Gavin Following In Jimmy’s Footsteps

James Hansen is famous for lying to the press, and his protege Gavin Schmidt is following in his footsteps.

Long-term trends in Antarctic temperature are perhaps slightly rising over the continent as a whole, but are quite variable,” Schmidt told Live Science in an email

‘Freak Weather Event’ Sets Antarctic Heat Records

This is the exact opposite of what he published in a peer-reviewed paper in 2004.

ScreenHunter_07 Nov. 04 15.52

SVS Animation 3188 – Antarctic Heating and Cooling Trends

Shindell and Schmidt 2004
Shindell, D.T., and G.A. Schmidt 2004. Southern Hemisphere climate response to ozone changes and greenhouse gas increases. Geophys. Res. Lett. 31, L18209, doi:10.1029/2004GL020724.

While most of the Earth warmed rapidly during recent decades, surface temperatures decreased significantly over most of Antarctica.

Pubs.GISS: Abstract of Shindell and Schmidt 2004

Perhaps Antarctica has warmed since 2004, reversing the trend he reported in 2004? Gavin’s own data shows that hasn’t happened.


Data.GISS: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis

Satellites show that southernmost latitudes have been cooling for 35 years.

MSU_AMSU_Channel_tlt_Trend_Map_v03_3_1979_2014.730_450 (2)

RSS / MSU Data Images / Monthly

Antarctic sea ice has been steadily growing over the past 35 years, and is near record levels now. This is occurring because the waters around Antarctica are cooling.

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There is so much ice, that scientists trying to prove the ice is disappearing are getting stuck in it.


So why did Gavin tell the press that Antarctica is warming?

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14 Responses to Gavin Following In Jimmy’s Footsteps

  1. rah says:

    We all know that the temperature of Antarctica has been static since man first started using instruments there and thus any increase of even a fraction of a degree is significant! [sarc].

    “In the two years since the big flash at Nature, further and better analysis confirms that what has been going on in Antarctica is pretty much what we knew to be happening all along—that during the last 3-to-4 decade period of rapid build-up of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the temperature has changed little at the continental scale, and instead is characterized by a complex pattern of regional warming and cooling. Such changes do not foreshadow a rapid loss of continental Antarctic ice nor an alarming Antarctic contribution to the rate of current and future sea level rise this century as a result of surface ice melt. In fact, measurements from a different satellite data set that begin in 1979 show that the extent of ice in the southern high latitudes is increasingly significantly.”

  2. David A says:

    Tony, I am trying to get your take on these continues .01 adjustments. They do add up over time, and, AFAICT, their is no explanation offered for them. Have you heard of any official reason for these changes?

    “Here are the changes made to GISS temperatures on just one day this February. Yellow is the new temperature assumption and strikeout is the previous number. Almost every single monthly temperature record from 1880 to 1950 was adjusted down by 0.01C.”

    • That pattern has been repeated over and over and over again.

      • Winnipeg Boy says:

        It may be an interesting endeavor to chart NASA GISS annual budgets (Including stealth budget manouvers if possible). I suspect a hockey stick there too; at least in relative terms compared to other departments. Follow the money.

        Sidebar: Now EPA want to go after my backyard grill.

        • To my knowledge it is not publicly broken down by facility. Your question is a good one, and I plan to look as closely as possible at federal environmental “research” and propaganda expenditures back to FY 1994 (the earliest year for which legislation is available online). So far I have pulled down just 1994, and the total I have, across all agencies, is $21.37 billion.

          Mind you, that includes all of NASA’s R&D budget, which totaled $7,509,300,000 that year, and all of their program management which is rolled up with research management and totaled $1,635,508,000. But I still think it’s an interesting angle, since more and more of NASA’s research & program costs are going to the Gavinesque side of the equation, as time passes. So I plan to pull a few more years and see if any acceleration is visible. When I have the results up, I’ll post a link to them here.


        • I should probably add that I also included all line items for passenger rail and for transit expenditures, which totaled $4,866,994,569. I also plan to include the subsidies for commercial wind and solar generation when they show up. (I saw none in fiscal ’94.)

      • David A says:

        Yes, but with no explanation to the reason? Have they been asked?

  3. gator69 says:

    So why did Gavin tell the press that Antarctica is warming?

    For the same reason he would not appear on camera with Dr Spencer. Gavin is a fraud.

    • omanuel says:

      You are right. The sad fact is just this, and nothing less:

      STALIN won WWII and was in control of Japan’s atomic bomb plant at Konan, Korea and the crew of an American B29 bomber in September 1945 during negotiations to form the United Nations in October 1945 !

      The rest is publicly recorded history.

    • Andy Oz says:

      Gavin is worse than Bernie Madoff. Bernie defrauded the gullible rich people in the 1%. Gavin has massively defrauded the 99% with this climate propaganda, many of whom are poor and struggling, as well as destroying the reputation of an honourable institution like NASA. Whoever the NASA oversight committee is, they are failing by not sacking Gavin forthwith, cleaning out the activists and returning the institution to fact based science.

    • darrylb says:

      I saw that Schmidt/ Spencer crap pulled by Schmidt.

      It was one time I thought Spencer was simply too nice.
      and obviously Schmidt is a cowardly jerk, or worse.

    • Aphan says:

      Why did the chicken cross the road? So he wouldn’t have to defend his theories!

  4. Antonio says:

    “So why did Gavin tell the press that Antarctica is warming?” Because he wanted to be published, of course!

  5. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    This post demonstrates the very essence of why ‘climate science’, brought to you by the holy grail of climate experts, NASA, is beyond corrupt.

    It exemplifies genuine scientific fraud, Gavin Schmidt style.

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