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Doctored Data, Not U.S. Temperatures, Set a Record This Year
Forbes ^ | June 13, 2012 | James Taylor

Posted on 06/17/2012 4:30:41 PM PDT by Twotone

“Americans just lived through the hottest 12 months ever recorded, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Tuesday,” according to the May 15 Los Angeles Times.

Which begs the question, what does “recorded” mean?

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: agenda21; agw; globalwarming
"With billions upon billions of dollars in annual federal funding at stake, who do you suppose the manufactured warming trend benefits?"

Definitely not the American Taxpayer.

1 posted on 06/17/2012 4:30:49 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone
Doctored Data, Not U.S. Temperatures, Set a Record This Year

We need to maintain consistency with our 8% unemployment rate dontchya' know, no matter how "unexpected" that makes it.

2 posted on 06/17/2012 4:37:45 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Twotone
Does there remain a single, once noble or at least innocuous American institution that the Left has not soiled?
3 posted on 06/17/2012 4:46:03 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves)
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To: Jacquerie

That’s a rhetorical question, right? ;-)


4 posted on 06/17/2012 4:53:32 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

From the article: “Forty years ago, for example, Chicago’s O’Hare airport was located in a largely rural area with surrounding agriculture and relatively sparse population.”

Forty-one years ago I worked on the Illinois Tollway at the O’Hare Oasis. Walking home from work I passed by a large field of corn. No “heat island” effect from that!

The story is the same in many places around the country. Do they de-emphasize urban weather stations and emphasize rural ones? Just the opposite!


5 posted on 06/17/2012 4:57:07 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Twotone

Perhaps placing a microphone outside and ‘recording’ the temperature justifies their claim?


6 posted on 06/17/2012 4:59:20 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Twotone

June 17th, and it’s cold as a well-digger’s arse here in Boston.


7 posted on 06/17/2012 5:10:56 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Twotone
Many of us reading this may be alive to witness the start of the next Maunder Ice Age.

Astrophysicist forecasts 19th Little Ice Age in the past 7500 years

Which is why you see stories like this.

A foot of snow possible for Mt Baker WA

What has more scientific weight ? Actual snow fall in summer or corrupt data points run through invalid computer models ?

8 posted on 06/17/2012 5:11:54 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: BwanaNdege

Bingo! Good answer. I believe there has also been a reduction in the number of rural data collection stations and that only increases the effect of the data from the “heat islands”.


9 posted on 06/17/2012 5:11:54 PM PDT by Techster
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To: BwanaNdege

Also, they use the data to determine global warming trends of tenths of a degree — using data that was gathered by having somebody go squint at a thermometer calibrated +/- 2 degrees and manually write down what he sees.


10 posted on 06/17/2012 5:15:19 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Techster

I live in a rural area where the official Weather Service station is located at the small local airport among sand, rocks and sage brush. It is always at least 7 degrees hotter out there than anywhere else around.


11 posted on 06/17/2012 5:17:20 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: justa-hairyape

There are many who have been watching the end of cycle 23 and the start of cycle 24 with great interest.


12 posted on 06/17/2012 5:18:55 PM PDT by Techster
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To: Twotone

I suppose so. Science, K-12, government, our military, . . . what remains untouched by leftist filth?


13 posted on 06/17/2012 5:27:11 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves)
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To: Twotone
The internet era has exposed the information fraud that has been perpetrated for decades just like the Gutenberg Press made information available to everybody who could read and share.

Those that still don't get it are like Dan Rather who is still drooling out that the Bush TANG story is true years after the Freeper from Atanta proved it false within hours.

14 posted on 06/17/2012 5:59:08 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Jack Hammer

Ocean effect


15 posted on 06/17/2012 6:12:47 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Twotone
Anyone interested in this should follow Joe Bastardi on Twitter.

He's constantly fighting the AGW nuts.

@BigJoeBastardi

16 posted on 06/17/2012 6:24:43 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Twotone
Anyone interested in this should follow Joe Bastardi on Twitter.

He's constantly fighting the AGW nuts.

@BigJoeBastardi

17 posted on 06/17/2012 6:25:10 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Sorry for the duplicate post.

I messed up the HTML in the first one.


18 posted on 06/17/2012 6:26:37 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: All
H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956), Journalist – magazine editor

The [news media] is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant
and the crazy crazier.


The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them
imaginary.


19 posted on 06/17/2012 6:29:21 PM PDT by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: Jacquerie

“soiled”?
You left out the P...........spoiled.
IMHO, of course.


20 posted on 06/17/2012 6:53:18 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Techster
I believe there has also been a reduction in the number of rural data collection stations and that only increases the effect of the data from the “heat islands”.

That's part of it. The computer modelers also resampled and adjusted historic temperature data. In many cases their adjustments resulted in lower "temperatures" for locations in, for example, the 1930s than were actually recorded by the weather observers. Needless to say that "adjustment" makes the increase in temperature seem greater than it would be if the real data was used.

Global warming believers point to weather data series that show warming, like the data from Blue Hills Observatory in Massachusetts, but they ignore other data from the same recording stations, like average wind speed data, which are inversely correlated with the temperature data but don't fit the AGW models.

21 posted on 06/17/2012 7:03:10 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Inyo-Mono

Years ago....I used to jog in Tucson...always near the central park near the base. There were three or four official weather service stations in Tucson...of which one of the “trailers” were at the edge of this park.

I stood there one day (110 degrees), and was plain worn out from walking. There was the trailer, and it’s assorted collection devices. Surrounding the trailer and within twenty feet...was a four-lane intersection with tons of asphalt. Around the trailer itself...someone had landscaped the area with at least six tons of gravel and rocks. Toss in the sidewalk and a nearby parking lot, and this was a magnet for heat. The trailer was probably recording temps at three degrees above what the real norm should have been. I’m guessing that the trailer had been there for at least twenty years. I doubt very seriously that any of the local weather guys who were responsible for it....really cared. It was faulty numbers that they were collecting, but obviously....it just didn’t matter.

I’d make a guess that at least thirty percent of the data that the Weather Service collects each year....is faulty data. No one is willing to stand up, admit it, and fix the situation.


22 posted on 06/17/2012 7:50:40 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Twotone

World temperatures have a 125,000 year cycle.
What happens in a given 12, or 112, year period means little.


23 posted on 06/17/2012 7:59:13 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Inyo-Mono
I live in a rural area where the official Weather Service station is located at the small local airport among sand, rocks and sage brush. It is always at least 7 degrees hotter out there than anywhere else around.

Nothing wrong with that. The problem from is from urban heat islands and specifically from taking temperature measurements in areas that have become urbanized over the period of record. That creates an artificial uptick in temperature averages when there was no actual temperature increase.

24 posted on 06/18/2012 7:06:43 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: freeandfreezing
Blue Hills Observatory in Massachusetts

Been there and seen their cheezy presentation. They truly believe that their little thermometer at the southeast end of an increasingly urbanized area is a valid record of "global warming" from carbon dioxide. Lunatics.

25 posted on 06/18/2012 7:10:19 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Twotone
Inconvenient truth ~ 84 degrees in Sacramento yesterday.
26 posted on 06/19/2012 7:32:29 AM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: TauntedTiger

We are 10 degrees below ‘average’ here in the mid-Willamette Valley. Personally, I could use a little global warming!


27 posted on 06/19/2012 9:09:46 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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