An interesting new idea… A Crime Against Science. I’ve never been fond of the fuzzy notion of a “Crime against humanity” as there really ought to be someone, something real, that can be shown to have suffered a harm. How can one be confronted by their accuser when their accuser is “humanity”? Just saying hello to each one would consume the rest of your life…
But it is now law in many places. So perhaps a ‘Crime Against Science” is no worse.
has an interesting, if short, article. It quotes part of an editorial with a one line intro, quoted here:
Editor Accuses Met Office Of ‘Crime Against Science And The Public’
Editorial, Daily Mail
To put it mildly, it is a matter of enormous public interest that the Met Office has revised its predictions of global warming, whispering that new data suggest there will be none for the next five years.
After all, the projection implies that by 2017, despite a colossal increase in carbon emissions, there will have been no rise in the planet’s surface temperature for almost two decades.
Why, then, did the Met Office choose to sneak out this intriguing information on Christmas Eve, knowing there would be no newspapers the next day?
Isn’t the inescapable suspicion that our national forecaster was anxious not to shake confidence in its Messianic belief that we are destroying our own planet?
This paper keeps an open mind on climate change – and accepts that the Met Office’s revised prediction doesn’t prove the scientific establishment and its staunch disciples at the BBC wrong.
At the very least, however, it adds to the debate, lending support to those who argue that the threat to the environment has been greatly exaggerated.
Meanwhile, ministers stake gargantuan sums of public money on their faith in the alarmists, scarring the landscape with wind farms, forcing up energy bills and threatening to shut down almost all our fossil fuel-dependent economy.
This is why it is so vital that every scrap of scientific data is fully debated and dispassionately analysed.
The Met Office’s clumsy attempt to hush up an inconvenient truth was a crime against science and the public.
It then points to an editorial at the Daily Mail where there is yet more:
It’s anybody’s guess whether David Cameron and Nick Clegg would have been damaged or enhanced if they’d included their well-known failures in their mid-term review on Monday.
What is certain is that their reputation has taken another knock since a careless aide was caught carrying a restricted document, agonising over the pros and cons of coming clean with the public.
So much for the Coalition’s pledge that it would have no truck with Labour-style spin. The only difference is that this lot are so bad at it.
That point, of putting that prediction of 5 more years onto the end of the present non-rise period, is an interesting one.
Here we have one of the big “pushers” (and they ARE pushers, just like pushers of any drug) of Global Warming admitting that it will be at least 5 more years of cold. Now the present ‘no warming’ period is variously anywhere from 15 to 20 years depending on which cooked temperature data you look at and what is used for the significance test.
So we’re looking not just at 20 years ( 15 + 5 ) but in some cases 25 years of “no warming” being accepted by a key pusher.
A Fifth to a Quarter Century.
It must be a bit disheartening to the True Believers in Global Warming that not only has it not gotten warm for a decade and a half, and not only are we having the worst, coldest, most frozen weather since the ’50s and ’60s; but now they are being told to cool their heels for another half decade until they are at quarter century scale “no warming” markers. THEN the warming will return, you betcha! ( It will likely be highly welcomed by then, I’m sure…)
So not a lot of ‘depth’ to this posting. But just take a moment to ponder:
1) How long we’ve been “at this”.
2) How much data diddling and history cooking / rewriting the Warmers have done.
3) How vast the money spent against a few quiet voices “speaking truth to power” and privilege and NGO slush funds and…
4) How long the temperatures have failed to warm.
5) How quiet the sun, and this at the TOP of this solar cycle.
6) There are at least 5 to 6 more years to go in the downside of this cycle.
7) The Met Office and all their ‘hangers on’ know this.
It’s gotta give them a burn… especially freezer burn if they step outside…