Friday, November 27, 2009

Et Tu Kiwis? ClimateGate, the New Zealand Edition

East Anglia "global warming" frauds, step aside. Apparently, you've got some company in New Zealand, home of some of our favorite white wines.
The New Zealand Government’s chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly massaging raw climate data to show a global warming trend that wasn’t there.
The scandal breaks as fears grow worldwide that corruption of climate science is not confined to just Britain’s CRU climate research centre.
Oops. Looks like more "objective," "peer-reviewed" "science" has just gurgled down the crapper. Read the details--quite interesting from a (real) scientific point of view--here.

Seems like the problem with New Zealand's own weird science is similar to the one in the UK. The data have been selectively manipulated and not in a scientifically valid way. Wonder which national domino will fall next? 

A plausible, well written explanation of the original East Anglia data issues is available here. An even geekier one is available here.

(Please note: This second link, while a good one from a technical standpoint, appears to have been hacked by eco-thugs. Instead of what you expect, all links in the initial paragraph direct you toward a YouTube video featuring a heavy-handed, almost laughable dose of distasteful Greenpeace anti-everything propaganda. Don't waste your time with these scurrilous links unless you want to get in a bad mood. Hopefully the site will notice the hack and get it fixed.)

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