Sunday, October 30, 2011

Climategate II? 'Science-Settling' Study 'Proving' Global Warming Allegedly Shows None

by Tom Blumer A week ago (at NewsBusters), I noted how Charleston Daily Mail blogger Don Surber quickly determined through all of a few minutes of Internet research that Berkeley professor Robert Muller, who convinced Washington Post Plumline blogger Brad Plumer that he was a "climate skeptic," has been a believer in human-caused global warming since the early 1980s. Muller's pretense to have held beliefs differing from his true past may be the least of his problems. A story breaking in the UK contends that results obtained by the prof's BEST (Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures) project team, instead of "settling the debate" in favor of warmists, showed that global warming "has stopped." If so, this is potentially as explosive as the "hide the decline" conspiracy uncovered almost two years ago when the Climategate emails surfaced. Read full article here The AP rebuts it here, and still claims Muller as a "skeptic". The DailyMail weighs in here, However, he (Muller) admitted it was true that the BEST data suggested that world temperatures have not risen for about 13 years.

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