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November 16, 2008

Global Warming ‘Surreal Scientific Blunder’ in Temperature Records … Its Not Easy Being Green or Being Credible

Posted in: Bizarre,Bloggers,Gaffe,Global Warming,WTF

Its not easy being Green, especially when you cannot even get the data correct.

Global warming eh? Maybe some one would like to explain the “surreal scientific blunder” and the attempted cover up? As Newsbusters states, this “should cause everyone to question the source’s past and future credibility”. The source in question is NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the outfit run by world champion globalarmist James Hansen.

Hansen has in the past stated that “heads of major fossil-fuel companies who spread disinformation about global warming should be ‘tried for high crimes against humanity and nature.’”

Nothing more need be said regarding experts and global warming that from The Other McCain, “Boggles the mind that bloggers know more about climatology than the government ‘experts’ do”.

The world has never seen such freezing heat.  (UK Telegraph)

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.

This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China’s official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its “worst snowstorm ever”. In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

So what explained the anomaly? GISS’s computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

Global warming takes another credibility hit from Wake Up America.

From Hot Air and could not be stated better:

NASA must investigate this episode at GISS and insist on reliable production of accurate statistics.  If they have scientists who can’t tell September from October and can’t recognize a cooling cycle in the Arctic, then they need new leadership at GISS, starting with Hansen.  The admission from GISS that they can’t verify their source data when reaching to conclusions should embarrass scientists throughout the profession, as verification of data is absolutely necessary before reaching any conclusions.  Without that, GISS may as well be studying the entrails of goats to make predictions about the future climate.

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