WASHINGTON – Skeptics of man-made catastrophic climate change of the kind pimped by Al Gore have been ridiculed, scoffed at and dismissed sneeringly as “deniers.”
For years, anyone in public life who expressed doubts about the apocalyptic claims of governments, the scientific establishment and the lemming-like popular culture was treated like a card-carrying member of the Flat-Earth Society.
Worse yet, dissident scientists were categorically denied the ability to publish in scientific journals, let alone get government grants for research.
Yet the doubts have persisted – driving one noble blogger to do something others had failed to do: Check the original official temperature records and compare them with what was actually recorded by the science establishment issuing the dire warnings of doom and gloom unless coercive, top-down action was taken to reduce carbon emissions worldwide.
“When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically ‘adjusted’ to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified,” wrote Christopher Booker in the London Telegraph after reviewing Homewood’s findings.
Homewood began by checking the temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay. What he found was the recorded temperatures were simply reversed dramatically – from showing a cooling trend to a warming trend.
After that, he checked more South American weather stations and found more evidence of upward adjustments. These bogus records were recorded by the U.S. government’s Global Historical Climate Network and then broadcast by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the National Climate Data Center – the very records scientists and governments use to justify their “global warming” claims.
But what about the rise in sea levels and the thawing of arctic ice caps?
Homewood investigated the temperatures taken there, too, finding in nearly every case the upward temperature adjustments that have made climate change an article of faith for governments and scientists around the world.
Perhaps the ice is melting for another reason – the flow of warmer water from the Atlantic, which occurs in a cyclical manner over many decades rather than rising atmospheric temperatures, speculated Homewood.
On Friday, Barack Obama’s administration released a national security strategy claiming rising seas, worsening droughts, melting Arctic ice and extreme weather events rank among the most potent threats to U.S. national security, alongside violent extremism, cyberattacks and Russian aggression.
“At home and abroad, we are taking concerted action to confront the dangers posed by climate change and to strengthen our energy security,” the document says, declaring climate change “an urgent and growing threat to our national security.”
It remains to be seen how the rest of the media, the academic world, the scientific establishment and governments will view the increasing evidence that a hoax of global proportions has been perpetrated on them all.
Of course, not all the scientists and politicians were fooled.
Meteorologist Brian Sussman authored “Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes The Global Warming Scam,” back in 2010. And Sen. James Inhofe, wrote “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” in 2012.
And there have always been thousands of dedicated scientists who expressed doubts about the data and the conclusions.