Tuesday, February 07, 2017

If They Were Telling The Truth

If they were telling the truth, they wouldn't keep having these Climategate scandals:
House lawmakers will renew their long-dormant investigation into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on the heels of whistleblower testimony that agency scientists rushed a landmark global warming study to influence policymakers...

Smith’s investigation largely petered out in late 2015 after the Obama administration refused to hand over scientists’ emails regarding highly-publicized “Karl study,” named after its lead author Tom Karl. Democrats, environmentalists and science organizations joined forces to condemn Smith’s investigation.

Over the weekend, Dr. John Bates, the former principal scientist at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., went public with complaints that NOAA scientists put a ‘thumb on the scale’ to get results that showed more global warming since 1998 — a period usually referred to as the “pause” in warming...

The committee aide said they had heard from other NOAA whistleblowers as well, but would not bring that evidence forward until given permission by sources.


Ellen K said...

I just linked that story on Twitter last night. If you read the entire story, it makes is apparent that the entire house of cards NOAA built was on the word of one guy. Find out how many green energy pies he has his fingers in and you find out who was funding him.

Auntie Ann said...

Anthony Watts' Surface Station project also was a major hit against the official data. Using the government's own criteria for station siting, they showed that huge numbers of stations suffered from interference from human encroachment, and fewer than 10% have a margin of error of less than 1 degree Celsius.

My favorite example was a weather station in Rome, not just at an airport, but right along a runway where planes turn and blast their jets right at the thermometer. Others were found surrounded by hot parking lots or air conditioner giving off heat.

Further, the project pointed out that there are a huge number of weather stations with long, uninterrupted records that have been dropped from the system. Many of those dropped have been high-quality rural stations with low levels of human encroachment.

After crunching the numbers, the well sited stations showed far less warming than the official numbers. The California-Nevada region showed the least of all, with negligible warming well within the margin of error.