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Antarctic Just Won’t Melt

Posted by Jeff Id on December 1, 2008

On Digital Diatribes blog, our friend noticed a disturbing trend in antarctic temperature data. It seems to be out of compliance with global warming. Check it out at the link below.

2008 Update on Antarctic Temperatures – RSS

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The Hockey Stick Data Hoax

Posted by Jeff Id on October 3, 2008

I said it again.  Hoax!  The more I learn about hockey stick graphs, the worse it is.

The graph below is from a very important group of data in the M08 latest hockey stick.   This represents an average of 105 of the 1209 data sets used in  M08 or 8.6%.  But wait, the “CALIBRATION” process eliminates bad correlation data series so only 484 of the 1209 were kept in the final calculation.  Of the 484 series which were kept 95 of them were from this very same set of proxies. Mann08 used 95 of these series in the final 484 or 20% of his data.

Proxies are not known to be temperature.  The process of calibration is used to determine if proxies are temperature by pattern matching to measured temperature in the last 100 years.  Well I like trees but they are lousy thermometers. There is a buzzword in the field called DIVERGENCE, everything in climatology is so politicized they can’t call a turd a turd.  Divergence means “doesn’t really match temperature”.  Well guess what 20% of the data right off the top doesn’t match temperature very well so our brilliant scientists who are saving us from CO2 plant food, did the honorable thing and CHOPPED THE DATA THEY DIDN’T LIKE RIGHT OFF THE END!

The last 38 inconvenient years of data for these series were truncated, chopped, amputated, excised and cut from the data.

This is not the end.  Mann08 feeling pretty cocky after pushing the other magic papers through the IPCC is emboldened in the face of the publicity they actually PASTED FAKE DATA ON THE END OF THE SERIES.

The new fake data has a nice smooth and not noisy temperature rise, they then compare the fake data to the temperature value and with great fanfare determined that over 90% of the measurement of tree hardwood series are actually TEMPERATURE.

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The AGW Skeptics Curse!

Posted by Jeff Id on October 1, 2008

I apologize for another delay in posting. My company is taking precedence right now over ever less likely global warming. Still the fact that my time is taken up with work gives me a moment to reflect on the last month of revelations on global warming in general.

It wasn’t long ago when I realized that something called a temperature proxy was being used to prove historic temperatures were flat. (Proxy means stand in replacement for the actual temperature.) I used to think proxies were tested proven objects which clearly responded to temperature. You know things that were measured and the response was known. This is not the case.

In engineering if you make a sensor which you expect will respond to temperature, you follow some basic steps. You would calculate and fabricate your device, then you would test it. It would be important to know that your sensor responded as expected to temperature but it would be equally important to know it didn’t respond to other potential environmental issues, like light, vibration, CO2 or whatever you might imagine.

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The Flaw in the Math Behind the Hockey Stick

Posted by Jeff Id on September 23, 2008

When I did this post it was just the beginning of what I found out. Thanks to dogooza for the RC link. To see the true fallacy of the Mann08 math in detail go to this more recent post.

Will the Real Hockey Stick Please Stand Up?

On Sept 11 of 08 I finally understood how hockey stick temperature graphs are being produced. At that time I made bold statements on several blogs that you can’t do that because the historic temperatures are on a different scale than local temperatures (last 100 years). They were rightfully ignored since I had no data to back them up. Now it’s different!

If you don’t know about proxy temperature reconstruction, that’s a mouthful go to this link first then come back. Ten Things Everyone Should Know About the Global Warming Hockey Stick

Today, I have put together a clear demonstration of why all of these sorted temperature reconstructions are flawed!

From my previous post How Come So Many Independant Papers Claim Hockey Sticks I made this graph showing random red noise data.

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Climate Change, A Manufactured Consensus (Follow the money baby)

Posted by Jeff Id on September 1, 2008

I became interested in global warming years ago. I was concerned about its effects and what we could do about it. I am an engineer so I started with the science, reading, studying and understanding numerous scientific papers and reports. It didn’t take long before I began to quesition the conclusions and started looking deeper into the data. I became a Skeptic.

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Arctic Ice Grew in 2008 – AGW What they don’t want you to know.

Posted by Jeff Id on August 31, 2008

Ok, I exposed the false reporting of the media in my previous post HERE but it didn’t help me feel better. This immoral reporting and junk science deserves a full on rant.

The Arctic ice has GROWN from last year not shrunk. It is BIGGER not smaller, LESS polar bears are swimming not that it matters. We just didn’t have our polar bear RADAR activated yet.

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