Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Even the Guardian joins in...

...Fred Pearce today writes in the left leaning Guardian a surprising and uncompromising article that we may have expected in the more conservative and traditional Telegraph or the Times, headlined that...

...Leaked climate change emails scientist 'hid' data flaws...Phil Jones, the beleaguered British climate scientist at the centre of the leaked emails controversy, is facing fresh claims that he sought to hide problems in key temperature data on which some of his work was based. A Guardian investigation of thousands of emails and documents apparently hacked from the University of East Anglia's climatic research unit has found evidence that a series of measurements from Chinese weather stations were seriously flawed and that documents relating to them could not be produced...Jones and a collaborator have been accused by a climate change sceptic and researcher of scientific fraud for attempting to suppress data that could cast doubt on a key 1990 study on the effect of cities on warming – a hotly contested issue.Today the Guardian reveals how Jones withheld the information requested under freedom of information laws. Subsequently a senior colleague told him he feared that Jones's collaborator, Wei-­Chyung Wang of the University at Albany, had "screwed up"...more here...
...leading one of the many commenters to write...

...Finally the Guardian is acting like a serious and responsible newspaper. There is plenty more to uncover particularly the spurious link beween the findings of climate research and climate catastrophe. A good start. Now finish the job.

...Other bloggers have commented on the subtle change in media presentation and orientation re AGW after Copenhagen and Climategate. It is almost as if the MSM are collectively re-assessing where the issue is going and deciding to abandon the sinking ship. Now, if the New Scientist follows the Guardian example then that will be two swallows heralding spring...THIS too from the Guardian...

...A global deal to tackle climate change is all but impossible in 2010, leaving the scale and pace of action to slow global warming in coming decades uncertain, according to senior figures across the world involved in the negotiations.
"The forces trying to tackle climate change are in disarray, wandering in small groups around the battlefield like a beaten army," said a senior British diplomat.
An important factor cited is an impasse within the UN organisation charged with delivering a global deal, which today will start assessing the pledges made by individual countries by a deadline that passed last night.
Many of those contacted say only a legally binding deal setting "top-down" global limits on emissions can ultimately avoid the worst impacts of rising temperatures. But a global deal at the next major climate summit in Mexico is impossible, says the former deputy prime minister
John Prescott, now the Council of Europe's rapporteur on climate change. "I don't care if it's government ministers or NGOs, if they think you can get a legal agreement all signed up by November in Mexico, I don't believe it." Similar opinions are being expressed worldwide...more here...

14 comments:

Furor Teutonicus said...

All we need now is for "Governments>" to withdraw OUR funding for their crack pot "climate saving" ideas.

Ayrdale said...

Dead right mate. What an interesting name. "Angry German" ?

Anonymous said...

No deal in Mexico would mean that FINALLY there will never be a deal. So all the catastrophic scenarios will come to pass.

Yeah right.

Furor Teutonicus said...

Can not remember if it was Tacitus or Julius Ceaser who wrote about "The fury of the Teutones" in fighting the Roman army. Furor Teutonicus was then coined.

Wrath of the Teutones.

Who were only a small tribe. Why the name came to mean Germans in general is beyond me.

Ayrdale said...

A small tribe that made a big impression.

MK said...

I read an article the other day about the two canadians that unearthed all this and led to the climate gate scandal, yes many in the media are slowly waking up to the scam.

Couldn't have come any sooner if you ask me, far too much has been wasted on this shit.

Anonymous said...

Lots of comment today about how Bin Laden and Obamalamadingdong are on the same page. See Washington Times editorial.. Maybe (finally) progress to unwind this might be made.

Ayrdale said...

The intensity of coverage is certainly increasing, more today from the lefty Guardian, mentioning fraud, and even my own NZ Herald carries an editorial about it.

Anonymous said...

You a Jafa Ayrdale? Had you picked as a One eyed Cantab like me! (Well South Cantab in my case)

Ayrdale said...

A jafa mate ? No, not any more. I am living in the best corner of this beautiful country, the BOP.

Anonymous said...

Will be in Tauranga next Month. You should get onto Rob Moores at Tauriko Sawmill he would be good for a "lively" discussion on this!! ..

Ayrdale said...

I don't know Rob. Tell me more, and where is the Tauriko Sawmill ?

Anonymous said...

Up past the new massive land clearance on the Kaimai road. Gargan road on the left they are down there about 200 metres. He has a book out called Moore thorts or something like that.

Ayrdale said...

Moore Thorts from Abroad ? I'll check it out.