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NASA's Rubber Ruler Scandal
The American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2012 | Randall Hoven

Posted on 09/28/2012 2:15:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

It turns out that there is no way to reliably compare current global temperatures to historical data using NASA's database. It is a scientific scandal.

I wrote recently about NASA changing its entire temperature record database, just from July to September. That is, in 2012, NASA changed temperatures going back to 1880. And it did that without telling anyone or explaining it. The net effect was to make the 130-year warming trend steeper, by lowering older (pre-1963) temperatures and slightly raising recent ones.

I must confess, I was slightly apprehensive about writing that. It was just possible that I had grabbed the wrong data set in July and was comparing apples and oranges. I'm now happy to report that I was not the only one to catch this change. It was real.

I don't know exactly who does this, or how, but someone compares every month of NASA's temperature data to the previous month. If you want to see exactly what changed between August and September 2012, select the top month on that page. Here is a summary of how much changed in recent months.

August to September: 60%
July to August: 27%
June to July: 17%
May to June: 39%
April to May: 17%

NASA's temperature record is, indeed, a living document.

My piece was also picked up by "Watts Up With That?" WUWT argues that NASA is in violation of the Data Quality Act.

This is the data that the American public pays for. It is one of only two or three such records of global temperatures going back more than a century. It is what all claims of global warming are based on. And about one third of that data changes every month! Without warning, notice or explanation.

In my opinion, this is a scandal. There is no way..

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; green; nasa; science; warming
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GREENING up science aka.....

...............“Stimulating science

Within a week of the election in November 2008, and with the economy in free fall, Obama’s advisers started working with the scientific community to survey ‘shovel-ready’ projects for potential inclusion in a stimulus package intended to boost construction and get people back to work. They initially aimed for US$5 billion in initiatives, but House Democrats doubled that in a draft of the stimulus bill released on 15 January 2009, five days before Obama’s inauguration. And the role of science and innovation continued to grow.

On 17 February, exactly 4 weeks into office, Obama signed a $787-billion stimulus bill that contained at least $53 billion for science. The bill made good on Obama’s promises to advance basic and applied research and development aimed at the major problems of the day, including clean energy and global warming. It boosted research funding by $2 billion at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, and by $8.2 billion at the NIH. As he signed the bill at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in Colorado, Obama called it the biggest increase in the history of basic-research funding......

.......If the health-care bill demonstrated the administration’s skills with Congress, then the way it handled NASA in early 2010 revealed how easily relations could sour. When the president rolled out his budget request in February, it held a bitter surprise for congressional supporters of the space agency. On the list of projects to be eliminated was Constellation, a programme to develop massive rockets to return humans to the Moon.

“This was a major policy pronouncement but it was revealed in a budget release,” says Scott Pace, director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University in Washington DC.Normally, an administration prepares Congress for such a change — but Obama’s sudden move led to what Pace calls a “bruising, year-long fight” with lawmakers in both parties. Eventually, several parts of the Constellation programme were reinstated. But by then, NASA had become an agency adrift, left to the mercy of parochial interests in Congress.

Human space flight and many other elements of NASA’s mission were never priorities of the Obama administration. In the 2013 budget request, the agency’s astrophysics and planetary-science programmes lost 8% of their funding compared with 2008. Obama was more interested in fixing problems with his home planet, and boosted funding for NASA’s Earth-sciences programmes by 44% over the same period......” [emphasis added] Source - Sept 26, 2012

1 posted on 09/28/2012 2:15:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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April 15, 2012 (National Legal and Policy Center) Taxpayers "Subsidize Forbes 'Green' Billionaires' Schemes........[Elon] Musk, best known as co-founder of the company that became PayPal, is Chairman of SolarCity and CEO of Tesla. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, SolarCity spent $535,000 in 2009 and 2010 to lobby Congress and the Department of Energy on climate legislation, the Recovery Act, “green workforce training and development,” and provisions in various legislation “relevant to solar development.” SolarCity has sought to extend a program, due to expire at the end of 2012, that delivers to manufacturers an upfront cash grant in lieu of a 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (called the Section 1603 grant program). So far, according to DOE reports, SolarCity has received more than $66 million from that program.

The company also won a partial guarantee from DOE of a $344 million loan that will place up to 160,000 rooftop solar installations on military housing across the country..........." Source

Also at that "Source" link:

Sept 18, 2012 - Elon Musk SpaceX Head Obama Bundler?

May 29, 2012 (Ricochet) Elon Musk Shows Us How to Thrive in the Government-Directed Economy

2 posted on 09/28/2012 2:21:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
WUWT argues that NASA is in violation of the Data Quality Act...

NASA has a waiver, and is immune to this law, due to its Muslim outreach. Apparently, the outreach entails an exemption from rule of law - the Holder factor.

3 posted on 09/28/2012 2:29:47 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
NASA is all about politics.

How’s that Muslim Outreach program doing in Libya?

4 posted on 09/28/2012 2:31:30 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion; C210N

Obama’s Science and Technology Czar, John P. Holdren, has been working (struggling) for decades to de-develop the United States (”The Population Bomb” was his early manifesto and he’s stayed the course) with other fellow travelers. He’s ensconced in the White House directing the leveling of the world playing field by hamstringing the U.S. and Americans with rules and regulation and Jim “Hansens” free to massage the truth [EPA, NASA, HHS, etc].

5 posted on 09/28/2012 2:45:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Dr. James Hansen speaks on climate change, April, 2012

Dr. James Hansen offers the latest scientific discoveries about climate change, the day after Earth Day, 2012.

(Dr. Hansen is Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Adjunct Professor of Earth Sciences at Columbia University's Earth Institute)

Dr. Hansen is speaking at the National Religious Coalition on Creation Care (NRCC) Conference April 23, 2012 at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

This event was a climate change summit integrating scientific, religious and cultural implications of climate warming. The conference was co-sponsored by the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC), Earth Day Network, and the Presbyterian Synods of Southern CA and Hawaii.



Video production & editing by Dr. Robert A. Jonas Director of The Empty Bell ("


"Evangelicals and Scientists United to Protect Creation" Creation Care for Pastors Scientific Advisory Committee [17 listed bios]

James Hansen Ph.D.
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Contact Dr. Hansen

Topic: Climate Change Science
James Hansen was trained in physics and astronomy in the space science program of Dr. James Van Allen at the University of Iowa. He is best known for testimony on climate change to Congress in the 1980s that helped raise broad awareness of the global warming issue. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995 and has received awards including the World Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Medal from the Duke of Edinburgh. Time magazine designated him as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2006. Dr. Hansen disputes the contention, by fossil fuel interests and their government supporters, that it is god-given fact that all fossil fuels must be burned, and he outlines actions needed to stabilize climate, along with steps the public can take to influence government and industry policies."..................


Creation Care - Climate and the Vulnerable ..."Environmental toxins and climate change have repercussions for many of today's pressing issues from the health of our children, to global and domestic poverty, to jobs and economic growth. This makes how we care for God's creation one of the greatest moral challenges of our time. And as Christians, we also know it is a challenge that cuts to the heart of how we promote and cherish life." Source

6 posted on 09/28/2012 2:46:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Our space agency practices Taqiyya (lying for the cause).

Maybe that’s part of the reason we no longer have much of a space agency.

7 posted on 09/28/2012 3:17:27 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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All should study Soviet Science Fraud Trofim Lysenko and see what happens when you rely on phony science

Lysenkoism has taken over NASA

8 posted on 09/28/2012 3:20:14 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Ah. The old cool the past trick. We've seen this before:

If I remember correctly, the leaked CRU source code also showed past temperatures being adjusted downward as well.
9 posted on 09/28/2012 3:32:07 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (I'm anti-socialism because I'm anti-slavery.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wasn’t Islam some sort of offshoot of a heathen Moon worshipping cult? Wondering if that might have to do with pulling the “Constellation” Moon program. Keeping the “Infidels” off the Moon, or the like.

A bit of early morning tongue-in-cheek here.

10 posted on 09/28/2012 3:51:57 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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.....The Third Way

"............No matter how great the crimes progressives commit, no matter how terrible the future they labor to create, no matter how devastating the catastrophes they leave behind, the world outside the faith seems ever ready to forgive them their "mistakes" and to grant them the grace of "good intentions."

.....The first truth about leftist missionaries, about believing progressives, is that they are liars. But they are not liars in the ordinary way, which is to say by choice. They are liars by necessity—often without even realizing that they are. Because they also lie to themselves. It is the political lie that gives their cause its life.

Why, for example, if you were one of them, would you tell the truth? If you were serious about your role in humanity's vanguard, if you had the knowledge (which others did not), that you were certain would lead them to a better world, why would you tell them a truth that they could not "understand" and that would hold them back?

If others could understand your truth, you would not think of yourself as a "vanguard." You would no longer inhabit the morally charmed world of an elite, whose members alone can see the light and whose mission is to lead the unenlightened towards it. If everybody could see the promised horizon and knew the path to reach it, the future would already have happened and there would be no need for the vanguard of the saints.

That is both the ethical core and psychological heart of what it means to be a part of the left. That is where the gratification comes from. To see yourself as a social redeemer. To feel anointed. In other words: To be progressive is itself the most satisfying narcissism.

That is why it is of little concern to them that their socialist schemes have run aground, burying millions of human beings in their wake. That is why they don't care that their panaceas have caused more human suffering than all the injustices they have ever challenged. That is why they never learn from their "mistakes." That is why the continuance of Them is more important than any truth.........."

11 posted on 09/28/2012 4:01:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SeminoleCounty


Spot on.

“.........Lysenko himself spent much time denouncing academic scientists and geneticists, claiming that their isolated laboratory work was not helping the Soviet people. By 1929 Lysenko’s skeptics were politically censured, accused of offering only criticisms, and for failing to prescribe any new solutions themselves. In December 1929, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin gave a famous speech praising “practice” above “theory”, elevating the political bosses above the scientists and technical specialists. Though for a period the Soviet government under Stalin continued its support of agricultural scientists, after 1935 the balance of power abruptly swung towards Lysenko and his followers. Lysenko was put in charge of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of the Soviet Union and made responsible for ending the propagation of “harmful” ideas among Soviet scientists. Lysenko served this purpose by causing the expulsion, imprisonment, and death of hundreds of scientists and eliminating all study and research involving Mendelian genetics throughout the Soviet Union. This period is known as Lysenkoism. He bears particular responsibility for the persecution of his predecessor and rival, prominent Soviet biologist Nikolai Vavilov, which ended in 1943 with the imprisoned Vavilov’s death by starvation. In 1941 Lysenko was awarded the Stalin Prize.”.......

“Agricultural economics originally applied the principles of economics to the production of crops and livestock — a discipline known as agronomics. Agronomics was a branch of economics that specifically dealt with land usage. It focused on maximizing the crop yield while maintaining a good soil ecosystem. Throughout the 20th century the discipline expanded and the current scope of the discipline is much broader. Agricultural economics today includes a variety of applied areas, having considerable overlap with conventional economics.......”

12 posted on 09/28/2012 4:05:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.

13 posted on 09/28/2012 4:11:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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14 posted on 09/28/2012 4:14:14 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

NASA is doing just fine there. They are working on a heavy lift vehicle together. Of course you realize their top design consultant is Wiley Coyote and their primary contractor Acme rockets.

15 posted on 09/28/2012 4:20:41 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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....”Agronomy is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and reclamation. Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. Agronomy is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, economics, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists today are involved with many issues including producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants. Agronomists often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control.”....

16 posted on 09/28/2012 4:23:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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17 posted on 09/28/2012 4:23:36 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: BinaryBoy

Obozo toadies are doing the same trick with the unemployment figures too.

18 posted on 09/28/2012 4:46:19 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Lysenko certainly commited fraud, but his idea, referred to as lysenkoism, is now called epigenetics and is a very real phenomenon!

Still, folks get doctorates in epigenetics, and not lysenkoism!

19 posted on 09/28/2012 5:06:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Left leading America down the path of Orwell's predictions: “1984” character “Winston Smith” worked at the “Ministry of Truth” to rewrite records, books, newspapers, etc. to agree with the most recent party line... while incinerating the originals in the “memory hole.”
20 posted on 09/28/2012 5:21:01 AM PDT by drpix
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