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New Zealand Climate Scientists Faked Data, Too.
Evolution News & Views ^ | December 3, 2009 | Michael Egnor

Posted on 12/04/2009 8:48:59 AM PST by GodGunsGuts

New Zealand Climate Scientists Faked Data, Too.

From Anthony Watts at Watts Up With That

The New Zealand Government’s chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly massaging raw climate data to show a global warming trend that wasn’t there.

The scandal breaks as fears grow worldwide that corruption of climate science is not confined to just Britain’s CRU climate research centre.

In New Zealand’s case, the figures published on NIWA’s [the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research] website suggest a strong warming trend in New Zealand over the past century [go to the link to see the graphs; the fraud is astonishing]

But analysis of the raw climate data from the same temperature stations has just turned up a very different result [go to link above to see graphs]

Gone is the relentless rising temperature trend, and instead there appears to have been a much smaller growth in warming, consistent with the warming up of the planet after the end of the Little Ice Age in 1850.

The revelations are published today in a news alert from The Climate Science Coalition of NZ:

Straight away you can see there’s no slope—either up or down. The temperatures are remarkably constant way back to the 1850s. Of course, the temperature still varies from year to year, but the trend stays level—statistically insignificant at 0.06°C per century since 1850.

Putting these two graphs side by side, you can see huge differences. What is going on?

Why does NIWA’s graph show strong warming, but graphing their own raw data looks completely different? Their graph shows warming, but the actual temperature readings show none whatsoever!

Have the readings in the official NIWA graph been adjusted?

It is relatively easy to find out. We compared raw data for each station (from NIWA’s web site) with the adjusted official data, which we obtained from one of Dr Salinger’s colleagues.

Requests for this information from Dr Salinger himself over the years, by different scientists, have long gone unanswered, but now we might discover the truth.

Proof of man-made warming

What did we find? First, the station histories are unremarkable. There are no reasons for any large corrections. But we were astonished to find that strong adjustments have indeed been made.

About half the adjustments actually created a warming trend where none existed; the other half greatly exaggerated existing warming. All the adjustments increased or even created a warming trend, with only one (Dunedin) going the other way and slightly reducing the original trend.

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, as documented below. There is nothing in the station histories to warrant these adjustments and to date Dr Salinger and NIWA have not revealed why they did this.

One station, Hokitika, had its early temperatures reduced by a huge 1.3°C, creating strong warming from a mild cooling, yet there’s no apparent reason for it.

We have discovered that the warming in New Zealand over the past 156 years was indeed man-made, but it had nothing to do with emissions of CO2—it was created by man-made adjustments of the temperature. It’s a disgrace.

NIWA claim their official graph reveals a rising trend of 0.92ºC per century, which means (they claim) we warmed more than the rest of the globe, for according to the IPCC, global warming over the 20th century was only about 0.6°C.

NIWA’s David Wratt has told Investigate magazine this afternoon his organization denies faking temperature data and he claims NIWA has a good explanation for adjusting the temperature data upward. Wratt says NIWA is drafting a media response for release later this afternoon which will explain why they altered the raw data.

“Do you agree it might look bad in the wake of the CRU scandal?”

“No, no,” replied Wratt before hitting out at the Climate Science Coalition and accusing them of “misleading” people about the temperature adjustments.

Manipulation of raw data is at the heart of recent claims of corrupt scientific practice in climate science, with CRU’s Phil Jones recently claiming old temperature records collected by his organization were “destroyed” or “lost”, meaning researchers can now only access manipulated data.

The fraud is not just limited to the Climate Research Unit in England. Fraud is just how climate science is done.

And it's not just limited to climate science; it permeates science, especially ideologically motivated science (cf. Darwinism). Read the comments on Pharyngula, and the e-mails at the CRU. The ethical stench is the same.



TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 12/04/2009 8:49:00 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: metmom; DaveLoneRanger; editor-surveyor; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; MrB; GourmetDan; Fichori; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 12/04/2009 8:49:44 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts
My proposition for the musical motif for the Copenhagen conference: http://wurlitzer-rolls.com/6526-9.mp3

(and don't forget to dress Al in the circus director's uniform)

3 posted on 12/04/2009 8:50:56 AM PST by Behemoth the Cat
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To: GodGunsGuts
Fraud is just how climate science is done.

Succinct. Pithy. True.

4 posted on 12/04/2009 8:57:36 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Of course it’s fake...Man-Made Global Warming doesn’t exist


5 posted on 12/04/2009 8:57:51 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: Behemoth the Cat

Hopefully it will be their final performance...with the cops waiting outside to take them to their new home.


6 posted on 12/04/2009 8:58:33 AM PST by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

Another DOMINO falls................


7 posted on 12/04/2009 8:59:53 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: NMEwithin

MANN-Made Global Warming does, though............


8 posted on 12/04/2009 9:00:44 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: NMEwithin

Maybe the should just start calling it Man Made-Up Global Warming.


9 posted on 12/04/2009 9:03:18 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: GodGunsGuts

Thanks for the ping!


10 posted on 12/04/2009 9:04:36 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Behemoth the Cat

I like your suggestion for the music. Very appropriate.

What I don’t understand is how did this hoax spread around the world. I know it was concocted by Al Gore, Ken Lay, et. al., but how did they manage to get so many people on board, not only here in the US, but throughout the world? Was everyone promised a piece of the pie?

I am being cautiously optimistic that the whole scheme is unraveling and I am savoring every little morsel of its demise.


11 posted on 12/04/2009 9:04:48 AM PST by SamiGirl
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To: GodGunsGuts
I've looked at that second figure in the link several times and the solid line does produce a slight "hockey-stick" appearance. However, when you imagine the figure without the line you don't see a trend up or down. My question is how the solid line is produced. Two, three, four or more years running average as it appears to lag the data by a couple of years.


12 posted on 12/04/2009 9:05:06 AM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: GodGunsGuts
Gorzo the Clown

Al goes to Copenhagen. (Picture from: http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh148/armchr/?action=view&current=Gorzo.jpg)

13 posted on 12/04/2009 9:08:48 AM PST by Behemoth the Cat
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To: CedarDave
"My question is how the solid line is produced."

The solid line probably represents averages over some cumulative periods. I bet they carefully adjusted the lengths of these periods to come up with convincing "heating trend" in recent years.

14 posted on 12/04/2009 9:12:26 AM PST by Behemoth the Cat
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To: Behemoth the Cat

Al goes to Copenhagen. Jodl went to Nuermberg.


15 posted on 12/04/2009 9:20:58 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

“Maybe the should just start calling it Man Made-Up Global Warming.”

Good one!


16 posted on 12/04/2009 9:36:01 AM PST by rae4palin
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To: GodGunsGuts

Well, the truth is finally coming out but where is the NASA data from GISS and that idiot Hanson.


17 posted on 12/04/2009 10:02:13 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: GodGunsGuts
BREAKING NEWS........Unable to refute Darwin and Evolution, GGG now broadens his attack to include all of science. When asked for comment his trusty sidekick, Sancho Panza, muttered something about "loco".................
18 posted on 12/04/2009 10:09:45 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: GodGunsGuts

“Wratt says NIWA is drafting a media response for release later this afternoon which will explain why they altered the raw data.”

Has anyone seen what their spin is? Any update?


19 posted on 12/04/2009 10:16:37 AM PST by SDShack (0zer0care = Socialized Soylent Green Healthcare)
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To: GodGunsGuts

“Any update”

Here is an answer to my own question:

http://briefingroom.typepad.com/the_briefing_room/2009/11/niwas-explanation-raises-major-new-questions.html?cid=6a00d8341c51bc53ef0120a6df756e970b

Looks like their “explanation” was as scientifically flawed as their original hypothesis. No surprise.


20 posted on 12/04/2009 10:24:50 AM PST by SDShack (0zer0care = Socialized Soylent Green Healthcare)
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To: CedarDave

....but but but if you look from ONLY about 1980 to ONLY about 1998.......there is clearly a significant upwards trend......muaaaaahahahahahahaha....

Why this has the keyword of “evolution” is unclear...


21 posted on 12/04/2009 2:15:10 PM PST by ElectricStrawberry (Didja know that Man walked with 100+ species of large meat eating dinos within the last 4,351 years?)
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To: GodGunsGuts
Fraud is just how climate science is done.

I'd not lump all climatologists in one group. Climate science is a valid field with many upstanding climatologist in it that do not falsify their data. Mayhaps you only mean AGW criers and doom-gloom peddlers.

22 posted on 12/04/2009 2:17:54 PM PST by ElectricStrawberry (Didja know that Man walked with 100+ species of large meat eating dinos within the last 4,351 years?)
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To: GodGunsGuts; Horusra; Delacon; Thunder90; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; Nervous Tick; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

23 posted on 12/04/2009 2:25:48 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: ElectricStrawberry
I'd not lump all climatologists in one group.

Good point. Real scientists know the difference between a theory ( a guess ) and a properly demonstrated scientific fact.

24 posted on 12/04/2009 2:55:10 PM PST by Sons of Union Vets (No taxation without representation!)
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To: Sons of Union Vets

Well, I got a minor in climatology from those that taught me to look at raw data to find real trends in longer time periods than 30 years.....not to take raw data and spin it up in a computer model to predict what the global climate....if there ever was such a thing....will do in 100 years.

Most importantly, they taught me that the only thing certain about the climate is.....change.


25 posted on 12/04/2009 3:33:50 PM PST by ElectricStrawberry (Didja know that Man walked with 100+ species of large meat eating dinos within the last 4,351 years?)
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To: Natural Law
Unable to refute Darwin and Evolution, GGG now broadens his attack to include all of science.

Do you dispute the facts that Global warming is a hoax?
26 posted on 12/04/2009 9:38:59 PM PST by Tom Hawks
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To: Tom Hawks
"Do you dispute the facts that Global warming is a hoax?"

Not at all. It is an example of what happens when science is perverted by non-scientists for political or parochial purposes. The context of my statement is the continual assault on all things scientific by the original poster (godgunsguts) in his daily mission to bolster his Young Earth Creation theology by equating science with atheism. He is just a different version of the Global Warming hoax when he attempts to pervert science to support his pet beliefs.

27 posted on 12/04/2009 10:06:40 PM PST by Natural Law
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Ouch

You have GOT to click the link and see the charts


28 posted on 12/08/2009 8:12:15 AM PST by Bob Hyneman
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To: GodGunsGuts
Let's see. I have no trouble seeing that AGW is a fraud.

I also have no trouble seeing that evolution has been solid science since the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis, and new areas of study like comparative genomics confirming it.

I also have no trouble seeing fraud in religion.

GodGunsGuts

29 posted on 12/08/2009 8:27:10 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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