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What percentage of US warming is due to CO2, and what percentage is due to data tampering?

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  1. darwin says:

    Hmmmmm … what is 100% due to data tampering?

  2. gator69 says:

    Trick question! The US is only 3% of the globe, or something…

  3. markstoval says:

    I guess that if there are just the two options then it must be 100% data tampering because CO2 does not cause warming. There was some warming due to natural causes and now there is cooling due to natural causes (hidden by data tampering to a large degree).

  4. RossP says:

    Steve,
    A few months ago I read a comment on here from someone who suggested you needed to pull all your effort on recording the data tampering together into a paper or a report. The poster said he’d fund or help fund the work if you got in contact with them. Did any thing come of this ??
    Something does have to be done to expose this tampering, in a very public way

    • I don’t remember seeing that. If you can find the comment, please repost it.

      • -=NikFromNYC=- says:

        Alas, a mere tag-along high-five struggling artist tease or two:

        http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/nasa-rewriting-us-history/#comment-156756

        Kickstarter.com the thing. Go over there first and give a dollar of two to various other proposals. Then you must create a two minute video promo. Standard operating procedure.

        Like good investors, Gore included, the fiasco of Global Warming disgrace has already been discounted by the avant garde types that toss a million dollars at things to see if anything might stick. I mean what MEGA profit is there these days in integrity?

        As motivation to all potential anti-fascist heroes I offer the mega collection of Rachael Welch portraits, however:

        http://goodstuffsworld.blogspot.com/2014/04/goodstuffs-blogging-magazine-133rd-issue.html

        • RossP says:

          Thanks for that Nick. I think your kickstarter.com idea is great.
          But the post I was thinking made specific reference to helping Steve with funding. I recall the poster saying that if Steve was interested Steve had his email to contact him. I think it could have been in response to Steve saying earlier in the thread that to do such a project would take some time and money.

        • -=NikFromNYC=- says:

          “When good is near you, when you have life in yourself, it is not by any known or accustomed way; you shall not discern the foot-prints of any other; you shall not see the face of man; you shall not hear any name; the way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly strange and new.” – Emerson (Self-Reliance essay)

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          “You have undergone unsought, harrowing mental sufferings; now things are running their course. Why? Whither? To the renewed beginning of a similar career? My decided opinion is no there is something deeper than that. Change you must but it must be a general renewal, not a repetition of the same thing.” – Vincent van Gogh (letter to Theo van Gogh, 1883)

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          “When I am among the many I live as the many do, and I do not think as I really think; after a time it always seems as though they want to banish me from myself and rob me of my soul and I grow angry with everybody and fear everybody. I then require the desert, so as to grow good again.” – Frederich Nietzsche (Daybreak, 1881)

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          “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” – Timothy Leary (lecture title, 1967)

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          “The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.” – John Updike (Assorted Prose, 1965)

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          “All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.” – Henry Miller

          “There is no advice to give young poets.” – Pablo Neruda

          “One of the most difficult problems before the studying artist is to find, to complete, and to translate into action his own outlook; the temptation is great to reflect that of others. Diffidence and want of daring produce many disasters.” – Vernon Blake (The Art and Craft of Drawing, 1927)

          “Put Napoleon in an island prison, let his faculties find no men to act on, no Alps to climb, no stake to play for, and he would beat the air and appear stupid.” – Emerson (History essay)

          “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi

          “The average American cannot say no. This is why he is average.” – Roy H. Williams (The Wizard of Ads, 1999)

          “Life consists of rare individual moments of the highest significance and countless intervals in which at best the phantoms of those moments hover about us. Love, spring, a beautiful melody, the mountains, the moon, the sea they all speak truly to our heart only once: if they ever do in fact truly find speech. For many people never experience these moments at all but are themselves intervals and pauses in the symphony of real life.” – Frederich Nietzsche (Human, All Too Human, 1878)

          “My supreme game is to imagine myself dead, gnawed by worms. I find it excellent training, and have been doing this as far back as I can remember.” – Salvador Dali (The Unspeakable Confessions of Salvador Dali 1976; Dali had a younger brother of the same name who died a year before he was born, so he saw his own name on a gravestone.)

          “He saw that he was in the land of Phenomenon where he must for a certain one day die as he was like the rest a passing show. And would he not accept to die like the rest and pass away?” – James Joyce (Ulysses, 1929)

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          “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” – David Lloyd George

          “he credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena: whose face is marred by dust, sweat and blood; who errs and comes back short again and again.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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          “Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!” – Friederich Nietzsche (Die fröhlich Wissenschaft, 1882)

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          “Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit and seldom draw to their full extent.” – Horace Wallace

          “or tens of thousands capable of reproducing detail only a chosen few will deal in the
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        • BruceC says:

          @NickFromNYC;
          I don’t wish to sound disrespectful, but; The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.. Sir Winston Churchill.

  5. Looks like the score in this game is Data-Tampering : 1.5 and Global Warming CO2 : yet to score. I think that we are well into the second half of the game.

  6. Scarface says:

    @RossP
    I remember that too. It was around the time Steven wrote a post called something like ‘hitting the motherload’ about data manipulation. And I too hoped that Steven would write that paper so that it could get published with the help that was offered. I will try to find that comment.

  7. “I swear to God, if I have to hear Ke$ha one more time, I will cut a bitch.” –Mahatma Ghandi

  8. Dmh says:

    That’s easy: 0% and 100%. :-)

  9. Chip Bennett says:

    Trick question. There is no spoon.

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