The graph above is the USHCN monthly data – final minus raw for all stations. The graph shows the usual cheating, adding 1.8 degrees on to 2011 relative to 1900.
Now look at 2012 – the relative adjustment is much smaller.
It makes no sense algorithmically to have a discontinuity like that between 2011 and 2012. The only thing I can think of is that the hot weather in July allowed them to cheat less than they normally do in order to declare a record maximum.
That’s because people will remember it being hot now, but keep this, I bet it will change down the road to match their BS!
As a scientist, I would want to see time series for each of the adjustments made to the data, to find out which adjustment(s) may have “gone haywire” in 2012, as well as in the years after about 2005 and those before about 1910. Is the “noise”–which is notably absent between 1910 and 2005, except for one or two “outliers” like around 1922–due to a screw-up in the adjustments, or in the raw data? (As a cynical aside, I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t “terminate the employment” of the researcher normally responsible for adjusting the data, and one of the “principal investigators”–a renowned expert, no doubt–was forced to do it himself, with that embarrassing 2012 point the result.) Don’t look at the man behind the curtain, and his inept performance, if you want to continue to trust climate scientists.
Unfortunately, Steven, I think we are each on different paths to the same, frightening discovery:
Fear and a deep sense of guilt for the “nuclear fires” that consumed Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 Aug 1945 and 9 Aug 1945 convinced world leaders to establish the United Nations on 24 Oct 1945 and to pay scientists to obscure information on the energy (E) stored as mass (m) in the cores of:
a.) Heavy atoms like uranium and plutonium,
b.) Ordinary stars like the Sun,
c.) Some planets like Jupiter, Saturn, and perhaps Earth, and
d.) Ordinary galaxies, like our Milky Way.
The “fountain of energy” Copernicus discovered at the center of the solar system in 1543 to start the scientific revolution, and the Constitutional form of government we inherited at the birth of our nation in 1776 have both been purposely undercut since 1945 to build a one-world government in order to reduce nationalism and the threat of destruction by “nuclear fires.”
Forbidden Energy: “Neutron repulsion,” The Apeiron Journal 19, 123-150 (2012) http://tinyurl.com/7t5ojrn
Adjustments=Cheating. Especially when you are desperately trying to prove something that isn’t happening.