Thermometer Data Drives Them Crazy

The number of hysterical bloggers upset by my use of the complete, raw, untampered HCN thermometer record – is quite remarkable.

Some have called my use of untampered data – “data tampering.”

Their obvious next topic – Why is a raven like a writing desk?”


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24 Responses to Thermometer Data Drives Them Crazy

  1. jst1 says:

    I think the term these folks should use is “detampered”.

  2. darwin says:

    “Some have called my use of untampered data – “data tampering.””

    Liberals are so used to hearing propaganda they can’t tell the difference anymore.

  3. stewart pid says:

    Steven / Tony is tampering with the message and going badly off the GLO-BULL warming obsessive-compulsive script.

  4. _Jim says:

    “hysterical bloggers” – there is a cure for that, a surgical procedure (well, there used to be a ‘surgical’ procedure for that …) for the ‘hyster’ part anyway.



    (DO I REALLY NEED THE /sarc TAG Sou? See, Sou is with hot whop blog … oh nvr mnd)

  5. omanuel says:

    Most are too young to suspect what happened in late August 1945; Others are afraid to look.

    As noted here:

    Fifteen years before John F. Kennedy became President, Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili aka Joseph Stalin skillfully masterminded dictatorial changes in physics and astronomy textbooks to hide the source of energy that made our elements, birthed the solar system, sustained the origin and evolution of life, and then destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki – neutron repulsion!

  6. B says:

    They are hysterical because they know the public will label their work fraudulent.

    The ignorant public knows how to use a thermometer. In the warmists’ minds the ignorant public will never be able to understand the complex reasoning by which experts must adjust the data. They are hysterical because even someone with a grade school science education knows the warmists have been violating the basic rules of science.

    What they’ve done wouldn’t be acceptable at a junior high science fair and they know it. They’ve cheated in a way the public can understand. There’s no need to understand curve fits or certainties, or statistics, or anything but a grade school science project of recording temperatures accurately.

    This is very difficult for them to deal with. They have two options:

    1) Explain to the public and convince them that they are experts and should be trusted to violate the rules of science.
    1b) Explain the complex reasoning for the “corrections”, get to the public to accept that reasoning, and hope to convince the public why they had to do it in such a opaque manner.
    2) Try to keep this out of the public eye, Attack the messengers, discredit them, and hope that nobody pays attention.

    They could even lose their base of believers if those believers start looking at things instead of just accepting what they’ve been told.

    • Shanna M says:

      It would be a good thing if they explained their reasoning for the corrections. I believe that’s what a lot of skeptics have been asking to see. Then we can start analyzing if the sign and magnitude of adjustments make sense, and the error margin for each adjustment. The temperature graphs would then have to include the uncertainly, which would show that most, if not all, of the trend is just noise.

      • Gail Combs says:

        You do not need the explanation of ” their reasoning for the corrections.” Anyone who has ever managed a QC lab and has been correctly trained can spot bogus data. I do not have to know ANYTHING about the science. All I have to do is plot the data.

        Steve has plotted the raw data vs the manufactured data and the adjustments are ALWAYS in a direction that benefits the ‘Narrative’ that is all that you need to know.

        It is FRAUD. If this type of secretive manipulation benefiting the company was done to the accounting ledgers shown to the IRS, the officers would go to jail.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Remember Hansen set off the Global Warming Scare in 1988. So how come he didn’t make sure his equipment was CALIBRATED and the operators trained BEFORE shooting his mouth off??? It has been a quarter of a century and hundreds of billions of dollars of tax payer money later and they can’t afford calibrated thermometers and a training manuals for operators???

      The Alarming Cost Of Climate Change Hysteria

      …According to the GAO, annual federal climate spending has increased from $4.6 billion in 2003 to $8.8 billion in 2010, amounting to $106.7 billion over that period. The money was spent in four general categories: technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, science to understand climate changes, international assistance for developing countries, and wildlife adaptation to respond to actual or expected changes. Technology spending, the largest category, grew from $2.56 billion to $5.5 billion over this period, increasingly advancing over others in total share. Data compiled by Joanne Nova at the Science and Policy Institute indicates that the U.S. Government spent more than $32.5 billion on climate studies between 1989 and 2009. This doesn’t count about $79 billion more spent for climate change technology research, foreign aid and tax breaks for “green energy.”…

      Or you can go with the Alarmist’s numbers ….paying for climate disruption was one of the largest non-defense discretionary budget items in 2012. Indeed, when all federal spending on last year’s droughts, storms, floods, and forest fires are added up, the U.S. Climate Disruption Budget was nearly $100 billion.

      People will still want to know why NASA can put a Man on the Moon but can’t manage to read a thermometer correctly.

  7. If the exponential rate of tampering through the 1900s continued, then 84 percent of today’s warming is due to tampering.

    • geran says:

      But, then again, maybe we are really not cooling, but boiling already?

      This is getting so confusing.

      Fortunately, I can look outside at any time and figure it out, unlike a “climate scientist”.

  8. tom0mason says:

    Now answer me this!

  9. Lawrence13 says:

    I find it totally ironic that Judith and Anthony don’t link Real Science

    • Lawrence13 says:

      Actually I should have added: Yes they don’t link him yet are having all these threads and posts talking about him.

      Is he the sceptic that theydare not speak his name ?

  10. Why not adjust the Data and make them happy… -2.5 degrees C due to UHI for every Urban station.. makes sense? That should do it..

  11. Andy DC says:

    Those dirty, rotten thermometers refuse to cooperate! Off with their heads!

  12. oeman50 says:

    When I attempt to explain reading thermometers and accuracy and significant digits to non-science folks, their eyes glaze over. And then I try to explain, for example, you can’t say the temperature has increased by 0.05 degrees and this is the hottest year ever when the data comes from a thermometer that has an accuracy of +/- 0.5 F. Blank stare.

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