Saturday, December 12, 2009

Earth Warming Seen Clearly Near Poles and Equator Increase Water Temp, Melting Glaciers, & Storms

Climate Warming e-mails Did Not Fake Science Based on AP & Other Investigations

The reason it took almost 40 years for scientists to almost universally agree that Global Climate Change and warming is occurring is that the scientists are much more brutally skeptical of studies done by someone else. Yes, some scientists are dishonest, but not even close to the dishonesty of politicians, Wall Street Investors, and Bankers, Big Pharma, Oil, and Health Insurance Corporations.
During the Clinton years cooling occurred due to a volcanic eruption which caused cooling here for several years. Even the stoppage of airplane flights in 2001 resulted in heating of the USA by one degree.

I still cannot believe that the Climate Scientists do not fulling explain what is happening to our ocean temperatures of 5 degrees F and more, rapidly melting glaciers in mountains and the Arctic and Antarctica, and a great increase in Cyclones (Hurricanes for us) and droughts all over the world. A warm Atlantic Ocean caused long droughts in the Southeast and Southwest USA and more violent storms, especially in the Midwest and Gulf States with seemingly greater frequency.

Jim Kawakami, December 12, 2009, Posted

... One e-mail that skeptics have been citing often since the messages were posted online is from Jones. He says: "I've just completed Mike's (Mann) trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (from 1981 onward) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."
Jones was referring to tree ring data that indicated temperatures after the 1950s weren't as warm as scientists had determined.
The "trick" that Jones said he was borrowing from Mann was to add the real temperatures, not what the tree rings showed. And the decline he talked of hiding was not in real temperatures, but in the tree ring data which was misleading, Mann explained. ...
Gerald North, a climate scientist at Texas A&M University, headed a National Academy of Sciences study that looked at — and upheld as valid — Mann's earlier studies that found the 1990s were the hottest years in centuries.
"In my opinion the meaning is much more innocent than might be perceived by others taken out of context. Much of this is overblown," North said.
Mann contends he always has been upfront about uncertainties, pointing to the title of his 1999 study: "Northern Hemisphere Temperatures During the Past Millennium: Inferences, Uncertainties and Limitations." ...
The most provocative e-mails are usually about one aspect of climate science: research from a decade ago that studied how warm or cold it was centuries ago through analysis of tree rings, ice cores and glacial melt. And most of those e-mails, which stretch from 1996 to last month, are from about a handful of scientists in dozens of e-mails.
Still, such research has been a key element in measuring climate change over long periods.
As part of the AP review, summaries of the e-mails that raised issues from the potential manipulation of data to intensely personal attacks were sent to seven experts in research ethics, climate science and science policy.
"This is normal science politics, but on the extreme end, though still within bounds," said Dan Sarewitz, a science policy professor at Arizona State University. "We talk about science as this pure ideal and the scientific method as if it is something out of a cookbook, but research is a social and human activity full of all the failings of society and humans, and this reality gets totally magnified by the high political stakes here." ...

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