More “hockey stick” science has been shown to be fraudulent. The blogosphere is crackling with the discovery that climate catastrophe is being faked!
The paper in question is that of Shaun A. Marcott, a newly minted graduate student at Oregon State, and his more senior collaborators. Marcott’s doctoral research was republished in Science, a magazine that spins its climate science toward the alarmist side.
The New York Times grabbed the slanted Science story and promoted it as news of climate disaster. Atlantic, the magazine, furthered the fear mongering. CNN intoned darkly on “epic” global warming. Climate doom and gloom were awash in the mainstream media. Too bad it’s not true.
In a carefully contrived press release, Jeremy Shakun of Harvard University, a co-author of the study, ramped up undue alarm to say, “We are heading for somewhere that is far off from anything we have seen in the past 10,000 years — it’s through the roof. In my mind, we are heading for a different planet to the one that we have been used to.”
The trouble is that these latest disastrous claims are a fraud, as have been all previous ones. The mainstream media and its academic minions are invested in catastrophe that is not happening. Shaun A. Marcott was the unfortunate scapegoat whose manipulated research showed undue alarm to the public and delivered doctored data for his doctoral degree.
The lead detective in unraveling the fraud was data-analysis hound Steve McIntyre, who runs the Climate Audit blog. He smelled a rat when he observed a dramatic uptick in temperatures reported for the 20th century, coming after 11,300 years of slow or no temperature change, as reported in Science. Somehow between Marcott’s thesis and the Science publication, the dramatic uptick in temperature got added.
McIntyre’s analysis of the data is too complicated to go into here. Suffice it to say that he examined how Marcott’s data was “recalibrated,” “redated,” and otherwise manipulated to produce the desired result as a dramatic increase in recent global temperatures. Perhaps worst of all, data that showed decreasing temperatures in the 20th century were simply….dropped.
The story is ongoing. Climate science watchdog McIntyre continues to zero in on the data manipulation. Once again, we have been snookered by the climate establishment, on the take for billions of government funds.
In the process, Science magazine has reaffirmed its status as the supermarket tabloid of climate. Calls to Science demanding the retraction of the paper have begun, according to Anthony Watts. Past history indicates that this will not happen, nor will there be any disclosure in the mainstream media.
Now, you know the rest of the story.