Skip to comments.NASA's Rubber Ruler Scandal
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..
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Could you imagine if Bush’s administration had been caught cooking the books on scientific data? It would be the leading item on the NY Times front page, Washington Post, CNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, NPR, SNL, Leno, Letterman, Stewart, Maher, etc. Heck, it would be in a Hollywood movie! Let’s see if this outrage reaches the media at all.
The Left and state media DO say that anything in opposition to their GREEN communist doctrine comes from ignorant right-wing ideologues, who hate science (because of religion) and are “funded” by “criminal” fossil fuel companies.
...i wish more people knew about this.
thanks to both of you, for helping to educate people.
3 degree DROP statewide, in only 7 years... “Hide the Decline” in “global warming”.
Changing Tides: Research Center Under Fire for ‘Adjusted’ Sea-Level Data (The hoax continues)
Sunkenciv thanks for the ping.
Think I’ll bookmark this one for copy to my climate change folders.
I believe the death of the moon program and the denial that it ever existed by the mozlimes is because of prophecy in the coe-ran that says Izlumb will prevail on earth until a man walks on the moon.
“..........prophecy in the coe-ran that says Izlumb will prevail on earth until a man walks on the moon.”
REALLY!? I’d never heard, or read of that one. I do know that I read a number of years ago about Islam having been an offshoot of some primitive Moon Worshiping cult, that much of that cult’s belief was incorporated into Islam, and remains so today, but which aspects I’m unaware.
After reading your response I’m curious if that prophecy isn’t one of those beliefs from the ancient Moon worshiping cult.
It was posted here on FR in the past six months to a year. I apologize, but I don’t remember the title of the thread. However, I do remember it mentioned that the rumors that we faked the moon landings originated from mozlimes, and for that reason.
Thanks for your response.