Sunday, February 05, 2017

A bunch of people should be canned for this

They won't, but they should be.
A high-level whistleblower has told this newspaper that America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015.
Lots of information here, I'm going to borrow two parts.  First,
But Dr Bates said this increase in temperatures was achieved by dubious means. Its key error was an upwards ‘adjustment’ of readings from fixed and floating buoys, which are generally reliable, to bring them into line with readings from a much more doubtful source – water taken in by ships. This, Dr Bates explained, has long been known to be questionable: ships are themselves sources of heat, readings will vary from ship to ship, and the depth of water intake will vary according to how heavily a ship is laden – so affecting temperature readings.

Dr Bates said: ‘They had good data from buoys. And they threw it out and “corrected” it by using the bad data from ships. You never change good data to agree with bad, but that’s what they did – so as to make it look as if the sea was warmer.’

ERSSTv4 ‘adjusted’ buoy readings up by 0.12C. It also ignored data from satellites that measure the temperature of the lower atmosphere, which are also considered reliable. Dr Bates said he gave the paper’s co-authors ‘a hard time’ about this, ‘and they never really justified what they were doing.’
That's flat-out fraud. 

Dr Bates revealed that the failure to archive and make available fully documented data not only violated NOAA rules, but also those set down by Science. Before he retired last year, he continued to raise the issue internally. Then came the final bombshell. Dr Bates said: ‘I learned that the computer used to process the software had suffered a complete failure.’

The reason for the failure is unknown, but it means the Pausebuster paper can never be replicated or verified by other scientists.
They didn't back-up the data?  Seriously?  If so, they're idiots.  Or did they dump it so nobody could audit it?

Expect Bates to be labeled as 'bought-off by Big Oil!' and/or "not a REAL scientist" by the warmerists.


Toastrider said...

The whole 'we lost the data' has always been a HUGE red flag for me.

If something catastrophic happens, then you have to go ahead and replicate things using newly harvested data. In other words, do the testing over again. But to move ahead with the reports, the breathless pronouncements of doom, all without having the actual information to back it up?

Yeah. I call bullshit.

Windy Wilson said...

Let me guess, these were the same people who were in charge of all the State Department Laptops after the FBI was allowed to examine them.


andrewwest2003 said...

Caned??? How about deliberately falsifying federally funded scientific research data should be a felony?

andrewwest2003 said...

Oh, CaNNed, as in fired. Yes, I agree. But they probably need a whack or two with a cane for good measure.