Skip to comments.Climategate goes American: NOAA, GISS and the mystery of the vanishing weather stations
Posted on 01/16/2010 9:17:18 AM PST by Schnucki
For those who havent seen it, heres a link to US weatherman John Colemans magisterial demolition of the Great AGW Scam. I particularly recommend part 4 because thats the one with all the meat. It shows how temperature readings have been manipulated at the two key climate data centres in the United States the NASA Goddard Science and Space Institute at Columbia University in New York and the NOAA National Climate Data Center in Ashville, North Carolina. (Hat tip: Platosays)
This is a scandal to rank with Climategate.
What it shows is that, just like in Britain at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) temperature data records have been grotesquely distorted by activist scientists in order to exaggerate the appearance of late 20th century global warming. They achieved this with an insouciant disregard for scientific integrity which quite beggars belief through the simple expedient of ignoring most of those weather station sited in higher, colder places and using mainly ones in warmer spots. Then, they averaged out the temperature readings given by the warmer stations to give a global average. Et voila: exactly the scary climate change they needed to persuade bodies like the IPCC that AGW was a clear and present danger requiring urgent pan-governmental action.
The man who spotted all this is a computer programmer called EM Smith aka the Chiefio. You can read the full report at his excellent blog. In the 70s, the Chiefio discovered, GISS and NOAA took their temperature data from 6,000 weather stations around the world. By 1990, though, this figure had mysteriously dropped to 1500. Even more mysteriously this 75 per cent reduction in the number of stations used had a clear bias against those at higher latitudes and elevations.
Heres an excellent example of this: Bolivia.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
This is a somewhat funny episode that makes ‘experts’ look like fools. If you take out all these old sites....you lessen the overall data...which no one in the scientific community can argue about. Less data...less facts. But if you asked any of these people about it....they’d just point at models...which are absolutely without fact...as their back-up.
Aren't we getting dangerously close to having government promote a religion? They are even using their government positions to promote their faith.
Why are they being permitted to promote their gorethodoxy?
My question is “ Who in Congress is looking into this ?” It’s been going on for so long why hasn’t either of the parties investigated NASA ?
Frauds... anti-science... anti-intellectual... corrupt... misguided... criminal... duplicitous... smarmy...
oh, so many ways to describe those who participated in this fraud. they all should go to court and then jail. they should be beaten with their dissertations until they apologize to humanity.
Very intersting thing happened here in Kansas City the other day. I am sure very few people noticed it. I was watching KMBC news weather,it was one of the coldest nights of the year. The weather map comes up and Brian Busby starts telling us the local temps. The map show -5, -6, -2,etc except for three spots right in the middle of Kansas City that where showing, 8, 9, and I believe 10. Even Busby made a comment that he was not sure what was going on at those spots. Now Kansas city center and the Airport usely have 2 or 3 degrees diffrence, probable because of all the concret. But this was very strange.
Now, I wonder which weather stations the warmers use for their data?
I believe the trend is to eliminate the rural stations and use the urban stations "corrected" for the urban heat island effect which is acknowledged even by by the Warmists. Of course the "correction" is, IMHO, fudged. And the rural stations are being eliminated because they don't fit the "model". In fact the rural stations should the most accurate since their is less impact on their readings from the changes in the surrounding environment.
More interesting than the article itself is the video that it refers to in the first paragraph.
Bottom line: the US government, its agencies, and the statist media have been lying to the American people ... and it didn’t begin with Obama.
The scam continues...
and the NOAA National Climate Data Center in Ashville, North Carolina.
Boasting the worlds biggest collection of weather records and satellite data, Asheville will be in the spotlight next week in Atlanta.
Asheville is the first community to exhibit at the American Meteorological Societys annual trade show, the largest of its kind for weather and climate businesses.
Economic developers, civic and business leaders will highlight the citys growing reputation at the annual meeting starting Monday, trying to add to the citys existing 500 jobs in climate research, services and support.
...Those efforts have paid off, helping Asheville land the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, an academic group assisting NCDC, which will bring some $32 million over five years and add perhaps as many as 100 scientific jobs to the area.
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