ClimateGate: 30 years in the making

The ClimateGate timeline from Mohib Ebrahim, found at Joanne Nova’s place.

You have to see this up close to believe it. Look up close and admire the detail while you despair at how long science has been going off the rails. To better appreciate the past and what was exposed by the CRU emails, the Timeline chart consolidates and chronologically organizes the information uncovered and published about the CRU emails by many researchers along with some related contextual events. That the chart exists at all is yet another example of how skilled experts are flocking in to the skeptics’ position and dedicating hours of time pro bono because they are passionately motivated to fight against those who try to deceive us.

I’ve been working on a post on the interdependence between the CRU dataset, NASA’s GISS, and NOAA’s NCDC; All rely heavily on the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN), home of the Great Thermometer Die Off.  This paragraph sums up what I’ve learned to date; lots of holes
in the record as thermometers are deleted, and lots of heavily processed data that may not make sense anymore.

What about the supposedly independent temperature records of NASA’s GISS and NOAA’s NCDC? CRU, GISS and NCDC get most of their raw data from NOAA’s GHCN. [50] [1255298593.txt] Serious irregularities and questionable adjustments are starting to surface with the source GHCN data itself. [50] [60] [62] [67] [72] [77] [114] [132] [168] [171] “The number of actual weather observation points used as a starting point for world average temperatures has been reduced from about 6,000 in the 1970s to about 1,500 in the most recent years [in the NCDC data]…. [A]nd in the final NASA/GIStemp data file, it drops to about 1,000,” most below 60 degrees latitude, where temperatures are naturally warmer. [168:1] And so, like the Three Musketeers, the CRU, GISS and NOAA temperature records stand or fall together.

Check it out.

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