How embarrassing to have an "official" United Nations Climate Change Science Compendium caught most recently using anunscientific graphicfrom Wikipedia. The hockey stick graph selected had never been peer-reviewed, so it should not have been used, but it did back the global warming storyline being pushed
It took several years for scientists Stephen McIntyre and Ross McKitrick to prevail in proving the Mann Hockey Stick to be unscientific in both its mathematics and its base bristlecone pine data.Flawed climate datashould not be the basis for any mandated wrenching transformation of humankind.
On top of these two gaffes, it's been barely a month since an entire government-funded research unit also violated basic scientific principles. It didn't cherry-pick; it just wholly destroyed original raw data -- data behind major studies claiming a global warming crisis. How credible can those studies be now? That's a scandal. Data are stored and shared for the express purpose of all interested scientists who might work to replicate results. That is the scientific process. How convenient for that original data to disappear if it had been manipulated to produce certain results that backed climate change policies that require a global bureaucracy to monitor and ration energy use of developed countries. How convenient, indeed.
Our EPA has rested its own case to regulate carbon dioxide on studies that depended upon these destroyed records. The EPA is even a funder of that Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia that destroyed the evidence. Convenience again. This scandal stinks. The Competitive Enterprise Institute has boldlypetitionedthe EPA to reopen global-warming rulemaking in light of this suspicious behavior.
Despite these scandals, or perhaps because of them, alarmists will become even shriller in forthcoming weeks and months. The handwriting on the wall tells them taxpayers are tired of global-warming hysteria and mad about the certain cost burdens that will be dumped on them, so alarmists are launching last-ditch efforts to really scare everybody. Prepare for the sky to fall. That same handwriting even cautions that there is unlikely to be any climate change legislation passed in Congress this year, and unlikely to be any climate change concessions given away in Copenhagen in December by the US. But, before we shift our attention away from this old crisis, we should become aware of an item that surfaces in the Copenhagen Climate Change TreatyDraftthat could spell pure trouble, if implemented. Anthony Wattsrefersto this Draft as "wealth transfer defined, now with new and improved "dignity" penalty."
17. (a) Compensate for damage
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