Global warming theory is not based in science, it’s based in greed and the desire for power. Leftists and statists (but I repeat myself), desperate to find new ways to exercise greater control over our lives, arrogate more power, confiscate more wealth, and damage their political and social enemies, hit upon the crisis of “global warming” about 20 years ago. It’s perfect: a planet-wide looming catastrophe, the mitigation and prevention of which will require global effort and sacrifice. And where does the “sacrifice” come from? Us. And where does it go to? Them. Global warming mitigation efforts give them greater power to take money from people all across the globe and give it to their friends and allies in business, academia, the media, and entertainment.
In order to keep this money laundering gravy train going, they need to falsify data. They need to falsify data for a very simple reason:
The ACTUAL data prove them wrong.
The latest revelations are deeply disturbing, demonstrating the depths of dishonesty to which they will stoop. Even after they have been caught faking data, hiding data, and basing conclusions on deeply flawed computer models, they are still at it. They have now been caught adjusting actual results with fake results that show what they want to show. They have adjusted past temperatures down and recent temperatures up[ to make it look like a larger degree of warming has taken place.
Paul Homewood of NotaLotofPeopleKnowThat provides three images and a small amount of pithy verbiage that sum things up nicely:
So we find that a large chunk of Gavin’s hottest year is centred around a large chunk of South America, where there is little actual data, and where the data that does exist has been adjusted out of all relation to reality.
Even by GHCN standards, this tampering takes some beating.
Numerous people have commented that this latest scandal should be the end of anthropogenic global warming theory. Not only is the entire charade based on lies and bad data, but the comparatively moderate warming trend of the late 20th century is over.
To the embarrassment of global warming alarmists everywhere, the Earth stubbornly refuses to get warmer. In 2009, Kevin Trenberth, one of the leading alarmist scientists, wrote in an email: “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.” Since then, things have only gotten worse for the warmists. The Earth has now gone for 18 years and three months with no warming. Christopher Monckton charts the satellite data:
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of nothing. No global warming. It isn’t happening. That’s why they have to fake the data.
Models that are invalidated by observation are worthless. There is no point trying to excuse their failure or make modest tweaks to keep the erroneous theories on which they are based alive. As a matter of science, anthropogenic global warming alarmism is finished. It survives, like a dead frog whose legs are still kicking, by virtue of countless billions of dollars in government funding. The warmists will keep up the charade as long as the money holds out.
There it is, right there. This is about money and power. Nothing else.