Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The science is settled junk! v2.0

I've posted before about the very serious problems with the temperature databases used in the climate debate.  The unexplained "adjustments" to the data are very problematic.  I go so far as to say that Climate Science is the only branch of science where it's considered "normal" to change the data after it's been recorded.  Gridding, smoothing, extrapolating - anything but looking at the raw data.

So what happens if you only look at the raw data?  Is the planet still warming?

In a word, no:
The GISS dataset includes more than 600 stations within the U.S. that have been in operation continuously throughout the 20th century. This brief report looks at the average temperatures reported by those stations. The unadjusted data of both rural and non-rural stations show a virtually flat trend across the century.
This isn't "cherry picking" the data.  It's picking the longest continuously reporting weather stations in the USA.  The record spans the 20th century.  It shows essentially no warming during the course of the entire 20th century.

And yet we're told that the last few years are the hottest ever.  How come? Because the Orthodox Scientists change the data.  Sorry, sorry: "adjust" the data.  It's ever so scientific, don't you know.

But the data record doesn't stand up to scrutiny, mkay?


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

But, but, but, BERKELEY!

Brock Townsend said...

Well said and posted.

ProudHillbilly said...

And even if it did show a warming trend, it wouldn't matter. It gets hotter. Then it gets colder. It's normal. Adapt.

Brock Townsend said...

And even if it did show a warming trend, it wouldn't matter. It gets hotter. Then it gets colder. It's normal. Adapt.

Precisely, as this chart shows.


genedunn said...


Mark Alger said...

Funny, in all these examinations of data and metadata, I've NEVER seen an analysis that shows ANY bias toward cooling. The bias is ALWAYS toward warming.

How can that be?


Brock Townsend said...

Some of my files.

Top Scientist Resigns And Admits Global Warming Is A Scam

IPCC Official: “Climate Policy Is Redistributing The World's Wealth”

Global warming scam update: Arctic scientist under investigation

The Global Warming Hoax In Charts & The newest hockey stick

The Climate Scam Is Dead

Warmest-Year Claim Refuted As ‘Politics, Not Science’