Global Warming Alarmist Caught Falsifying Data
On Monday, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.
There was only one problem. It was patently obvious without even measuring the data that it was exceptionally cold around the world in October.
In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.
So what explained the anomaly? GISS’s computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.
Obama and Schwartzenegger are still not getting it, planning a two-day "Global Warming Summit". Isn't California broke enough? What a waste of money! Obama is still saying "the science is beyond dispute, and the facts are clear" (see above please). This line alone brings total discredit to anyone who utters it.
Make no mistake, "Cap and trade" means taxes. Hidden taxes at best. "Green jobs" are worthless. They are just new jobs based around fulfilling unfunded government mandates (like hiring new tax collectors and IRS auditors).
Finally, the artice references that California has already adopted many of the proposals Obama wants to implement on a federal level. CALIFORNIA IS BROKE, AND BEGGING FOR A FEDERAL BAILOUT. Good rule of thumb: Good policy should start with doing the opposite of what failed states like California do.
(I know I have some California readers, so feel free to weigh in.)