather stations around the world of temperature and precipitation measurements from 1901 to 2006, sun/cloud computer simulations, and the like…

Reading “HARRY_READ_ME.txt” it’s clear the CRU’s files were a mess. The programmer laments huge gaps in data, bug-filled programs and worries about all the guesswork he’s doing. His comments suggest the problems go back years…

As you read the programmer’s comments below, remember, this is only a fraction of what he says.

– “But what are all those monthly files? DON’T KNOW, UNDOCUMENTED. Wherever I look, there are data files, no info about what they are other than their names. And that’s useless …” (Page 17)

– “It’s botch after botch after botch.” (18)

– “The biggest immediate problem was the loss of an hour’s edits to the program, when the network died … no explanation from anyone, I hope it’s not a return to last year’s troubles … This surely is the worst project I’ve ever attempted. Eeeek.” (31)

– “Oh, GOD, if I could start this project again and actually argue the case for junking the inherited program suite.” (37)

– “… this should all have been rewritten from scratch a year ago!” (45)

– “Am I the first person to attempt to get the CRU databases in working order?!!” (47)

– “As far as I can see, this renders the (weather) station counts totally meaningless.” (57)

– “COBAR AIRPORT AWS (data from an Australian weather station) cannot start in 1962, it didn’t open until 1993!” (71)

– “What the hell is supposed to happen here? Oh yeah — there is no ‘supposed,’ I can make it up. So I have : – )” (98)”

Read it all.

Okay, TGP:

See what I mean? reading about the China Syndrome meltdown of Piltdown Man climate “science” is almost as awesome as looking at a beautiful young girl.

Here’s some more CRU:

Tigerhawk says:

“Some of this is a bit over done; not every suspicious turn of phrase in a conversational email hides a conspiracy, and anybody who has worked in a large organization knows that. It is also true that people in all organizations vent about outsiders who threaten to knock down the door as Steve McIntyre, to his credit, does all the time. The emails alone prove nothing.”

I disagree with this. These inclement climate pseudoscientists are fucking, goddamned pieces of shit. I don’t think one can “over do” shedding light on these slimy nightcrawlers. Personally, I think they should be cut up into little bitty bits and used as chum. After all, they are basically trying to rob the world economy of billions of dollars, and deny all peoples their God-given natural rights. No form of execution could be too gruesome for them. After all, this is cultural treason.

More TGP:

And yet more CRU:

“In a nutshell, Climategate is a destroyer of world-views. As someone who has always maintained that the AGW hype was a matter of politicians and grifters seizing an opportunity to use unsettled science as a means of getting filthy rich while imposing harsh measures against human freedom, I am very familiar with the world-view of the alarmists. Whenever I wrote about the “hoo-hah” of AGW (and particularly of Al Gore’s stupendous, international fake-out and hypocrisy), my email would load up with people telling me I was “a stupid hick,” unschooled in scientific method (just like Al Gore) and therefore unentitled to opine on anything, so I should just “shut up” and “go away” and of course, I was a “nazi.” These emails occasionally ended with a diatribe against George W. Bush for good measure, and suggested he and I were both “criminals” against humanity. One person even accused me of being Barbara Bush, in disguise.

All of that was standard-issue hate, but nowhere as amusing as the occasional “Sinner, fry in hell” emails I will get from a Jack Chicker, so I stopped reading them long ago.

But I also had a journalist I admired, and who I still consider a friend, privately and gently suggest that if I doubted the truth about AGW then I was as deluded (and perhaps as evil) as a “holocaust denier.””

Read it all, because there are many awesome links. Just like a soft porn TGP site, you could get lost for hours in the “friends” links.

Still more TGP:

Like I said, it’s a tossup: Surf TGP or surf CRU?

“There is a lot to read about Climategate, but none of it is in the Mainstream Media, with the exception of the Obama-Administration described “not real news” organization. That would be Fox News, which is covering the story.

The New York Times, in a stunning bit of hypocrisy, says they won’t report on Climategate because they didn’t like the way the information was discovered. To the NY TImes, the real story, if they ever deign to cover it, will be about the method in which the story was found, and the ends not justifying means.

There is a valid nit to pick over hacking and how it threatens not just programs but governments and individuals. But when an entire global movement, with accompanying financial interests and public bullying has been founded on “science” that is -at the very least- now confirmed to be “unsettled,” that information, regardless of how it was brought to light, needs to be reported on and investigated.

The NY Times’ prim distaste for the means of disclosure on this issue rather reminds me of a few years back, when someone leaded a memo from the Senate Intelligence Committee, whereby Sen. Jay Rockefeller suggested strategies to undermine “Bush’s war,” and the mainstream media ignored the content of the memo, while waxing indignant over the leak.

The standard media, it seems, only like leaks when they serve their own agendas, or take down their perceived enemies, foreign and domestic.

So, they don’t like this Climategate Story, not at all. Troubling links and trouble, trouble for the narrative.

Let me tell you why the press is blacking out the Climategate story:”

Which goes into Driscol’s quotation, but there’s a lot more CRU pr0n links you shouldn’t miss!

One more borderline NSFW TGP image – seasonally appropriate! – after the break:

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Bolt on Climategate etc.


This bloke has some seriously well-honed time management skills… Anyway, yet another extensive Climategate post.

Meanwhile, Ed Begley Jr’s head explodes.

Swiss minarets cut down to size.

You’ll pay – and for what?… Electricity prices set to jump by 60% thanks to KRudd’s ETS

Turnbull out by tomorrow… and it looks like it’ll be Hockey

Bolt talks about Hockey, then damns him


Link one.

Link two.

Bolt on Alan Jones’ show and Insiders

Welcome to the Planet, “Sol Mond 3”


Does this look like a photograph taken on Earth?

Well, it was. You simply must check out this series of inside-the-tube wave photos. Absolutely amazing.

Here is the star that “Sol Mond 3” orbits.

I think the seas on Sol Mond 3 are filled with silicon gel.

More Sunday Boltness

Bee bee cue (as they say in Korea)


In a tie-back to Tizona’s former Sunday Brunch posts, Rabz was kind enough to send in a couple of pics of the Christening – baptism? – of his new BBQ.

Looks like that would have been one yummy feed! 🙂

And – almost oddly enough  (and if you’re wondering about Tizona’s views on people who wear funny hats on their heads, look no further) – it’s a hatty!

Ahmadinejad, Chaves “together to the end”


One can only hope, when it comes to them, it’s soon.

Obama OKs more cash for ACORN


Via the Drudge Report, this is unbelievable stuff. Perhaps I was too quick when I said good-bye to ACORN after the scandal emerged that they were helping to facilitate child prostitution, a travesty even the Left could not ingore. Well, it turns out the Obama administration is still going to give them more stacks of cash (yeah, I know, hadn’t they cut the funding?), in a deal announced by the so-called Justice Department. Naturally, Republicans are outraged by this – who wouldn’t be – and no wonder. Interesting when you consider how much funding Obama received during his election campaign. And let’s not forget the $5.2 BILLION bailout of US taxpayer money Obama has already given them. Child-prostitution, voter registration fraud, dumping of important yet damaging documents in the trash

This organization reeks. Has Obama no shame?

UPDATE

Did ACORN actually get that $5.2 billion that the Democrats intened for them? Regardless, the intention was there.

Climategate


How’s this? There’s 10.6 MILION hits on google for Climategate, yet still, at best, only faint whispers in our media. Not a peep of it in the Korean media.

Via Andrew Bolt.

Climate Pseudoscience was a Mind Control Plot All Along


From The Dread Pundit Bluto, we get this gem of Orwellian Mind Control from the fraudulent, now disgraced, pseudoscientists currently being entombed by Climategate.

“There is plenty of evidence relating to attitudes towards and behaviour on climate change, general environmental behaviour change and the whole issue of sustainable development communication. As we reviewed the research for these principles, one ‘überprinciple’ emerged: “Changing attitudes towards climate change is not like selling a particular brand of soap – it’s like convincing someone to use soap in the first place.”

At first glance, some of the principles may seem counterintuitive to those who have been working on sustainable development or climate change communications for many years. Some confront dearly cherished beliefs about what works; a few even seem to attack the values or principles of sustainable development itself. However, these principles are a first step to using sophisticated behaviour change modelling and comprehensive evidence from around the world to change attitudes towards climate change. We need to think radically, and the Rules of the Game are a sign that future campaigns will not be ‘business as usual’. This is a truly exciting moment. [You want excitement? Come over to my house and try peddling your lying, putrid wares to me. I’ll show you magnum levels of excitement. – Beef]

Yeah, that’s right, these lying pseudo-intellectuals peddle their pseudo-scientific lies with mind control tactics. Like I’ve said for years, there is no sub-class of human beings more susceptible to peer pressure and mind control than leftards are.

In real life, leftards don’t fight mind control. Rather, they embrace it.

Remaking an Epic: Clash of the Titans


I’m an old-school retrosexual kind of guy, so I like epic movies like Gladiator, 10,000 BC, The Patriot, Apocalypto, Master and Commander – you get the idea; the more high-test testosterone, the better. Well, the original Clash of the Titans came out in 1981, and it was a pretty good action epic for the time – I actually have a Swedish friend named Anders who had a bit part in it – but after movies like 300, which have redefined the entire look and feel of action epics, I’ve begun to wonder what those kind of production values and CGI effects could bring to a remake of Clash.

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I heard that, not only is a remake on the horizon, but it’s finished filming and is already in post production! This flew completely under my radar. Here’s the trailer in formats up to and including 1080p HD (Which looks awesome on my Apple 23″ Cinema HD Display). HA! It sounds as if Bingbing did the film score: very heavy, which I like for this sort of thing (300 had a brilliant score).

It looks like they’ve done it right, with a big budget, no-holds-barred CGI effects, and a killer cast that includes Sam Worthington as Persius, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, Liam Neeson as Zeus (!), Alexa Davalos as Andromeda, and my favorite babe-actress of the moment, Gemma Arterton, as Io.

I could so love her. LOL!

I don’t go to theaters to see films in first release much anymore, but this one I will. Of course, I’ll have to have the DVD too. In fact, this movie might finally spur me on to finally buy a Blu-Ray player if I like it enough.

I’m more psyched about Clash of the Titans than I am about Avatar.

Bolt’s weekend thread…


…Is here. Whatever the machine decides to blog on the usual 57,000 times on over the course of this weekend can be discussed here.

Not trying to be rude, but man, that bloke knows how to churn out posts!

PS Whenever you see a link to a Bolt post, just right click it and open in a new tab or window. Sure, it’s not as convenient as before but it is more convenient than waiting however long to see your comment put up.

UPDATE

David Jones runs both hot and cold

New Zealand’s man-made warming… Dodgy graphs

Turnbull’s scientists

IPCC too “politicised” to survive

Boat people praise Rudd

Not a warming world but warming friendships… Journalists in too cozy relationships with “warming” scientists


From the ashes green shoots
… It’s a Liberal party one; Cory Bernadi and Mitch Fifield

Why time is the Liberals’ friend.. Abbott top contender for Lib’s leadership

Hiding the European decline

Tiger hurt… Tiger woods in a car crash and how it’ll be one of the biggest news stories today

A betrayal of science – and of you… It just keeps piling up

Do you like the new format? It frees up the page for Tizona’s editors to post our own rants.

UPDATE II

Well, no, this experiment hasn’t so far worked as well as I’d hoped, and probably never will, but I was perhaps too quick to say it failed. In the light of a new day, it hasn’t. Tizona’s has become a much more lively blog. Thus I want to reiterate a really big welcome to all our new readers! 🙂 It’s been great to see more kindred spirits.

If only the other Bolties would have been prepared to acknowledge a: it would have been a nightmare to moderate all the comments to have them adhere to Bolt’s rules (er, that’s why Bolt took down his comments in the first place!) and b: that not being a News Ltd site, people are free to let their hair down and will most likely do so and c: that ain’t live blogging great?

Rabz, if you feel like sending in some piccies of the christening (baptism?), just say so in comments. I’ll email you, and then you can send them back. Don’t bother with the Tizona email addy. I’ve no idea who checks it. I don’t. Can’t even remember the password.

PS And folks, feel free to give this group, and that means YOU, a plug in Bolt’s Saturday “forum”. Meh.

UPDATE III

If you’ve come here and it’s not your style, that’s fine and understandable. However, before hitting the x button, please consider an alternative.

The Svengali of the Liberal revolt speaks


Well, we’ve been attacked by the the Pure Poison boys…
First it was Wronwright, understandably…

Heh.

Anyway, linky.

PS Thinking about ripping off the graphs, youtube stuff, piccies etc. Fair usage doctrine. Would that makeiit a bit easier for folks, and as an added bonus, give Jeremy more fodder?

Yes, we – you – have been noticed


Hardly a surprise but the PP boyz have ,well, been doing their job.

Heheh.

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George Monbiot Moonbat feels the Cluebat


I must say that, this must be a bitter plate of roast crow that George Monbiot is eating.

“Pretending the climate email leak isn’t a crisis won’t make it go away

Climate sceptics have lied, obscured and cheated for years. That’s why we climate rationalists must uphold the highest standards of science”

This is unexpected, because I thought Moonbat was a global warming climate change true-believing dead-ender (And he still has time to prove himself thus).

“I have seldom felt so alone. Confronted with crisis, most of the environmentalists I know have gone into denial. The emails hacked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, they say, are a storm in a tea cup, no big deal, exaggerated out of all recognition. It is true that climate change deniers have made wild claims which the material can’t possibly support (the end of global warming, the death of climate science). But it is also true that the emails are very damaging.”

See what I mean? I’d call that a, “modified limited hangout” bordering on a, “fake but accurate” stance. If you read the comments, it’s clear that the warm-mongers are mostly in denial. I love the rich irony of that, because they call me a, “denialist” of course.

“It is true that much of what has been revealed could be explained as the usual cut and thrust of the peer review process, exacerbated by the extraordinary pressure the scientists were facing from a denial industry determined to crush them. One of the most damaging emails was sent by the head of the climatic research unit, Phil Jones. He wrote “I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!”

One of these papers which was published in the journal Climate Research turned out to be so badly flawed that the scandal resulted in the resignation of the editor-in-chief. Jones knew that any incorrect papers by sceptical scientists would be picked up and amplified by climate change deniers funded by the fossil fuel industry, who often – as I documented in my book Heat – use all sorts of dirty tricks to advance their cause.”

See what I mean? Moonbat wants so badly to revert to type, that he can hardly contain himself. Lack of self-discipline seems to be a lefty trait. This article may have been written before the liars at New Zealand’s NIWA were exposed.

“The New Zealand Government’s chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly massaging raw climate data to show a global warming trend that wasn’t there.

The scandal breaks as fears grow worldwide that corruption of climate science is not confined to just Britain’s CRU climate research centre.

In New Zealand’s case, the figures published on NIWA’s [the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research] website suggest a strong warming trend in New Zealand over the past century:”

“The caption to the photo on the NiWA site reads:

From NIWA’s web site — Figure 7: Mean annual temperature over New Zealand, from 1853 to 2008 inclusive, based on between 2 (from 1853) and 7 (from 1908) long-term station records. The blue and red bars show annual differences from the 1971 – 2000 average, the solid black line is a smoothed time series, and the dotted [straight] line is the linear trend over 1909 to 2008 (0.92°C/100 years).

But analysis of the raw climate data from the same temperature stations has just turned up a very different result:”

The, “very different result” is a +0.06 degree per century warming of N-Zed – a virtual goose-egg – versus the artificial and intentionally alarming lie concocted of +0.92 degrees per century.

Back to Mr. Moonbat:

“Some people say that I am romanticising science, that it is never as open and honest as the Popperian ideal. Perhaps. But I know that opaqueness and secrecy are the enemies of science. There is a word for the apparent repeated attempts to prevent disclosure revealed in these emails: unscientific.

The crisis has been exacerbated by the university’s handling of it, which has been a total trainwreck: a textbook example of how not to respond. RealClimate reports that “We were made aware of the existence of this archive last Tuesday morning when the hackers attempted to upload it to RealClimate, and we notified CRU of their possible security breach later that day.” In other words, the university knew what was coming three days before the story broke. As far as I can tell, it sat like a rabbit in the headlights, waiting for disaster to strike.”

That’s the second time he’s deployed, “exacerbated” in this article. It must be his weekly vocabulary word. Well, Georgie Porgy (My name’s George too, so I can call him that if I want), I’d say your disappointment is exacerbated by the depth of your desire for global warming climate change AGW all of this bullshit to be true. These fabrications of data are not a failure to meet the Popperian ideal of noble and objective science, they are an out-and-out rejection of it. Predisposing an outcome and manufacturing data to support it is what was done during the Spanish Inquisition, and has nothing whatsoever to do with the scientific method. They’re liars, Georgie, liars!

Just replace, “a fanatical dedication to the Pope and a nice red uniform” with, “a fanatical dedication to the idea of AGW and a while lab coat.” These assmaggots are equally pathetic, but not nearly as funny.

Climategate: How Faine censored the sceptical news


Linky.

How many boats before Rudd scraps his new laws?


Link.

When journalists thought it right to check the records


Link.

The battlelines firm: Abbott vs Hockey


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A party hijacked: guess which leader said what


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Climategate: that decline now unhidden


Link.

Ouch: WWF vs a real climate expert


Link.

Column – How the Liberals snatched back their party


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Column – Emperor Rudd’s new clothes


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