If “the science is settled” concerning climate change, as we are constantly told by global warming crusaders, then why do many of the key scientists in the field continue to fudge the numbers? The latest fudge of the official numbers took place in Australia, as reported on Sept. 19 by Sterling Burnett of the Dallas Woods and Water Conservation Club and former senior fellow at the National Center of Policy Analysis.
Burnett reports that the Australian Board of Meteorology (ABM) was forced to admit that it routinely alters the temperatures recorded at all of its official weather stations in Australia. The reason the organization gave for its tampering with the numbers is that anomalies arising from outside the realm of climate beset the official data.
But as The Australian and The Weekend Australian reported in a scathing series of news articles that exposed the scam, it so happened that when the Board of Meteorology massaged the numbers to account for the anomalies, it just so happened that nearly all of the official temperatures turned out much higher than they would have been otherwise. This led to the following announcement on ABC News on Jan. 3, 2014 by David Jones of the ABM:
We know every place across Australia is getting hotter, and very similarly almost every place on this planet. So, you know, we know it is getting hotter and we know it will continue to get hotter. It’s a reality, and something we will be living with for the rest of the century.
However, not everyone in the scientific community was on board with this assessment. Climate scientist Jennifer Marohasy wrote on her blog that the manipulation of the temperature figures seemingly was done “on a whim.” Marohasy stated that this “amounts to corruption of the scientific process on a grand scale, with significant economic implications.”
Marohasy was not the only scientist who expressed deep concern about the manipulation of data. One of these is retired meteorologist William Kininmonth, former director of the National Climate Center, who stated,
There is no justifiable basis to modify actual observations without evidence of changed instrumentation or environmental factors; where there is evidence of such changes the adjustments can only be considered speculative, especially if the adjustments are made on the basis of statistical links to independent observations from tens of kilometres away.
And this brings us back to the original question. If there is no doubt that climate change is caused by humans, and if the science is settled, then why have so many been caught fudging the numbers? The ABM is only the latest example. The “climategate” scandal of 2009 involving the United Nations blew the lid off of the dirty little secret of the climate change evangelists. Everything came to a head in Copenhagen that year. But in spite of it all, those involved in the collection of data continue to demolish their reputations by propagating climate lies.
So how does an organization like the United Nations handle such fraud? How does the U.S. government handle it? The U.N. merely doubles down on the lies, pushing a climate treaty based on its false data. And Barack Obama speaks to the General Assembly of the U.N. today to continue to spout his support for the scam. Add in supporters such as Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Robert F.Kennedy, Jr., John Kerry, Al Gore, and other crusaders, and what you wind up with is a falsely created “crisis” with snake oil remedies that will cost the taxpayers trillions of dollars.
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