Wednesday, August 18, 2010

GloboWarming Scams, Part 65,676

Woopsie. UPDATE: Notice, please, the combox, wherein Jim makes a contribution which is useful.

Item dated 8/11/10: UPDATE: See that damn combox!

US Government admits satellite temperature readings “degraded.” All data taken offline in shock move. Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high.

The fault was first detected after a tip off from an anonymous member of the public to climate skeptic blog, Climate Change Fraud (view original article) (August 9, 2010).

...[NOAA] Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis declined to state how long the fault might have gone undetected. Nor would the shaken spokesman engage in speculation as to the damage done to the credibility of a decade’s worth of temperature readings taken from the problematic ‘NOAA-16’ satellite.

Only 10 years' data.

World-renowned Canadian climatologist, Dr. Timothy Ball, after casting his expert eye over the shocking findings concluded, “At best the entire incident indicates gross incompetence, at worst it indicates a deliberate attempt to create a temperature record that suits the political message of the day.”

But, by all means, let us crush Wisconsin electricity-users with $6 BILLION in forced cap-costs of utility wind-farms/woodburners/"better" coal-combustion.

That way the price of electricity can double AGAIN in 10 years!

Side-note to Ron Johnson: the Milwaukee JS will not publish this item.

HT: Vox


Tim Morrissey said...

Oh boy did you nail THIS one, particularly the last sentence. No chance Ron's regional copy of the JS will carry THIS item....

jimspice said...

Any reputable news source should not cover this, at least not how you present it. The Great Lakes Coastwatch data is put together by a local team, and used mainly for navigation and fishing purposes. Shortcomings of the data are well known, i.e. it skews up during cloudy conditions, but the alerts which are meant to flag such suspect data were missing from the site in question.

More importantly, this data set is not incorporated into any part of the larger global data used by climate scientists.

You would know this if in "researching" the issue, you looked at sites which do more than support your predefined conclusions.

Dad29 said...

Oh, well.

Back to the Hockey Stick fraud.

jimspice said...

Nope. Nothing there either. It must be very nice to have the luxury of holding demonstrably flawed views and blithely following them anyway.

Deekaman said...

Ah yes...nothing to see here. Still warming...hmmm...hmmmm...hmmm...I can't hear you....lalalala.

I'd say there's nothing like having the luxury of flawed views with the weight of a big government agenda behind it. That way there's no need to consider anyone elses view. The debate is settled, by God.

TerryN said...

Hide the decline. The science is settled. Film at 11.

John Foust said...

Don't worry, ClimateChangeFraud has yet to correct their story, so it'll continue to be repeated by Dad29's clones all across the country.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, JF. And Dad29 calls himself a "true"e Christian! Haw!

Deekaman said...

Of course...the truth of the (alleged) AGW religion is self-evident. Those heretics who question the authority of the (alleged) AGW Inquisition shall have a fatwah placed upon their head.

Meanwhile, 6 spotless days in a row on the sun. Bundle up kids...and get that snowblower ready. I think you're gonna need all the warm you can get.