Yesterday, Gavin told the Huffington Post that August was the hottest on record globally. He seems to have changed his mind since then, because today his map shows August was cooler than 2011 by 0.02 degrees.
2014 0.68 anomaly : Data.GISS: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis
2011 0.70 anomaly : Data.GISS: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis
RSS shows that August was seventh coolest and below average since 1997. So how did Gavin create his since reversed scientific flustercluck?
There were three stations in Antarctica on the right side of the 250 km map below which he marked as very hot. Those three stations averaged about -20C. This map has 250km extrapolation, and gives a feel for where the stations are located, and where there is no data.
He extrapolated those three -20C Antarctic stations across a huge area of below normal temperatures on both the lower right and lower left side of the map, and massively skewed his global average anomaly using a large area of fake +6C anomaly, which he declared hot at -20C. This map shows Gavin’s 1200 km extrapolations to smear the earth with non-existent warm data.
But it is much worse than it seems. None of those three stations actually have any temperature data during the 1951-1980 baseline period, so his since
recanted (disproven by his own data) claim is a complete fraud. How can he know what the anomaly is, if there was no temperature data during the baseline period? These are the three stations in the region which he has August 2014 temperature data for.
There are all kinds of other things he did wrong, including filling in Africa and South America with fake warm data, when RSS showed them cold. Problems with Australia too, which RSS showed cold.
Now lets look at Gavin’s abuse of the Arctic. DMI showed the area north of 80N as first or second coldest on record. Gavin had no data north of 80N, but filled it in with hot data,
In summary, the claim of record heat has since been disproven by his own data, and was based largely on fake, cold data at the poles – which he declared to be hot.
How could Antarctica have been hot? They have record sea ice extent, indicating the winds are blowing away from the pole, towards the coast.