Will Donald Trump and the Republicans bring an end to the costliest scare story ever known?

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Two years ago last week, I wrote a column given the provocative heading “The fiddling of temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever“. It was the second of two articles which attracted a record 42,000 comments from all over the world, reporting on the discovery by expert bloggers in half a dozen countries ‚Äì led in Britain by Paul Homewood on his site “Not a lot of people know that” ‚Äì that something very odd appeared to have been done to the official land surface temperature records on which, more than anything else, the entire alarm over man-made global warming has rested.

These derive from the record known as the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN), run by the US government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). By comparing archived data with that now being published, the bloggers claimed to have discovered that temperature records all over the world had, seemingly, been systematically “adjusted” to show older temperatures lower than those originally measured and more recent temperatures higher than those recorded: thus conveying the notion that the world is warming significantly more than the actual data justified.

This scandal has now  surfaced again with accusations made by Dr John Bates, a recently retired senior scientist at the NOAA, against his former boss , Tom Karl. Bates alleges that an NOAA paper written before the historic climate conference in Paris in 2015 breached its own rules and was based on misleading and unverified data. That, to many, looks like the paper was designed to stoke up hysteria over global warming in the run-up to the conference.

The warmist lobby had no greater concern at that time than the so-called “pause”: the evidence that, for nearly 20 years, the trend in global temperatures had been failing to rise as all the official computer models had predicted it should.

Karl’s paper won worldwide publicity by purporting to show that there had, in fact, been no “pause”, and that both land and sea temperatures had continued to rise more than was previously accepted.

What Dr Bates now claims is that, in defiance of rules he himself drew up and over his (Bates’s) private objections, Karl’s paper had again been based on “adjustments” that the scientific evidence didn’t justify.

The paper, widely quoted by President Barack Obama and others, played a key part in persuading the Paris conference to sign a “historic” (but non-binding) agreement to take all sorts of hugely costly measures to prevent global temperatures rising by “more than two degrees”.

Dr Bates’s claims could not be more timely; the word from Washington is that a high priority of Donald Trump’s administration, and the science committee in the US Congress, is that they now want a full investigation of all this temperature “adjusting”, which ‚Äì contrary to the satellite data ‚Äì looks like it has been giving such a dangerously unscientific picture of just how far and fast the world has in reality been warming. Once this scandal has been properly brought out into the open, it will raise the most disturbing question mark yet over the promotion of the greatest and costliest scare story the world has ever known.

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    G

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    I think one of the biggest misconceptions about this mega-scam is the assumption that this was always envisioned as a conspiracy. That notion makes it rightly hard to believe.

    It makes much more sense when we examine how it evolved over time. Man-made-global-warming really started as a flawed but intriguing scientific hypothesis that made some headlines. Gradually the left realized how exquisitely this hypothesis could be formed into a political cause, funded by taxpayers, that would be easily manipulated with emotion and misinformation. Science as we know it, was soon turned on its ear.

    It didn’t happen overnight. The conspiracy, as it is, evolved gradually over time. It never required major shot callers to assemble in hidden locations to secretly plan their deeds. In fact, the Paris Climate Conferences, UN Climate Groups, and others OPENLY revealed planned globalist redistribution of power and wealth while systematically eliminating national sovereignty. None of this could have been attempted without the willing accomplice of the mainstream media.

    Even billions of dollars directed towards predetermined outcomes eventually succumb to the truth, so the left simply change the rules and narrative as needed to move their three card monte hustle down another alleyway. “Man made global warming” morphs into deliberately vague “climate change “, which morphs into, (fill in the blank)…

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    JayPeeGibberish

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    Wouldn’t you think a decades-old “mega-scam” would leave behind some evidence G?

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      G

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      (Face-palm)
      Drew, did you read the post?

      I outlined how the mega-scam evolved. You’re standing front of a great forest and asking, “Where are the trees?” Apparently trolls have poor eyesight.

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      R. Johnson

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      The scam is the evidence, the evidence is the scam. It’s like background noise, its not heard until you pay attention. Once heard it’s obvious! Trolls pretend they don’t hear anything.

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    aido

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    I cancelled facebook, as 99% of what I was getting was c…p. How can I read the rest of the excellent Mrr Booker’s article?

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