Climategate USA


Hot on the heels of four earlier Climategates, via Moonbattery:

PRIMARY UNITED STATES CLIMATE CENTERS NOW CAUGHT IN DATA MANIPULATION

It has been revealed that a “sleight of hand” was used in the computer program that rated 2005 as “THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD.” Skeptical climate researchers have discovered extensive manipulation of the data within the U.S. Government’s two primary climate centers: the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, North Carolina and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) at Columbia University in New York City. These centers are being accused of creating a strong bias toward warmer temperatures through a system that dramatically trimmed the number and cherry-picked the locations of weather observation stations they use to produce the data set on which temperature record reports are based. The two investigators say the system has been distorted in other ways as well.

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NASA’s two primary climate centers, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C., and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University in New York City, are accused of “creating a strong bias toward warmer temperatures through a system that dramatically trimmed the number and cherry-picked the locations of weather observation stations they use to produce the data set on which temperature record reports are based.”

Joseph D’Aleo, of Icecap.us, said the analysis found NASA “systematically eliminated 75% of the world’s stations with a clear bias toward removing higher-latitude, high-altitude and rural locations.” The number of actual weather stations used to calculate average global temperatures was reduced from about 6,000 in the 1970s to about 1,500 today. The number of reporting stations in Canada dropped from 600 to 35.

E. Michael Smith, a computer programming expert who worked with D’Aleo, said he found “patterns in the input data from NCDC that looked liked dramatic and selective deletions of thermometers from cold locations.” The more he looked, the more he found “patterns of deletion that could not be accidental.”

Stations in places such as the Andes and Bolivia have virtually vanished, meaning, according to D’Aleo, temperatures from these areas are now “determined by interpolation from stations hundreds of miles away on the coast or in the Amazon.” He says it’s as if Minneapolis stopped reporting and its average temperature was extrapolated from readings in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Smith argues that the decrease in stations used and the selectivity of locations make NASA’s data and conclusions suspect. D’Aleo goes further, saying such cherry-picking and data manipulation are a “scientific travesty” committed by activist scientists to advance the global warming agenda.

See also NASA rocked by global warming rebellion – Fifty top astronauts, scientists and engineers at NASA have signed a letter asking the agency to cease its global warming buffoonery.


6 Responses to “Climategate USA”

  1. Nick Says:

    Did they learn the methodology of data manipulation and distortion from malaysia??? Maybe recruited someone from SPR or the PM’s Dept? Too bad they didn’t have the OSA and the ISA, huh? Then it would have been a perfect crime ..err..con.

  2. Schiller Thurkettle Says:

    Nick,

    Agencies with the US government have distorted climate data for the entire planet — even for countries without climate stations!

    A computer programmer/blogger has discovered that US agencies have been selectively deleting/ignoring temperature data from certain stations in order to generate a warming signal. See the reams of data and methods used at:
    http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/ghcn-california-on-the-beach-who-needs-snow/

    Applying the same methodology to the data historically supplied by the US agencies shows that these scientists have been doing the same for all countries and continents that supply temperature data:
    http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2009/11/07/gistemp-ghcn-selection-bias-measured-0-6-c/

    Russia, Australia and New Zealand have caught the US in this worldwide scam, and I am sure the same is true of Malaysia.

  3. not yet Says:

    It is NOT YETI for the UN:

    Confidence Melting Away
    Can Climate Forecasts Still Be Trusted?

    By Gerald Traufetter

    First, it was a series of e-mails that led many to begin doubting the veracity of climate scientists. Then, the United Nations climate body itself had to reverse dire predictions about the melting of glaciers in the Himalayan Mountains. Other claims have raised doubts as well.
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,674087,00.html#ref=nlint

  4. oneworldmaybenot Says:

    Maybe all this fraud is to get more research grant. The whole world has to pay for it with higher price of goods and Al GOre gets a Nobel

  5. Scott Thong Says:

    You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! For example, UN’s Pachauri got massive research grant, will earn himself mega bucks if carbon credits stay profitable:

    http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2009/12/uns-rajendra-pa.html

    http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2010/01/glaciergate-tak.html

  6. Mad Bluebird Says:

    Manipulating the data about this GLOBAL WARMING proves this whole GLOBAL WARMING is based on fruad and lies

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