Climategate goes SERIAL: now the Russians confirm that UK climate scientists manipulated data to exaggerate global warming

james-delingpoleBy James Delingpole

Climategate just got much, much bigger. And all thanks to the Russians who, with perfect timing, dropped this bombshell just as the world’s leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to discuss ways of carbon-taxing us all back to the dark ages.


Feast your eyes on this news release from Rionovosta, via the Ria Novosti agency, posted on Icecap. (Hat Tip: Richard North) 

A discussion of the November 2009 Climatic Research Unit e-mail hacking incident, referred to by some sources as “Climategate,” continues against the backdrop of the abortive UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) discussing alternative agreements to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that aimed to combat global warming.

The incident involved an e-mail server used by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, East England. Unknown persons stole and anonymously disseminated thousands of e-mails and other documents dealing with the global-warming issue made over the course of 13 years.

Controversy arose after various allegations were made including that climate scientists colluded to withhold scientific evidence and manipulated data to make the case for global warming appear stronger than it is.

Climategate has already affected Russia. On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.

The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.

The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.

The HadCRUT database includes specific stations providing incomplete data and highlighting the global-warming process, rather than stations facilitating uninterrupted observations.

On the whole, climatologists use the incomplete findings of meteorological stations far more often than those providing complete observations.

IEA analysts say climatologists use the data of stations located in large populated centers that are influenced by the urban-warming effect more frequently than the correct data of remote stations.

The scale of global warming was exaggerated due to temperature distortions for Russia accounting for 12.5% of the world’s land mass. The IEA said it was necessary to recalculate all global-temperature data in order to assess the scale of such exaggeration.

Global-temperature data will have to be modified if similar climate-date procedures have been used from other national data because the calculations used by COP15 analysts, including financial calculations, are based on HadCRUT research. 

Read the rest of this article at the London Times.

8 Responses to Climategate goes SERIAL: now the Russians confirm that UK climate scientists manipulated data to exaggerate global warming

  1. Stefcho December 17, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    What should this new deception be called? – Cherry-gate?

  2. paul wenum December 17, 2009 at 11:59 pm #

    Has anything changed? Will this be in the media? No. Unfortunately, with our media that has made up their mind that it does not matter. You can post comments until you are blue in the face. It will never hit “air time.” Trust me, Ive been there. Sad isn’t it.

    • Dan McGrath December 18, 2009 at 12:15 am #

      Mainstream media matters less and less every day. We’ve figured out how to go around the MSM and reach the people. We’re not there yet, but getting there. ABC, CBS and NBC will be minor players in our lifetime.

  3. paul wenum December 18, 2009 at 11:27 pm #

    Dan, I agree. Let us all know what we can do. I like your letters to our Senate/congressional representatives. I wish that you would publish this information more so than you do. Can you imagine getting deluged with over a million+ e-mail letters from constituents? Mind boggling! My replies from “Stuart Smalley” have all been canned letters with the liberal statements. Senator Klobuchar never responds. Eric Paulsen responds immediately. Ok, he’s conservative. But at least there is a pulse/response. Finally, most people that I discuss this issue with, as other issues, do not watch the main street media. President Obama was/is an expert on using the internet to his advantage. I suggest that you do same which I assume you are. Keep up the excellent work! We all appreciate your dedication.

  4. Rob N. Hood December 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm #

    Fear and ignorance often wins the day. I sure hope you people are right about this issue, or you will have some splaynin’ to do to our young’uns. We will see won’t we? What will you do to apologize for being wrong (if you’re wrong)? Will you help those that need it? Maybe give them food and shelter? Many of you seem to lean towards the religious side of things. And most religions preach helping those less fortunate.

    But even thos of you who don’t. I hope you are in a position to help those that may need it. I won’t hold my breath, however.

  5. paul wenum December 21, 2009 at 12:04 am #

    People of religious belief help more than you will ever know my friend. We don’t drive limos nor ride in them nor talk about our tithing. We simply do it as a normal course of life. Wish more people would do same. From your comments, I take it that you do not give to your “House of Worship.” Suggest that you do, especially this time of year and helping others that are less fortunate. . Enough pontificating. Take care my friend and “Merry Christmas.”

  6. Rob N. Hood January 2, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    I’m not talking about the good side of religion. I know that exists, especially on a local level. Overall, there is much corruption and politics that is part of many religions, not to mention all the wars, including some current ones, that if not soley based upon religion intolerance, certainly fueled by it.

    But what I was really referring to is the hypocrisy of many “religious” people. I think this is self-explanatory and doesn’t need any further lecturing on my part.

  7. paul wenum January 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    Thank you.

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