Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.
This was only the latest of many examples of a practice long recognised by expert observers around the world – one that raises an ever larger question mark over the entire official surface-temperature record.
Homewood has now turned his attention to the weather stations across much of
the Arctic, between Canada (51 degrees W) and the heart of Siberia (87
degrees E). Again, in nearly every case, the same one-way adjustments have
been made, to show warming up to 1 degree C or more higher than was
indicated by the data that was actually recorded. This has surprised no one
more than Traust Jonsson, who was long in charge of climate research for the
Iceland met office (and with whom Homewood has been in touch). Jonsson was
amazed to see how the new version completely “disappears” Iceland’s “sea ice
years” around 1970, when a period of extreme cooling almost devastated his
We're talking not simply about one or a few scientists throwing their integrity away, we're talking about national agencies being a part of this. Over at Powerline they've got GIFs showing just how badly some of the records were screwed with, also this:
Let me state again. These warming adjustments have taken place at every single, currently operational site in Paraguay. …
What is perhaps most telling is that we have not heard a word from
NCDC or GISS. We expect the jokers from BEST to jump in, but this data
and the associated adjustments are from NCDC and GISS.
Serious accusations have been levelled against them in the media, yet
they have not responded or attempted to defend their data. Instead,
they seem intent to sweep the matter under the carpet, just as they did
last summer when they told us “the system was working as it was supposed
A this point it should be "The science is settled, we're a bunch of lying bastards!"