NOAA Quietly Tweaking Climate Data

If it weren’t already obvious to you, I’ll let you in on a secret: scientific hypotheses regularly affect the selection and organization (and therefore the content) of what passes for scientific data. In other words, scientists regularly confirm with the “evidence” only what they already believe to be true and are aiming to “prove.” This is especially the case in arenas where science weighs heavily on politics (and vice-versa). The most recent revelation of the inner workings of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) only serves to confirm the reality of this circular process.

It has recently come to light that the NOAA has been tweaking climate data from the past in order to better fit this data into its most current models of global climate change. For some time, the NOAA pegged July 2012 as the hottest month on record. But recently this “honor” reverted to July 1936 when the NOAA tweaked its climate model. In other words, the NOAA “interprets” the data of the past according to its most recent methods for collecting climate data, and, as the methods change, so does the data. At any given time, purportedly “hard” data from the past can magically change based on the model du jour at the NOAA.

However you view this information, it should trouble you. The NOAA defends its decision to tweak old data by saying that, as data-collection methods have become more sophisticated, it has become clear that some of the data that had been collected in the past needed to be re-evaluated.

But you can’t have it both ways. Think about it. How were the most up-to-date models derived? I thought these models were supposed to be based on data collected over the last century. So it stands to reason that, if the data of the last century is being called into question, then the model based on that data is also dubious. That is, if the model is based on the data. But, if you’re paying attention, you’ll notice that this most recent revelation means that the model has not been based on the data. The data is being fitted to the model.

And that isn’t real science. Either the data from the past is solid, and the hypotheses and models based on it are equally solid, or past data is suspect, and scientists must scrap any hypotheses that depend on it. When you are talking about reading variable trends over the course of hundreds of years, the science cannot help but be questionable. Think about the vast number of contributing factors involved in the weather. How do you determine whether certain weather events are part of a trend or just freak occurrences? You would need to have reliable data, collected using the same reliable and consistent methods, stretching back over hundreds of years. And much of the problem is that we don’t even know whether we are collecting all the right data. And even if we could be sure that we had been collecting data in the right way over the course of a thousand years (which of course is not the case), it could be that the cycles and regularities we think we detect over the long haul are caused by things we haven’t even been measuring—and have no way of measuring.

There is no way around it—from within our huge and inchoate pool of data, we must select the (almost certainly incomplete) data that appears to be forming into trends (removing outliers and disqualifying data collected from unreliable sources). And, in a pool of data as large as the weather, how do we know what data to keep and what data to ignore? By fitting it into a model, of course. But, unfortunately, the model dictates what data we’ll be collecting. So, if the model proves to be errant, as so many scientific models have before, it means starting again from scratch or trying to salvage what we can from our original pool of data—assuming we even collected what we’re now looking for. This is not what the NOAA is doing. Instead, they are clinging to their original model even to the point of changing data.

It is foolish to think that science is just looking at the facts and then forming conclusions. Possible conclusions must be formed first so that we know what evidence to look for. And, sometimes, we are fooled for years by confirmation bias into thinking our model is correct merely because we’ve been trashing or ignoring disagreeable data. It’s not just that we don’t know everything. We don’t even know what it is we don’t know. And that should make all of us approach science with a little more humility and open-mindedness.

In other words, we should refrain from certainty on scientific issues pretty much indefinitely, especially when the science is as complicated as all the weather from ancient times until now. But the NOAA, mostly due to the fact that it is organized and funded by the civil government, gets a huge amount of pressure to take the posture of certainty. The civil government wants results. And not just any results—the ones that would be most helpful in the current political climate.

So instead of humbly recognizing that the vagaries of environmental science are too nuanced and too complicated to produce incontrovertible conclusions, the NOAA has been imposing their own current models onto past data, as if they already know for certain what’s going on. In their minds, if the data doesn’t reflect their own concrete conclusions, it’s because something is wrong with the data. And that may make for “good” politics. But it is positively bad science.

104 responses

  1. Conservative politicians know that global warming is happening. They’ve heard the scientists and they’ve seen the videos. The politicians are lying in order to get the religious right to the polls. It’s a cynical move to fire up the base just like what Mr. Minkoff is trying to do here.

    • Kinda easy to “fire up the base” when actual events like this are taking place. Are you implying that you approve of lying to promote a hoax?

      • Please say no…we have enough with Benghazi, Bin Laden, the 30 dead, including the Bin Laden Seals, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, the NSA, the IRS….oh, so many hoax’s, so few special prosecutors.

        • This seems to be the plan of Valerie Jarrett and George Soros. When you have scandals and NO WAY to refute the facts, you can defuse the situation by continuing to have MORE scandals. That way the heat never builds on one to the point that it actually explodes.
          It helps that they have made most Americans destitute to the point that they have difficult focusing on more than, “our daily bread.”
          Bilderbergs are not stupid.

          • Who the hell is George Soros? I heard that he’s a liberal and he’s rich. He has no effect on my politics. I can think for myself.

          • You should have googled him. He is the money and power behind so many liberal, leftist, socialist organizations that are working to take America down. He is the backing of Barack Obama. He has made money at the expense of MILLIONS of people who have been made poorer because of his PREDATORY actions to take companies, countries and powers down.
            No, I don’t believe you are that uninformed.
            God bless you.

    • Remind me again about ‘knowing global warming is happening’…Did you see just this week the record-setting figures on polar ice around Antarctica?? Did anybody point out that we’ve been cooling for quite a few years? Set NOAA aside and read some other data. The ‘hockey stick’ was pure fiction…or manipulation of data to fit the flawed models.

    • “Global warming is happening”. And you can say that with a straight face after the massive devasting snow storms of the VERY LAST winter. Now here it is, July 1 in Dallas Texas and we have yet to see ONE hundred degree day.
      You might get some people to believe your posts. Except, THEY HAVE BRAINS and can remember from 4 months ago. LOL

      • Why the hell don’t you believe that global warming isn’t happening? You make no sense. It’s there in front of us. Denying the obvious puts you in Koo Koo land.

        We can take our long showers now and buy all of the groceries that we want. That will change over time. It’s the young people who are going to suffer because of global warming.

        Go ahead with your fantasies because an overwhelming majority of Americans want something done now about global warming. You just don’t count, ADR. We’re moving on without you.

        • Actually, I have a background in science with BS in Chemistry and Physics. I KNOW the scientific process. I can look at the temperatures and see what is going on.
          Here it is in July in North Texas and we still don’t have our first 100 degree day. We have record cold over Antarctica and the biggest ice fill in the ocean. We have insider reports of rigging and falsifying the data to backfill people like you support your FALSE BELIEFS.
          As to the water situation, that is because we have too many Yankees and Californians moving to Texas because WE have jobs. The liberals, socialists and global warming people are destroying jobs by the thousands in the rust belt, California and Yankee land. So we WILL have a water shortage. By the way, we just go through with a massive rain just west of here. Over 5 inches of rain in 24 hours. Yep. I bet you think that is global warming.
          By the way. the polls I read indicate that 74% of Americans DON’T believe you. So you just move on, (a communist saying) until you lose your job to your own movement. LOL

  2. It is not that the vagaries of environmental science are too nuanced and too complicated to produce incontrovertible conclusions, it is imbecilic religions that that deny there are limits to human population.

      • What population problem? That noise is from the devil, wanna hear what God says about it? He says there is no such thing as over population, just bad management.

        Here’s proof from the Bible that he always intended for there to be this many people, at this time. Go to this population clock and type in:

        April 6, 2008 12:30:41

        http://galen.metapath.org/popclk.html

      • Solution? Here’s the solution: girls gotta keep their panties on; boys gotta keep their shorts on. Yeah, it is a TIC solution.

    • Back again, huh? So what is the maximum population number you personally believe in and how do you propose to achieve it?

      • I gave you my number – go back in the posts and find it – however, I am still waiting for your number. And I explained to you that it is not my personal number – remember, huh? And I gave you my comment on ‘achieving it’ – remember? Go find your memory, and come up with a updated comment.

        • No, you didn’t. You posted a number that a range of “scientists” believe — from 7 – 20 billion. You have never stated the number that you personally believe and how you’re going to achieve it. Your solution below is a platitude.

          • See, that wasn’t that hard to do. According to what I can find, current population is about 7 1/4 billion, so we still have a ways to go to get to your number.

            Now, I always promised I’d give you my number. I don’t believe that the world population will go above 9 billion. As societies become more affluent, they also produce fewer children (see Japan, Western Europe and now the white population in the US). We have the technology and the ability to feed the population, as long as we don’t do stupid things like convert it into fuel.

          • 8 billion predicted by 2024 – what will make it stop at 9 billion? Aerosol dispersion of birth control chemicals by aircraft? Or maybe Fukushima outburst.

    • The bible does address this possibility…and even talks about solutions. By chance, the Jehova’s sales person was at the door this morning and that subject came up, and this dude knew just where in the bible that the subject was broached…because nebulus data is not in my realm of sanity, I went and had a refreshment, so I can’t quote you sources. I do remember that all this new population is pure, as the cleansing has taken place by this point in time.

      • Jehovah “sales person” are not Christians. They are a cult. But with your attitude, it really does not make any difference. You have already made up your mind and NOTHING will change it. Too bad. A soul is a terrible thing to waste.

        • I know Christians who are nowhere near as arrogant as you are. You must be insufferable on Sundays. Stay away from my family.

          • Let me guess. ALL of the Christians you know are completely at ease with the world. They don’t make ANYONE uncomfortable by getting excited about Jesus Christ.
            “Friendship with the world is enmity with God.”
            Are you ashamed of Jesus Christ. If you get along with everyone, you are a shame to Jesus.
            The Church of Revelation known as Laedicea. The LAST church as indicating last days. LUKEWARM. Able to get along with everyone. Repulsive to God. Vomited out of His mouth.
            My last QUESTION is the most revealing. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR GOD THIS WEEK?

      • The next time they come around, point out that their entire theology is based on a deliberate mistranslation of John 1:1.
        Seriously, the rules of Greek grammar require only one definite article in a sentence that uses the verb “to be.” But the Jehovah’s Witness add a second definite article to the verse and so throw it into chaos.
        John 1:1 is one of those verses that has only one possible translation.
        If you want to know where the Jehovah’s Witness really got their ideas, look up the Arian/Semi-Arian heresies of the early church. If a Jehovah’s Witness was suddenly teleported back in time to an Arian or Semi-Arian church, they would fit right in.

        • Why would I care? They are having their own internal problems. First time they came around we invited them to sit a spell….and I asked one, ‘What do you want to talk about?”..He said, “Beats the hell out of me….we’ve never gotten this far before.”

    • Nice word, “imecilic”. Is that one of those Saul Alinsky words or is it from rational, respectful discussion? LOL
      Now as to population limits: One square yard per person. 8 billion people.
      2600 Square miles or a square = 50 miles per side.
      That is NOT MUCH.
      The problem is not people. It is people LIKE YOU, who cannot comprehend God.
      I bet that you imagine yourself to be a scientist but you haven’t a clue about God.

      • Dear ADRoberts – sorry the word throttled your core so much that you couldn’t even spell ‘imbecilic’. And I have more of a clue about God than you do. God gave us intelligence so we can be wards of his creation and understand the issues. And at the moment we are failing miserably in taking care of God’s great creations.

        • Nice try but no cigar. The spelling was a TYPO. But you knew that.
          As to your claim that you have more of a clue, than me, is that just arrogance or typical leftists efforts to claim something without PROOF.
          Let’s compare:
          Age 66
          Raised in the Church from Birth to a pastor.
          Studied the Bible most of my life.
          Read widely
          Was miraculous saved from anaphylactic shock.
          Participated in prayer when God told me He was answering the prayer. (He did) TWICE.
          Rejected by the world.
          IQ uncertain now but at age 12, it was 165.
          None of that PROVES I know more about God than you. But at least I am willing to admit that.
          But YOU.? Prove something.
          By the way. I personally believe that NO TWO PEOPLE are required by God to believe the same thing. Something about different backgrounds, life events, God’s WILL, you know. He judges and expects according to WHAT HE HAS GIVEN YOU. To him who much is given, much is required.
          I bet you don’t agree.

          • Why wouldn’t I agree? 3 years ago I was walking my dog along a local country road and passed a garbage can. I heard some stirring in it and, then a faint meow. I opened the lid and there were two pure black kittens – some evil person had thrown them in the garbage. I took them home with me, and today they are my best buddies. I see them as a gift from God. What would you have done Mr. Roberts? Would you have seen that as a test from God, or an annoyance?

          • The god in the Republican Party is vain, mocks the poor, sees life as expendable, values the rich over the poor, blames women for getting pregnant, favors white men, out only for himself, survival of the fittest, punishes the poor with premature death, is racist, stingy, greedy, warlike and favors only conservatives.

          • Spoken like the true bigot that you are. You have no basis for anything in the entire paragraph.

          • You are obviously not a member of the Republican Party. But then, I left them too. What you are describing is the Establishment Republicans of Karl Rove, John Cornyn, McConnell, and Cochran.
            IF we are able to get the Tea Party leaders off of dead center and start a third party, the Republicans will last, oh, maybe 2 years. Then they will start to try to infiltrate the Tea Party.

          • My god, you are a sheep aren’t you? How many wars in the last 100 years were started by a Republican? Now, how many by Democrats? Look it up and learn something for a change. Think for yourself. Stop with the B.S. supplied to you by your handlers.

      • You don’t have to be religious to know religious vanity when it’s aimed at others. Is your attitude a reflection of what Jesus was like?

        • Actually, it is your attitude that is a reflection of what the legalist Sadducees and Pharisees did to Jesus.
          And Jesus tells us that IF they treated him thusly, then I would certainly be treated just as bad.
          By he way. Religion is “man reaching to God.”
          Christianity is not a religion. It is GOD REACHING TO MAN. All I have to do is receive HIS gift of salvation and then live for him.
          There is ONLY ONE purpose for ANY Christian.
          “Ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the uttermost parts of the world.” Are you spreading the Gospel? Not likely. YOu are one of those “silent witness”. The world has no idea you even claim anything.

    • The entire population of the planet will fit into Deleware! Look it up before you rant about your feelings.

  3. NOAA..another government agency lost to the world of integrity and fact…..Does our government need a massive political enema or what!

    • Are you impugning the integrity of these scientists? You think there is some type of ‘global warming’ cabal running a scam? Bet you’re another denier – yeah, even thousand-million billion people would have no effect on the planet.

      • I wonder if there’s ANY amount of toxics we can put into the air before deniers would admit has some effect & if so, how much.

      • Absolutely! Do you actually believe everything bureaucrats tell you, especially when the science does not support the fact that all our problems with climate are man-made? Point in question, why is there Global warming (sorry, Climate change) on Venus, Mars and Jupiter as well? Do our fossil fuels and carbon emissions impact those planets or is this rather impacted by perhaps Sol?

        Perhaps these “quiet” tweakings by the government reflect that even these “scientists” cannot continue to promote that which does not further the scam. Keep in mind, if you follow the money you will find the reasons for the distortions in the tripe that is being put forward as “Science”. Most of the “Scientists” take billions of dollars and skew their Science” accordingly, all in order to support the premise put forward by those in power (including the Bilderbergers, etc.).

        I suggest that you dig a little deeper before you start touting the “party” line.

    • To the Bilderbergs, nothing and no part of government can be allowed to go to waste. Now that they have their people in control, they have total control. When Lois Lerner was in charge, the surest way to lose your job forever was to NOT obey her illegal instructions. And the “defender” Republicans would treat you like they did the pro-life and family supporters. “Who are you?” “What did you think we would do for you? You have no place else to go.” “Be quiet or we will treat you like Democrats treat you.”

  4. The ONLY ethical, honest, intelligent, truthful person I have seen in politics in the last decade IS:
    SARAH PALIN.
    But that is exactly why she is resisted and attacked so viciously.

      • I read a lot of comments on these sites. I am of the opinion that you probably do not KNOW any conservatives but are talking out of your instructions.
        Maybe you are talking about conservatives like Chris Christie, who the MEDIA push as being conservative. But the rest of us KNOW better.
        Any way, by making such comments you lose credibility. LOL
        I genuinely hope she does run this time. People like you will be just as surprised as Cantor and Dewhurst. LOL

      • Who is feeding you what to say woonsocket? ADRoberts is right. You don’t KNOW any conservatives. Conservatives LOVE Sarah Palin and respect her highly. It would be the greatest day for the USA if she would run 2016 and WIN!!. And it would SO show hope for America.

    • You mean the Sarah Palin that said: “… the people don’t elect U.S. presidents; God does …” – that Sarah Palin?

      • He’s talking about THE Sarah Palin that people like YOU pee on the floor trying to get something on. Like the time the lame liberal media fell all over themselves trying to “catch” her in wrongdoing. How’d that work out for you? Hum? Dropped like a hot potato, … fools …. Oh, but I forget .. you just can’t let it go can ya?

        • It’s amazing that you people get all riled up by comedians jokes, but when something for reao happens, like Obozo calling Hawaii, Asia or saying that he’s been to 57 states, you pretend it’s meaningless. You libs elected the dumbest POTUS in history!!

          • I think you misdirected your comment to abinico to me, Bouncer. I know you and I are on the same side!!!! 🙂 Hope you have a Wonderful Independence Day! Just saw the new D’Sousa Movie
            “America” ! see it if you can, you won’t e disappointed

        • Sorry about that. I thought that I hit the repl above your comment. I redirected it. It’s amazing how some of these people make it through life!!

      • Sarah Palin never said that. And she never said she could see Russia from her porch either.
        It’s amazing how ignorant you liberals are. You get all your information from SNL and The Daily Show.
        Tina Faye said she could see Russia from her front porch when performing a satire of Sarah Palin and you foolish liberals seem to believe it was real.
        I believe it was Tina Faye who said that God elects the POTUS as well!!

        • Thanks for setting the bozos that believe the tripe foisted on us by the Democrats, establishment Republicans and the “Lamestream” media. Maybe Abinico will take the time to do real research to find the Truth instead of just regurgitating propaganda the is spoon fed to us on a daily basis. It is scary to think of all the people that vote based on the swill that is passed around as truth?

        • You might be right – couldn’t find the source for my comment, but either way, Palin is unique in being probably one of the few politicians with a web site dedicated to her insipid ramblings. Actually I believe there are a number of such web sites.

          • Of course I’m right, I’m a Conservative!!lol
            She has rambled e few times, usually when being questioned and is often redundant when answering questions. But no worse than most politicians.
            The thing about Sarah is that because of the life she has lived, many liberal activists have attacked her relentlessly.
            They see her as a threat to the narrative that women are not treated as equals and feel they must destroy her. I would like her in a cabinet position, but am unsure about being the POTUS, although she would certainly be a huge upgrade to the one we have now.
            Remember, the left media attacked John McCain for saying that one(when referring to Obozo) and insisted it was a racist remark.
            No, a conservative woman will never get a fair shake from the left!!

      • It’s amazing that you people get all riled up by comedians jokes, but when something for reao happens, like Obozo calling Hawaii, Asia or saying that he’s been to 57 states, you pretend it’s meaningless. You libs elected the dumbest POTUS in history!!

  5. “Possible conclusions must be formed first so that we know what evidence to look for.” – you have no idea how the scientific process works, do you? All I have to say is that the technique you describe is the one that was used in medieval times.

  6. Nothing from these jokers should, at this point, ever again be taken seriously. They have been promoting this global warming fraud for far to many years now to ever be taken seriously ever again. They are frauds.

    • Do you think that the scientists are faking the videos of melting glaciers. Most of the GOP politicians believe in global warming. They say that global warming doesn’t exist in order to get your vote. They’re laughing at you behind your back. They think you’re too stupid to realize it.

      • Yeah, and these same GOP politicians are also selling their seaside property and buying some new property a few miles inland.

      • Global Warming and Climate Change are two completely different
        things. I have news for all you progressive libs (read: “regressive
        ideologues”) , you will not stop either from happening, regardless of
        the dollar you throw at the so-called “crisis”. The sun’s cycle determines 90% of our temperature fluctuation. The increasing size
        of the Pacific Ocean and the pivoting axis of the planet determine
        the VAST majority of the rest of climate change. When you fools
        can stop those three things, then we can talk about affecting change.
        Besides, all of you evolutionists should be embracing climate change, not fighting it. Or do you only believe in evolution for
        other animals? Are we so naïve as to think we can stop our
        evolution and climate at a point and time of our own choosing?
        What a bunch of Neanderthals!

        • Again I have to explain what was originally said: the prediction was weather extremes with possibility of slight warming trend. This change and warming things were created by the MSM.

          • Again I have to explain the remedy. There isn’t one. We cannot stop “weather extremes or warming trends” any more than we could stop “weather patterns or cooling trends”. It is
            just another power grab scheme to benefit crony special interests. And the sheeple buy into it.

    • Looks like the whole comment section has definitely caught the eye of the trolls that live under the bridge.
      Best let them talk to and encourage one another to their hearts content, They have so little going on in their little lives.

  7. If you’re blind ask a friend to drop by and describe videos of the unprecedented amount of ice is melting off from Antarctica & Greenland. Do that if you’re too blind to look at it yourself.

    • Problem is , we can’t do anything meaningful that will make any difference. Fools like you are willing to force energy cost up 200 or 300 percent to lower the temperature 1/20 of a degree over the next 100 years. That’s really going to sting the poor who you claim to have so much compassion for, not to mention many of their jobs will disappear. If global warming is such a sure thing, the elitists should not have to “tweak” the data or in layman’s terms, cook the books.

  8. Since this ‘warming’ thing is so often mentioned, let me remind people of exactly what was said. The prediction was of ‘weather extremes’ – not warming – extremes was the big news, the warming was a minor point. However, the stupid MSM for whatever reason latched on to the warming issue, and there you go, massive misinformation.

    • Nice try. Your alarmists sold the Global Warming lies that didn’t pan out, and now want to claim it’s “Climate Change.”

  9. So sad gut we have a Lame stream media that like the Democrats will never report the truth or admit they were wrong.They are frog that is giving the scorpion (Obama and Democrats) across the river. When will they relies they will get stung and will drown with the rest of America.

  10. Sounds to me like liberalism in science. You know – change the data to make your hypothesis work, facts be damned. These “scientists” need to be named and fully exposed as the frauds they are.

  11. The “Scientists” (sarcasm intended) need only visit the one National Park where Hard ( little joke here) information cannot be fudged. By examining the rings on the trees in The Petrified National Forest where ancient trees lie about after sopping up tons of mineral-filled water and became stone thousands if not millions of years ago. The weather can be determined by thin lines for periods of drought and wide lines for years of lush growth, ergo, nice weather. All recorded into the non-lying growth rings, at least up until the time that the trees died and became petrified ( that, in itself is an interesting phenomenon to ponder). So much of life is laid out so clearly for us to learn from and yet we buy into the lies, lock stock and barrel. Weather is weather and WE have NOTHING to do with it. Check it out, little scholars out there, write your thesis for your Masters, take your kids there to see clearly what is written, for all to see, who are not hide-bound to their own pet theories. This is mine and I’m stickin’ to it!

  12. It is useful to remind ourselves of the 40-year old history of that UN-led conspiracy. It started in the 1970’s by the announcement of the coming “New Ice Age” scam (remedy = our unilateral disarmament; the big guru of Global warming hoax is Dr. Hansen who started his young career by that New Ice Age scam); when that panic petered out in the 1990’s it continued by the announcement of the man-made catastrophic “Global Warming” hoax (remedy = UN-sponsored world socialist government to “spread the wealth around” and “reduce” the world
    population from the existing 6.5 billion down to the “sustainable” level of 1.5
    billion); after 17 years of considerable global cooling that panic was
    replaced by the “Climate Change” flimflam (so whatever happens with our climate
    – do “something”!) and now by the “Cap & Trade” power grab with the purpose
    of nationalizing our energy companies. Whatever that coterie of government-paid
    drones controlled by the far-left UN Panel “specialists” is cooking up by means
    of faked data, reverse graphs (another guru of that conspiracy Dr. Mann
    “confused” cause and effect in his “hockey stick” graphs), and erroneous
    calculations – the final aim is to empower a new UN-sponsored world socialist
    government authorized to “spread the wealth around” and so save the planet from a sure annihilation caused by “the rapacious and irresponsible criminal
    capitalists”.

    Those green and renewable energies – solar, wind, biofuels – are all energy balance-negative (they require more conventional energy to produce than they can generate), unreliable, extremely expensive, and environmentally incredibly destructive. Also, there is now a wealth of contrary literature debunking that gigantic conspiracy, written by investigative reporters and politicians Christopher Horner, Robert Carter, Senator Inhofe, Rupert Darwall, AW Montford, and David
    Archibald among other investigative journalists and politicians describing
    the lies, fakes, phony data, opposite conclusions, redacting by UN political
    hacks, reverse graphs, destruction of negative data, etc., that have
    exposed this far-left propaganda in painful detail. Also, the Oregon Petition
    (see Internet) signed by 31,487 independent US scientists (including 9,029 with
    PhD degrees), disputes the false “science” of the UN panel and its “scientists”.
    Another such document named The Manhattan Declaration lists some 720
    scientists, including 120 pure climatologists, states the same. Former
    Vice-President Al “Jazeera” Gore, another low IQ bloviating gasbag, has ridden
    that “global warming” horse to a personal wealth estimated to reach a billion
    dollars, while being entertained by elegant and expensive hookers in luxury
    hotel suites.

  13. Politics is corrupt and corrupts everything it touches. In this case, it’s the UN and Agenda 21 world government.

  14. Confirmation Bias

    It should always be emphasized how important reality is to both science and society. Reality and politics are all too often exclusionary of each other and this is a tragedy that must be corrected.

    Rudolf Kalman, an engineer describes Prejudice in the creation of Mathematical model building as follows:

    “Prejudice means assumptions unrelated to data, independent
    of data; assumptions which cannot be checked against the data.”

    I call them “fudge factors”. Unfortunately, they have always been present in politics but should be totally excluded from scientific study

    There are many studies being conducted with government
    grants or by government agencies that are “not” looking for the truth. What they are doing is looking for confirmation of ideological held beliefs. This can be labeled as “confirmation bias”. You can bet that a grant supporting a researcher from an environmentally ideological administration would not be renewed if the study’s conclusions were at odds with the administration’s preconceived environmental stance.

    Knowledge breeds a healthy cynicism in a society. The more we understand the mechanisms of both nature and politics; the more prepared we will be to reach conclusions based on reality and truth, to the exclusion of both rhetoric and confirmation bias.

    Americans are losing faith in their government not just because of doctored data related to the environment but it seems because of across the board falsehoods.
    NSA lied blatantly about collecting metadata, unemployment figures are drastically corrupt, The CPI leaves out food and energy, and our government refuses to enforce immigration laws.

  15. Back in the day, people didn’t quibble about recording the temps to the nearest degree or two. The thermometers weren’t that accurate, they didn’t care about if the thermometer was near a big paved area, under a tree, or out in the sun. It was good enough for the people that needed the info. You can’t just take that data at face value and use it in the new models and you can’t tweek the values just to make it fit your new models. The accuracy just isn’t there. After they have recorded the temps accurately for 1000 years, maybe the data will fit some model. Until then, it’s a crap shoot.

  16. Let’s get one thing straight – Sarah Palin is a stupid bimbo with a cranium full of witty sound bites which she usually can’t get right. She has no meaningful ideas on issues important to the majority of people. She is the ultimate puppet for the corporate/military state; her track record of actually doing anything for people is zero. On the other hand, if you’re into fracking, then you gotta love her drill baby drill mentality.

  17. Fiddling with data to produce the results you want isn’t science; it’s data manipulation. Any statistician can do it. You shorten the timeline, or leave out a few bits here and there like the Medieval Warming, and viola! you have your “proof.” All based on lies and deception.
    Don’t kid yourselves, these guys aren’t scientists; they are more like Democratic Party pollsters manipulating data.

  18. It is useful to remind ourselves of the 40-year old history of that UN-led conspiracy. It started in the 1970’s by the announcement of the coming “New Ice Age” scam (remedy = our unilateral disarmament; the big guru of Global warming hoax is Dr. Hansen who started his young career by that New Ice Age scam); when that panic petered out in the 1990’s it continued by the announcement of the man-made catastrophic “Global Warming” hoax (remedy = UN-sponsored world socialist government to “spread the wealth around” and “reduce” the world population from the existing 6.5 billion down to the “sustainable” level of 1.5 billion); after 17 years of considerable global cooling that panic was replaced by the “Climate Change” flimflam (so whatever happens with our climate – do “something”!) and now by the “Cap & Trade” power grab with the purpose of nationalizing our energy companies. Whatever that coterie of government-paid drones controlled by the far-left UN Panel “specialists” is cooking up by means of faked data, reverse graphs (another guru of that conspiracy Dr. Mann “confused” cause and effect in his “hockey stick” graphs), and erroneous calculations – the final aim is to empower a new UN-sponsored world socialist government authorized to “spread the wealth around” and so save the planet from a sure annihilation caused by “the rapacious and irresponsible criminal capitalists”.

    Those green and renewable energies – solar, wind, biofuels – are all energy balance-negative (they require more conventional energy to produce than they can generate), unreliable, extremely expensive, and environmentally destructive. Also, there is now a wealth of contrary literature debunking that gigantic conspiracy, written by investigative reporters and politicians Christopher Horner, Robert Carter, Senator Inhofe, Rupert Darwall, AW Montford, and David
    Archibald among other investigative journalists and politicians describing
    the lies, fakes, phony data, opposite conclusions, redacting by UN political
    hacks, reverse graphs, destruction of negative data, etc., that have
    exposed this far-left propaganda in painful detail. Also, the Oregon Petition
    (see Internet) signed by 31,487 independent US scientists (including 9,029 with
    PhD degrees), disputes the false “science” of the UN panel and its “scientists”.
    Another such document named The Manhattan Declaration lists some 720
    scientists, including 120 pure climatologists, states the same. Former
    Vice-President Al “Jazeera” Gore, another low IQ bloviating gasbag, has ridden
    that “global warming” horse to a personal wealth estimated to reach a billion
    dollars, while being entertained by elegant and expensive hookers in luxury
    hotel suites.

  19. DON’T RESPOND TO TROLLS!!
    They get paid to cause controversy on Conservative Blogs. And all they have is libretard agenda talking points. Time after time they are proven wrong; but, they get paid if you respond.

  20. Do they also think we need to change the Bible since we have new ideas now day. I think they just have to keep something going to get government grants,, OUR TAX dollars so they can have a high paying job. God word dont change but the weather does and its called weather and God will

  21. With such questionable practices is it any wonder that so many have lost faith in the efficacy of government statistics? That includes everything from gun stats, Climate disruption (or whatever they are calling it this week) to auto safety (cafe’) standards, etc. Oh! I almost forgot that includes the bogus jobless numbers, the economic growth that is supposedly happening and, the state of the nation (worst its been in 70 or more years). What is this sham of an administration thinking?!

  22. Tweaking data from the past can be a legitimate process. If, for example, you find some measurement error, you can apply a correction factor to past data.

  23. This seems like a bunch of guys who are saying something like this: “Well, we used to believe that the earth was round…but having examined data (read “opinions”) from the past…we now know that the earth REALLY is FLAT!

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