Retroactive Global Warming!

The Daily Telegraph has a none-too surprising article on how the climatologists have adjusted recorded readings to fit the Global Warming panic meme:

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.

…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.

Nothing screams “scientific validity” like changing recorded results to fit a hypothesis.   When the bleeding-heart tree-huggers ask with such self-righteous indignation how we could possibly doubt “climate science”, you would do well to share information such as this with them.  And just who is leading the charge to re-write the weather data from yesteryear?  Why, it is the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

Homewood checked a swath of other South American weather stations around the original three. In each case he found the same suspicious one-way “adjustments”. First these were made by the US government’s Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN). They were then amplified by two of the main official surface records, the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (Giss) and the National Climate Data Center (NCDC), which use the warming trends to estimate temperatures across the vast regions of the Earth where no measurements are taken.

GISS Raw Data
GISS "Adjusted" Data
GISS “Adjusted” Data

And it isn’t just South America.  Other “adjustments” have been made on existing and recorded data sets in other areas of the world.   Adjustments that is so severe that major climatic events are erased from the records.   Iceland faced severe economic impact from extreme cold weather from about 1965 to 1971, with a dramatic drop in agriculture and fishing.

…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. This has surprised no one more than Traust Jonsson, who was long in charge of climate research for the Iceland met office (and with whom Homewood has been in touch). Jonsson was amazed to see how the new version completely “disappears” Iceland’s “sea ice years” around 1970, when a period of extreme cooling almost devastated his country’s economy.

So there you have it.  According to the Global Warming panic mongers, the rather traumatic times of extreme cold, so indelibly etched on the memories of Icelanders, didn’t really happen.  It was instead, insists Global Warming alarmists, merely a recording error.

Note to tree-hugging liberals:  When you become outraged at our skepticism about “anthropogenic climate change”, and consider us to be “flat earthers” for not buying into the politically profitable nonsense that is man-caused global warming, try to understand why we think you are brainwashed and lemming-like nincompoops for pledging allegiance to anti-capitalist politicians whose “scientific methods” would not be accepted by a tenth-grade chemistry teacher.   The same politically-driven ideological crap “science” was once heaped upon me as a school boy when the dire prediction was of a coming ice age.   The solution to which was the same socialist wealth-redistribution malarkey that will now halt the fictitious Global Warming.

Here’s hoping your Prius gets stuck in a snow bank on the coldest day of the year.

8 thoughts on “Retroactive Global Warming!”

  1. xbrad,

    I know where you stand on the issue. I also I know it is entirely unhelpful for all concerned when some clown decides to doctor the record. However, there are other indicators which cannot be ignored– sea ice extent, multi-year ice concentration, ocean heat content, and ocean CO2 content. Many truly independent and skeptical researchers with outstanding records of integrity and performing proper science have come to the conclusion that our climate is indeed changing. That’s not to say the sky is falling. There’s nothing to say the new climate will be a more adverse climate. Heck, it might even be a better climate for most of humanity. However, there will be losers, and we would be wise to make prudent preparations to mitigate the consequence when and where it makes sense..

    1. It isn’t simply “some clown” deciding to doctor the record. The climatologists in the UK were caught red-handed discussing how they could manipulate the data they could not conceal, when it didn’t fit the Global Warming model. Ditto the IPCC last year.

      There is not a shred of evidence whatever that passes any scientific rigor that shows that the planet is warming outside of normal variance, and certainly none that shows that man’s activities have even an infinitessimal impact on the earth’s weather. Even in the article you cite below, there is no explanation of statistical validity to justify changing collection methodologies and instrumentation in the gathering of quantitative data being used for their modeling and estimates. And there certainly is none for ex post facto doctoring of hard data to reflect a preconceived outcome. Such is dishonest in the extreme.

      It does not require “independent and skeptical researchers with outstanding records of integrity and performing proper science” to inform us that our climate changes. Any farmer in the Imperial Valley can tell you that. But that is NOT the assertion of the Global Warming crowd. The assertion is that the earth is warming, and man is the cause. Such is a political statement, not a scientific one, driven by ideology toward obtaining grant funding in the billions, and toward political policy to meet an anti-capitalist end.

      That is to say nothing of the intentional stifling of honest debate, and the deliberate silencing of voices from those who disagree or object to the inherent dishonesty in the supposed “scientific” methods used by the Global Warming crowd.

      The statements that 2014 was the “warmest on record” are such an example. This, supposedly, while the RECORDED data between March 2013 and March 2014 shows the coldest 12 months on record for North America. How hot must the rest of the world have been if 25% of the earth was so cold as to be outside previous statistical deviation? (Hint: It wasn’t) Global Warming activists, desperate to show that the sixteen years of inexplicable “pause” in warming between 1998 and 2013 had ended, simply manipulated the data to “show” 2014 as the warmest on record.

      The Enron accountants would be in awe of such statistical subjectivity.

    1. How can we make decisions if they can’t be bothered to do the readings right? Or get data from actual stations as opposed to the zombie stations he talks about?

      This made me trust this even less.

    2. I don’t believe for a moment that these guys are incompetent. They are evil. They have no problem at all with lying to get what they want.

      But if they were incompetent, that doesn’t make things any better. Do you really expect us to make trillion-dollar decisions and totally alter our way of life based on a bunch of clowns who buffoonishly altered the data?

  2. Testify, Brother!
    Most climate scientists are complicit in this deception and they know it. Their mad scrambling to “find the energy” proves beyond a doubt that they’re doubling down on duplicity. When I look at the data AND PUT IN THE CONTEXT OF SCALE, I can find no evidence of any trend other than toward homeostatic balance. We’ve been keeping records for a few hundred years; climate cycles occur across tens-to-hundreds of thousands of years. The screaming headlines and frothing at the mouth of welfare scientists are at best data points. An enthusiastic group of second graders could do better science.

  3. Stealing my money by taxes and other unnecessary Global Warming costs and hurling it down a rat hole will not cure Climate Change. This is the 21st Century equivalent of the Middle Ages practice of purchasing indulgences from the Church and it will be as equally effective.
    The way to stop Global Warming is to hurl the lying Global Warming panic mongers and self serving Bureaucrats down the rat hole. Perhaps they will meet Brian Williams there at the bottom.

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