Thursday, December 6, 2007

Has the IPCC Been Cooking the Books?

Co-Winners with the Goracle of the Nobel Peace Prize, the UN's International Panel on Climate Change, stands accused yet again of cooking the books, this time on tidal change. This from the Telegraph:

The IPCC falsified data showing a sea level rise from 1992-2002 according to Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, former head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics department at Stockholm University in Sweden. In an interview by George Murphy, Morner cites various examples of falsification of evidence claiming sea level rises.

"Then, in 2003, the same data set, which in their [IPCC's] publications, in their website, was a straight line - suddenly it changed, and showed a very strong line of uplift, 2.3 mm per year, the same as from the tide gauge. And that didn't look so nice. It looked as though they had recorded something; but they hadn't recorded anything. It was the original one which they had suddenly twisted up, because they entered a 'correction factor,' which they took from the tide gauge" in an area of Hong Kong that had been subsiding, or sinking.

. . . Morner is particularly critical of the overemphasis on computer modeling by IPCC "experts" instead of doing actual field research like geologists do. . . .

Read the post here. Its just the IPCC and another example of the Mann's hockey stick phenomena. One would expect the IPCC to be a little less shameless in their reliance on false data. Than again, it is not as if their international awards to date have not come from the science community . . .

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