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December 07, 2009

The state of ClimateGate today, Dec 7 2009. [krak]

(A series of daily-ish roundups of the day's Climate news and commentary.)

This is by no means a comprehensive recap. The stories come from a variety of sources, and I highly recommend exploring the linked sites for more breaking news.

After the break...

UPDATE: As there is some confusion (It couldn't have been my wording as I am a fine smith of, er, you know, words*), the vid isn't Revkin. Just another AGW true believer.

Andy Revkin shapes up after being threatened with The Big Cutoff, and pimps this youtube video, demonstrating the absolute faith the AGW proponents have in the proposition that they are doing no less a thing than Saving All of Humanity.

The argument against doing nothing because all the worst predictions are hysterically exaggerated is countered with the simple and rhetorically disingenuous retort: "Are you infallible?"

If my generation has learned nothing else, it is that when facing a sexually-ambiguous entity that seeks to rule the world the correct answer to the question "Are you a God?" is always: YES!

WUWT notes that the New Zealand climate watchdog NIWA's explanation for adjusting the raw data from weather stations is fairly weak. NIWA released the reasoning for only one (1) station adjustment, and we now have a picture of the new station. Turns out that it ranks low on NOAA's station quality rating system. In fact, it ranks just about as poorly as it can.

NIWA is in "good company" though. That station rating ranks them square in the fat of the majority of NOAA stations.

BTW, volunteers in the following states are needed to help survey remaining stations:

Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, North Dakota, Idaho, South Dakota, Texas.

email: info (at) surfacestations.org

Al Gore rocks them all at the first Gaia Poetry Slam. Well, ok. It's Vanity Fair. But isn't that rag just one long stream of unbearable consciousness too?

One thin September soon
A floating continent disappears
In midnight sun

Vapors rise as
Fever settles on an acid sea

Don't blame me... I'm just the messenger.

ABC analysis: Obama falls short on climate. Figures he just isn't listening hard enough, as they claim 85% of those polled want the government to do "something" about the climate. Who else would love to see the details of that poll?

Canadian Scientist Christopher Essex takes WSJ to task on their claim that real scientists dropped the ball, and points the finger right back at the Press:

Many of we scientists have been ringing the alarm bells from the beginning on this. We have been telling everyone who would listen about who we were dealing with. We have known all along...

...That science needed to get settled in Congress should have got people’s attention right there that there was something seriously wrong.

Meanwhile in Oz, the finger is pointed not at skeptical scientists outside the IPCC fold, but specifically at those whom the emails reveal had private doubts all along.

And a scientist in California discusses feedbacks and the problems with reading tea-leaves by AGW sciencytists.

A nice explanation of the Solar Cycle & how it affects weather patterns

UN finds ClimateGate culprit. You'll never guess who.

And by never guess, I really mean you'll guess in one: It was Big Oil. They don't say it directly, but who else has the deep pockets required to pay off Russian hackers?

Cliff Kincaid asks Bill O: How's my a** taste now?

Steve McIntyre of Climate Audit was interviewed for a couple hours by FOX news, for a documentary he believes will air later this week.

They were very well prepared – far more than anyone else. They knew (and asked) about such esoterica as the Starbucks Hypothesis.

*joke stolen from Castle.

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