The entire theory of global warming rests on computer temperature models.

Sadly for the warming campaign (but happily for the rest of us), the temperature of the Earth consistently measures cooler than the models project.

What’s a warmist to do?

The scientific method demands that when observed data does not fit your hypothesis, the hypothesis must change.  That’s the time to question your assumptions and open your investigation to alternative explanations.

There’s another way to go, but it’s not science.  You can alter the data to fit your hypothesis.

If scientists had allowed that in the past the sun would be still orbiting a flat Earth — at least on paper.

Why are warming campaigners ignoring the best available satellite temperature data in favor of less reliable data from weather stations, balloons and buoys?

There’s an increasing body of evidence which suggests climate researchers are “adjusting” terrestrial temperature data to cool the past and warm the present.  Marc Morano has constant updates at CFACT’s Climate Depot.  This past weekend Matt Drudge picked up Marc’s reporting at the Drudge Report and hundreds of thousands of readers are following the story.

Paul Homewood recently posted a fascinating pair of graphs.  They show the temperature recorded at a station in Paraguay both before and after the “adjustment bureau” went to work on it.  Take a look:

Temperature Puerto Casado Paraguay recorded adjusted

The first graph, which is the actual raw data, shows a clear downward trend in temperature — a trend which is totally reversed to show warming after being “adjusted.”

This does not appear to be an isolated example.  It appears to be the tip of the (not melting) iceberg.  It certainly makes recent reports that 2014 was the hottest year ever by a whopping two hundredths of a degree even more laughable.

There’s a place for adjusting scientific data to compensate for factors which can throw it off and make it more accurate.  However, you’d expect these adjustments to come out about even.  That’s not what appears to be happening when it comes to climate.  The adjustments appear to go all in one direction, consistently cooling the past and warming the present.

When something smells this fishy, it’s time to take closer look.

Author

  • Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.