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Satellitegate: Scientists Speak

GOES-8 Satellite that will be missing 14 sensors it should have to see if we have global warming or not

From John O’Sullivan, via Canada Free Press, we get further information on Satellitegate. Satellitegate refers to problems that have been discovered with old satellites, satellite data, and even problems with satellites that have yet to be launched. This evidently has caused lots of action about this at NASA, NOAA, GISS and elsewhere.

In his article titled “Top Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal” you can read about how this being exposed has affected things and some opinions of some scientists. It appears that one satellite has been shuttered and datasets may be disappearing.

US Government admits global warming satellite sensors “degraded” – temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speak out.

In an escalating row dubbed ‘Satellitegate’ further evidence proves NOAA knew of these faults for years. World’s top climate scientists and even prior governmental reports cite underfunding and misallocation as the trigger for spiraling satellite data calamities. Key flaws with five satellites undermines global data.

Most disturbing of all is that it took publication of my article last week to persuade the authorities to withdraw the errant NOAA-16 satellite from service. But as Dr. John Christy indicates, the real Satellitegate is not about one satellite. The scandal is endemic with comparable flaws across the entire network; the scandal is also that it took a tip off from a member of the public and the widespread broadcast of my article before one of the offending junk boxes, NOAA-16, got taken down.

If you want to read about the whole big and getting bigger all the time scandal here are the links to the other articles and posts about Satellitegate.

  • You can read the whole article at Canada Free Press here.
  • This link is to my post about John O’Sullivan’s article on thr 10-15 degree warming added by NOAA-16.
  • This link is to my first post about the article titled “Dimmer View of Earth” in the Contra Costa Times, by Susan Bohan.
  • This link is to John O’Sullivan’s original article at Climate Change Fraud.
  • This link is to my post about John O’Sullivan’s article about the 600+ degree city of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

Sources: John O’Sullivan, Canada Free Press, Climate Change Fraud

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Satellite-gate

I periodically read about how wonderful and accurate the satellite data we get is compared to any other data.  I get the impression that many both sides of the global warming fence like the satellite data a lot. After reading this morning’s paper, I have to question that thought.

The photo is today’s headline from the front page of my local Sunday newspaper the Valley Times. Per the article, it seems we have problems with data coming from current satellites in orbit and we’ll have more problems with ones we haven’t even launched yet. Someone’s made a giant faux pas to say the least. Talk about “Houston, we have a problem” this is it.

These new satellites, if allowed to go “as is,” are tremendously handicapped. Sending them up in this condition could be likened to sending Ray Charles, or Stevie Wonder or Helen Keller into outer space to see what’s going on . To quote someone it’s called “read my lips, ain’t gonna happen.”

I about spit my coffee out when I opened up the paper and saw that this morning. Absolute astonishment is to say the least what my reaction was.

This is an extremely good article coming from a local newspaper and kudos to the author. This article is what I’d refer to as a “doozy.”

You can read the whole article by Susan Bohan here. I’d strongly suggest you do regardless if you’re a “warmer” or a “skeptic.” It is one of those very few things that both sides should agree is appalling. Why?

The way these satellites are being handicapped greatly reduces the ability to either side to prove or disprove global warming. This could be the bonifides required to end the argument one way or the other so we can all get on with our business of worrying about what to do to  or not about global warming. If disproved it would allow us to get on about the business, such as reducing pollution, providing more potable water and sanitary facilities for 3rd world countries, etc.

To summarize what left me with my mouth hanging open…..

  • The NPOESS (National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite)will not have any sensors that measure the sun’s energy output on the 2nd and 4th satellites.
  • The GOES-R (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series) has had 14 sensors cancelled. No data for cloud base height, ozone layer, ocean color, ocean turbidity and cloud imagery, snow cover, etc. Effectively neutered.
  • Landsat 7 (currently in orbit) is broken leaving data gaps. Scientists do not get all the information they should.
  • No sensor for movement of greenhouse gases and pollutants.
  • No sensor to monitor temperature changes on Earth over time.
  • They’re blaming who else but George W. Bush.
  • But per the article NOAA and DOD failed to try to get the funding to keep the eliminated sensors.
  • The sensor to measure how Earth’s temperature reacts to changes in Solar energy was cancelled by the Obama Administration at the end of June 2011.

Not having these satellites fully armed to collect all the proper data to help us understand what is happening with Earth’s weather, environment and the effect the Sun has on it, is what I would at a minimum, term gross negligence.

Regardless whether you believe in global warming or not, we should in this day and age be able to have the proper equipment orbiting the Earth. But no, we spend billions on handicapped satellites, which makes no sense whatsoever.

That the United Nations, most governments of the world, and all those involved in carbon trading schemes are salivating at the thought of taxing the snot out of all of us, redistributing wealth from rich to poor countries, making billions on carbon trading schemes, and having a one-world order fired up where we’ll all do the United Nations bidding just makes me more suspicious about sending up one-armed satellites.

That, in turn, makes me wonder if this was done as claimed for budgetary reasons? Is it pure stupidity? Or, is this a deliberate attempt to keep a shroud of secrecy around the fact that there isn’t any anthropogenic global warming?

What better way to keep those who genuflect at the altar of the Church of Global Warming continuing to “believe” in the gospel of the “Goracle” and permit them to levy carbon taxes. It’s classic religion! No one gets to see what’s on the other side, no factual information is put forth, we’re just supposed to believe and have faith that those running the Church of Global Warming say. Sorry Al, but you don’t even be close to being up on the pedestal with GOD, the Pope, Jesus, Buddha, Allah, et al.

It might be that someone is very afraid that if we start getting real accurate satellite data that it’s going to bust the AGW religious business and carbon trading schemes worldwide. I can’t see any other reason for eliminating the ability of these satellites to collect certain forms of data. If they believe global warming is true, one would think that they’d ensure these satellites would have every sensor known to man, plus a few more, so they could prove their point beyond a shadow of a doubt.

To add to my suspicions, it appears no one’s put up much of a fuss about this space  travesty either. Where’s Al Gore, James Hansen, Pachauri, et al? They seem stunningly silent about this, especially for such a group of true believers who are constantly contributing to the AGW din. It also seems interesting that Obama just recently eliminated one sensor they seem to have forgotten about with a seeming wave of the hand. Suspicious too, isn’t it?

A mere case of government stupidity? Budget problems? Or, a conspiracy? If the latter, I’d doubt anyone would be able to prove anything unless someone of enormous stature and involvement decided to blow the whistle or some evidence on the order of climategate is found. What’s going on sure makes me wonder about it though.

Either way it’s more CO2 Insanity.

Source: Valley Times/Contra Costa Times/Bay Area News Group

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NASA Sued for Non-Response to FOIA

...and how many times did you deny FOIA requests Mr. NASA?

I got a “tweet” from Watts Up With That” this morning about NASA being sued per this article, which led to me reading their take on it, which linked to an article on The American Spectator by Chris Horner about it.  Here’s their take on it, my take on it, and some legal information from John O’Sullivan at the end.

CEI (The Competitive Enterprise Institute) is suing NASA because they’ve been requesting documents for about 3 years under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and NASA has been avoiding them like “warmers” avoid global cooling.

This morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Competitive Enterprise Institute is filing suit against NASA, calling the erstwhile space agency to account for its nearly three-year stonewall of access to internal documents exposing an abuse of taxpayer funds to advance the global warming agenda.

Seems there’s a lot going on at this agency that perhaps the general public is unaware of and the “warmers” either condone or look the other way about.  Based upon the information from the two source websites,  NASA  has been running a website, probably with your tax dollars, to surreptitiously try to back up their BS about anthropogenic global warming.  It’s called RealClimate.org, which is by the “warmers” for the “warmers” and of the “warmers.”  Evidently the people at GISS and NASA never watched Superman when they were kids and “truth, justice and the American way” are completely foreign to them.

In this process, if only thanks to pressure on NASA after a December 2009 news story about their games, we have already obtained important emails among 2,000 or so pages released. These include an admission to USA Today’s weather editor that NASA GISS is just a modeling office, using the temperature record of …CRU, the ClimateGate outfit. That means their “independent temperature record” is actually a recapitulation of one that …doesn’t exist, but was withdrawn as a result of ClimateGate when the custodians admitted they actually lost all original data.

So whether the CRU claims were actually made up, as seems entirely plausible reading that crowd’s own nasty anti-scientific campaign in their own words, it is as good as made up, meaning non-existent, for any legal or scientific purpose. So we already know that two of the four supposed “independent temperature records” are down the drain. And they’re the only two subjected to anything resembling scrutiny.

Sounds like NASA is so full of it they actually had to start another site to get the general public to believe what they evidently can’t back up.  They’re hiding out about that, too.

Also along the way, in recent months we won on administrative appeal after NASA denied that documents created and held on NASA assets were really agency records, if editing and managing a third-party activist and advocacy site, RealClimate.org. NASA originally denied access to the records (which they are still withholding) on the grounds that taxpayer-funded scientists were actually moonlighting and so the documents were not really the government’s property.

I had to ask what are the implications of all of this.  As such I forwarded this to John O’Sullivan for his expert legal opinion on what’s actually going on beyond the obvious allegations that NASA is not only pumping out bald-faced lies, but actually is running a website with taxpayer funds to try to back the bald-faced lies up.  Mr. O’Sullivan sent me the following email.

John,

Great link-thanks. CEI are onto something here and if they have smart attorneys they will, at some point along the legal line, employ the doctrine of spoliation (i.e. file a motion for relief for NASA’s evidence destruction/withholding).

If CEI’s lawyers have a credible prima facie case indicating taxpayer funds were misappropriated into, for example, creating and maintaining the advocacy website, ‘Real Climate,’ then the burden of proof shifts to the respondents (ie.Gavin Schmidt and James Hansen et al.) to disprove CEI’s claims-unreasonably denying the FOIA claims for a 3-year period may, in itself, be sufficient to cost NASA the case.

The law requires that if during this process, NASA fails to furnish any subpoenaed documents relevant to the CEI’s case, because they may have become ‘lost’ or destroyed, then those persons (but more likely NASA) become liable, under the spoliation doctrine, to a motion for summary judgment or an adverse inference jury instruction.

In plain speak, under U.S. civil and criminal law, any party destroying or hiding key evidence is very likely to lose the case. The result will probably be that the CEI claims will be upheld. But will anyone go to jail? Unlikely.

Because, just as in the U.K, American FOIA laws may ultimately prove toothless. Such regulations are ostensibly enacted and enforced by the current representatives of the people (i.e. the govt) for the benefit of the people (or in reality, the government). So, in effect, the whole circus may well be spun out, stymied or down played long enough to spare the blushes of the incumbent ruling political party.

So that all that may result is some ‘smacked hands’ and a token level of disrepute for the institution (NASA). As we saw in Britain (with CRU) an incumbent pro-warmist government like the current administration is not going to willingly pursue prosecutions that may create setbacks for their cap and trade agenda.

The U.S. Establishment will hope it all blows over, especially with the backdrop of a compliant-almost myopic-mainstream media that won’t make a fuss,either. I’m sure that’s close to what these characters hold up their sleeve.

Regards,

John

As you can see Mr. O’Sullivan is very aware of the laws regarding this and that while it sounds good on the face of it, the reality of the situation is that perhaps a few people will get sent to their room for a time-out but that most likely no one is going to lose their job or do any jail time.  It’s real CO2 Insanity that those who appear to be promoting bald-faced lies using your tax dollars won’t have much, if anything happen to them.  I can hope that this gets enough publicity in the MSM to at least embarrass them good and perhaps get the global warming fraud out more in the public eye, but I’ll bet (like John O’Sullivan) that the MSM (main stream media) will continue to act as though they’re “co-conspirators,” and no one’s going to hear much, if anything from them.

Where’s Perry Mason when you need him?  What would they call this episode?  How about “The Night of the Missing Climate Change?”  Or, “The Case of the Inconvenient FOIA request?”

Source:  Watts Up With That?

Source: The American Spectator

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Legitmate Earth Day News Straight from NASA?

Here is an oxymoron for you….”Here is some legitimate Earth Day news straight from NASA.  Ummmmmm…hmmmmmm. More CO2 Insanity.

Here’s your link to it.

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NASA Balloon Crash

OK, first we had “Balloon Boy” who wasn’t in the balloon after all, but it did get off the ground and go for quite a distance before coming back to Earth. I don’t know what they spent on their balloon but it couldn’t have been much.

Then we had this guy who spent a whopping $750 on a used camera, weather balloons and duct tape and got some fantastic photos from the edge of space. Yes his balloon worked, too!

Now we get NASA, screwing up again and blowing $2 million tax payer dollars because they can’t figure out how to launch a balloon, something it appears people with way less money and manpower seem to accomplish quite well. Here’s more info from Yahoo News.

This from the people who brought you the global warming data that was so bad they ended up using the CRU’s data, which wasn’t all that either.

More CO2 Insanity.

Source: Yahoo News

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Gulfstreamgate

NASA Conveyor BeltAl Gore said the Gulf Stream was going to shut down but per several sources on the Internet it’s not shutting down, not slowing down, in fact it’s speeding up again. Sorry Al, looks like you lose again!

There are articles at these locations note the trend:

There is even a paper on this at:

I Googled “Gulf Stream Slowing 2009” and came up with some alarmist warmer type articles at the sites listed below for those into comedy.

You can get the point from the titles, but please review them.  It also appears that World Climate Report got it right with their article of August 22, 2007 titled “Ocean Circulation Slowdown: False Alarm.” Aren’t they one of the sites the warmers scream about being wrong and in cahoots with big oil or big coal or big natural gas or big something?  Hmmmmm……seems funny to me they got it right and a lot of warmer sites evidently didn’t (again).  Makes me wonder if some of them went to see The Day After Tomorrow and thought it was a documentary?

How many “gates” are we going to have before the general public, the government and the warmers wake up and smell the coffee.  I’ll reiterate that I certainly am not for polluting, wasting or destroying Mother Nature, but I would like some real science done by real scientists so that we can accurately assess situations on the globe without having the alarmist crowd screaming about every little thing.  You’d think they’d remember the story about “The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf” who yelled “wolf!” so many times that when one really did appear and he yelled “wolf!” he was ignored and got turned into a McWolfalds Happy Meal.  If the alarmist really keep this shrillness up some day we will really have a global emergency and no one’s going to believe them.

More CO2 Insanity.  When will it end?

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IPCC Busted…..again

AmazonScience Daily reports in this article that the IPCC screwed up again. This time it seems the Amazon Jungle isn’t going to dry up and blow away afterall…

ScienceDaily (Mar. 12, 2010) — A new NASA-funded study has concluded that Amazon rain forests were remarkably unaffected in the face of once-in-a-century drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The IPCC gave this their “sky is falling” treatment, based (surprise) on bogus data…

The IPCC is under scrutiny for various data inaccuracies, including its claim — based on a flawed World Wildlife Fund study — that up to 40% of the Amazonian forests could react drastically and be replaced by savannas from even a slight reduction in rainfall.

“Our results certainly do not indicate such extreme sensitivity to reductions in rainfall,” said Sangram Ganguly, an author on the new study, from the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute affiliated with NASA Ames Research Center in California.

I have to ask does the IPCC ever get anything right?

Source: Science Daily

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