Hansen Smoking Gun : “it is clear that 1998 did not match the record warmth of 1934″

In 1998, Hansen wrote :

it is clear that 1998 did not match the record warmth of 1934, which occurred during the Dust Bowl era

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NASA GISS: Global Temperature Trends (This document was deleted from NASA servers in 2004 or 2005)

His 1998 graph showed 1998 as being the third warmest year – after 1934 and 1921, with 1998 a full degree cooler than 1934. It also showed a strong cooling trend after the 1930s.

Two years later he simply altered the data to make 1998 warmer than 1934 and 1921.

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The animation below shows how he magically altered the data to match the theory.

h/t to Dave Burton

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12 Responses to Hansen Smoking Gun : “it is clear that 1998 did not match the record warmth of 1934″

  1. tckev says:

    What’s the odds for this year being the hottest year ever?

  2. Me says:

    If history of it has anything to do with it???????

  3. pdtillman says:

    Pretty remarkable — thanks for the dramatic comparison! What happens when a scientist catches “political fever”. By most accounts, Hansen started out as a real scientist. Pretty sad what he’s become. Poster-boy for Noble Cause corruption: http://www.patc.com/weeklyarticles/print/noble-cause-corruption.pdf‎

    Peter D. Tillman
    Consulting Geologist, Arizona and New Mexico (USA)

  4. Chewer says:

    He does have a constitutional right to lie and to be an ass wipe!

  5. kirkmyers says:

    Manipulation of temperature data seems to be standard operating procedure at both NASA GISS and NOAA NCDC. Not surprisingly, thermometer adjustments (via homogenization, interpolation, and TOBS) always confirm the global warming hypothesis: the past gets cooler and the present gets warmer. Presto: instant “global warming.”

    There is one man-made temperature influence that both agencies downplay or refuse to take into account: the urban heat island (UHI) effect. They also fail to take into consideration the siting of thermometers near artificial heat sources. Why? Because to acknowledge these two influences would force downward adjustments in temperature at many locations.

    Note: Despite all the shenanigans, the temperature data sets (HadCRUT 3 and 4, RSS, UAH and GISS) still show no statistically significant warming for the past 17 to 23 years.

  6. Blade says:

    Hansen Smoking Gun : “it is clear that 1998 did not match the record warmth of 1934?

    This is an excellent find.

    Ready made quote to shove down their throats for anytime the AGW cultists either say 1998 was warmest ever, or, when they say there is no data tampering.

    Excellent.

  7. Is there a link we can see for the “it is clear that 1998 did not match the record warmth of 1934?”

    I’m sure you must have put it out earlier.

  8. nigelf says:

    This is why if justice is to be done that Hansen needs to spend the rest of his short life behind bars.

  9. Hansen in London says:

    Hansen is still “At it”
    URLs slightly obfuscated so as not to trigger spam control – please forgive that.
    The addresses didn’t actually show up on that posting, so I try brackets instead.

    ———– Begin forwarded message ———–

    You may be interested in this.

    (http://www2.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/events/home.aspx)

    Public lecture: Itinerant Farming to White House Arrests: a scientist’s view
    of the climate crisis

    The unfolding human-made climate crisis seems almost surrealistic from a
    scientific perspective. As knowledge of a climate emergency improves,
    policies change in ways that exacerbate rather than mitigate the situation.
    The tragedy is that actions needed to stabilise climate, rather than being
    painful to society, would have multiple benefits, including stronger
    economies, more good jobs, and more equitable opportunities for individuals.

    If our governments continue to fail to advance effective policy, thus
    causing continued extraction of every fossil fuel that can be found, today’s
    children, future generations, and nature will bear the consequences through
    no fault of their own.

    A variety of options for making governments do their job will be discussed.

    Date and location: Thursday 16 May, 6.30-8pm;
    (http://www2.lse.ac.uk/mapsAndDirections/findingYourWayAroundLSE.aspx)
    Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, London WC2A 2AE

    Speaker:
    (http://www.earth.columbia.edu/eidirectory/displayuser.php?userid=342)
    Dr James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space
    Studies (GISS), Adjunct Professor of Earth Sciences at Columbia University’s
    Earth Institute, and designated by Time Magazine, in 2006, as one of the
    world’s 100 most influential people

    Chair:
    (http://www2.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/whosWho/Staff/SamFankhauser.aspx)
    Professor Sam Fankhauser

    —-

    I think “surreal” is a very apt description!

    ———– End forwarded message ———–


    Hat Tips to : Rev Philip Foster MA & Simon Conway-Smith

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