Lots of headlines today that September was the hottest ever – by a wide margin. The level of fraud which NOAA had to use to obtain this result (ahead of Paris) is quite stunning.
The first thing to note is the massive data tampering they did since last September. They increased the temperature of all recent years to get rid of the hiatus.
But that is the least of their fraud. They generated this red colored map, which does not even vaguely represent their measured data.
The map below shows their actual station data. They have coverage for less than 50% of the land surface, meaning that more than half of their surface temperatures in the map above are fake. Note that there are only two warm areas – the US and eastern Europe. They simply made up fake temperatures in the missing areas to paint their map red.
Satellites show that the land surface was close to average in September, and satellites have much better coverage than NOAA.
NOAA’s land-only temperature anomaly was 1.16°C, generated from primarily fake data. By contrast, the satellite UAH land only anomaly was 0.15°C – the coolest September since 2008. Satellites tend to exaggerate warming during an El Nino, so the NOAA fraud is much worse than it seems.
NOAA simply bumped temperatures up by about 0.5 degrees this month, in order to give Obama the propaganda he needs ahead of Paris. Normally NOAA diverges from UAH by about 0.5°C, but this month they pulled the brakes and ran their cheating up to more than 1°C.
NOAA has recognized that they can take this fraud as far as the White House needs them to, until Congressional Republicans finally get their act together.