How do you say “Hide the decline” in Swedish?

February 15, 2010

Looks like we have another case of playing fast and loose with the data, this time in Scandinavia:

Climate skeptic blogger Frank Lansner at Hide the Decline (EU) has done an excellent job in bringing to our attention the analysis of Swedish scientist and skeptic, Dr. Wibjorn Karlen from Stockholm University, who has studied the Scandinavian temperature records between 1900 and 2000.

Dr. Karlén has debunked the fraud of the IPCC for falsifying the temperature of the Scandinavian region at the end of the 20th century to make them appear a staggerring 0.7 Degree Centigrade higher than actually existed.

In fact, the peak in temperatures for this cold northern European territory occurred not in recent years, but between 1930-50. After compiling data from all the available data sources in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden Karlén found that:

  • “The very significant temperature peak around 1930-40 has been reduced almost removed totally.”

Read the whole thing. This fraud is crumbling faster than a wet cookie.

RELATED: If the Earth is warming as the cultists claim, why is the Northern Hemisphere’s snow line moving south?

UPDATE: Roger Kimball can’t resist saying “I told you so.”