The proponents of the manmade global warming theory have arguably done more to destroy the credibility of science than anyone since the proponents of a flat Earth during the Inquisition.
In 1999, a still unknown hacker or leaker broke into the computers in the MET climate center at the British University of East Anglia and published reams of emails and other data that MET refused to make public. In a scandal nicknamed Climategate, that data showed that MET was fraudulently changing raw temperature measurements to show nonexistent warming before using statistically “adjusting” the fraudulent measurements to show even more warming.
The resulting government and university “investigations” were complete whitewashes. The investigators intentionally limited their review to MET’s statistical “adjustment” of the data and found that it was not completely unscientific. They never bothered to review MET’s misrepresentation of the raw temperature data.
However, not everyone on the scientific community turned a blind eye. In a Berkeley lecture, Professor Richard Muller (himself a proponent of manmade global warming) laid out the MET fraud for his students and millions of folks on the internet who have viewed the following video:
Now it appears that our very own NASA/GISS is perpetrating the same fraud.
This latest scandal was not broken (and I doubt it will be covered) by the American press. Instead, a British paper and a handful of scientists and bloggers have done the investigative journalism. The UK Telegraph reports:
Puzzled by those “2014 hottest ever” claims, which were led by the most quoted of all the five official global temperature records – Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (Giss) – [Paul] Homewood examined a place in the world where Giss was showing temperatures to have risen faster than almost anywhere else: a large chunk of South America stretching from Brazil to Paraguay.
Noting that weather stations there were thin on the ground, he decided to focus on three rural stations covering a huge area of Paraguay. Giss showed it as having recorded, between 1950 and 2014, a particularly steep temperature rise of more than 1.5C: twice the accepted global increase for the whole of the 20th century.
But when Homewood was then able to check Giss’s figures against the original data from which they were derived, he found that they had been altered. Far from the new graph showing any rise, it showed temperatures in fact having declined over those 65 years by a full degree. When he did the same for the other two stations, he found the same. In each case, the original data showed not a rise but a decline.
Here are the graphs of the actual falling temperatures in Puerto Casado, Paraguay:
And then the fraudulent rising ones offered by NASA/GISS:
Given that the Obama EPA is using this fraudulent temperature data to justify dozens of new regulations costing literally hundreds of billions of dollars in unnecessary energy costs and tens of thousands of lost jobs, it is long past time Congress ordered NASA/GISS to publish all of their internal data and correspondence and create a task force to audit that data. Third party investigators should have access to all the data to ensure that the congressional task force does not engage in its own whitewash.
UPDATE: The GISS’s fraudulent “warming” temperature data extends into the arctic.