Saturday, December 05, 2009

Permission to doubt

What, in effect, "Climategate" has done is give "permission" for people to doubt the climate change orthodoxy. American Thinker needed no such encouragement, but it does mean that its questioning of the accuracy of CO2 data collection will perhaps get a larger readership than otherwise it might have done.

Problems in the collection of atmospheric CO2 data parallel other absurdities in the global warming fraud, it says. The US NOAA openly admits to producing a CO2 record which "contains no actual data." NOAA temperature stations sited in ways that artificially inflate temperatures have been exposed over the past two years. CO2 observatories have similar flaws. Two of the five NOAA "baseline" stations are downwind from erupting volcanoes. All five are subject to localized or regional CO2 sources.