NOAA has been exaggerating temperature measurements in the United States over the past century by as much as 2.5 degrees to maintain its belief that the rise in CO2 in the atmosphere is causing global warming, contends the publisher of a climate science website.
Average U.S. temperatures have decreased since the 1930s, according to actual measurements. But about half of the 1,218 U.S. Historical Climatology Network temperature stations in the U.S. fail to report their data, allowing NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to “adjust” it, writes Steven Goddard, who publishes with the pseudonym Tony Heller.
Goddard, who has a BS in geology from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Rice University, writes that the NOAA “data tampering produces a spectacular hockey stick of scientific fraud, which becomes the basis of vast amounts of downstream junk climate science.”
Meanwhile, a whistleblower who retired last year as the principal scientist of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, has accused the author of a NOAA report on ocean temperatures of trying to explain away the “pause” in warming through “flagrant manipulation of scientific integrity guidelines and scientific publication standards,” the Washington Times reported
“This year has been a particularly spectacular episode of data tampering by NOAA, as they introduce nearly 2.5 degrees of fake warming since 1895,” he says.
The Washington Times reported the NOAA whistleblower, John Bates, wrote Saturday on the Climate Etc. blog that the author of the NOAA “pausebuster” report on ocean warming, Thomas Karl, “had his ‘thumb on the scale’ — in the documentation, scientific choices, and release of datasets — in an effort to discredit the notion of a global warming hiatus and rush to time the publication of the paper to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy.”