Read the rest. He's got graphs.
Wow! The scandal just gets juicier and juicier. Now it seems that the Kiwis may have been at it too – tinkering with raw data to make “Global Warming” look scarier than it really is. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That; Ian Wishart)
The alleged villains this time are the climate scientists at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NiWA) – New Zealand’s answer to Britain’s Climate Research Unit. And to judge by this news alert by the Climate Science Coalition of NZ, both institutions share a similarly laissez-faire attitude to scientific accuracy.
Mark Steyn comments on the pandemic scandal. Excerpts:
(I love it when he speaks French.)
The CRU scandal has already ensnared Britain's leading climate "scientist" Phil Jones (whom one principled leftie says has only "a few days left in which to make an honourable exit") and his American counterpart Michael Mann (as in "Mann-made global warming").
Given that these two men and their respective institutions are the leading warm-mongers on the planet, and the guys who dominate the IPCC, Copenhagen et al, it would be most unlikely if the widespread data-raping were confined only to the United Kingdom and the United States. . . .
Upon examination of said "raw data", it seems that the country's temperature increased 0.06° over a century - ie, nada. But by the time Dr James Salinger (a big cheese at NIWA, the CRU and the IPCC), had "adjusted" the data New Zealand was showing an increase of 0.92° - ie, some 15 times greater than the raw data showed. Why?
It might be that "climate change" is an organized criminal conspiracy to defraud the entire developed world. Or there might be a "good explanation". I'd be interested to hear it. Fortunately for NIWA et al, among the massed ranks of "environmental correspondents", plus ça climate change, plus c'est la même chose.
In another Corner post Mark announces the official convergence of healthcare and environment, the Billy & Benny of government micromanagement:
Healthcare by itself is nearly all-encompassing if one includes mental health and preventive measures, which are conveniently subjective and open-ended. But its super-sized twin, global warming, takes home the prize. Here's an excerpt from a little list posted by Jonah Goldberg:
On this Thanksgiving Day, let us give thanks that the two greatest all-purpose pretexts for government regulation of every single aspect of your life - "health care" and "the environment" - have now converged. Forget the global warming, global cooling, all the phoney-baloney tree-ring stuff - who can keep track of all that "settled science"? And fortunately we no longer need it, because we have a new rationale for the massive multitrillion-dollar Copenhagen shakendownen. Drumroll, please!
But slashing carbon dioxide emissions also could save millions of lives, mostly by reducing preventable deaths from heart and lung diseases, according to studies published this week in the British medical journal The Lancet.
Government regulation of health care justifies government regulation of the environment: Ingenious!
spectacular orchids, spiders getting bigger, spiders invade Scotland, squid aggressive giants, squid larger, squid population explosion, squid tamed, squirrels reproduce earlier, stick insects, stingray invasion, storms wetter, stormwater drains stressed, street crime to increase, subsidence, suicide, swordfish in the Baltic, Tabasco tragedy, taxes, tectonic plate movement, teenage drinking, terrorism, terrorists (India), threat to peace, ticks move northward (Sweden), tides rise, tigers eat people, tomatoes rot, tornado outbreak, tourism increase, toxic seaweed, trade barriers, trade winds weakened, traffic jams, transportation threatened, tree foliage increase (UK), tree growth slowed, trees in trouble, trees less colourful, trees more colourful, trees lush, tropics expansion, tropopause raised, truffle shortage, truffles down, tundra plant life boost, turtles crash, turtle feminised, turtles lay earlier, UFO sightings, UK coastal impact, UK Katrina, uprooted - 6 million, Vampire moths, Venice flooded, violin decline, volcanic eruptions, walrus pups orphaned, walrus stampede . . .Back to Mark. Here are links to his recent climate-change fraud posts, most recent first:
Eine decliner nachtmusik
The CRU scandal
Cooling on Phil
Must excerpt from this one: How the science gets settled
From the Guardian:Most recent posts here.
The alleged emails illustrate the persistent pressure some climatologists have been under from sceptics in recent years.
Yes, it's awfully stressful having to develop models to "hide the decline" in global temperatures, "balance the needs of the science and the IPCC", pressure scientific journals to exclude dissenting views, and delete (illegally) material requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
"Climate change" and "health care" are different ends of the same stick: They're both all-purpose pretexts for regulating every aspect of your life. Don't take my word for it — listen to the Belgian nonentity upgraded on Friday to the Holy Roman Emperor de nos jours:
2009 is also the first year of global governance.
Did you get that memo? And, if you disagree, who do you call? Who do you vote out of office if you want a change in "global governance"?