Friday, September 14, 2018

Trust me. I work for the government.

On global warming:
NOAA’s research supposedly contradicted claims of a pause in global warming since 1998, hence the name “Pausebuster Paper.” But [Dr. John] Bates’ evidence shows that the agency knowingly overstated the speed of warming and falsely reported inaccurate high temperatures. Bates says his NOAA superiors ignored his vehement objections to publication of the faulty data.

Bates, a 40-year career meteorologist and climate scientist, explained that NOAA had replaced the readings gleaned from highly accurate Argo ocean buoys with temperature measurements from ships. The latter are notoriously inaccurate and undependable due to variability in measurement depth and because of heat from ships’ propulsion systems. “They had good data from buoys. And they threw it out and ‘corrected it’ with bad data from ships,” complained Bates. “You never change good data to agree with bad, but that’s what they did — so as to make it look as if the sea was warmer.”

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. . . The U.S. House Science Committee, however, was suspicious of the [“Pausebuster”] paper and issued subpoenas for internal e-mails related to it. Then suddenly, the computer used to store “Pausebuster” suffered a “complete failure,” meaning, says Bates, that no one will ever be able to replicate or verify the data.

"What on Earth Is Happening to Our Temperature?" By Ed Hiserodt and Rebecca Terrell, The New American, 3/27/17.

1 comment:

furball said...

Gee, leftists sure have trouble with their computers, don't they?

If we can't trust their IT departments to have backups (H!) why should we trust their computer models. Why should their programmers be any more proficient than their other staff. (Not even to mention their Chinese chaffeurs and foreign computer handlers.)