***Updated*** added link to referenced NASA temp error
***UPDATE*** searchable database here
***UPDATE*** University spokesman confirms hack
If you have visited this site for any length of time you know I am no fan of the view that man is responsible for global climate change. My view has been and continues to be, that global warming is a currently a fiction and that the more recent declarations of climate "change" are cyclical rather than man-made. Views to the contrary are either driven by blameless ignorance or by political agendas which have hijacked science to make their point. I've been in the weather forecasting business for too long (25years) to believe otherwise.
Attached articles seem to indicate that someone hacked e-mails that prove the position to greater links than even I could have imagined. If this turns out to be as damning as it seems then it is clear that no conspiracy theory is too great to account for the climate change alarmists data.
Which is certainly nothing new since NASA was caught fudging temperature data some time ago. (whether it was deliberate fudging or simply an inherant problem with computer models, the result is about the same. Remember, computer models do not reflect El Nino/Nina or account for blocking highs ) Still...
For discussion of the NASA temp correction see Am Spectator GeoTimes for example. Go here for a pretty good summary of problems computer models have and are providing and some of the other errors that have had to be corrected.
Here's a sample:
Well I have my own article on where the heck is global warming ? We are asking that here in Boulder where we have broken records the past two days for the coldest days on record. We had 4 inches of snow. The high the last 2 days was below 30F and the normal is 69F, and it smashed the previous records for these days by 10F. The low was about 18F and also a record low, well below the previous record low.
This is January weather (see the Rockies baseball playoff game was canceled on saturday and then played last night in below freezing weather)....
....The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.***
comment from Hot Air: Do scientists use data to test theories, or do they use theories to test data? Scientists will claim the former, but here we have scientists who cling to the theory so tightly that they reject the data. That’s not science; it’s religious belief.
Here are some speculations on correcting SSTs to partly explain the 1940s warming blip. If you look at the attached plot you will see that theland also shows the 1940s blip (as I’m sure you know).So, if we could reduce the ocean blip by, say, 0.15 degC, then this would be significant for the global mean – but we’d still have to explain the land blip.
H/T Hot Air and Watts Up With That