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Flashback: Meteorologist Anthony Watts on ‘adjusted’ U.S. temperature data: ‘In the business and trading world, people go to jail for such manipulations of data’


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Flashback: Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels: ‘The raw temperature data is continually adjusted to show more warming’ – PATRICK J. MICHAELS and PAUL C. “CHIP” KNAPPENBERGER: U.S. temperature ‘history has been repeatedly “revised” to either make temperatures colder in the earlier years or warmer at the end’ –‘A major and ongoing federal effort has been to try and cram these numbers into the box imposed by the theory that gives the government the most power—i.e., strong global warming.’ – ‘Please be advised that this history has been repeatedly “revised” to either make temperatures colder in the earlier years or warmer at the end.  Not one “adjustment” has the opposite effect, a clear contravention of logic and probability.  While the US has gotten slightly warmer in recent decades, compared to the early 20th century, so have the data themselves.  It’s a fact that if you just take all the thousands of fairly evenly-spaced “official” weather stations around the country and average them up since 1895, that you won’t get much of a warming trend at all.   Consequently a major and ongoing federal effort has been to try and cram these numbers into the box imposed by the theory that gives the government the most power—i.e., strong global warming.’

NOAA’s National Climatic Data center caught cooling the past – modern processed records don’t match paper records – ‘The average state temp records used in current trends analysis by NCDC do not reflect actual published records of such as they appeared in Monthly Weather Reviews and Climatological Data Summaries of years past…looked at entire years of data from 1920s & 1930s for numerous different states & found that this ‘cooling’ of old data was fairly consistent across the board…Is this purposeful mendacity, or just another example of confirmation bias at work?’

Rewriting Their Own Temperature Past At The National Academy Of Sciences: ‘Massively altered temp history since their 1975 report. They have eliminated most of the 1940-1970 cooling’ – ‘If they didn’t tamper with the data, there is no global warming since 1940.’ – In 1978, NOAA reported 0.5C global cooling from 1960-1965. NAS has almost completely erased that.’

NASA’s James Hansen in 1999 before feds tampered with temp data: ‘In U.S. there has been little temperature change in past 50 years…in fact, there was a slight cooling throughout much of country’

U.S. ‘Hottest Year’ ever?! ‘The past has been massively cooled, and the present has been massively warmed. A cooling trend has been turned into a warming trend, by adjusting the data’ – ‘NOAA makes bold press releases based on hugely altered data, and makes no mention that the data is altered. Then when called out, they claim that the adjustments are small, when in fact the adjustments are larger than the trend. The 1930s used to be by far the hottest decade, before the data was adjusted’

Exciting News from NASA’s James Hansen – The 1970s Ice Age Scare Has Now Been Completely Erased — Temperature revisions wipe out past cooling! – Hansen ‘has succeeded in erasing the entire cooling trend from 1940 to 1975.’

Rewriting The Past At The Ministry Of Truth: ‘In 1975, NCAR’s graph of global cooling showing temps plummeted from 1945 to 1970 — Muller’s 2011 graph, showed that the cooling never happened’ – ‘The cooling after 1950 has disappeared. Winston Smith would be proud!

The Past Cannot Be Erased: Treasure Trove Of 1970s ‘Global Cooling’ Articles Uncovered — ‘Popularity of scientists predicting an ice age is very clear up to 1979′

The Past Cannot Be Erased: Treasure Trove Of 1970s ‘Global Cooling’ Articles Uncovered — ‘Popularity of scientists predicting an ice age is very clear up to 1979′

The Real Hockey Stick: ‘US summer temperatures have declined over the last 80 years’ — But ‘NCDC has created a hockey stick of adjustments, cooling older temperatures by as much as two degrees’

Presto! There was no global temperature standstill! Warmists rewrite temperature data to claim: ‘Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated by Half’ – Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl ridicules new study: ‘The climate alarmists didn’t like the people’s increasing knowledge of the ‘global warming hiatus’ – about the 350th proof that they’re pseudoscientists – so they needed a paper to ‘explain’ the hiatus away.’ — ‘To make the story short, they decided that HadCRUT4 can’t be perfect if it shows too little warming trend since 1997 or 1998. So a problem with HadCRUT4 has to be found out. They decided that the gaps in the reported temperature are the problem and this problem may be exploited. So they designed a new method to “guess” the missing temperature data at various weather stations and various moments by extracting some data from the satellites. They liked the result, it seemed to be able to calculate the missing figures – and especially because the warming trend since the late 1990s was raised by about 0.5 °C per century which means that it doubled or tripled relatively to the “statistical zero” reported by HadCRUT4.
Presto: Adjust temps to create more warming: ‘The adjustments they are making are greater than claimed trend, meaning that all man made US warming is occurring inside ORNL & GISS computers’ – ‘Almost 2 degree US upwards adjustment trend being applied by USHCN between the raw thermometer data and the published monthly data…There is no legitimate physical explanation would would explain such a regular trend in temp bias – other than UHI, which has opposite polarity’


  1. The USA citizens and US Military do not even know who the current administration’s POTUS is or is not because their POTUS’s records were sealed by executive order on day one for the very first time in USA history. Everyone in the world lives in fear to ask why hid the POTUS records.

  2. Obama and his administration ALL need to go to jail for the fraud to steal money from each and every one of us to support this fraud. All Gore and all the International Fraud cartels need to be exposed and put in jail FOREVER. This is
    not just about fraud and deceit…, no, no…it is about much, much more.

    I ask you are YOU going to allow someone to take over your life over the false claim that they can read a weather map!

  3. Al Gore became a multi-millionaire with this scam and climate “scientists” keep getting more and more tax payer money to keep the scam alive. Then the EPA and BO can use the information to scam more money to their friends.

  4. Global warmers are conmen who manipulate temperatures so they can get government grant money under false pretenses. They should all be tried under the false claim statutes that were enacted during the civil war to keep crooks from defrauding the government.

  5. These people are simple leftist totalitarians. Nothing really has changed. There will always be left whackos trying to force people to do and believe as they do. It is our responsibility as free men (people) to expose these little tyrants for what they are.

  6. Those that consider themselves “the Elite” always need a cute cause to show how intelligent they really are. Al Gore and a few other feckless fellows provided just that for them – it was called “Climate Change or Global Warming”. These “Elite” could tell all of us how beastly we were in our excess, it would give those wanting to control fuel sources (coal, oil, etc.) a reason to push “their” views all in the name of good. Others just wanted to be a part of the “big faux crisis of the day”. Hopefully the truth will now surface, expose the villains and return the world’s thinking to more important issues – and believe me there are plenty to take the place of Global Warming/Climate Change.

  7. Also people in the private sector would be in jail for 20 + years for claiming that your insurance premiums would go down by 2500.00 and you could keep your doctor. They would be taken to court and be charged with fraud. 20 + years…

  8. Global Warming:

    1. Politically well-connected people concoct a way to disrupt markets while setting themselves up to make trillions off a new industry they created out of thin air. It is no surprise that most of these people are also ideologically in favor of bureaucracy, regulation and populace control mechanisms – not only will the scam enrich them monetarily, it will empower them to achieve their elitist control-state dreams.

    2. Their political cronies get in on the action to lend credibility to the lie by taking action against a problem that doesn’t really exist. But in the minds of the majority of the public: Washington is taking it seriously, so there must be something to it. In exchange they receive campaign funds, favorable media attention, and guaranteed positions upon their exit from politics.

    3. The science community, desperate for funding to justify their own existence as academic research generally doesn’t produce profits to sustain itself, allow themselves to be co-opted (read: bought and sold) and agree to support the scam.

    That IS the conspiracy. Prove me wrong, Liberals.

  9. What was it, 760 million tax payer dollars to Solyndra so that Obama could pretend that “green” energy worked? Green energy as in “green is the color of money.” No money to feed hungry black children in Detroit, but bushels of our tax dollars to his cronies who helped him get elected and a nice payback on the backs of the US taxpayers. Facts will out in the end. It will be the scientists who topple the reign of the boy king, but not before incalculable damage is done to the middle class, their children and their grandchildren. We are all paying the consequence for the media that never vetted and covered up for the disgusting behavior exhibited by POTUS. Boycott big media: ABC, NBC, and CBS. They have lied to the American people about global warming to assist Obama in wiping out the middle class by high energy prices.

  10. What has our government, and world governments, demanded of us to combat global warming?
    Taxes, regulations and control. Even our children are brainwashed with this nonsense in their movies, tv shows and in their public schools.
    If the Marxist cant outright own the companies and erase Capitalism, than control the materials that go into the company and whatever waste comes out the door and tax whatever is produced.

  11. In Orwell’s 1984, Winston Smith and the rest of his crew had to alter the paper records whenever history was revised. Computers make it so much easier. With everything “in the cloud,” anything can change at any time and no one will be the wiser.

  12. “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. In their totality and in their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat with demands the solidarity of all peoples. But in designating them as the enemy, we fall into the trap about which we have already warned namely mistaking systems for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.”

    “The First Global Revolution”, A Report by the Council of the Club of Rome by Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider 1991.

  13. I may be the only human being on earth who knows nothing about climatology. My experience was in engineering (I am retired). From what I read I am certain of several predictions:
    If the linkage between the dangers of climate change due to man’s combustion of carbon is valid, billions of humans are going to die. There is no other means of cheap ubiquitous energy on earth. Therefore this is the biggest threat to America in our entire history. We may not survive it.
    The cut back in carbon combustion will necessitate government control over every segment of our lives. There must be epic sacrifice due to a universal plummet in standard of living.
    The green energies can not and never will support our grid for base loaded electrical supply. They cost too much.
    We must use carbon combustion and uranium fission to survive.
    Thus our nation is on the line.
    Thus anyone who deliberately lies about this science is endangering our national security and must be considered an enemy of the USA on a life or death matter, not unlike the theft of atomic bomb secrets.

  14. It is time to investigate ALL “scientific doctrines” where they refuse to release their original data, or they have lost the data, where they defile everyone who disagrees with them, where ‘consensus’ is limited to peers. I wonder what other errors and scams we’ll find…

    Two of the most interesting to AUDIT would be Vaccines especially newer ones (after 1965) and evolution. I’m not trying to revert to a creationism only theory BUT much of the evidence and attitudes are LACKING true scientific and unprejudiced methods….

    Other areas to *study* would be Solar power, wind power, ethanol, and the list goes on… Maybe they can take the sugar and … OSE poisons out of our foods and use them for fuel for cars and other machines instead?

  15. It is ALL about Control and Stealing more money through Taxes. That’s all Climate Change BS is. OF COURSE climate Changes. Tax Carbon ??? Next they will Tax what Oxygen and Hydrogen ??? These people are out of F—ing Control Big Time.

    Crony Capitalism is PHONY Capitalism !!

  16. Right wingers, there is no conspiracy. The data was adjusted so the measurements are calibrated against the climate model which shows the Earth is warming. The temperature measurements were wrong and they had to be corrected to match the model. Your continuous denial just makes it harder for the US to implement renewable energy and move away from fossil fuel

  17. Didn’t they just come out with the Hotest year in History. We should bring a USA Tax Payers Law Suit against the ” Entire Teacher Union of the USA” for Dumbing Down our Children thru Climate Control for $ One Trillion Dollar’s as of Monday.!

  18. The great lakes had ice all the way up into late July, and the polar ice caps are GROWING, not shrinking at all, not even remotely. Only the dimmest of the dim do not realize that a great fraud has been perpetuated by the scientific community in collusion with corrupt government officials.

  19. Who will “enforce” these bogus lies and laws? The police and military. They follow orders and are not allowed to think or question their “superiors.” I know that so-called conservatives support both entities without question or reservation but I wonder how far that support will go when our homes and vehicles are invaded under cover of law (or some executive order) and our property confiscated and our lives forfeited by some Marxist, amnesty illegal who is now an “American Citizen” with a badge and a gun.

  20. There are several truths to climate change fraud: 1) any rational person agrees destroying the planet would be bad so creating a “climate” of fear is key to creating anxiety; 2) because there is no example of climate change that can be linked to a specific human activity, it is a belief that one must have on faith; 3) it is a problem that will never be solved but because its solution is viewed as a worthwhile goal (if it were true), slaving away to battle it becomes institutionalized. Have any of the proposed fixes, rules, laws, regulations, taxes, technologies, restrictions, bans, or lifestyle changes had a believable positive outcome? 4) the proposed solutions are palatable to most. People can participate with little inconvenience. A little more here, a little tax there, a minor inconvenience or two and most people can continue on with their lives while doing their part to solve the problem. Given the low information voters’ attention span and limited intuition, those truths are no small feat to overcome. The loudest climate change fear mongers have a lot to gain and will stop at nothing to realize that gain.

  21. Thank a democrat today for voting for and giving cover to the biggest fraud in the history of the country. MSM, ignorant democrats, ignorant independents, and even some low life RINOs voted him in twice and never lifted a finger to check out his Chicago crime sydicate background. They thought he was a god, above racist actions and ready to solve the nations’ problems with a smile. But none of it was true and nobody would admit the FAIL.

  22. Yes, unfortunately the America of today is a few notches down from decades ago. There was a time when our politicians actually felt a responsibility to the welfare of the entire population. Not just segments of it. We are divided and in this direction, soon to be defeated. The defeat will be an economic one. And one whereby the size of government will grow as the private sector shrivels. So long America! You were truly great for a good run! Now we’re fed lies, statistics, and government reports.

  23. The comments here make clear how obviously political Global Warming is to some people. WTF does Global Warming have to do with President Obama? Life is too short to be this stupid. Global Warming is not a joke and anyone trying to deny it is a total moron.

    • Obama hopped on the Climate Change bandwagon and banished all forms of “fire” energy (i.e. all forms of combustion) to the doghouse while advocating for all the other ethereal forms of energy: earth (geothermal) wind (turbines), water (hydropower) and sun (solar). Here’s a hint: follow the “green” money in all this (no pun intended). But, there are no definitive data that prove “human activity” is the “cause” of Climate Change. THAT is the issue. Sure, you want to talk about nitrogen run-off and its effects on coral reefs, etc., be my guest. But DON’T spew hokem to the effect that we’re all gonna die unless we change our “evil ways” of producing energy.

        • Late reply here, sorry, but I care about letting the market itself decide what is the most economically efficient method of energy production, and NOT having taxpayer dollars thrown after pipe dreams in the form of uneconomic an unsustainable (without massive subsidies) “green” energy programs.

  24. Listen folks, you’ve got B. Williams, Gruber, Obama, and the list goes on to include climatologists as well. What do they all have in common? They are liberals. Psychiatry has already concluded liberalism is a mental disorder (ref: head of Harvard Psychiatry, google it). Does this not continue to bolster that assertion? There are MRI based tests that can be done to expose liberals and reject their participation in important matters such as politics, etc. These tests WILL some day be used, the sooner the better.

  25. I do enjoy “Climate Change” useful idiots getting all enraged when they are told that Climate Change is one massive lie. They retort with links and other cut and paste quotes to make themselves look smart and superior.

    Question for Climate Change useful idiots if your so called intelligence is based on a lie are you smart for quoting the lies or not smart enough to realize you are being lied to?

  26. Scientists who manipulate data are not scientists, they are crooks, cheats, and political hacks. People’s careers and lives have been ruined for standing up to falsehoods and lies. There should be a substantial penalty for all the cheating and misinformation.

    • I vote for bringing back medieval justice – flog them, flay them, salt them, spit them and slow roast them while all the other researchers have to watch. That may have some deterrent effect. What we’re doing now obviously does not cause academics to behave themselves.

  27. Canada, Russia, & USA are trying to melt the Arctic and Greenland with the Ionosphere Heaters (Harp) to exploit its natural resources. This is why they expect sea levels to rise and have created extensive maps showing this. Search Youtube for the video showing the entire continent of Greenland covered with black coal ash soot they have sprayed to melt the glacial crust and its working! George Soros and the Russian are secretly in a race to exploit the arctic for the United Nations. This is the real reason we are antagonizing Russia – it has nothing with preserving the US Dollar as the worlds reserve currency. Is AL GORE going to return everyones money … he has extorted over 40 million over the last decade from good-hearted people on this SCAM! What do you think of GORE now !

  28. When the earth or even better the universe decides it’s time for a mass extinction we are going to think that all these a$$ holes were pretty petty thinkers worrying about a tenth or two of a degree. I hope these pea brain “scientists” are the closest to ground zero when it does and will happen.

  29. Here is my prediction. The climate change Jihadists will get even more shrill. They won’t even try to refute or rebutt this. They will fear monger and somehow will make an example of these scientists by dredging upon thing from their past lives when they when they were in high school or college. Even worse the MSM will aid and abet these climate change alarmists push their agenda. Sad state of affairs.

  30. Could we have a show of hands, please? Who thinks anyone….anyone at all…will every be held accountable, much less go to jail over manipulating climate data?

    Let us be clear about our thoughts: THE INTERNATIONAL GLOBALISTS WHO WANT THE CARBON TAX TO PAY FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ARMY WILL BURY THIS AND NO ONE WILL PAY ANYTHING. In fact, we think they will “take care” of them for their loyalty to the cause. on facebook; tpimmigrationcoalition

  31. Excuse me? People would go to jail for faking data like this in business?

    HAHAHAAHHA! A funny joke.

    What about those studies saying that shipping our industries overseas will make us all richer? Or that importing massive numbers of third word refugees to increase competition for jobs will make wages go up not down? Or that all those trillions of dollars spent bailing out the banks made the taxpayer a profit? Or that Obamacare would lower health care costs? Or that repealing Glass-Steagall would not increase the instability of the financial sector?

    HAHAHAHA. IMHO this is just standard operating procedure.

  32. It’s not me you have to convince. I noticed a long time ago that the predictions of the models are not coming true. The polar ice cap was supposed to be free of ice 4 years ago. This year and last, even the Great Lakes are freezing at historic levels.

    The people you have to convince are those who “forget” the predictions are wrong – those who still believe it’s the truth even when the basic temperature data has been falsified.

  33. I never bought into the scam artist Al Gore and his stooges claim of global warming.
    Throughout the history of the world we have had warming spells, 20 or 30 years and longer. Same holds true with earths cooling spells.
    Pollution is a different story!

  34. “Global Warming facts versus faith” was written in 2010 by Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7 Astronaut with a degree in physics from UCLA and an MBA from Harvard).He concludes: “global warming alarmists invariably try to make their case by resorting to rhetoric, dogma, opinion and emotion…a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston, has had a standing offer of $10,000 for a single peer-reviewed paper showing causality between CO2 and increased temperature.None exists”

    I think Colonel Cunningham is far more credible than the talking TV turds who are useful idiots for the likes of Al Gore (the guy who claimed he invented the internet). Al and his cronies stood to make fortunes off of a Carbon Exchange Fund Scheme. Hell, he had ads run showing a little girl clingiing to a tree limb while the waters rose around her – a couple years later he bought himself a mansion right on the beach. This started before Obama. But the fact is, all of our elected officials are bought and paid for. What they lack in integrity and intelligence they make up for in greed and stupidity.

    America is a Kleptocracy (Greek for “rule by thieves”) and it is our own fault – we let it happen. When will we stop being interested in getting the right amount of air in the footballs and start being interested in giving Washington, DC a giant enema?

  35. ‘In the business and trading world, people go to jail for such manipulations of data’……errr, what about the falsely rated “AAA” mortgaged back securities Goldman Sachs peddled pre 2008? Haven’t seen one bloke yet go to jail for that manipulation. And the consequences were pretty dire for that error of significant monetary convenience. Begs the question on the validity of that statement. Just sayin…

  36. I would tell people you didn’t adjust the raw data unless there was an overwhelming systemic error that you absolutely had to correct for. It’s that way in every other branch of precision measurement – you adjusted (as necessary) for KNOWN instrument error, and you make it clear that you’re doing so.

    But this ‘adjusting’ the data… this isn’t adjustment, it’s applying an increasing bias and you end up with pretty much fictional numbers. And THIS ‘settled science’ is what was used to justify the billions on billions spent in ‘green’ projects?

    This wasn’t science. It was science fiction.

  37. Kenny Lay from Enron and Al Gore started this scam in the 90s. The old shell game. (cap and trade) Money and Power over the population is the goal. Repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it. Goebbel’s propaganda during WWII is the blue print of the new world order.

  38. So NOW Anthony Watts is the noble temperature adjustment crusader??? That is outrageous and despicable.

    The last time this subject made headlines, Tony Heller, AKA Steven Goddard brought it to national attention in the middle of last year (having published numerous analyses on the subject weekly and daily for years). He was quickly and viciously attacked by…Anthony Watts. Watts threw his hat in with climate lunatics and completely undermined the story. Watts is no friend of skeptics.

  39. Leftist governments adore Global Warming. It empowers them. They can create made up taxes from citizens and
    corporations. Splendid scam. I can smell BS a mile away. Never believed this crap. While we are having record low temps they say, Oh, that’s proof we are right. It gets colder first. Are you sheeting me? Go sell your snake oil to
    somebody else comrade.

  40. These guys lie so much you should not listen to them. Even if you are caught lying once there is no longer any credibility. What is it with this some weak minds fail to realize? They can’t even debate the issue, all they need is a few low-intelligence people to repeat the lies over and over again until it becomes fact in rumor.

  41. JUST THE FACTS: This is the coolest of five warming periods since the end of the Ice Age 10,000 years ago. Neither NASA nor any other government agency can cool the Holocene Climate Optimum 7,500 years ago, which was the warmest period of the past 10,000 years. It was followed by diminishing warm periods – Minoan, Roman, Medieval, and now, the least warm of the five. However, the Eemian interglacial (warm period) of 125,000 years ago was warmer than any of the past 10,000 years by a large margin. And all of this natural climate change happened without significant changes in atmospheric CO2. In fact, warmists (aka alarmists) insist that atmospheric CO2 was lower then, probably because they are ignorant about it being warmer then. Current warming is remarkable only because it followed the Little Ice Age (1400-1750AD), the coldest period of the past 10,000 years. Simply, there has been a cooling trend for the past 7,500 years, interrupted briefly by diminishing warm periods and colder cool periods. The talk about the effects of CO2 on warming is like the heated discussions of “learned” theologians about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. They assumed the existence of angels, and then began their discussions, just like the warmists assume climate change is not natural. They are natural climate change deniers.

  42. This will end the public’s interest in using tax money for science sooner rather than later.

    When the baby boomers get told they won’t be getting the promised SSI money they expect, they will be looking for places to gut, and this travesty of federal un-science will just make it easy for them to say “take it from NOAA/NASA/Every federal science foundation use of tax payer money, since all they do is lie to us about it”

  43. Sounds like quite a few scientists and politicians now have egg on their faces with this latest revelation. Their spin for this will be interesting. Usually when someone gets hoodwinked or bamboozled, they get angry at the ones who tricked them. With these folks, they continue to support the hucksters and continue regurgitating the same lines as if nothing happened. It’s almost like an abused spouse who lives in denial.

  44. People also seem to “forget” that a majority of the official temperature sensors over the century had urban sprawl around them, which artificially increases the station temperature. Concrete & asphalt retain and release a lot of heat, whereas the populous and infrastructure didn’t exist back in the early 1900’s – even through until the 1970’s.