Monday, December 16, 2019

Canadian Government deletes 100 years of climate data

Well, well, well:
Canadians already suspicious of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax are likely be even more suspicious given a report by Ottawa-based Blacklock’s Reporter that Environment Canada omitted a century’s worth of observed weather data in developing its computer models on the impacts of climate change.

The scrapping of all observed weather data from 1850 to 1949 was necessary, a spokesman for Environment Canada told Blacklock’s Reporter, after researchers concluded that historically, there weren’t enough weather stations to create a reliable data set for that 100-year period.

“The historical data is not observed historical data,” the spokesman said. “It is modelled historical data … 24 models from historical simulations spanning 1950 to 2005 were used.”
So the data weren't up to Environment Canada's no doubt high standards and they replaced it with model data?

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At this point, everyone who ever said the words Republican War on Science unironically can just sit down in the back of the room.  Grownups are talking.

While this certainly might make the politics of a carbon tax a little easier, it means that the science is done.  It's not science.  You don't just delete 100 years of recorded data because you don't like it.  A cynic might wonder if the data were airbrushed from history because the data are so not convenient:
Blacklock’s Reporter, which describes itself as “the only reporter-owned and operated newsroom in Ottawa” focusing on intensive reporting of government documents, notes that in many cases the observed temperatures scrapped by Environment Canada in creating its computer models, were higher in the past than today.

For example, Vancouver had a higher record temperature in 1910 (30.6C) than in 2017 (29.5C).

Toronto had a warmer summer in 1852 (32.2C) than in 2017 (31.7C).


Brandon, Man., had 49 days where the average daily temperature was above 20C in 1936, compared to only 16 in 2017, with a high temperature of 43.3C that year compared to 34.3C in 2017.
Sharp-eyed readers will recognize 1936 as the year that 14 of the 50 US States (well, 48 back then) set all time high temperature records.  But Manitoba's temperature records have been removed and replaced with new data generated by computer models.  Now two plus two equals five.

Eisenhower's farewell address is famous for its warning against the power - and danger - of a military-industrial complex.  Certainly the history of the last 60 years bears this out.  But even more prophetic were his remarks immediately following this:
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.

The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientifictechnological elite.
The climate science industry has certainly provided a comfortable living for the climate scientists.  They get tenure, nice salaries, and junkets to expensive and exotic locations - all they have to do is make sure that their scientific results support the "right" political conclusions.  FYI, the "right" political conclusions include $300B/year to the UN.  Really.  Paid by you and me.

I have complained for a long, long time about the terrible quality of the temperature databases, but this is the most fraudulent abuse of science that I've ever seen.  This post is tagged Climate Bullshit because, well, you know.


Glen Filthie said...

It’s a cash grab. Turdo La Doo signals his virtue for the cool kids like Greta - and hands the bill to us out here in Alberta because for some strange unknown reason... we don’t vote the right way out.

FFS, enough is enough. Jason Kenney needs to start playing or get the hell out of the way so somebody else can. Were it me calling the shots, I’d shut off the pipelines going east and stop all rail transport of Alberta crude out east. You liberal assholes in Morontario and Queerbec want a future free of fossil fuels? Now’s the time to start! Sit in the dark and freeze, you Marxist sonsabitches!!!😡

We need do do the same thing to the greasy hippies and urban bee keepers in Hongccouver to. I wonder if Rodger Schlong is still planning to nuke SanFran and NYFC? I wonder if we could get him to take out Hongcouver, Trawnna and Mon Trail too? It’s the least you damned Yanks can do, considering all the shitlibs Donald Trump is sending up here....🤔

McChuck said...

Isn't that just the Leftist way? Delete reality and replace it with fantasy, because it's "more accurate" that way.

John said...

"Now two plus two equals five."

I think you meant two plus two equals three. Or even still just two. Do I hear one? Wait, there's a model here that shows negative one...