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NASA Revises Critical Temperature Data. Is The Other Shoe About To Drop?
August 16, 2007
Another key element in the anthropogenic global warming argument has been shattered like so much glass.
Following on his success in debunking the IPCC's much heralded "Hockey Stick," a graphic depicting “unprecedented global warming since the Industrial Revolution,” researcher Steve McIntyre has now exposed NASA’s temperature data to be seriously flawed as well.
After first ignoring McIntyre’s claims, NASA finally admitted their errors and quietly posted corrected temperature data on their website. Regardless how anyone attempts to “spin” this fiasco, the changes have dealt a serious blow to the many claims of “unprecedented global warming” made by the anthropogenics.
Instead of “Nine of the past ten years being the warmest in US recorded history,” the warmest year is now 1934, even though 80% of man’s suspected contribution to greenhouse effect didn’t occur until after 1940. The second highest recorded temperature is now 1998 followed by 1921 in third place.
The revised figures also show five of the ten highest temperatures occurred before World War II, while only three occurred in the last ten years. Finally, the revised figures indicate the years 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2004 all had lower temperatures than the year 1900!
According to “The Week That Was,” a climatological email update provided by Atmospheric Physicist Dr. Fred Singer, more changes can be expected as this debacle continues to unfold.
Changing the data on the NASA website barely scratches the surface of things to come. Thousands of research papers now face revision, new suggestions must be created by the IPCC to explain away differences between satellite and ground based temperature data, and the very credibility of those at NASA responsible for this fiasco have been brought into question.
And all that may be the tip of the iceberg.
When one considers how NASA’s figures have always been judged “la crème de la crème” in record keeping, the spectrum of worldwide problems is raised. How correct are temperatures reported by the Asians, Europeans, Africans, South Americans and others? Have they been “tweaked” to accommodate the goals of the anthropogenics?
The NASA problem seems to be linked to faulty computations made by a team which included one of the most vociferous promoters of anthropogenic global warming, NASA's James Hansen. But is this an isolated circumstance? Consider the fact NASA issued an alert on May 30, 2007, indicating they may revise previously posted ocean temperatures upwards because of questionable data. Are we witnessing another attempt by certain individuals to artificially raise ocean temperatures in order to support the anthropogenics claim of “unprecedented warming?”
Climate researcher Jack Koenig, Executive Director of the Expert Source Bureau and author of “The Mysterious Climate Project” (www.climateclinic.com), stated "The ramifications of this discovery can only be described as monumental. With the stroke of a pen, the claim that “nine of the past ten years being the warmest in US history” has been replaced with "three of the past ten years are amongst the warmest in recorded history."
Koenig continued, “I hope this is a wake-up call for those charged with overseeing public employees having direct impacts on national public policy. Last winter we had an employee at NOAA proclaim the winter of 2006-07 was the warmest on record even though winter wasn’t over and it can take up to 45 days to gather temperature data in the first place. Now we have the revelation that NASA has been providing faulty information as well, but in a much more critical arena.”
Compounding these problems, meteorologist and researcher Anthony Watt has found serious flaws in the positioning and re-positioning of temperature recording devices installed throughout the United States. Does this same situation hold true for the remainder of the world?
Although the Expert Source Bureau (www.expertsources.org) applauds NASA’s management for accepting and correcting their errors, management should be encouraged to provide more oversight by tapping into the vast pool of knowledge and experience available from scientists outside the anthropogenic clique.
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