In 1998, Gavin warned us that climate data sets will be “distorted and twisted beyond all usefulness”
Eos, Vol. 79, No. 28, July 14, 1998
Unless we are vigilant, “data sets” will evolve and data that have been so painstakingly collected and saved will be distorted and twisted beyond all usefulness. Our care in using data should be a force analogous to natural selection, keeping data sets fit for the purposes intended. If we do not take care, the gold standards of climatology may in time turn to lead.
—Gavin Schmidt, NASA Goddard
Institute for Space Studies, NY., USA;
E-mail: gschmidt@giss. nasa.gov
And that is exactly what he did. The animation below shows how Gavin has altered the US temperature record since 1998, and turned the gold standards of climatology into lead
h/t to Tom Nelson