Climate Realists in New Zealand have won a stunning court room battle over the so called official
climate record in New Zealand. In his report John O`Sullivan has exposed the shock courtroom defeat on climatologists implicated in temperature data fraud.(http:www.suite101.com/content/legal-defeat-for-global-warming-in-kiwigate-scandal...). The New Zealand government via its National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research (NIWA) has announced it has nothing to do with the country`s "official" climate record.
The statement from NIWA says they were never responsible for the national temperature record(NZTR). This is a legal triumph for the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition(NZCSC) who had petitioned the high court of New Zealand to invalidate the weather service reconstruction of temperatures in New Zealand.
O`Sullivan goes on to reveal that NZCSC have claimed that climate scientists cooked the books by using the same alleged `trick` employed by British and American scientists. This involved imposing a warming bias during what is known as the homogenisation process that occurs when climate data needs to be adjusted.
The specific charge brought against the New Zealand government was that its climate scientists had taken the raw temperature records of the country and then adjusted them artifically with a result that a steeper warming trend was created than would otherwise exist by examination of the raw data alone. The original Kiwi records
show no warming during the 20th century, but after government sponsored climatologists had manipulated the data a warming trend of one degree celsius appeared! (this story is also covered on www.icecap.com).