A SUNDAY MORNING BOMBSHELL
UPDATE: “Being retired sure is liberating.” – John Bates. Read: https://judithcurry.com/2017/02/04/climate-scientists-versus-climate-data/#more-22794
According to a just published article by the Online Mail of the UK here, a “high-level whistleblower” has disclosed that America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) “breached its own rules on scientific integrity” and “duped” world leaders with manipulated global warming data.
The result of the manipulated data was to exaggerate the computed global warming. The aim was to make “the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015,” the Sunday Online Mail writes.
Manipulated data and the breaching of scientific rule have long been an accusation made against the NOAA in the climate science community, especially in the wake of the 2009 leaked Climategate e-mails, which showed scientists colluding to manipulate climate data and to unethically suppress scientific dissent. The ensuing whitewash was equally controversial.
The latest revelation, according to Online Mail, comes from “impeccable” NOAA scientist Dr. John Bates, who has shown “irrefutable evidence” that an NOAA paper showing accelerating global warming was rushed to be published just before the Paris Conference in 2015, and was “based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data“. The paper became to be known as the “Pausebuster” and was central in spurring the 2015 Paris Treaty.
Central African data made up entirely
On another matter, the NOAA has just come under massive fire as climate science skeptic Tony Heller presented at his realclimatescience blog strong evidence that the government agency manipulated December 2016 data in order to make it “red hot” in Central Africa, “with record heat“. However, the problem is that there are no measurement stations whatsoever located in the vast region, and so the NOAA simply made up and filled in the hot data.
Heller notes that full-surface temperature measurement by satellites in fact show that “the NOAA’s record hot regions in Africa were actually close to normal“.
Figure above: The heated data that the NOAA reported to the public.
Heller, a prolific critic of climate science, commented that the NOAA “reported” map (first chart) above “is fake” and that the “NOAA has almost no temperature data from Africa, and none from central Africa. They simply made up the record temperatures.”
Concerning the just challenged NOAA’s 2015 ‘Pausebuster’ paper, the Online Mail writes that it is based on “two new temperature sets of data“, both of which were “flawed.” The Online Mail adds that the paper used “unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming” and that “revised data will show both lower temperatures and a slower rate in the recent warming trend“.
What is worse about the paper is that the data used to produce its results weren’t archived and made available, which violated NOAA rules and proper scientific methodology. The Online Mails adds:
Before he retired last year, he continued to raise the issue internally. Then came the final bombshell. Dr Bates said: ‘I learned that the computer used to process the software had suffered a complete failure.’ The reason for the failure is unknown, but it means the Pausebuster paper can never be replicated or verified by other scientists.“
Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk/.
PS: Comments denying the scandal without substantiation will be promptly deleted.