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February 09, 2015

Is This Something?

It definitely looks like something, but I have some reservations, because it looks like so much something that it feels like this almost can't be right.

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever


New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming


By Christopher Booker

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.

Following my last article, Homewood checked a swathe of other South American weather stations around the original three. In each case he found the same suspicious one-way "adjustments".

Powerline has made these alterations of the temperature records highly visible by doing "Rathergate"-style gifs comparing the actual observed real temperature readings with the "adjusted" temperature readings, after the data-torturers get to beating the shit of the data and having them confess.

Here's one, for example:

A downward trend has been "adjusted" into an upward one!

The readings (and "adjustments") at that station are particularly noteworthy, but with each of the stations, some Special Sauce has been added to get the Shit Sandwich to taste right.


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