and P Gosselin
It’s well known that scientists at NASA GISS have been rewriting the global temperature record, adjusting the data. Not surprising to many, it now appears much of the globe has been warming faster. This is quite remarkable.
One example is how cooling was transformed into warming in Australia.
What follows are the plots of six Australian station that go back to the late 19th century. The comparator shows the plots of GISS Version 4 “unadjusted” data compared to the Version 4 “adj homogenized” data:
Data: NASA GISS
Before the homogenization, the unadjusted data from 4 of the 6 stations showed cooling. But after NASA GISS “adjusted” the data, the cooling disappeared and all 6 stations showed warming. This seems Orwellian, to say the least.
Now: a mysterious growth in number of stations going back to 1882
Strangely last year when we looked at the NASA site, they showed only 6 stations having V4 unadj data from January 1882 to November 2019 for Australia and only 325 stations globally, see the following screenshot from last year:
But when we look at the NASA GISS site TODAY, we suddenly find they have 17 stations showing V4 unadj data from January 1882 to November 2019 for Australia.
Where did the 11 new stations which such a long dataset suddenly come from?
Extra 104 stations going back to 1882
And globally, as readers may have already noticed above, NASA GISS seems to have found 104 new stations that go all the way back to 1882, now showing a total of 429! Why weren’t these visible last year?
Version 3 only 144 stations going back to 1882
Things get even stranger at NASA GISS. You’d think that Version 4 unadj data are derived from a Version 3 dataset, meaning there would have to be as many stations with Version 3 data as with Version 4. But surprise!