Posted by Jeff Id on July 16, 2010
This morning, I listened to the whole 98 minute ‘thing’ from the guardian. I’ve read several takes on the ‘thing’ and my impression is that my opinions were horribly underrepresented –again. On the whole I was quite disappointed with the endless efforts to portray climategate as some reasonable ‘thing’ which, being reasonable itself, has the ability to be disputed and discussed by reasonable people with different points of view.
Fortunately, I have a blog with smart readers who don’t require ‘committees’ to think for themselves.
The whole process of listening to the ‘thing’ was a torturous nightmare. It was a combination of agreement on ‘doing something’ for climate change, and claims of climate panels having exonerated UEA or innuendo of perhaps not completing the job satisfactorily.
Of course there were a few bright spots provided by Steve McIntyre who was the only one to get to the heart of the problem but he only carried a fraction of the time so in all, it was not enough information and therefore not fun.. Perhaps, I just prefer to read, rather than listen to the limited information that can be presented by talking in a forum like this.
In the end, some dumbass said that skeptics who said CRU did something wrong owe a huge apology to the world for OUR misleading of THEM.
I have SEEN the LIGHT!!!
I see now what they mean.
Clipping data points is important to the message, Kelly not presenting the recent disagreeing one’s is part of public education.
Systematically clipping proxy data which disagrees IS a valid method and hiding results which disagree with CO2 is as important as discrediting those who are skeptical.
I was wrong, I have been wrong all along.
Therefore, in all sincerity,
I offer my apology to ALL climate scientists I have ever criticized, even the fish shrinking guy.
I apologize to the review committees which were of high quality, transparently open, and free of bias.
I accept all of the conclusions of the high quality review committees, and their recommendations.
I accept that it was not necessary for the committees to talk with critics to understand their complaints.
I accept that hide the decline was simply a tricky statistically valid technique, employed by undergrads in labs across the world.
I accept the view that we should do something about climate change immediately, regardless of the magnitude.
I realize that the deletion of ‘loads of emails’ was a facetious comment meaning something else.
I accept that blocking of peer review is just a standard procedure to keep out those who cannot understand.
I accept that emails stating ‘redefinition of peer review’ are a sometimes necessary method to protect the science.
I recognize that FOI does not apply to climate scientists.
I now accept that warming is greater than any time in 2000 years.
I believe that the sea ice is going away because of man.
I believe glaciers are going away because of man.
I know in my heart that the Amazon is going to die from climate change.
I now see coal transport as ‘death trains’.
I see now that Phil Jones did provide the temperature data, it was there all along.
Phil Jones was, in fact, bound by international confidentiality agreements, which further bound him not to disclose them.
I see the Antarctic ice is melting due to temperature rise, at an ever increasing rate.
I now understand that urban heat islands don’t exist and cannot affect the temperature record.
I believe we need to act now to save the world.
I believe Man is causing sea levels to rise and is responsible for the water rising even before CO2 was emitted.
I believe in accelerating global warming, it’s just a matter of time for the data to catch up to models.
Climate skepticism was my fault in part and I apologize to all the people of the world.
I recognize my foolishness in recommending not using green energy.
I recognize the promise of biofuel and wind power.
I recognize the solution is taxation and limitation of energy usage.
I recognize the need for more of our high quality governments.
They were right, all of them, I am a fool, a science denier, unable to comprehend.
I now understand that the climategate emails were just scientists politely discussing the best presentation of data.
I’m sorry for the calculations here, they all had errors.
I’m sorry that I intentionally misled the public with facts.
I’m sorry that I let uncertainty in feedbacks creep into my thinking on climate.
The Air Vent is now unnecessary and therefore closed………