Unbelieveable adjustments

It is very gratifying to see adjustments of temperature data from surface stations getting some attention again. You could say I started blogging due to that very issue. One of my first posts back in November 2009 was Climate Fast Food (“processed data”).  The comparison between the unadjusted and adjusted data for certain stations was shocking:

“If climate change is weather records homogenised, I’d rather have the raw data, as I’m finding the processed kind rather hard to digest.”

Having spent a very long time examining, comparing and mapping station data, the continual changes and new versions of the data made comparisons with previous work challenging.  GISS used a new classification method for identifying which stations to adjust; NCDC developed new versions of datasets and pair-wise comparisons.  Adjustments seemed to get more and more extreme, but I felt like I was in the Red Queen’s Race (“it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place”).

It felt like I was banging my head against a brick wall, so I stopped.

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7 Responses to Unbelieveable adjustments

  1. Better refer to the satellite data (Dr. Roy Spencer) They are not as much subject to human influence. There once was a problem wit calibrating, but it is fixed. Always be skeptical!

  2. Bloke down the pub says:

    One of my thoughts, echoed in a post over at wuwt, has been that at some point the potential for downward adjustments of the past is used up. At the same time, upward adjustments of the present become more and more obvious for what they are and if they are stopped then the upward trend pauses or, shock horror, may even turn downward. The warmists have been praying for years for an indisputable warming period so that they can recover some plausibility, but for the time being Gaia is just laughing at them.

  3. gallopingcamel says:

    The people who make these adjustments don’t feel the need to defend their work as they don’t get much flak from professional scientists or professional journalists.

    It is left to amateurs in the blogosphere to draw attention to the corruption of “Climate Science” but the impact of skeptical blogs such as DITC or WUWT is much diminished by warmist bloggers who doggedly defend the indefensible:

  4. Evelyn says:

    Climate change and a small rising of the global temperature, it is obvious today when we see that the icebergs at the poles are melting and many animals like the polar bear struggle to survive in the warmer conditions which limits its hunting territory.
    If others are not so interested in stopping or at least reducing the CO2 emissions in our world, we, as individuals can do our job and lower our carbon footprint at least at home.

  5. Reblogged this on The GOLDEN RULE and commented:
    One of the many reasons for genuinely doubting (not denying), warmist theories, claims and actions.
    In accountancy, this is called “cooking the books” or creative accounting!

  6. joekano76 says:

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

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