Beginning in 2003, software engineer William Connolley quietly removed the highly inconvenient references to the global cooling scare of the 1970s from Wikipedia, the world’s most influential and accessed informational source.
It had to be done. Too many skeptics were (correctly) pointing out that the scientific “consensus” during the 1960s and 1970s was that the Earth had been cooling for decades, and that nascent theorizing regarding the potential for a CO2-induced global warming were still questionable and uncertain.
Not only did Connolley — a co-founder (along with Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt) of the realclimate.com blog — successfully remove (or rewrite) the history of the 1970s global cooling scare from the Wikipedia record, he also erased (or rewrote) references to the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age so as to help create the impression that the paleoclimate is shaped like Mann’s hockey stick graph, with unprecedented and dangerous 20th/21st century warmth.
A 2009 investigative report from UK’s Telegraph detailed the extent of dictatorial-like powers Connolley possessed at Wikipedia, allowing him to remove inconvenient scientific information that didn’t conform to his point of view.
“All told, Connolley created or rewrote 5,428 unique Wikipedia articles. His control over Wikipedia was greater still, however, through the role he obtained at Wikipedia as a website administrator, which allowed him to act with virtual impunity. When Connolley didn’t like the subject of a certain article, he removed it — more than 500 articles of various descriptions disappeared at his hand. When he disapproved of the arguments that others were making, he often had them barred — over 2,000 Wikipedia contributors who ran afoul of him found themselves blocked from making further contributions. Acolytes whose writing conformed to Connolley’s global warming views, in contrast, were rewarded with Wikipedia’s blessings. In these ways, Connolley turned Wikipedia into the missionary wing of the global warming movement.“
After eviscerating references to 1970s global cooling scare and the warmer-than-now Medieval Warm Period from Wikipedia, and after personally rewriting the Wikipedia commentaries on the greenhouse effect to impute a central, dominant role for CO2, Connolley went on to team up with two other authors to publish a “consensus” manifesto in 2008 that claimed to exp”ose the 1970s global cooling scare as a myth, as something that never really happened.
Peterson, Connolley, and Fleck (2008, hereafter PCF08) published “The Myth
From the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE and the department of “let’s put some fish in a tank and gas them” comes this sub-par science fair level experiment where the only purpose seems to be to demonize CO2 by grabbng a headline. In essence, they’ve created “Dory” from the children’s movieFinding Nemo in an artificial environment that in no way is anything like conditions on a coral reef. Plus, by just dropping the fish into this elevated CO2 environment they aren’t used to, not only are they negating generations of fish and any adaptation that might occur, they are testing fish in a stressed environment that they have no experience with. This truly is bad science.
Study Links Altered Brain Chemistry, Behavioral Impairments in Fish Exposed to Elevated CO2
Research team studied damselfish behavior and physiology under ocean acidification conditions predicted for year 2300
MIAMI–In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University showed that increased carbon dioxide concentrations alters brain chemistry that may lead to neurological impairment in some fish.
Understanding the impacts of increased carbon dioxide levels in the ocean, which causes the ocean to become more acidic, allows scientists to better predict how fish will be impacted by future ocean acidification conditions.…
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New Study Finds No Evidence Of Global Warming Increasing Extreme Rainfall
By Paul Homewood http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0307.1 This paper, published last month, has some relevance to recent attempts to blame the Louisiana floods on global warming. ABSTRACT Precipitation extremes have a widespread impact on societies and ecosystems; it is therefore important to understand current and future patterns of extreme precipitation. Here, a set of new global coupled climate models with varying atmospheric resolution has been used to investigate the ability of these models to reproduce observed patterns of precipitation extremes and to investigate changes in these extremes in response to increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations. The atmospheric resolution was increased from 2°×2° grid cells (typical resolution in the CMIP5 archive) to 0.25°×.25° (tropical cyclone-permitting). Analysis has been confined to the contiguous United States (CONUS). It is shown that, for these models, integrating at higher atmospheric resolution improves all aspects of simulated extreme precipitation: spatial patterns, intensities and seasonal timing. In response to 2×CO2 concentrations, all models show a mean intensification of precipitation rates during extreme events of approximately 3-4% K−1. However, projected regional patterns of changes in extremes are dependent on model resolution. For example, the highest-resolution models show increased precipitation rates during extreme events in the hurricane season in the CONUS southeast, this increase is not found in the low-resolution model. These results emphasize that, for the study of extreme precipitation there is a minimum model resolution that is needed to capture the weather phenomena generating the extremes. Finally, the observed record and historical model experiments were used to investigate changes in the recent past. In part because of large intrinsic variability, no evidence was found for changes in extreme precipitation attributable to climate change in the available observed record. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0307.1 As we often see, the computer models show more intense rainfall, because that is what they are programmed to say. As so often though, when the observed record is analysed, no evidence of such is found: Finally, the observed record and historical model experiments were used to investigate changes in the recent past. In part because of large intrinsic variability, no evidence was found for changes in extreme precipitation attributable to climate change in the available observed record. USHCN Data Talking of the historical record, USHCN say their three stations in Louisiana, with the most complete and long running data, are Calhoun, Jennings and Lafayette. Below are the USHCN whisker …
Obama’s Post Presidency Plans: Anti-Capitalism Global Warming Venture Capitalism?
Guest post by Conor Coughlin Radical anti-capitalist groups are celebrating Obama’s post-presidential plans to join the ranks of the EPA’s Billionaires Club and become a Captain Of Industry. As the former leader of the Free World, he can now direct his vast brain-power on income inequality, leveling the playing field and eliminating barriers to competition by fellow ‘community organizers’ seeking to profits in the world of Venture Capitalism. Mainstream media all agree, Silicon Valley and environmental hipsters couldn’t have selected a more qualified spokesman for the Banksters, Oil Barons and Wall Street con-artist promoting peace and prosperity through Free Trade agreements crafted in secrecy. After all, is it really secret if all the stakeholders negotiating behind closed doors produce the expected outcomes? Why shouldn’t Obama be seen as the next Ken Lay of Enron fame, a trusted ally for the Wall Street environmental lawyers promoting the cutting-edge science of the EPA. What other administration has contributed more public support to the Energy Foundation, Prosperity Partnership and Clinton Global Initiative, and the other secretive UN organizations that produced the Paris Climate Accord. If that whole Venture Capitalist gig doesn’t work out, his pals at the Green Sports Alliance can make him a part-owner in an NBA franchise. Better yet, they could give him the Seattle Seahawks as a reward for allowing diversity in America’s sports programs. No Standard-No Problem! Experience across the country over the past 30 years has shown that energy savings can be estimated accurately enough to warrant tens of billions of dollars in investments in efficiency programs, and an industry of experts has developed best practices for measuring and verifying energy savings. Currently there is no national standard to measure energy savings from energy efficiency programs. Instead, each state commission (or utility board in the case of publicly owned utilities) develops its own measurement and verification protocols NRDC REPORT (R: 12-11-A) Legions of lawyers agree, Obama’s really smart! He trusts the science produced by radical front groups like Climate Solutions, which produced the Poised For Profits report on behalf of government while a franchisee of the notorious Earth Island Institute. Climate Solutions operated the Harvesting Clean Energy program, possibly the largest government-funded scientific research program of its type in history. Climate Solutions was listed as a non-profit under the Earth Island Institute from 1999 until 2003, when it became a separate non-profit with funding provided by Washington State. It’s unique brand of science became the basis for the Prosperity Partnership, a Puget Sound non-profit group …