Yet another scandal in yet another government agency: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, has been falsifying temperature data. They changed the real, observable temperatures to theoretical ones based on computer models to better suit the 'narrative' of global warming. And they call themselves scientists.
Christopher Booker elucidates in The scandal of fiddled global warming data The US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record
Steven Goddard’s US blog Real Science, showing how shamelessly manipulated has been one of the world’s most influential climate records….Goddard shows how, in recent years, NOAA’s US Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) has been “adjusting” its record by replacing real temperatures with data “fabricated” by computer models. The effect of this has been to downgrade earlier temperatures and to exaggerate those from recent decades, to give the impression that the Earth has been warming up much more than is justified by the actual data.
In several posts headed “Data tampering at USHCN/GISS”, Goddard compares the currently published temperature graphs with those based only on temperatures measured at the time. These show that the US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record; whereas the latest graph, nearly half of it based on “fabricated” data, shows it to have been warming at a rate equivalent to more than 3 degrees centigrade per century.
Any theory needing to rely so consistently on fudging the evidence, I concluded, must be looked on not as science at all, but as simply a rather alarming case study in the aberrations of group psychology.
From Steve Goddard's Real Science blog
NOAA/NASA Dramatically Altered US Temperatures After The Year 2000
Using Thermometer Data Is Now Considering Data Tampering
NOAA And NASA Data Alterations Are Global
Thirty-nine percent of USHCN data is now fabricated, meaning that there is now 39% more monthly temperature data reported than measured, compared to less than 5% in 1990.
IPCC Models Can’t Produce Anything To Worry About
Even if you pile crazy assumption upon crazy assumption, you cannot even manage to make climate change cause minor damage
The debate over climate change is horribly polarized. From the way it is conducted, you would think that only two positions are possible: that the whole thing is a hoax or that catastrophe is inevitable. In fact there is room for lots of intermediate positions, including the view I hold, which is that man-made climate change is real but not likely to do much harm, let alone prove to be the greatest crisis facing humankind this century
That's my position too.