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.