Skip to comments.NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space Agency Admits
Posted on 03/30/2010 12:08:25 PM PDT by Ben Mugged
NASA was able to put a man on the moon, but the space agency can't tell you what the temperature was when it did. By its own admission, NASA's temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.
E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) -- the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails -- and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.
The e-mails from 2007 reveal that when a USA Today reporter asked if NASA's data "was more accurate" than other climate-change data sets, NASA's Dr. Reto A. Ruedy replied with an unequivocal no. He said "the National Climatic Data Center's procedure of only using the best stations is more accurate," admitting that some of his own procedures led to less accurate readings.
"My recommendation to you is to continue using NCDC's data for the U.S. means and [East Anglia] data for the global means," Ruedy told the reporter.
"NASA's temperature data is worse than the Climate-gate temperature data. According to NASA," wrote Christopher Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute who uncovered the e-mails. Horner is skeptical of NCDC's data as well, stating plainly: "Three out of the four temperature data sets stink."
Global warming critics call this a crucial blow to advocates' arguments that minor flaws in the "Climate-gate" data are unimportant, since all the major data sets arrive at the same conclusion -- that the Earth is getting warmer. But there's a good reason for that, the skeptics say: They all use the same data.
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And at the middle of that rotten apple? James Hansen!
And my recommendation to NASA is to shut up until you can get meaningful data that can be analyzed and shared with other scientific organizations. As far as I am concerned, the resed button has been hit and we need to start over on the global warming debate.
Global Warming is a hoax.
To tax Americans for a concept called Global Warming is a political ideology of the left that continues.
I am unaware of any reasonable scientist in the world today supports this but, governments will need to tax you to study it more.
The data is not important...the computer models tell us everything we need to know.
Hey, I have a lot more faith in engineers verses scientists from NASA these days. Engineers have to actually make things work.
Hansen...oh the poster boy for the Houston comical. They are in luuuvvvv with this charlatan.
Hey, the engineers just build the equipment. It’s the “scientists” who collect and interpret the data and that’s where the problem lies.
This Fox item just flat-out cribs a piece from Big Journalism from a while back: http://bigjournalism.com/chorner/2010/03/23/usa-today-global-warming-handmaiden/
This makes me wonder if the astronauts really did go to the moon or was it all made up just like global warming.
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