By David Rothbard ~
Independent scientists have long suspected government researchers at NASA and NOAA have been fiddling with temperature data to exaggerate global warming.
It appears they’re making “assumptions” and “adjusting” the data to suit their narrative; namely cooling the past and warming the present.
Confirmation of this data tampering may now be at hand.
The Daily Mail reports that a “whistleblower, Dr. John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown them irrefutable evidence that an important paper that played an influential role in the Paris agreement was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.”
Real world measurements have long shown there has been no meaningful advance in global warming since 1998. Warming campaigners have been trying desperately to explain away this global warming “pause.”
Dr. Judith Curry reports that among the suspect practices in use are “adjusting” reliable ocean buoy data to conform to unreliable data from passing ships, altering the temperature reported by land-based weather stations, and assuming temperatures where no thermometers exist at all. NOAA rushed out a controversial temperature report timed to influence world leaders at the UN’s Paris climate summit.
The Mail reports, “NOAA’s 2015 ‘Pausebuster’ paper was based on two new temperature sets of data – one containing measurements of temperatures at the planet’s surface on land, the other at the surface of the seas.”
“Both datasets were flawed. This newspaper has learned that NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming. The revised data will show both lower temperatures and a slower rate in the recent warming trend.”
“The land temperature dataset used by the study was afflicted by devastating bugs in its software that rendered its findings ‘unstable.’”
CFACT’s Marc Morano exposed NOAA’s “Pausebuster” report in 2015.
Research continually shows the climate computer models the entire global warming campaign is predicated upon to be terribly unreliable.
In science, researchers adjust their conclusions to fit the data. They must never adjust the data to fit a preferred conclusion – no matter how much taxpayer funding hinges on that conclusion.
President Trump should order a full independent audit of NASA and NOAA’s climate data and practices.
Sound policy decisions about the climate cannot be made if we cannot trust the scientific data we rely upon.