Shameless 4

When future generations try to understand how the world got carried away around the end of the 20th century by the panic over global warming, few things will amaze them more than the part played in stoking up the scare by the fiddling of official temperature data.

– So Christopher Booker writes at the Telegraph. He goes on:

There was already much evidence of this seven years ago, when I was writing my history of the scare, The Real Global Warming Disaster. But now another damning example has been uncovered by Steven Goddard’s US blog Real Science, showing how shamelessly manipulated has been one of the world’s most influential climate records, the graph of US surface temperature records published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Goddard shows how, in recent years, NOAA’s US Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) has been “adjusting” its record by replacing real temperatures with data “fabricated” by computer models.

The effect of this has been to downgrade earlier temperatures and to exaggerate those from recent decades, to give the impression that the Earth has been warming up much more than is justified by the actual data.

In several posts headed “Data tampering at USHCN/GISS”,* Goddard compares the currently published temperature graphs with those based only on temperatures measured at the time. These show that the US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record; whereas the latest graph, nearly half of it based on “fabricated” data, shows it to have been warming at a rate equivalent to more than 3 degrees centigrade per century.

When I first began examining the global-warming scare, I found nothing more puzzling than the way officially approved scientists kept on being shown to have finagled their data, as in that ludicrous “hockey stick” graph, pretending to prove that the world had suddenly become much hotter than at any time in 1,000 years.

Any theory needing to rely so consistently on fudging the evidence, I concluded, must be looked on not as science at all, but as simply a rather alarming case study in the aberrations of group psychology.

Why the deception? The main reason (as everyone knows) for the creation of the theory is that it serves political interest; and the “scientists”, and Al Gore, make a lot of money out of it.

(See our posts: The most powerful magician the world has ever known, December 21, 2009; Al Gore and the sale of indulgences, April 29, 2010; Mann-made global warmingOctober 17, 2013.)

 

* GISS – [NOAA’s] Goddard Institute for Space Studies

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For more on data tampering – and many more highly informative charts at USHCN/GISS that prove it – go here.

The measured USHCN daily temperature data shows a decline in US temperatures since the 1930s.  But before they release it to the public,  they put it thorough a series of adjustments which change it from a cooling trend to a warming trend. …

(Hat-tip our reader and commenter REALBEING]

  • liz

    “Shamelessly manipulated” is the phrase that describes this entire era, although I’m sure it applies to many previous ones as well.
    Is there any political issue in which the public is NOT being shamelessly manipulated? When will they ever learn?

    • REALBEING

      Yes, and I think it ties in well with the Socialistic implementation of Cloward-Piven.

    • Bruce

      The liberals simply have adopted the old control methods used by the Christian church, and most others. Divine Right of Kings = Liberal Elitism, apologetics = spindoctoring, ruining economies for the good of the earth = god loves the poor, lying to save the of the earth = lying in the service of god, and other such drek.

  • REALBEING

    “The measured USHCN daily temperature data shows a decline in US
    temperatures since the 1930s. But before they release it to the public,
    they put it thorough a series of adjustments which change it from a
    cooling trend to a warming trend.”

    Thank you for the hat-tip! I’ve already seen a series of put-downs and attacks on this Steven Goddard…..be him an unknown blogger or scientist. You better believe that it behooves the Left to discredit his persona.

    At any rate, here is another excellent ‘climate change’ article superimposed upon his piece:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100234054/if-you-still-believe-in-climate-change-read-this/