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Reality vs. Computer Models: Global Warmists Still Hold Fast to their Fixed Ideology

Posted on July 8, 2014 by Philip Hodges — 0 Comments   
It takes a considerable amount of faith to believe in global warming. Especially when it’s shown that most of the political, media and even some of the scientific establishment have to engage in begging the question so that they and their followers can maintain their self-delusion. So, all they have to do is to assume that they’re right about manmade global warming, and all of a sudden, the reason and cause behind every unfavorable thing in the world is global warming. And if it means ignoring counterevidence here, stretching some facts there, “estimating” some data points, or just making some up altogether, then so be it. It’s for a good cause.

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that doom-and-gloom predictions released by official government research centers haven’t exactly panned out the way the establishment wanted them. In response, instead of admitting the whole thing’s a scam, they keep changing the terminology, making it more and more vague. It’s not global warming anymore. It’s climate change. It’s increasingly unpredictable climatic behavior. They’re predicting that the weather will be more unpredictable in the future.

Their models are based on false assumptions, and so it’s not surprising that reality has turned out to be quite a bit different than they thought. And it would be like them to use that as “proof” that manmade global warming is all real. “See how unpredictable the global climate is? We always predicted it would be this way. Therefore, [non-government employed] humans and their dirty carbon emissions are to blame. We told you so.”

Andrew Mountford with the Daily Mail wrote:

For years, computer simulations have predicted that sea ice should be disappearing from the Poles. Now, with the news that Antarctic sea-ice levels have hit new highs, comes yet another mishap to tarnish the credibility of climate science.


Climatologists base their doom-laden predictions of the Earth’s climate on computer simulations.

But these have long been the subject of ridicule because of their stunning failure to predict the pause in warming – nearly 18 years long on some measures – since the turn of the last century.

It’s the same with sea ice. We hear a great deal about the decline in Arctic sea ice, in line with or even ahead of predictions.

But why are environmentalists and scientists so much less keen to discuss the long-term increase in the southern hemisphere?

In fact, across the globe, there are about one million square kilometers more sea ice than 35 years ago, which is when satellite measurements began.

It’s fair to say that this has been something of an embarrassment for climate modelers. But it doesn’t stop there.

In recent days a new scandal over the integrity of temperature data has emerged, this time in America, where it has been revealed as much as 40 per cent of temperature data there are not real thermometer readings.

Many temperature stations have closed, but rather than stop recording data from these posts, the authorities have taken the remarkable step of ‘estimating’ temperatures based on the records of surrounding stations.

So vast swathes of the data are actually from ‘zombie’ stations that have long since disappeared. This is bad enough, but it has also been discovered that the US’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is using estimates even when perfectly good raw data is available to it – and that it has adjusted historical records.

Why should it do this? Many have noted that the effect of all these changes is to produce a warmer present and a colder past, with the net result being the impression of much faster warming.

No wonder they have such a hard time convincing people that humans are causing the Earth to burn up. Or causing the climate to “change.” Or causing the climate to be more “unpredictable.” No wonder they have to resort to personal attacks and conspiracy theories about how we all secretly work for Big Oil and the Koch brothers.

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The problem is that the public has believed the image it has been fed that scientists are objective, non-partisan arbiters of reality...    :silly:

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