Is there any aspect of modern government that is not tainted by rank dishonesty? They steal and counterfeit ever-increasing amounts of money—give boatloads of the plunder to their friends and allies—and co-opt and bribe debauched professionals and scientists, making them the priests of their oppressive religion.
Yet one more reason government needs to be very small, and heavily constrained. Global Warming/Climate Change is a load of garbage, as stinky as Barack Obama’s many proven lies about Obamacare. Don’t… buy it!!
Via Christopher Booker at the Telegraph: “The scandal of fiddled global warming data.”
When future generations try to understand how the world got carried away around the end of the 20th century by the panic over global warming, few things will amaze them more than the part played in stoking up the scare by the fiddling of official temperature data. There was already much evidence of this seven years ago, when I was writing my history of the scare, The Real Global Warming Disaster. But now another damning example has been uncovered by Steven Goddard’s US blog Real Science, showing how shamelessly manipulated has been one of the world’s most influential climate records, the graph of US surface temperature records published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Goddard shows how, in recent years, NOAA’s US Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) has been “adjusting” its record by replacing real temperatures with data “fabricated” by computer models. The effect of this has been to downgrade earlier temperatures and to exaggerate those from recent decades, to give the impression that the Earth has been warming up much more than is justified by the actual data. In several posts headed “Data tampering at USHCN/GISS”, Goddard compares the currently published temperature graphs with those based only on temperatures measured at the time. These show that the US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record; whereas the latest graph, nearly half of it based on “fabricated” data, shows it to have been warming at a rate equivalent to more than 3 degrees centigrade per century.
Ask yourself: If it were true, why would they constantly need to fudge the data?