If you find the technical aspects of the AGW Climategate totally fascinating and have a smattering of focus, you can follow along at a deeper level than all the big blog summaries. Yoeman's work is being done in cracking the hapless code from the CRUemail hack, and that is definitely where all the damning evidence is being gleaned.
If the AGW crowd wants to win a continued suspension of disbelief, they'd better start trotting out something more reliable than the degenerated data, interpolations of non-existent data gaps, and forced coding to make the data conform to their theories. Otherwise they may as well be telling us to worship fire.
So, thanks to several places I can't remember, here's some intense and engaging reading for your personal enrichment:
ChiefIO's GIStemp- A Human View You can spend days on his site but this is a great first look at the real problem. You won't find this in any so-called newscast in the U.S., but you can see it for yourself. Easy to read and understand and the comments are a continuation of the awesome.
After all, we only have this history, so we must make do with what we’ve got. Even if it isn’t enough and even if riddled with holes. And even if, in re-imagining it, some parts get melted, scorched and smeared. Otherwise we’d have to admit we just don’t have the data to describe the globe in such detail in the past; and that would not be very comforting at all.
And, the Chief sends you to this data-heavy page, and if, like me, you enjoy charts and graphs that handily illustrate the data forcing, even a simple scroll down the page will bring you to many, many stunning portraits of the problem.
But if you don't want to go there, just take this little snippet away from his post and in the author's subsequent step-by-step coding comments about how the "anomaly map" is not based on recorded events, it is a created event based on averages of averages of averages and gaps and interpolation and more averages and stretches:
GIStemp uses averages of thermometer readings, sometimes dozens of them, to create an anomaly map. You can not use the nature of the product to protect you from the process…Yee-ouch!
Now, read all that and then watch the info-creatures and congresscritters pretend like they have even an inkling of what the problem is. They're all faking it. I don't think they're smart enough to actually understand what's going on anymore. And if they do, they're not so stupid as to cut off their precious power-play just because some citizen expects integrity from their representatives or media lap dogs.
So, don't give in to the disingenuous hand-wringing that AGW is still a viable concern. Make 'em prove it.
They haven't yet.
Updates and links I still need to read. This post is just gonna be my permanent bookmark.
ClimateGate has the whole torrent all nice and searchable and it took me forever to find that link again. Duh. The sideline links on the left are a hoot just to scroll through: lies, lying, remove, alter, trick, funding, money, delete, Drudge Limbaugh Beck, hockey stick, sceptic, etc.
Any and everything at WattsUpWithThat.
In fact, the decline Jones so urgently sought to hide was not one of measured temperatures at all, but rather figures infinitely more important to climate alarmists – those determined by proxy reconstructions. As this scandal has attracted new readers to the subject, I ask climate savvy readers to indulge me while I briefly explain climate proxies, as they are an essential ingredient of this contemptible conspiracy.
However, being part of the Science Community (I have a degree in Physics) and having done scientific research myself makes me very worried when arrogant jerks who call themselves “scientists” work outside of ethics and ignore the truth to fit their pre-conceived notions of the world. That is not science, that is religion with math equations.The Air Vent.
For Mad William: a torrent link of the whole shawanda. And another. Still another. They keep getting overloaded.