Lies Are All They Have

The scandal of fiddled global warming data

When I first began examining the global-warming scare, I found nothing more puzzling than the way officially approved scientists kept on being shown to have finagled their data, as in that ludicrous “hockey stick” graph, pretending to prove that the world had suddenly become much hotter than at any time in 1,000 years. Any theory needing to rely so consistently on fudging the evidence, I concluded, must be looked on not as science at all, but as simply a rather alarming case study in the aberrations of group psychology.

This article mentions the lying liar’s hockey stick and then a newly discovered bit of fraud:

NOAA/NASA Dramatically Altered US Temperatures After The Year 2000

Right after the year 2000, NASA and NOAA dramatically altered US climate history, making the past much colder and the present much warmer. The animation below shows how NASA cooled 1934 and warmed 1998, to make 1998 the hottest year in US history instead of 1934. This alteration turned a long term cooling trend since 1930 into a warming trend.

It’s not science. It’s lies, bullshit, and bafflegab. Anyone claiming to be a climate scientist must be presumed a fraud until proven otherwise. Anyone claiming to believe in global warming without being a scientist may be conclusively presumed a fool.

The other part of this, the further demonstration that the US federal government is actively lying to us, is, sadly, no surprise. I’m sure that the next revelation will be that the NSA’s snooping on all email has been used to compile a list of denialists.


Lies Are All They Have — 7 Comments

  1. Whoa, whoa, hold on a minute. Bafflegab? Is that yours? If so, you’d best speak now or forever hold your peace, ’cause I’m all over that.

    Man invents a word that so neatly encapsulates current conversation and don’t even make a fuss about it?

    Shit, man, that’s on the money.

    You’ve impressed me.

      • I’ll be. Well.

        Bill, you’ve probably noticed, but I don’t read everything written here. I don’t agree with everything written here. Frankly, every once in a while it occurs to me that I have very little in common with you folk, except that we seem to have been raised in the same basic geographic location, at about the same time, but in completely different worlds.

        Americans used to be able to find some common ground. It seems to be tougher to do, as it now stands. I don’t exactly know why, but I know that it is so.

        This came to me the other day while I was riding my bike, listening to AceofSpades podcast and hearing a fellow claim that because he was from Oklahoma that he understood the hunting mindset, though he had never actually hunted himself. But some of his relatives hunted, back in the day.

        I mean, that’s like saying that White people invented Western Civilization, and you’re a White person, so you get partial credit. No. Sorry, but that’s not how it works. It would be pleasant to believe so, but it’ll take a bit more than that to accomplish the goal. You have to actually do something worthy of Western Civilization to be an actual member.

        It’s evidently more difficult than it sounds, judging by current events.

        Now, see. Look how far afield I’ve gone. And we were just talking about bafflegab.

        Remember the story of Babel? Yeah. It’s like that. Except turned up to eleven.

        • You have to actually do something worthy of Western Civilization to be an actual member.

          -gasp-! That’s a forbidden thought, you… you… you racist! You denialist!

          Seriously, that’s a great topic for a blog post, or even a full-up essay.

  2. UPDATE: The warmingist true believers are on the case: Goddard isn’t a climate scientist, so his criticism of the data fudging doesn’t mean beans.

    (Interestingly, the methane produced by bean consumption is a much more potent greenhouse gas than the currently-dreaded CO2, which is a crying shame because the unending swamp gas produced by the true believers is probably doing more to change the atmosphere than any number of currently-dreaded private automobiles.)

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