ClimateGate 2.0: Russian Climate Data Manipulated
It seems that the “warmers” at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) (University of East Anglia, UEA) aren’t the only ones manipulating climate data to match models and predictions.
Now the Russian Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) in Moscow claims that the Hadley Center for Climate Change (Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature, HadCRUT), based at the British Meteorological Office in Exeter, has tampered with Russian climate data.12
The short version is that HadCRUT includes only a small portion of Russian climate data; specifically only those parts that showed measurements to Hadley’s liking. According to Russian analysts, only 25% of stations were actually used. The measurements that were left out showed no substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.
Interestingly, apparently HadCRUT seemed to use measurements from stations with only partial observations, while ignoring many others that had complete observation records.
The impact of this accusation to any “Climate Change” discussions in Copenhagen is direct, as IEA states that HadCRUT research is used to form the foundation for many of the climate change calculations — including financial ones.
Should this allegation regarding HadCRUT “research” be accurate, it means that large portions of the fundamental observations behind “Climate Change” have been blatantly manipulated for a particular result. Since much of the research in this space relies on climate observations, the manipulated CRU and HadCRUT research could very well contaminate and invalidate most — if not all — of climate change “science”.
To an observer, “Climate Change” is looking more and more like a religion, rather than anything having to do with “science”… unless some in the “scientific” establishment have decided to redefine the meaning of “science” to the standards employed by the Catholic Church in the era of Copernicus and Galileo.
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