View Full Version : Bogus global warming data hurts real scientific efforts

Constitutionally Speaking
10-16-2010, 03:27 PM
Frank Beckman nails it again.

NASA's chief global warming exaggerator, James Hansen, was caught doctoring temperature data in several clever maneuvers. He oversaw the elimination of a dramatic reduction of world temperature recording stations.

San Jose computer programmer E.M. Smith uncovered the data and found NASA "systematically eliminated 75 percent of the world's stations with a clear bias towards removing higher latitude, high altitude and rural locations."

The number of reporting stations in Canada was reduced from 600 to 35, with the traditionally colder areas no longer part of the equation, therefore leaving the overall world temperatures to skew toward an artificially higher figure.

In 2008, Hansen entered September temperature data for the month of October in compiling numbers to support another scare about warming, once again trying to falsely distort a climate record. He claimed it was a simple error, which would be an acceptable explanation from a layman but not from the person in charge of NASA's climate projects.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20101015/OPINION03/10150338#ixzz12Y1KLkPg

10-16-2010, 03:39 PM
The main accomplishment of the AGW crowd has been to undermine the trust that people place in scientists and their work. Because of this all modern scientific theory and thought is now up for grabs. If sufficiently motivated scientists are willing to skew data in favor of AGW then why not evolution or any other "theory" that careers, notoriety and or money are riding on? Some scientists discovered that it was easier to fudge data and vilify colleagues who have differing opinions than to re-evaluate their views. After all they have to be right and every one else wrong because it's their beliefs that are being questioned.