This came up a few days before Christmas. I didn’t get to it then but it needs airing. The surface temperature series of GISS and HadCrut are scarcely worth the disk drives they’re stored on. No wonder the records show warming.
It’s a joke. The shocking truth is that the oldest readings have been cranked way down and later readings artificially lifted to give a false impression of warming. That seems familiar — now where have I read that before…
NOAA changes old temperature records every month. This is a new climate sport in which we imagined Kiwis led the world. But the Yanks have more stamina. They don’t just do it once, they keep on doing it. The data-altering champions in NOAA and NASA put the climate scientists in NIWA to shame.
NIWA couldn’t provide reasons for the adjustments to the official national temperature series, so they had the good grace to reconstruct the series, providing careful explanations of each adjustment as they went. They have since left the records alone.
But not NOAA. They make multiple monthly adjustments to readings from, for example, 1880, 1930 and 2008. Old readings are lowered and recent readings are raised to increase the apparent warming, as can be seen here (click to enlarge).
Kiwi stalwarts of the IPCC should have their noses rubbed in this. Perhaps their loyalty will fade when they hear it. We certainly need to know if they intend to defend these people. It’s a filthy scandal which again attacks the core of good science and destroys public trust in science. Unless I’ve missed something, the behaviour of these NOAA scientists is positively reprehensible and indefensible. Not even from New Zealand.
It would be most helpful if the MSM took up this story and used their considerable resources to investigate the details and interview the principal figures. But I don’t suppose that will happen.
Excerpts from the American Thinker post:
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the environmentalist rock star and former vice chairperson of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), was appointed as the administrator of NOAA by President Obama. She has installed a team of eco-zealots, and they have a Climate Service Office ready and waiting to proceed — with only congressional approval standing in their way.
Dr. Lubchenco will be true to her EDF roots. She followed the EDF party line with the fisheries and can be anticipated to follow it on cap and trade. In both cases, the EDF stances are the extreme environmentalist positions.
The current upper echelons of NOAA are remorseless eco-zealots. They are not public servants in that they feel no need to answer to the American people. They have their truth, and it shall be the truth for all, or else.
Unscientific actions by anyone, whatever their motives, however pure those motives may be, degrade public confidence. Such unethical actions deserve swift censure wherever they are found and constant vigilance to guard against their return.