Another Smoking Gun Of Climate Incompetence At NASA

In 1988, NASA’s James Hansen claimed droughts re getting worse, and that the odds of drought in the 1950’s were only one in twenty.

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 FEROCIOUS STORMS AND DROUGHT SEEN – NYTimes.com

The exact opposite has happened. and in fact the frequency of drought in the 1950’s was 50%, not 5% as Hansen claimed. How could he make a mistake that bad, and not be called out on it by the New York Times?

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Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

The worst drought in US history was in 1934, when 80% of the US was in drought.

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The 1934 drought was also the worst in England’s history.

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[ARCHIVED CONTENT] Environment Agency – What does historical data tell?

In fact, the 1934 drought was worldwide – with CO2 below 310 PPM.

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14 Aug 1934, Page 17 – at Newspapers.com

There is no correlation between drought and the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Why aren’t climate scientists interested in doing some actual research, and finding out what caused the 1934 global drought – rather than just blaming farmers in Oklahoma for it like they usually do.

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20 Responses to Another Smoking Gun Of Climate Incompetence At NASA

  1. Steve Case says:

    “How could he make a mistake that bad, and not be called out on it by the New York Times?”

    The news is what ever the New York Times says it is. And that wasn’t news.

    • Jason Calley says:

      “How could he make a mistake that bad, and not be called out on it by the New York Times?”

      Because the Times is not in the business of selling the truth, they are in the business of selling advertisements. Expecting the get the truth from newspapers is like expecting to buy shoes at the quicky oil change garage.

    • The NYT used to do in depth reporting on other government mistakes, even little ones like here:

      “Conditions are bad, but there is no famine.”

      “Must all of them and their families be physically abolished? Of course not – they must be ‘liquidated’ or melted in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian mass.”

      “But – to put it brutally – you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.”

      Walter Duranty, 1931, reporting on Soviet collectivization and the liquidation of millions by terror and famine

    • catweazle666 says:

      Indeed.

      Remember Jayson Blair?

  2. sfx2020 says:

    “Why aren’t climate scientists interested in doing some actual research, and finding out what caused the 1934 global drought”

    That sums up my main concern over fear mongering and politics running science.

  3. oppti says:

    Pacific periodicity?
    ENSO-korrelation?

  4. sfx2020 says:

    “There’s no money in it.”

    That is both quite true, and also not true. The historical record (which we see here a lot) has many lessons, and the biggest one seems to be that most people do not learn from the past.

    • There are very, very few real Climate Scientists… by far most are just hacks with some ScYience Background.. sucked into the Politics of Climate Change… desire to change the World bullshit with a dose of Fake grEEn..

      Everyone wants a clean World…

      Google the backgrounds on some of these IPCC Panel folks who do all the editing.. direct the Media Narrative.. most are total hacks .. have ZERO Field Experience… sit in their mohagany offices transmogrifying data…

  5. Gail Combs says:

    Jo Nova has a report on the work of a retired scientist. He is in Australia and validates the findings of a scientist in Germany. (Reported at NoTricksZone.)

    The last couple of days I posted on an 8.5 year side-by-side test conducted by German veteran meteorologist Klaus Hager, see here and here. The test compared traditional glass mercury thermometer measurement stations to the new electronic measurement system, whose implementation began at Germany’s approximately 2000 surface stations in 1985 and concluded around 2000.

    Hager’s test results showed that on average the new electronic measurement system produced warmer temperature readings: a whopping mean of 0.93°C warmer. The question is: Is this detectable in Germany’s temperature dataset? Do we see a temperature jump during the time the new “warmer” system was put into operation (1985 – 2000)? The answer is: absolutely!

    He also discusses the effect of drought on temperature. The more rain, the less chance of a high maximum. The sun’s energy goes into evaporating the moisture in the ground instead.

    Blockbuster: Are hot days in Australia mostly due to low rainfall, and electronic thermometers — not CO2?
    Blame dry weather and electronic sensors for a lot of Australia’s warming trend

    Just to add in the other cause of ‘adjustments’
    From Frank Lansner who actually is using the original data in his research:

    Frank Lansner
    January 6, 2014 at 9:58 am
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/01/06/the-original-temperatures-project/#comment-1526732
    Trasher, Thank you for comment!
    You write: “Did you adjust the raw data for TOBS? ”
    TOBS TOBS TOBS
    This is a FINE thing about working with ORIGINAL YEARBOOKS, everyone should try it..
    In the year books you can see exactly when data was recorded. You can see IF the TOBS actually changes. And do you know what? TOBS HARDLY EVER CHANGE !
    Therefore, if someone suggests that “oh this adjustment is probably due to TOBS”, then you should say: “No, its probably NOT ”
    Reality is – and at some point i will make a writing on TOBS issues found in original documentation – that after the early 20´th century TOBS changes are rare. We may have such an issue with some of the Dutch stations and therefore i have used averages of 8,14,19 hour reading all the way, exactly to avoid this rare TOBS issue. This is explined in the Netherland article.

  6. Gail Combs says:

    And another bit of information on the problem with the electronic instruments:

    Absolutely correct that electronic thermometers record transient temperature that is not captured by traditional thermometers. The UK’s record July temperature this year alongside the runways at Heathrow Airport – by around 0.1 deg C – and widely PR’d by the Met Office was seperately checked and analysed in detail in the Met Office records.

    That found that there was a temperature spike of 0.9 deg which lasted just 2 minutes before dropping back to the previous hour’s temperatures. The met Office records temperatures at 2 minute intervals. Further research into this showed a wind direction change for just a few minutes during this heat spike and the found that coincidentally a Boeing Dreamliner was maonoevering on the taxiway adjacent to the thermometer.

    Given how determinedly warmist the Met office is it is not surprising that they did not find it all curious that the temperature rose by 0.9 deg C for a two minute period – and equally so that they would, with not the least scientific embarrassment claim this to be a New Record and Proof of ‘Global warming’.

    Any true scientists would have been highly sceptical of a jump in temp of 0.9 deg C lasting just 2 minutes – but it seems that Met Office climate ‘scientists’ don’t fit into that category.
    Roger
    http://joannenova.com.au/2015/11/blockbuster-are-hot-days-in-australia-mostly-due-to-low-rainfall-and-electronic-thermometers-not-co2/#comment-1763557

  7. jdseanjd says:

    A rather good synopsis of the history & intent of the warming/climate scam:
    http://www.wakeup-world.com/2015/11/15/good-hearts-fooled-minds-top-4-fallacies-of-the-hijacked-environmental-movement/

    Light on the depopulation aspect, but good.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Deliberately planned depopulation, would seem to be the only rational reason for the EU and the USA to welcome jihadists within their borders.

      Either that or our ‘leaders’ are raving bonkers.

      • Jason Calley says:

        Depopulation, yes, but the immigration is to first destroy western culture and family. After that, depopulation will be easier.

        • jdseanjd says:

          Yep. Destroy the family & Christianity seems to be the plan.
          A homogeneous remnant (5%?) serf population on every continent?
          The Hunger Games is where they’re herding us?
          Pray for Putin?
          God only knows.
          JD.

      • jdseanjd says:

        Yep. The vast majority coming to the EU are young fit solo males.
        & the West has been bombing & invading 7 Muslim countries on the basis of lies for the past 14 years, unless you want to go back to Sykes-Picot, or the crusades.🙂
        The world is becoming a madhouse.

  8. sfx2020 says:

    The problem with the large change to ASOS and using airport data as climate data, is just huge. Much larger than possible to explain in a post here.

  9. omanuel says:

    A lengthy, frank and open discussion of AGW with Smithsonian’s Dr. Kenneth M. Towe on ResearchGate reveals how humans were dehumanized” and “internationalized to save the world from nuclear annihilation after WWII.

    In discussing the possibility that “A natural solar eruption today might trigger a retaliatory nuclear exchange that would literally DESTROY MODERN CIVILIZATION,” Smithsonian’s Dr. Kenneth M. Towe said “If a solar storm occurred today, we will have had forecasts already that it was coming. No nuclear attack will happen…at least for that reason, because the world will know in advance that communications can be disrupted.”

    When questioned about the reliability of solar storm forecasts and sharing those forecasts with the leaders of all other nuclear nations – China, England, France, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, etc. . . .

    Dr. Kenneth M. Towe replied Solar eruptions are 100% predictable and Communications worldwide have come a long way . . .

    LOCK-STEP, CONSENSUS SCIENCE probably begins in that worldwide council of frightened leaders of nuclear nations trying to avoid nuclear annihilation by promoting falsehoods about the source of energy (E) stored as mass (m) in cores heavy atoms, some planets, ordinary stars and galaxies:

    https://www.researchgate.net/post/Is_there_convincing_evidence_of_AGW#view=5648f4566225ffef5c8b45c0

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