The "scientific consensus" surrounding Global Climate Change is now devolving into a delicious comedy of errors. According to an article in the Times of London, stations used to collect climate trends have used incredibly flawed methods of research. These stations were undermined by several factors, including "urbanisation, changes in land use and, in many cases, being moved from site to site," according to the Times.
To add fuel to the fire, the Daily Mail is reporting that one of the world's top Climate scientists, Professor Phil Jones, has confessed that he has not been able to keep track of all the climate information that he has. Jones, you may remember, was one of the honchos at the center of the ClimateGate controversy a month or so ago. Now Jones is conceding that the Earth was possibly warmer during the Middle Ages than it is now.
But the real kicker is that Jones is now saying that there has not been any "statistically significant" warming for 15 years.
All these revelations might mean nothing in normal times. But the international community has been raving for vast changes in climate policy based on the poor research and shabby science conducted by fellows like Professor Jones. In fact, just a couple of months ago there was the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen which tried to enact actual policy changes based on this "settled science" sham.
What we have here is a failure to communicate. For years, global warming skeptics have been shut out of the climate debate and harangued as "flat earthers," "Holocaust deniers," and "corporate fascists." But with the climate consensus crumbling before our very eyes, will skeptics be brought into the discussion so that we may actually find out what is going on? Probably not. When the leaked ClimateGate emails first surfaced, Senator Barbara Boxer responded to questions about the scandal by referring to it as "Email-Theft Gate." Ah yes, the real perpetrators were not the scientists with faulty statistics and flawed research that policy makers were using to demand more and more of your tax dollars. No, no. The villains behind the whole thing were people trying to get to the bottom of the climate racket.
In the coming months and years, you can bet that politicians and media elites will continue to cling to the man-made global warming hypothesis as a life preserver as they proceed to drown under the rising tides of inconvenient facts that vindicate the skeptics.