“Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past
– George Orwell – From “1984”
The climate scamsters have largely given up on global warming, because the globe isn’t warming any more. The new strategy is to blame all weather events on “climate change.” That concept doesn’t actually make any sense, but Pavlov’s dogs are trained to drool and will do so when the bell rings.
The key to pulling off this scam is to convince people that bad weather never happened in the past, and the key to pulling that off is to erase the records of bad weather from the past. NOAA pretends that that people didn’t know how to count before 1950, and didn’t know how to read thermometers before 2000. NSIDC pretends that there were no satellites before 1979. Data from before 1970 is largely ignored by government climate scientists.
For the greater good of the team, it is also critically important to rewrite the temperature records from the past, which GISS and NOAA have been doing furiously for the past 12 years.