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NASA's Rubber Ruler

Started by dsnope, 09/26/2012 11:50AM
Posted 09/26/2012 11:50AM Opening Post
Every time we turn our heads, they are making the past cooler and/or the present warmer. And always trend towards increasing alarmism of the moment.

We've been hearing that 2012 has been the "hottest on record." I had written earlier that those claims were based on the contiguous United States only, or 1.5% of the earth's surface. The "global temperature" in 2012 through June was only the 10th hottest on record. In fact, every single month of 1998 was warmer than the corresponding month of 2012.

I thought I'd update that analysis to include July's and August's temperatures. To my surprise, NASA's entire temperature record, going back to January 1880, changed between NASA's June update and its August update. I could not just add two more numbers to my spreadsheet. The entire spreadsheet needed to be updated.

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In short, the data that NASA makes available to the public, temperatures over the last 130 years, can change at any time, without warning and without explanation. Yes, the global temperature of January 1880 changed some time between July and September 2012.

Surprise of surprise, the change had the effect of making the long-term temperature record support conclusions of faster warming. The biggest changes were mostly pre-1963 temperatures; they were generally adjusted down. That would make the warming trend steeper, since post-1963 temperatures were adjusted slightly upward, on average. Generally, the older the data, the more adjustment.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/09/nasas_rubber_ruler.html#ixzz27bSHLWQb
Posted 09/26/2012 01:33PM | Edited 09/26/2012 01:39PM #1
Dave,
You've hit the nail on the head this time. What you have pointed out is just one more in a series of conspiracies involving NASA.

http://www.thetruthbehindthescenes.org/2012/03/21/nasa-hiding-data-of-magnetosphere-reversal/

Thank you for your diligence.

"A wise man, ... proportions his belief to the evidence."
-David Hume
Posted 09/26/2012 03:56PM #2
Dave Snope said:
Surprise of surprise, the change had the effect of making the long-term temperature record support conclusions of faster warming.
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http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/09/nasas_rubber_ruler.html#ixzz27bSHLWQb

Faster by a whopping 0.04 degrees C per 100 years according to the link - yawn. More interesting is the fact that you neglected to quote that part of the article...