Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball (dateline Australia).
I am in Australia at the invitation of Senator Malcolm Roberts to promote his investigation of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the agency responsible for climate change. We are joined by Tony Heller (aka Steve Goddard) who brings his devastating analyses of ‘adjustments’ to temperature at NOAA and NASA GISS as well those of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Jennifer Marohasy is contributing even more detailed analysis of adjustments to the Australian record by the BoM.
There are two major components of the global warming/climate change deception. The involvement of the bureaucrats of each national weather agency and the lack of empirical data. The latter includes inadequate data for creating the climate models and the lack of empirical evidence to support the claims and predictions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Maurice Strong guaranteed the inclusion and the control by bureaucrats by using the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide members to the IPCC. This determined it was controlled by the national weather offices. They, in turn, became the sole source of information to the politicians in each nation. It evolved into proof of Mary McCarthy’s definition of a bureaucracy as the rule of no one, the modern form of despotism.
These national weather bureaucracies are trapped as the evidence, or lack of it, constantly undermines the story they sold to their political bosses. I wrote about the dilemma of having bureaucratic climate scientists in a recent WUWT article. Many of these climate bureaucrats approached me over the years saying they knew the problems but needed the job.
Over the years many individuals began looking at the science behind the IPCC claims that supported their government policies. Many of them formed groups because most needed confirmation; they could not believe what they were finding. They could not believe the levels of corruption, distortion, and misuse of science they found. I was privileged to help some of them form their groups, or at least to answer their questions. Friends of Science was one of the first and most successful. More recently I was involved with the Australian Galileo Movement through the auspices of Malcolm Roberts.
Unlike most, Malcolm was willing to do more than participate in a group disseminating information the public did not receive from official sources. He ran for political office under the banner of the One Nation Party and was elected to the Australian Senate. You can see his maiden speech on the topic of the lack of empirical evidence on YouTube.
Senator Roberts asked CSIRO, the agency responsible for climate change to provide empirical evidence that human CO2 was causing warming or climate change. They submitted a report that failed to provide the evidence. They briefly used British TV celebrity scientist Brian Cox who used the NASA GISS temperature graph. It was easily dismissed by Tony Heller (aka Steve Goddard) who showed that the graph used data inappropriately modified to emphasize warming. It was ‘adjusted’ not real data. You can see a 2016 YouTube of Heller’s exposition of all the ‘adjustments’ made to US data by NOAA and NASA GISS to emphasize warming.
Today I joined Malcolm and Tony in a press conference at the Australian Parliament to speak to the CSIRO report and address, albeit briefly, the historical context of the deception that made manipulation of data necessary to maintain it.
When you tell a scientific story based on an untested hypothesis there is the very real risk that the evidence will emerge to contradict it. Because Maurice Strong used the scientific bureaucrats in each national weather office to populate the IPCC they presented the false story to the politicians that global warming and latterly climate change due to human addition of CO2 was an indisputable fact. They were on a treadmill of having to counteract or deliberately alter data to maintain their story. They had to participate in or at least accept and condone all the corruption. Now in Australia, thanks to the actions of Senator Roberts, they are required to provide the evidence for their claims.
CSIRO produced a report, which Roberts and his team completely dissected. All this is available at his Australian Senate web site. The press conference was to bring the media and the public up to date on what is going on. It emphasized and explained how the CSIRO information is used as the basis of all government and political party policies and actions regardless of political stripe.
Hopefully these actions and events will encourage other politicians to speak and challenge the greatest deception in history. A deception that has caused bad policies to cost lives and waste trillions of dollars.
Later in the week I have the honour of making a presentation at the first annual Bob Carter lecture on climate and climate change in Brisbane. As many of you know Bob was an effective and indefatigable warrior for scientific accuracy and the truth about global climate. He took great risk and suffered doubled jeopardy with attacks from promoters of anthropogenic warming (AGW) and from people within his own discipline.
I know, after several hours of conversation with Bob, that he would be very proud and supportive of Senator Malcolm Roberts and his actions. Bob was not deterred in his efforts to bring accurate science to the public and the politicians regardless of the price. Senator Roberts is equally determined to bring accurate science to the politicians so that policy will be based on real evidence in the most appropriate way. I suspect there are many bureaucratic scientists who would welcome the opportunity to do their science without being swayed or judged by its political usefulness. Part of my reason for this suspicion is the fact that the CSIRO added a small caveat to their reports saying this work is not adequate as the basis for policy. That does not absolve them from their failure to do due diligence on the BoM and NASA GISS altered data. Similarly, it does not absolve any other agency who uses this data without question. If you do, then you are as much a part of the problem and responsible for the damage as the originator.