In the climate controversy dubbed Kiwigate,New Zealand skeptics inflict shock courtroom defeat on climatologists implicated in temperature data fraud.
New Zealand’s government via its National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has announced it has nothing to do with the country’s “official” climate record in what commentators are calling a capitulation from the tainted climate reconstruction. The story is also covered on web news aggregator site, icecap.com.
NIWA’s statement of defense claims they were never responsible for the national temperature record (NZTR).The climb down is seen as a legal triumph for skeptics of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition (NZCSC) who had initiated their challenge last August when petitioning the high court of New Zealand to invalidate the weather service’s reconstruction of antipodean temperatures. The NZCSC Petition may be read here.
According to the August official statement of the claim from NZCSC, climate scientists cooked the books by using the same alleged ‘trick’ employed by British and American scientists. This involves subtly imposing a warming bias during what is known as the ‘homogenisation’ process that occurs when climate data needs to be adjusted.
The specific charge brought against the Kiwi government was that its climate scientists had taken the raw temperature records of the country and then adjusted them artificially with the result that a steeper warming trend was created than would otherwise exist by examination of the raw data alone.
Indeed, the original Kiwi records show no warming during the 20th century, but after government sponsored climatologists had manipulated the data a warming trend of 1C appeared.
New Zealand Government Abandons ‘Official’ Climate Record
The NZCSC story reports that the NZ authorities, “formally stated that, in their opinion, they are not required to use the best available information nor to apply the best scientific practices and techniques available at any given time. They don’t think that forms any part of their statutory obligation to pursue “excellence.”
(YouTube) — I went back near the same area I was on yesterday near the 700 block of Ariola and once again there were clean up workers there finding buckets of tar and oil, near the end of the video the supervisor receives a warning call and orders the workers to bury their holes, the very holes full of tar and oil I have just shown you.
We must find out who is responsible for this policy of digging down only 6 inches because on Pensacola Beach it is as deep as three feet and on Orange Beach in Alabama it is as deep as six feet per a Coast Guard Officer there.
Gulf oil spill: White House blocked and put spin on scientists’ warnings
Investigative report into the BP oil spill reveals US government blocked scientists model data two weeks after the rig explosion
BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig seen burning in April. A report commissioned by Barack Obama has revealed that the White House office of management and budget blocked scientists seeking permission to show worst case scenario models two weeks after the explosion. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP
The White House blocked government scientists from warning the American public of the potential environmental disaster caused by BP’s broken well in the Gulf of Mexico, a report released by the national commission investigating the oil spill said yesterday.
The report, produced by a panel appointed by Barack Obama to investigate the spill, said that about two weeks after the BP rig exploded scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) asked the White House for permission to release their models showing their worst case scenarios for the spill.
The White House office of management and budget, which is a traditional clearing house for decisions, turned down the request, the report said, quoting interviews with administration officials.
The report, one of four released today by the commission, provides the most compelling evidence to date of direct attempts by the White House to spin the BP oil spill disaster.
The White House disputed the commission’s findings. “Senior government officials were clear with the public what the worst-case flow rate could be,” the acting director of the OMB, Jeffrey Zients and the NOAA adminstrator, Jane Lubchenco, said in a statement.
The commission report does not explore why the White House sought to block the worst-case scenarios for the spill.
Toxic flood from ruptured reservoir at alumina plant claims third life amid fears for Raba and Danube rivers
Tunde Erdelyi clings to her cat after toxic sludge from an alumina plant flooded her home in Devecser, Hungary. Photograph: Bela Szandelszky/AP
The Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency after a third person died today in flooding from a ruptured red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant. Six people were missing and 120 injured in what officials said was an ecological disaster.
The sludge, a waste product in aluminum production, contains heavy metals and is toxic if ingested. Many of the injured suffered burns as the sludge seeped through their clothes. Two of the injured were in life-threatening condition. An elderly woman, a young man and a three-year-old child were killed.
The chemical burns could take days to reveal themselves and what may seem like superficial injuries could disguise damage to deeper tissue, Peter Jakabos, a doctor at a hospital in Gyor where several of the injured were taken, said on state television.
The government declared a state of emergency in three western counties affected by the flooding. Several hundred tonnes of plaster were being poured into the Marcal river to bind the toxic sludge and prevent it from flowing on, the national disaster management directorate said.
So far, about 1m cubic metres (35.3m cubic feet) of sludge has leaked from the reservoir and affected an estimated area of 40 sq km (15.4 square miles), the environment secretary, Zoltan Illes, told state news agency MTI.
Illes said the incident was an “ecological catastrophe” and it was feared that the sludge could reach the Raba and Danube rivers.
BEIJING (Reuters) – Almost a quarter of China’s surface water remains so polluted that it is unfit even for industrial use, while less than half of total supplies are drinkable, data from the environment watchdog showed on Monday.
(NaturalNews) The vast majority of the world’s rivers are threatened by pollution, pesticide runoff and destructive species, say researchers from The City College (CCNY) of The City University of New York (CUNY), the University of Wisconsin and seven other institutions. And not only is the integrity of the world’s water at heightened risk, but so are countless aquatic species that rely on the threatened habitats for survival.
Published in the journal Nature, the study explains that the threats come from a multitude of different sources, and that an independent, reactive approach to dealing with them is not going to work. A more holistic approach is required, say scientists, if the problems have any chance of ever being remediated.
“We can no longer look at human water security and biodiversity threats independently,” said Dr. Charles Vorosmarty, director of the CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative and professor of civil engineering at The Grove School of Engineering at CCNY. “We need to link the two.”
Just now, the following apology was posted by 10:10 on their website:
Today we put up a mini-movie about 10:10 and climate change called “No Pressure”.
With Climate Change becoming increasingly threatening, and decreasingly talked about in the media, we wanted to find a way to bring this critical issue back into the headlines whilst making people laugh. We were therefore delighted when Britain’s leading comedy writer, Richard Curtis – writer of Blackadder, Four Weddings, Notting Hill and many others – agreed to write a short film for the 10:10 campaign. Many people found the resulting film extremely funny, but unfortunately some didn’t and we sincerely apologise to anybody we have offended.
As a result of these concerns we’ve taken it off our website. We won’t be making any attempt to censor or remove other versions currently in circulation on the internet.
At 10:10 we’re all about trying new and creative ways of getting people to take action on climate change. Unfortunately in this instance we missed the mark. Oh well, we live and learn.”
I would like to thank everybody who made 10:10 apologize through his own initiative on the internet. We have made them back down and recognize their mistakes.
The movie is staying up as a reminder; watch it at your own risk.
Note: THUMBS UP so that their SHAME may be more visible, even though you disagree with the proto-nazis who made this movie!
This ridiculous, shameful movie, in which activists of the 10:10 climate change campaign fantasize about blowing up dissenters, was uploaded and recently CENSORED, after they realized what a massive cock-up it had been.
Flooded by negative comments and thumbs down, the eco-fascists were forced to make their violent, disgusting video private.
See for yourselves: in this video, people who do not support their carbon-reduction strategy are blown up in a gory, bloody explosion. If the same kind of video had been made about blowing up atheists, agnostics, christians, jews, muslims, whites, blacks, asians, homosexuals, left-wingers or right-wingers, it would have been met with understandable disgust; this video is a shameful display of DOUBLE STANDARDS.
I have REUPLOADED this video in order to comply with what I told them in one of my comments — I told them that I would re-post this video if they ever tried to hide it (which they have) so that their SHAME may live on forever.
Update 1 (InfiniteUnknown):
The video has been taken down! That was fast.
The REUPLOAD works (so far).
Please tell me that it is April Fools’ Day or that 1010global.org is the new branch of theonion.com.
I agree with the filmmakers that people who do NOT like Al Gore, i.e. people with brain, should better not watch this mini-movie!
‘Rises in C02 lag 800 years behind temperature rises. So temperature is leading CO2 by 800 years!’
Look at the graph that elite puppet Al Gore presents in‘An Inconvenient Truth’, use your brain and this will become very obvious to you. Rises in CO2 cannot be responsible for rising temperatures. Basta!
The strength of the new study, published online in Geophysical Research Letters, is that it rests solely on measurements and statistical data, including historical records extracted from Antarctic ice, and does not rely on computations with complex climate models.
“The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.”
Whippersnapping climate campaign 10:10 teams up with legendary comic screenwriter Richard Curtis – you know, Blackadder, Four Weddings, Notting Hill, co-founded Comic Relief – and Age of Stupid director Franny Armstrong to proudly present their explosive new mini-movie “No Pressure”. The film stars X-Files’ Gillian Anderson, together with Spurs players past and present – including Peter Crouch, Ledley King and David Ginola – with music donated by Radiohead. Shot on 35mm by a 40-strong professional film crew led by director Dougal Wilson, “No Pressure” celebrates everybody who is actively tackling climate change… by blowing up those are aren’t.
And the people will be footed with the bill created by elite criminals that control all governments and are bankrupting one country after the other.
This is just the beginning for Spain. Next are Ireland, Portugal, Italy, the UK and France.
* Cuts Spain ratings to Aa1 vs AAA on weak growth outlook
* Says Spain vow on deficit key to just one notch downgrade
* Does not expect another rating cut any time soon
MADRID, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Moody’s Investor Service cut Spain’s credit to Aa1 from AAA on Thursday, removing the last of its highly-valued triple-A ratings but saying it did not expect to cut again soon thanks to efforts at fiscal reform.
The one notch downgrade was widely discounted by the markets, following cuts by Standard and Poor’s in April and by Fitch Ratings in May.
Spain is one of the countries being watched most closely by financial markets in Europe’s struggle with billowing debt, but investors have so far given it an easier ride than Ireland and Portugal.