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Russians Claim More Climate Data Was Manipulated

DustyShadow (691635) writes | more than 4 years ago

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DustyShadow (691635) writes "On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) claimed that the Hadley Center for Climate Change had probably tampered with Russian-climate data. The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations. The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley CRU survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century."
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He is a known denier, reject (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30466820)

The author of the blog is a known denier who repeats falsehoods from dubious sources.

His Wikipedia entry mentions: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Delingpole)

“He has a blog at The Daily Telegraph which he uses to push his denial of climate change.”

Re:He is a known denier, reject (1)

DustyShadow (691635) | more than 4 years ago | (#30467576)

Classic. When you've lost the argument, attack the messenger. The source is the Institute of Economic Analysis: http://www.iea.ru/article/kioto_order/15.12.2009.pdf [www.iea.ru]

Re:He is a known denier, reject (1)

garg0yle (208225) | more than 4 years ago | (#30468920)

I haven't translated anywhere near the whole document (my Russian is crap, sorry), but the link posted above by DustyShadow does appear to be talking about the fact that HadCRUT is not using all the Russian data.

Deniers get desperate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30467020)

So the source of this is icecap.us, which has close links to the Heartland Institute, http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Heartland_Institute [sourcewatch.org]

The Heartland Institute is one of those institutes that you pay them to promote your agenda. Any agenda goes, as long as the money is coming.

They did a big job on trying to bring doubt to the health issues of smoking, and they are still paid to confuse the public on the tobacco health issues.

Since COP15 is ending soon, they get really desperate.

Re:Deniers get desperate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30467516)

The source is the Institute of Economic Analysis. icecap.us merely reported their findings.

Re:Deniers get desperate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30469020)

icecap.us redistributes a summary that comes up with its own conclusions, trying to confuse and create doubt to people that cannot read Russian.

Look at the typical denier blogs; they all took the summary and they rehash it, in an attempt to get it to stick.

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