Re: [asa] NASA quickly changes climate history data.

From: Janice Matchett <>
Date: Fri Aug 10 2007 - 01:20:09 EDT

At 01:10 AM 8/10/2007, PvM wrote:

>In fact the changes to the data are remarkably
>small, the only 'news worthy' aspect is that the
>hottest year in the US moved to the mid 1930's.
>Of course, the change was quite minor ~ Pim

@ The answers to your questions are in both of
my posts already. Do you ever stop rowing in circles?
GISS Has Reranked US Temperature Anomalies


Comment #36
Re:#20, Among other things, the change refutes
the claim by AGW alarmists that the temperatures
at the end of the 20th century were the “warmest
in a millllllion years!”. In fact, the last
decade of the 20th century wasn’t even warmer than the 1930s.

Also, as others have said, this was the low
hanging fruit. The error noted by Steve M. was
obvious, its source was obvious, and the fix was
obvious. The keepers of the data could not argue
against it and so they caved in and adjusted their data in less than a week.

The fact that one error had such a profound
impact on a key piece of hype that is used to
push the need for drastic action should make
everybody pause and wonder what the eventual
outcome will be of the broader issues being
looked at by Anthony Watts and his volunteer observers.

What happens if there is another tenth of a
degree (or more) taken out of the dataset by
errors and biases uncovered there?

Doesn’t that begin to call into question the
whole theory of AGW? If the models can account
for warming up to the 1950s with natural
forcings, but not all of the warming since 1980,
then what happens if that chunk of the post-1980s
warming is found to be error or measurement artifacts?

Will the experts admit that the models can
account for all warming with natural forcings?
Then what? The wheels fall off the Algore snake-oil-mobile…
Comment by Bill F August 9, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

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