According to Democrat AG’s, hiding critical climate information is fraud. That is exactly what Phil Jones and Michael Mann did.
From: Phil Jones. To: Many. Nov 16, 1999
“I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie, from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.”
Michael Mann hid the post-1960 decline in the temperatures, as measured by Briffa in his paleoclimate studies. Mann claimed that the decline didn’t match the surface temperature record, and simply erased it.
Under the Democratic definition of fraud, Mann is culpable for hiding data. But it gets much worse – because his justification was also scientifically unsupportable. As of 1974, NCAR showed the decline in surface temperatures, which Mann claimed didn’t exist.
As of 1978, NOAA also showed the decline in both surface and radiosonde temperatures.
NASA has since erased the decline, making themselves culpable under the Democratic definition of fraud.
In 1974, the government’s top climatologist reported the cooling which Mann and NASA erased.
In 1975, Steven Schneider at NCAR reported the cooling which Mann and NASA erased.
Climate scientists have been exaggerating and hiding data for decades. Under the Democratic definition, they are committing fraud.