NASA Climategate Exposed
[SPPI Note: The Smith-D’Aleo paper mentioned in this press release was commissioned by SPPI, and the full copyrighted version will be released and posted at SPPI in the next few days. We consented for a shortened version to be used by John Coleman for his program. All five segments of the program can be viewed here: http://www.kusi.com/weather/colemanscorner/81583352.html ]
Climate researchers have discovered that NASA researchers improperly manipulated data in order to claim 2005 as “the warmest year on record.”
KUSI-TV meteorologist, Weather Channel founder, and iconic weatherman John Coleman will present these findings in a one-hour special airing on KUSI-TV on January 14 at 9 p.m. EST. A related report will be made available on the Internet at 6 p.m. EST on January 14 at www.kusi.com.
In a new report, computer expert E. Michael Smith and Certified Consulting Meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo discovered extensive manipulation of the temperature data by the U.S. government’s two primary climate centers: the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, North Carolina and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) at Columbia University in New York City. Smith and D’Aleo accuse these centers of manipulating temperature data to give the appearance of warmer temperatures than actually occurred by trimming the number and location of weather observation stations. The report is available online at http://icecap.us/images/uploads/NOAAroleinclimategate.pdf.
The report reveals that there were no actual temperatures left in the computer database when NASA/NCDC proclaimed 2005 as “the warmest year on record.” The NCDC deleted actual temperatures at thousands of locations throughout the world as it changed to a system of global grid points, each of which is determined by averaging the temperatures of two or more adjacent weather observation stations. So the NCDC grid map contains only averaged, not real, temperatures, giving rise to significant doubt that the result is a valid representation of Earth temperatures.
The number of actual weather observation points used as a starting point for world average temperatures was reduced from about 6,000 in the 1970s to about 1,000 now. “That leaves much of the world unaccounted for,” says D’Aleo.
The NCDC data are regularly used by the National Weather Service to declare a given month or year as setting a record for warmth. Such pronouncements are typically made in support of the global warming alarmism agenda. Researchers who support the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) also regularly use the NASA/NCDC data, including researchers associated with the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia that is now at the center of the “Climategate” controversy.
This problem is only the tip of the iceberg with NCDC data. “For one thing, it is clear that comparing data from previous years, when the final figure was produced by averaging a large number of temperatures, with those of later years, produced from a small temperature base and the grid method, is like comparing apples and oranges,” says Smith. “When the differences between the warmest year in history and the tenth warmest year is less than three-quarters of a degree, it becomes silly to rely on such comparisons,” added D’Aleo, who asserts that the data manipulation is “scientific travesty” that was committed by activist scientists to advance the global warming agenda.
Smith and D’Aleo are both interviewed as part of a report on this study on the television special, “Global Warming: The Other Side,” which will air at 9 PM on January 14 on KUSI-TV, channel 9/51, San Diego, California. The detailed report is available at http://icecap.us/images/uploads/NOAAroleinclimategate.pdf.
The KUSI News Special will be posted at http://www.kusi.com/weather/colemanscorner/81175327.html as four segments a few hours before the program is telecast Thursday evening.
Segment 1 covers the basic issue of the bad science behind the global warming frenzy. We explain the hypothesis of your carbon footprint, the result of the co2 that enters the atmosphere as a result of burning of fossil fuels to support your lifestyle. We show how that theory has failed to verify and proven wrong.
Segment 2 tells the story of Roger Revelle and Al Gore and Maurice Strong and the UN IPCC, It ends with Revelle realizing that CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas, but Gore dismissing Revelle as senile and refusing to debate. And it ends with the UN holding on to its global warming claims despite the failure of its computer models to verify while Maurice Strong goes reclusive in his condo in China, living on the oil for peace money.
Segment 3 is the debunking of the many claims of impending climate catastrophes Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth”.
Segment 4 is the breaking news of Climategate coming to the US.
There is also a brief summation segment.
Experts featured on the program are Fred Singer, Richard Lindzen, Willie Soon, Craig Idso, Lord Christopher Monckton, Joseph D’Aleo and E. Michael Smith. We also feature two musical items by the Minnesotans for Global Warming. I thank you one and all for being a part of the program, which we hope will have along life and be rebroadcast on many outlets and eventually be shown in schools to balance the Gore flick.
The Web site will post supporting materials for each segment so viewers who want to learn more will have documents to read and links to other videos and reports posted elsewhere. There will be chat room running during the program on the KUSI page of Facebook.