I am a Climate Change/Global Warming sceptic and I have never been particularly silent about that. Just before the Copenhagen Climate Conference, emails were leaked from severs containing backups of members of the IPCC’s emails. These emails were highly incriminating. However, they were completely ignored during Copenhagen, and certain persons whose email’s were leaked said that it was “dirty tactics because the science isn’t behind (them)”. I feel that these emails prove the dirty tactics are on the side of the accepters of Climate Change and not the sceptics.
However, it wasn’t until just now that I have managed to find these messages at http://poneke.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/gate/. I now, therefore, would like to take these emails, and be brutally honest about what I believe that says. I am very opinionated, but not so much so that I will say “the sky is blue” means the sky is actually green. I will be honest. If I find that I was wrong, I will accept that, but I have not found any unbiased evidence that states the Climate is in crisis. There is, however, more than enough pointing toward Climate Change being a fraud.
I know there is pressure to present a nice tidy story as regards ‘apparent unprecedented warming in a thousand years or more in the proxy data’ but in reality the situation is not quite so simple. We don’t have a lot of proxies that come right up to date and those that do (at least a significant number of tree proxies ) some unexpected changes in response that do not match the recent warming. I do not think it wise that this issue be ignored in the chapter. For the record, I do believe that the proxy data do show unusually warm conditions in recent decades. I am not sure that this unusual warming is so clear in the summer responsive data. I believe that the recent warmth was probably matched about 1000 years ago.
(entire email available at http://www.assassinationscience.com/climategate/1/FOIA/mail/0938018124.txt)
This email was from Keith Briffa, a tree ring specialist. He was asked by the IPCC to produce data on the 1000 years previous to 1999’s temperature. This was to be done using the growth rings on trees, which, like carbon dating of matter underneath ice, can give a view of what the climate was like many years previous. He effectively says that over the period, there is actually evidence that this warming we are experiencing is normal and very similar conditions occurred about 1000 years ago. I don’t remember hearing about human’s causing CO2 emissions to even slightly the extent of this in the year 999. Were we driving around in smokey cars? Were we burning petroleum in our huge factories? Not to my knowledge.
That is just one of a dozen or so emails in the article I mentioned at the beginning. I find it abhorrent that we are ignoring the fact that people have blatantly lied to the world and Governments have fallen into the propaganda trap they so often spread themselves. I want to know if and/or how my Prime Minister, John Key, has an interest in carbon trading. Either way, I don’t think I will be voting for him in 2012, as he either has lied about his interest in this, or he is not competent enough to run the country – anyone who can fall into this trap which is so visible to a huge number of people needs does not have that competency. I am highly disappointed at John Key for his failure. He is really the first politician I have trusted, and I believed that he was really what New Zealand needed. Turns out I was wrong.