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Hmmm Lucia has banned me from The Blackboard which I think may be an error, being a "bear of very little brain" I rarely post at the site although I am a regular reader. Has this happened to anyone else or is it just me?

I know she reads this site so a plea for reinstatement........

Feb 16, 2012 at 10:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Dent


I think that rather than "scientists suspect" it should be "suspect scientists". One thing is for sure, they aren't proper scientists.

Feb 16, 2012 at 7:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby


I am constantly trying to work out if these people are just deluded, or whether they are fighting a rear-guard action in an attempt to keep the income stream flowing.

Either way surely eventually someone should go to prison, especially those altering real data.

Feb 15, 2012 at 9:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterRetired Dave

TODAY'S PUZZLE: Can you guess what the missing sentence is?

“Over the past three years,” writes Kirkland, “bitter cold spells and frosts have made life in El Higueron – and throughout most of the Peruvian Andes – increasingly difficult. [1 sentence removed from here.]

“In 2008 and 2009, frigid temperatures descended on Peru in March and April, almost three months before the start of the Southern Hemisphere winter,” Kirkland continues. “The unseasonable cold not only killed livestock but contributed to the deaths of almost 250 children across the country.”

“The winter of 2010 proved even worse. After temperatures plunged to 46-year lows, the government declared a state of emergency in 16 of the county’s 24 regions. In some areas, temperatures reached 24 degrees Celsius below zero, or 13 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. More than 400 people died, most of them children.”

And the missing sentence ... (did you guess what it was?):

"As paradoxical as it seems, scientists suspect global warming is to blame.”

Feb 15, 2012 at 8:59 PM | Unregistered Commentermatthu

I had to chuckle at this from Tom Nelson (h/t to Jo Nova)

Feb 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterRetired Dave

Frosty - probably because they are all at it - let those without sin etc.........

Feb 15, 2012 at 2:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterRetired Dave

Why does there appear to be a UK media blackout on this news?

BBC apologize for secretly funded pieces

Feb 15, 2012 at 2:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterFrosty

Sandy, Matthu, I reported the erroneous GHCN adjustments (used by GISS) to GHCN four weeks ago. I've had only content-free replies saying "stay tuned for further updates". Despite this, they didnt tell me they changed the version of the code from v3.1.0 to v3.1.1 last week.
The revised version is just as bad.
The iceland met office describes the Reykjavik adjustments as "grossly in error".
See the sequence of posts at Paul Homewood's blog notalotofpeopleknowthat for more details.

Feb 15, 2012 at 1:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterPaul Matthews

So far, Tim Yeo seems to be getting a bit of a pasting. Opening with a reference to the Stern report probably didn't help, though.. :-)

Feb 15, 2012 at 12:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

Hi Bishop,
have you seen this at Steve Goddard's place, and more data manipulation?

Feb 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

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