Friday, October 8, 2010

NZ govt owned NIWA "Temperature Record" not official?

Update from the NZ Climate Science Coalition:
"In response to many requests, we post the Statement of Claim by the New Zealand Climate Science Education Trust (NZCSET) and the Statement of Defence by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in the matter of the Court action about New Zealand's temperature records."
From NIWA's defence document, NIWA says:
"has maintained the National Climate Database (“Database”) since 1992;
The Database comprises climate information, including temperature, rainfall, wind, and other climate parameters;
There are 238 stations currently recording data for the Database;
There is no statutory duty requiring the Defendant to create and maintain the Database"

NIWA says:
"There is no "official" or formal New Zealand Temperature Record;
(NIWA's) website contains a page titled New Zealand temperature record (“NZTR”), being an informal description for a collection of different streams of climate information"
Their website page (see above) with "New Zealand Temperature Record" sure LOOKS official, doesn't it?
Climate Conversation Group site discusses the defence statement and points out doesn't this lack of officialness betray NIWA's supporters?

"Forget their defensive posturing since our paper criticising it last November – now they’ve given that up and say the NZTR isn’t their problem, they’re not responsible for maintaining it and apparently there’s no such thing as an “official” New Zealand Temperature Record anyway.

Will the MSM pick this up? I think they should, but I rather doubt they will.

If I was a long-term NIWA supporter, I’d be a bit miffed to hear this revelation. I’d think that NIWA had betrayed us. We’d been supporting them for months and months against scurrilous attacks on their reputation, arguing that they had good reasons for doing what they did, then they turn around and say the temperature graph is nothing to do with them!"
Time will tell what to make of this down here in NZ, eh... in the mean time, the NZ Herald and the NZ government still push man-made global warming propaganda as "fact".
The NZ people are just wee sheep - or mushrooms - being kept in the dark and only providing shite for sustenance. The NZ gubmit will just do what the UN says and keep growing more sheep... err... people fed on warmist propaganda. Amazing...
Article at Quadrant from May explains why NIWA's "not official" defence is shocking:

Crisis in New Zealand climatology - by Barry Brill May 15, 2010 ("Hon Barry Brill OBE is a New Zealand barrister and solicitor. He is a former Minister of Science & Technology, and Minister of Energy, and is currently chairman of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.")

The warming that wasn't

"The 'official archivist' of New Zealand’s climate records, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), offers top billing to its 147-year-old national mean temperature series (the “NIWA Seven-station Series” or NSS). This series shows that New Zealand experienced a twentieth-century warming trend of 0.92°C.

The official temperature record is wrong. The instrumental raw data correctly show that New Zealand average temperatures have remained remarkably steady at 12.6°C +/- 0.5°C for a century and a half. NIWA’s doctoring of that data is indefensible.

The NSS is the outcome of a subjective data series produced by a single Government scientist, whose work has never been peer-reviewed or subjected to proper quality checking. It was smuggled into the official archive without any formal process. It is undocumented and sans metadata, and it could not be defended in any court of law. Yet the full line-up of NIWA climate scientists has gone to extraordinary lengths to support this falsified warming and to fiercely attack its critics.

For nearly 15 years, the 20th-century warming trend of 0.92°C derived from the NSS has been at the centre of NIWA official advice to all tiers of New Zealand Government – Central, Regional and Local. It informs the NIWA climate model. It is used in sworn expert testimony in Environment Court hearings. Its dramatic graph graces the front page of NIWA’s printed brochures and its website.

Internationally, the NSS 0.92°C trend is a foundation stone for the Australia-New Zealand Chapter in the IPCC’s Third and Fourth Assessment Reports. In 1994, it was submitted to HadleyCRUT, so as to influence the vast expanses of the South Pacific in the calculation of globally-averaged temperatures.

The Minister of Research Science and Technology, the Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, has finally become alarmed at the murky provenance of the NSS. The Government has directed and funded a 6-month project to produce a new national temperature record, with published data and transparent processes. The replacement record is to be the subject of a scientific paper, which is to be peer-reviewed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

Hon Rodney Hide, a climate sceptic who is a Minister in the current Government and leader of the junior coalition partner, the ACT Party, has called upon his ministerial colleagues to formally repudiate the NSS and to withdraw all publications and formal papers which are based on the spurious warming trend of 0.92°C. The Government has not yet responded to this challenge.

New Zealand is a small country, with a strong tradition of open Government, and is not an easy place to keep secrets. The acceptance of the NSS for so long offers evidence of the dictum: “you can fool all of the people some of the time..” But if that can happen in New Zealand, how much greater is the probability that similar shenanigans could be happening in larger, more complex, jurisdictions? "
Globalists, UN and chronies, Al Gore-acle, government grant paid "scientists", carbon traders and many others are doing their damndest to keep their lies hidden and everyone fooled.

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