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Jul 31 2012

Warming Data Doubled

Even with the hot summer, only the diehards are still taking the global warming farce seriously, as it becomes ever more obvious that unscrupulous authorities have been lying to us to advance their Big Government agenda. Yet another egregious example:

A reanalysis of U.S. surface station temperatures has been performed using the recently WMO [ World Meteorological Organization]-approved Siting Classification System devised by METEO-France’s Michel Leroy. The new siting classification more accurately characterizes the quality of the location in terms of monitoring long-term spatially representative surface temperature trends. The new analysis demonstrates that reported 1979-2008 U.S. temperature trends are spuriously doubled, with 92% of that over-estimation resulting from erroneous NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] adjustments of well-sited stations upward. &hellip

The USHCN [United States Historical Climatology Network] is one of the main metrics used to gauge the temperature changes in the United States. The first wide scale effort to address siting issues, Watts, (2009), a collated photographic survey, showed that approximately 90% of USHCN stations were compromised by encroachment of urbanity in the form of heat sinks and sources, such as concrete, asphalt, air conditioning system heat exchangers, roadways, airport tarmac, and other issues. This finding was backed up by an August 2011 U.S. General Accounting Office investigation and report titled: Climate Monitoring: NOAA Can Improve Management of the U.S. Historical Climatology Network.

The results of siting thermometers in scorching hot urban parking lots and other tricks for fudging the data:

a spurious doubling of U.S. mean temperature trends in the 30 year data period covered by the study from 1979–2008.

Don’t worry, moonbats. None of this will stop Obama from using the EPA to inflict Cap & Trade through the backdoor, imposing central economic planning and further crippling the economy in the name of the lie that is manmade climate change.

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A typical site for a government temperature station.

On a tip from Bob Roberts. Hat tip: Screwy Puppy.

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  • Sgt Stadenko

    Not just “spurious”, but knowing and deliberate. The AGW cult knew the data was suspect, at best, but promoted it vigorously.

  • justme

    Wow…. That really explains the rise in temperature. In High School Science they teach you the importance of purity in data collection. All of those Scientists must have missed that introductory class.

    What else have they been lying to us about “Scientifically”?

  • Sgt Stadenko

    Oh, this is rich:

    Compliant: +0.155C/decade
    Non-compliant: +0.248C/decade
    NOAA final adjusted: +0.309C/decade

    NOAA had to have adjusted the temperature readings from gauges located in urban heat sinks or near artificial heat sources UPWARD.

    I should be shocked, but I’m not.

  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    It’s official: Global warming hoax is dead.

    Won’t stop mentally ill progs from still insisting that Gaea is being raped by Christian white men.

    In all fairness, most of those surface stations were installed in locations that provided accurate data… 40 years ago! There’s been so much creep and development around them that they now provide wholly skewed data. The intentional deception was at the mad scientist laboratory level. They purposefully ignored the changes in the quality of the data… GIGO.

  • FrankW

    To believe in global warming using the data presented requires the willing suspension of disbelief. Just like obamacare we will have to pass it to see what is in it.
    (rhetorical) Why is it almost every single thing put forth by libs is either false on its face or requires a “nuanced” POV to see it?
    The simple fact (not requiring nuance or other manipulation of data points) is that maybe the Earth is warming, maybe it is cooling, maybe it is holding. The Earth is neither at its warmest point or at its coolest point. There have been Ice Ages (at least 4 that I have seen with the kids). There is no unanimity of opinion on this. But only one side is faking the data.
    Just for fun: Hide the decline II
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIQ70is-RPM

  • Bob Roberts

    Don’t know if I’m the first to post this, but you will want to read this one all the way through:

    The Obama “Desperation Tour 2012″, in close collaboration with the media (AP), is pleased to announce Obama’s white mother is more authentically black than his African father.

    That’s right:

    Obama’s purported link to early American slave is latest twist in family tree

    Not only have they found a link from Obama to slavery, not only is it through his white mother, but the link is to the very first known slave in the U.S.!

    SPOILER ALERT: It’s all lies… but we’ll get to that.

    See next post.

  • Bob Roberts

    The article about Obama opens with this line:

    President Obama’s extraordinary family story gained a new layer this week as a team of genealogists found evidence that he is most likely a descendant of one of the first documented African slaves in this country.

    Of course, once you actually read down through the article you find out these important facts:

    First, the guy in question, John Punch, was not actually a slave – at least, not originally. He was an indentured servant. There is a big difference. Slaves started out as your typical African, until some other African came along, raided your villiage, killed many, raped others and saved a few to sell off as slaves. Indentured servants entered into a legal and binding contract to work as servants, NOT SLAVES, of their own free will.

    Now in the case of John Punch, he attempted to abrogate the terms of the contract he willingly entered into.

    In 1640, he and two European American indentured servants were arrested for running away from their masters in Colonial Virginia.

    He was caught and sentenced to continue to serve the person who, again, he had willingly agreed to work for, for the rest of his life. Basically his contract was simply extended – he was still an indentured servant, he just had extra time added due to his attempt to fail to serve the original term of the contract.

    Now because of this, since it was before slaves were imported into Virginia, he is being called “the first slave” when in fact HE NEVER WAS A SLAVE, HE WAS AN INDENTURED SERVANT. The media leaves this fact out.

    But wait… THERE’S MORE!

    The ancestor who is traced to Obama’s mother has a different name! This guy’s name was PUNCH, the guy they claim they traced Obama to through his mother was named BUNCH.

    And that’s not all.

    PUNCH was an indentured servant, NOT A SLAVE, until death, allegedly. Bunch was a moderately wealthy landowner, one of the original “1%”, who owned – are you ready for this?

    A PLANTATION!

    And it was no small affair. 450 acres. So you know, due to the times, it is probable he had to outsource his labor needs. In other words, BUNCH probably HAD SLAVES.

    My question for the lunatic left: How do you explain a man who has nothing, who is an indentured servant, having a son who suddenly has a 450 acre plantation?

    You see, this whole bit of fluff, this desperate attempt to give Obama legitimacy in “the struggle” and win him sympathy votes, is a desperate, despicable and entirely predictable LIE!

    Obama is not related to PUNCH he is related to BUNCH and the two are not related to each other, no matter what moonbats come forward and claim otherwise.

  • Spider

    All of this global warming nonsense was never about the enviroment, or the planet, or any of the other stated lies we were told by professional phonies like fat Algore. It was, and continues to be, about CONTROL.

    Under the guise of “the enviroment”, these leftists have been trying to pass laws and regulations that are intended to control every aspect of your daily life, while telling the mindless sheep out there that they can actually change the weather!

    The EPA, and the radical EnviroNazi’s who support/control it, has become a greater threat to the freedom and liberty of the American people than is Al-Qaeda.

  • Bob Roberts

    So the PUNCH line to this whole desperate attempt to save Obama’s 2012 chances is that not only is he NOT related to a slave, he’s related to a PROBABLE SLAVE OWNER!

  • A. Levy

    According to official records, the first “official” slave owner in America was, a black man.

  • A. Levy
  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    Bob, the prog genealogists are busy right now making other key suppositions and assumptions in order to prove that Mitt Romney’s ancestors owned the first “slave”…

  • Rotohammer

    Gilligan kept moving a stake farther out in the lagoon, along with the attached lobster trap, to catch larger lobsters. The Professor was using that stake to measure water levels, and concluded the island was sinking. Panic, madcap comedy, and a happy ending ensued. We’re still in the panic stage.

  • cmon people

    Even the people ostensibly on Team Ignorance (and taking money from Koch Brothers to boot) are now on Team Reality

    Getting harder and harder to stay incredibly, blindly ignorant… but we all know you folks will be the last holdouts.

    Reality has a well-known liberal bias

  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    Whoops! Muller’s study couldn’t stand up to peer review. So, he runs to a sycophant media and they eagerly publish his OP-ED (opinions are science now?) in attempts to bolster what little credibility they can cling to.

    The global warming hoax is dead; with any luck the legacy media will soon follow…

  • cmon people

    What part of climate change is a ‘hoax’???

    Global CO2 levels have risen since the industrial revolution. Fact.

    There is some level of atmospheric CO2 which will become self-sustaining and inexorable. Fact. (Neil Degrasse Tyson has an excellent lecture on the subject, in case anyone cares to educate yourselves. StarTalk, “Climate Confusion” on iTunes. It’s even free).

    Ice sheets and global sea levels have been steadily rising. Fact.

    So….

    You want to discuss how much of that is due to humanity? Want to discuss what you think the ‘we’re toast’ level of CO2 might be? Want to discuss how we as humans might go about ameliorating whatever we might be party to?

    All reasonable conversations.

    But saying “Nu-uhhhh!” is both patently false, and kinda scary. Because all of my points above are demonstrably correct. Not in doubt, in any way. Making the word ‘hoax’ also demonstrably false. And your respective brains demonstrably stupid.

    Just sayin’.

    Reality has a well-known liberal bias

  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    Completely ignoring the fact that Muller’s paper couldn’t pass peer review.

  • FrankW

    Pretty much all of the temperature data has been hoaxed. The thinning ice sheets have been hoaxed. The glaciers in the Himalayas were hoaxed. As far as global warming goes, I have no clue, all of the evidence thus far has been tampered with.
    What is your love of wikipedia all about (a source that is discredited my almost all college professors as it is extremely unreliable)?
    Reality is just reality, no right, no left. The bias is in the observer.
    If there is global warming, prove it. Just don’t use faked or altered data. Don’t depend on a source that is edited by any pretentious moron (you) with an internet connection.

  • cmon people

    (“Peer review” in this case meaning “one random asshole with a vested interest in reaching that conclusion”… way to go, Henry. We are all so proud of your ability to use google to find a single human who shares your ignorance.)

    All 3 of my points above are FACT. Do you not understand what a “fact” is?

    (Maybe that explains a lot…)

  • cmon people

    There is no doubt about any of the CO2 data on the wiki. Use the US national estimates. Use the fucking Chinese government’s estimates, for all I care. The internet exists. All the same story. CO2 levels are higher today than they were a century ago, a decade ago, or yesterday. Not in doubt. Simple statement of fact.

    You people are scary as all hell – if you had your way we would literally do nothing and ignore all data until long after it is too late to do anything at all. And still you would insist it is all a liberal plot to make you look stupid (as if you need any help on that front…)

    What if we are right? Ever give that a thought? What if – just what if – we have been right all along. Do you get that the consequences of this include “everyone on earth being dead”? I’m always gonna err on the side of making sure that doesn’t turn into a likely outcome. Especially when we can see it happening in real time.

  • FrankW

    CO2 levels are neither at their highest not lowest in Earth history. That is a fact.
    CO2 levels are at the current level due to man, that is an opinion, not a fact. Could be true, could be false, I don’t know. If this has a correlation on temperature worldwide is also an unknown because the temperature data was falsified (to provide a preordained conclusion friendly to liberals).
    Have you guys considered what if you are wrong? Nope. Libs are famous for ignoring the possibility of unintended consequences. The consequences of everyone on Earth being dead does not scare me. This is a fact. We will all die. We may get hit by a meteor tomorrow, it may be a super-volcano on Dec 21, 2012. Who knows?
    You whined about ice sheets rising (I think you meant thinning). According to Deadliest Catch (I saw the video) the ice sheets thickened quicker than anyone remembered in their lives/careers (approximately 50 years). And it stretched further south. So you have a supposed expert saying one thing and I have a couple hundred saying something else. But my experts did not fake the data, yours did.
    We are back to willing suspension of disbelief.
    btw, if a frog had longer front legs it wouldn’t bump it’s ass on the ground when it hopped.

  • dan

    the sky is falling ….bwahahah

    what if I’m right ?

    what if it’s the freakin’ sun ? What if it’s the axial tilt of the earth ? What if it’s devine retribution ?

    quick, find some virgins…we must sacrifice !

  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    Progs are so funny when they get all hysterical.

  • octa bright

    @cmon people
    The question that nobody seems to be asking is ; is global warming in the predicted limits a good or bad thing and why?
    The effects of trying to combat it are already coming due and will be seen in the next few months. Due to the bad harvests in North America there will be relatively little grain available for food aid from that source. It appears tha there is a problem with the monsoon in India this year so much of the available grain will go there. China already is a missive importer so that constrains the available supply further. Add to that a huge amount of the remaing crop is going to ethanol production and the price for combating global warming appears to be massive famines in Africa. If we manage to dodge the bullet this year, because the federal mandates call for even greater ethanol use in future years, there will be great famines unless there are improvements in agricultural production on par with the green revolution. We may get it but I would not care to bet my life on it.
    Another possibility is hydroelectric generation. I would like to make a simple proposal; If global is such a deadly threat than let amend the endangered species act to exempt hydroelect projects from its effects. Any takers?
    In the past periods of global warming have been periods of prosperity for the northern hemisphere while cooler periods have tended to be much worse. Is there evidence to indicate that this will no longer be the case?
    Because of the massive fraud in the data provided we do NOT understand the problem. Until we get honest data we are only guessing and considering the magnitude of the steps requested that most certainly is NOT good enough!
    Finally the BRIC (Brazil, India, Russia, and China) are not reducing their carbon emissions and will overwhelm anything that we can due to reduce our emissions. It appears that the most we can hope for is that we will have the design margin in our economy to survive the changes in good order, which precludes reducing our economy to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Sgt Stadenko

    cmon people,

    You want to discuss how much of that is due to humanity? Want to discuss what you think the ‘we’re toast’ level of CO2 might be? Want to discuss how we as humans might go about ameliorating whatever we might be party to?

    Except “conversation” with you people is ALWAYS one-way only: you lecture, we STFU and STFD. Your “solutions” ALWAYS involve draconian cuts in domestic energy production, massive taxes and fees against American business (China? Oh, can’t ever criticize them, that would be racist or something – apparently Chinese-generated CO2 is utterly harmless to Mother Gaia), and “redistribution” of American wealth through some UN agency to corrupt Third World despots.

    And you wonder why skeptics no longer take you seriously?

  • Tim from TK

    “CO2 levels are higher today than they were a century ago, a decade ago, or yesterday. Not in doubt. Simple statement of fact.”

    Temperatures are lower than during the middle ages – a real fact.

  • Tim from TK

    Oops:

    http://www.australianclimatemadness.com/2012/07/roman-and-medieval-periods-warmer-than-today/

    But, but…The Koch Brothers/c’mon people & community based reality

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