Hansen decided a few months ago that the people of Iceland were too stupid to read thermometers, and took it upon himself to go back in time and produce the correct temperatures there. That inconvenient warmest decade of the 1930s had to be eliminated, just as Hansen had already done to the US temperature record – another country he believed was populated by inferior intellects who can’t read thermometers accurately.
Having been called out by the Icelandic Met Office, Hansen has since traveled back in time again, and made his offense slightly less heinous than it was before – but look at his most recent data tampering below. Unfortunately the data used to generate the altered data above, has been overwritten. It would have looked even worse.
There is no valid mathematical basis for the patterns seen here. Someone is manually tampering with the data.
Our lukewarm friends insist that Hansen’s data is all good, because they can’t admit that they are wrong.
I’m starting to think that it’s not all Hansen, as over 90% of his data comes via the GHCN, which just changed to version 3 and the Chiefio is dissecting here, http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/ghcn-v1-vs-v3-1990-to-date-anomalies/
Isn’t it Tom Karl who controls the GHCN? Don’t all the major temperature reconstructions use it?
“He who controls the thermometers in the past, controls the present.”
Yes, Hansen is just an innocent victim.
The late Steve Schneider stems from GISS as well. In 1971 he started as an alarmist at GISS, co-authoring a paper predicting 3 to 5 degrees C of global cooling through increased sun blocking via pollution.
The paper is mentioned here:
GISS has therefore been pushing alarmism since 1971 at least. GISS is to science what Chicago is to politics.
Let’s save the quote before the wikipedians erase it:
“However, it is projected that man’s potential to pollute will increase 6 to 8-fold in the next 50 years. If this increased rate of injection… should raise the present background opacity by a factor of 4, our calculations suggest a decrease in global temperature by as much as 3.5 °C. Such a large decrease in the average temperature of Earth, sustained over a period of few years, is believed to be sufficient to trigger an ice age. However, by that time, nuclear power may have largely replaced fossil fuels as a means of energy production.”
When Hansen and his Warmist peers adjust temperature data, the new data set always shows global warming. Is it mere coincidence? Clearly, the alarmist scientists are desperate to preserve their collapsing AGW theory. There is big money at stake. If the AGW scare falls flat, pseudo-scientists like Hansen will have to invent another climate demon they can frighten the world with at taxpayers’ expense.
What we’re witnessing in Hansen’s thermometer “adjustments” is global warming through scientific prestidigitation. Unfortunately, warmists and lukewarmists alike seem hell-bent on excusing Hansen’s magic tricks. To the degree that they defend the indefensible, they diminish their already dwindling credibility.
This is proveable De Facto Fraud/manipulation, please retain ALL manipulated graphs before and after. I would say that in the end many of these people may actually have to serve a jail sentence if there is enough anger out there due to financial losses/hardship caused by their manipulations to maintain a scandalous scam/hoax to retain their positions/jobs.