Is The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) doctoring their data to create an illusion of global warming where it does not exist?

No less than the editorial board at Investors Business Daily believes it does.  And it has written a genuinely unsettling analysis, complete with specific reference points, to make its case.

Here is just part of that analysis:

Global Warming: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may have a boring name, but it has a very important job: It measures U.S. temperatures. Unfortunately, it seems to be a captive of the global warming religion. Its data are fraudulent.

What do we mean by fraudulent? How about this: NOAA has made repeated “adjustments” to its data, for the presumed scientific reason of making the data sets more accurate.

Nothing wrong with that. Except, all their changes point to one thing — lowering previously measured temperatures to show cooler weather in the past, and raising more recent temperatures to show warming in the recent present.

This creates a data illusion of ever-rising temperatures to match the increase in CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere since the mid-1800s, which global warming advocates say is a cause-and-effect relationship. The more CO2, the more warming.

But the actual measured temperature record shows something different: There have been hot years and hot decades since the turn of the last century, and colder years and colder decades. But the overall measured temperature shows no clear trend over the last century, at least not one that suggests runaway warming.

That is, until the NOAA’s statisticians “adjust” the data.

As Tony Heller at the Real Climate Science web site notes, “Pre-2000 temperatures are progressively cooled, and post-2000 temperatures are warmed. This year has been a particularly spectacular episode of data tampering by NOAA, as they introduce nearly 2.5 degrees of fake warming since 1895.”

So the global warming scare is basically a hoax.

This winter, for instance, as measured by temperature in city after city  and by snow-storm severity, has been one of the coldest on record in the Northeast.

But after the NOAA’s wizards finished with the data, it was merely about average.

Is this true?

Well, I’m no scientist and I don’t know one way or the other  But it certainly reads that way.

And if IBD is correct, what does that say about not only climate data, but the untold billions being spent on a situation which may not exist?

Is this not worth looking into further?  Would it not make sense for mainstream media other than Investors Business Daily to do some investigating of its own and report its conclusions?

Don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen, though.  They’ve got their story, they’re sticking to it……and, by so doing, quite possibly sticking it to us.  Big time.

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