The AGW “consensus” is falling apart, and so is Copenhagen. USA, China, Russia, India, and Africa are backpedaling.
Russia accused CRU of cherrypicking data, the AGU conference in SanFran is annihilating the IPCC, the third world is putting up it’s dukes at Copenhagen, and China, India, and Russia seem wise to the scam at COP15 as well.
The Copenhagen Diagnosis, a year-long study to be unveiled at the Copenhagen climate change meetings that begin today, was designed to dramatize how little time we have left to save the planet from catastrophic climate.
But the Copenhagen Diagnosis, which is billed as an update to the last report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has a credibility problem. The Climategate gang – the same crew now discredited by emails that emerged showing a conspiracy to cook the books – had a dozen of its members in charge of producing the Copenhagen Diagnosis. More credibility problems: The Copenhagen Diagnosis relies on data from the Hadley Centre of the UK meteorological office and the Climate Research Unit of East Anglia University – two bodies that may now need to set aside the data altogether and start over.
Mann is the author of the hockey stick, the icon of the global warming adherents which purported to show that the Earth warmed rapidly in the 20th century. That graph was later found to be bogus, as hearings into it before the U.S. Congress determined. Yet now Mann is back – he is one of the authors of the Copenhagen Diagnosis — and so is his hockey-stick graph!
All told, 12 of the 26 Copenhagen Diagnosis authors are implicated in the Climategate scandal, including Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, a much criticized Lead Author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.