Fresh Congressional Probe into Flawed Karl “Pausebuster” Scandal

Watts Up With That?

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

In the wake of revelations by whistleblower Dr. John Bates, Congressman Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has renewed demands for access to documents and correspondence relating to the release of the flawed Karl “Pausebuster” paper.

US Congress launches a probe into climate data that duped world leaders over global warming

  • Republican Lamar Smith has announced an inquiry to acting chief of NOAA
  • He has demanded for all internal documents and communications between staff
  • It follows an investigation by the Mail on Sunday and information leaked by Dr John Bates

By David Rose for The Mail on Sunday
PUBLISHED: 13:14 +11:00, 19 February 2017 | UPDATED: 19:10 +11:00, 19 February 2017

Revelations by the Mail on Sunday about how world leaders were misled over global warming by the main source of climate data have triggered a…

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Exactly what are scientists marching ‘for’?

Climate Etc.

by Judith Curry

The smartest people on the planet want to oppose Trump & the best they can come up with is a march in support of themselves? – Roger Pielke Jr

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Mainstream Media Ignores New Study: Present Sea Surface Temperatures “Indistinguishable” From Those During Last Interglacial…

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…When Sea Levels Were Roughly 20 to 30 Feet Higher than Today

Science recently published Hoffman, et al. (2017) Regional and global sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation.  Not too surprisingly, the study has been ignored by the mainstream media.  Why?  As Science writes in their summary (my boldface):

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Because of the GISS and NOAA Press Conference about 2016 Global Surface Temperatures…

“It would be nice to know what planet the climate models from GISS are simulating. It certainly isn’t the Earth.” — Bob Tisdale

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…A Reminder of How Horribly Climate Models Simulate the Surface Temperatures of Earth’s Oceans.

This post serves as the annual model-data comparison for sea surface temperatures.

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RSS Global Lower Troposphere Temperature Data for 2016 Confirm Results from UAH

RSS and UAH agree: global temperature in 2016 and 1998 were essentially same. 1998 was the last year with a big El Niño spike.

–Jonathan Cohler

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That is, for 2016, the Temperatures of Earth’s Atmosphere Nearest to Its Surface Were an Insignificant 0.02 Deg C Higher than the Previous El Niño-Related High in 1998.

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Wisconsin DNR Revises Position on Climate Change: Removes Caused by “Human Activities” from Great Lakes Webpage

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Lee Bergquist opens his article DNR purges climate change from webpage at the Wisconsin Journal Sentinal (my brackets):

The state Department of Natural Resources recently scrubbed language from an agency web page on the Great Lakes that said humans and greenhouse gases are the main cause of climate change. [See DNR webpage The Great Lakes and a changing world.]

The DNR now says the subject is a matter of scientific debate.

The department made the changes on Dec. 21, striking out whole sentences attributing global warming to human activities and rising levels of carbon dioxide.

Bergquist explains:

In the latest changes, the DNR says of climate change, “as it has done throughout the centuries, the earth is going through a change. The reasons for this change at this particular time in the earth’s long history are being debated and researched by academic entities outside the Department of Natural Resources.”

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2016 State of the Climate Report

screen-shot-2016-12-26-at-10-33-41-amThe 2016 State of the Climate Report Presented to the United Nations Climate Conference in Morocco November 2016 gives an excellent and pithy summary on where things stand in regard to Global Warming and/or Climate Change and the manmade CO2 contribution, or non-contribution, to those important topics for anyone interested in the subject.

The report quotes University of London Professor Emeritus Philip Stott in the introduction: “The fundamental point has always been this. Climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, and the very idea that we can manage climate change predictably by understanding and manipulating at the margins one politically selected factor (CO2) is as misguided as it gets…It’s scientific nonsense.”