26 June 2010

More IPCC scientific malpractice

In an earlier post, I commented ironically about the manner in which the climate catastrophists seek to avoid mentioning the effect of the sun on global temperature.

A Czech blog (kindly translated into English here) has gone viral with a post about the use of one, and only one, solar physicist (Judith Lean) by UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to arrive at the startling conclusion that solar activity had little effect on climate.

Documents the IPCC has recently been forced to release include a protest from the Norwegian government, urging the "IPCC to consider having only one solar physicist on the lead author team of such an important chapter. In particular since the conclusion of this section hangs on one single paper in which Judith Lean is the co-author."

The co-author of the offending article was Claus Frölich, whose manipulation of satellite data was par for the course for a climate catastrophist. The scientist in charge of the satellites and author of the graphs Frölich "edited", leading astrophysiscists Douglas Hoyt and Richard Willson, also wrote to the IPCC to protest:

"Fröhlich made unauthorised and incorrect adjustments. . . He did it without any detailed knowledge of the ACRIM1 instrument [satellite] or on-orbit performance. . . The only obvious purpose was to devise a Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) composite, that agreed with the predictions of Lean's TSI proxy model."
The IPCC went ahead and published a report that totally ignored these warnings.

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