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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, criticized for manipulating temperature records to create a warming trend, has now been caught warming the past and cooling the present.
July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the U.S. during a summer that was declared “too hot to handle” by NASA scientists.
“The previous warmest July for the nation was July 1936, when the average U.S. temperature was 77.4°F,” NOAA said in 2012.
“You can’t get any clearer proof of NOAA adjusting past temperatures,” Watts wrote. “This isn’t just some issue with gridding, or anomalies, or method, it is about NOAA not being able to present historical climate information of the United States accurately.”
originally posted by: xuenchen
You would think a super-hot trend would have happened during WW2.
With all the fuel burning, the CO2 must have gone hog wild.
I think the scam artists missed that one.
originally posted by: jrflipjr
It's still amazing how this actually even LOOKS cyclical.
What's a pattern? The regular and repeated way in which something happens or is done...but that's not important right now.
Politics. And not the simple kind, either. NOAA's gonna get their funding cut for being politically correct.
Again: I can understand why the changes of recent years could occur....but I'm failing to understand why changes to the historical data of 1936 also needed to be changed.
Can anyone explain that?
If that was his argument he is dead wrong. There were no adjustments that took place, they just "messed" up, and admitted it.
So yes 1936 was the hottest year in the US. Now that doesn't mean it was the hottest year globally, but that is a whole different story.
The main thing to take away from this is that even the most "respectable" organizations are willing to fudge the numbers to fit their agenda.