The headline reads: The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever.
It’s the latest news story verifying the 3rd chapter of my book Climategate (2010) as being spot on. In that chapter, “Rigged Record,” I state:
…the earth’s entire temperature record is rigged. The public naively assumes the atmosphere is accurately measured by trustworthy scientists who are concerned about precision and credibility, but that is not wholly true (p. 44).
In Eco-Tyranny (2012) I also write,
The problem is the entire temperature record has been wrecked by [NASA's James] Hansen, et al. (p. 80).
Following both of these pronouncements I venture into great detail to prove my point as I have done, to a lesser extent, numerous times on this blog. Keys facts include NASA and NOAA reducing global temperature measuring stations from 6,000 to 1,500, omitting data from higher elevations, adjusting older temperature records, and eliminating data from Canada, the Andes, and Russia.
Now today the latest news from Christopher Booker of the London Telegraph:
When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.
Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.
This was only the latest of many examples of a practice long recognised by expert observers around the world – one that raises an ever larger question mark over the entire official surface-temperature record.
Booker continues by revealing further weather recording stations in South America, the Arctic, Canada and Siberia, and “in nearly every case, the same one-way adjustments have been made, to show warming up to 1 degree C or more higher than was indicated by the data that was actually recorded.”
I’m thrilled this additional information has come forth. It’s worth all the hate mail I received over the years.
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