Need your climate adjusted? – call Dr. James Hansen at GISS. Below is a chronology of the destruction and politicization of the US and global temperature record.
The Northern Hemisphere used to have a broken hockey stick problem. According to the National Academy Of Sciences in 1975, the hemisphere had cooled 0.7C since the 1930s, and was colder than it was at the turn of century.
Dr. Hansen realized he had a problem when he took over – that data didn’t look anything like a hockey stick. So he fixed it! You can do such cool stuff when you are pushing an agenda, and you control the historical record.
The figure below shows Hansen’s remarkable changes to the pre-1975 temperature data. He simply removed that pesky warm period from 1890 to 1940.
But that was just the beginning of Hansen’s history rewrite. He had another problem – the United States.
Until the year 2000, the US temperature graph looked very similar to the 1975 NAS Northern Hemisphere graph. The four hottest years in US history all occurred before 1955, with 1998 being the fifth hottest.
Hansen’s problem was that he had fixed the data for the rest of the world, but the US data was still not looking like a hockey stick.
NASA GISS: Science Briefs: Whither U.S. Climate?
Phil Jones and NOAA had clearly stated that there was no warming in the US.
February 04, 1989
Last week, scientists from the United States Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that a study of temperature readings for the contiguous 48 states over the last century showed there had been no significant change in average temperature over that period.
Dr. (Phil) Jones said in a telephone interview today that his own results for the 48 states agreed with those findings.
Global Warmth In ’88 Is Found To Set a Record – New York Times
In 1999, Hansen himself said that he didn’t see much happening in the US.
Empirical evidence does not lend much support to the notion that climate is headed precipitately toward more extreme heat and drought. The drought of 1999 covered a smaller area than the 1988 drought, when the Mississippi almost dried up. And 1988 was a temporary inconvenience as compared with repeated droughts during the 1930s “Dust Bowl” that caused an exodus from the prairies, as chronicled in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath…..
in the U.S. there has been little temperature change in the past 50 years, the time of rapidly increasing greenhouse gases — in fact, there was a slight cooling throughout much of the country
Undaunted by reality, all the evidence, and millions of temperature records – in the year 2000 Dr. Hansen and Tom Karl at NOAA adjusted the US temperature record to make it look like Hansen’s already adjusted global temperature record. They promoted 1998 from fifth hottest to hottest – by adding nearly half a degree on to 1998 and lowering the temperatures of 1921, 1934 and 1942.
Below is an animation of their handiwork. 1934 was no longer the hottest year, and the 1930s was no longer the hottest decade. Hansen essentially erased the Dust Bowl.
Conclusion. US and global surface temperature records are so corrupted as to be meaningless.
Below are some news stories from the 1930s. July of 1936 was the hottest month in US history. The summer of 1934 was the worst drought in US history. Half of the lower 48 states set their all-time temperature record during the 1930s. The most powerful hurricane to ever hit the US happened in 1935.
The Tuscaloosa News – Google News Archive Search
12 Apr 1935 – DUST BLAST AGAIN SWEEPS MID-WEST U.S.A. Last Hop…
02 Aug 1934 – AMERICAN DROUGHT. Human Death Roll Reaches 1,350.
28 Jul 1934 – AMERICAN DROUGHT DESTRUCTION OF CATTLE HEAVY HUM…
excellent…..one of your best blogs yet
Thanks. It is interesting seeing how all the pieces fit together.
Why does Hansen still have his job?
We really need to see his job description. It may not be what we assume.
NOAA job opening:
Propagandist wanted to support an undesirable agenda, no integrity required.
DO NOT SUBMIT A RESUME, we will assume it’s a lie.
Oh, I disagree. I think the qualification for the job would depend on how outlandish a resume could be created. “I created the internet”; “I have a Nobel prize” …..
I need to try this stuff on my performance reviews. To paraphrase Scott Adams: I saved the company billions of dollars this year in ways that are surprisingly hard to verify.
crap like this from Hansen makes me really really want there to BE a hell he can burn in for eternity!
after he serves life behind bars for global scale fraud and deception that is.
The real crime here is the silence from so many others in the “climate science community”
The absence of integrity is epidemic
Thanks Steven, this is very interesting stuff indeed. Regarding the articles about drought in both the USA and South Africa one has to hope that there is sufficient infrastructure in place to reduce the impact when next those conditions prevail.
Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.
Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings.
Well, there is this passage from the 1975 study you might want to consider: “The activities of mankind are also becoming increasingly important. According to the academy report, atmospheric carbon dioxide has been rising by four percent a year since 1910, because of industrialization. Stephen H. Schneider of the National Center for Atmospheric Research says that by the turn of the century, enough carbon
dioxide will have been put into the atmosphere to raise the temperature of earth half a degree…. While many forms of pollution can be controlled, one kind cannot be- heat pollution. The Second Law of Thermodynamics decrees that no activity can take place without the expenditure of heat, and within a century or so the projected heat generation from human activity is likely to equal one percent of the heat
earth absorbs from the sun. Under the simplest set of assumptions, this additional heat would raise the global temperature about a degree Celsius, but after various corresponding changes are taken into account, the overall effect might be a temperature rise as great as 3.0 degrees.”
But, hey, don’t let science get in the way of your ideology or anything.
Hansen’s predictions were disastrously incorrect.
How do you explain the BEST data? They are pretty clear that global temperatures have gone up and human activity is responsible for a good chunk of it.
Muller is a fraud