The Earth is NOT warming, somebody please tell the NYT, WaPo, my daughter…
My readers know – I’ve known — the Earth is NOT heating up, for some time. But I was among a few lone voices, (even my daughter believes in global warming) in the public arena, willing to sign my name to that.
One reason? The big data sets being used by governments — seemed to back up these claims. There was of course, a lot of contradicting data — data I had more confidence in for a variety of reasons too lengthy to explain here — but nevertheless, the big 3 data sets SEEMED to be against my argument.
Suddenly out of the blue, comes this new MIT report smashing the global warming narrative to pieces.
The scientists, their findings, and the data in the report were stressed to be conclusive:
MIT Report — “The conclusive findings of this research are that the three GAST data sets are not a valid representation of reality. In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments, that removed their cyclical temperature patterns, are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”
This is a very big deal and would normally create a big splash in the news but instead this is a crisis at publications like the NYT and Washington Post, which have gambled their credibility on the AGW narrative. The result? After millions of front page words written trying to convince people this was a real problem — the MSM seems unable to write any stories admitting it isn’t true.
If you are wondering what the MIT scientists found, here is an excerpt summarizing it, basically, all 3 data sets systemically inflated their temperature data, year after year, with the same false manipulation method, they incorrectly “…removed their cyclical temperature patterns…”
Here is the meat of the MIT Report — It was found that each new version of GAST has nearly always exhibited a steeper warming linear trend over its entire history. And, it was nearly always accomplished by systematically removing the previously existing cyclical temperature pattern. This was true for all three entities providing GAST data measurement, NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU.
As a result, this research sought to validate the current estimates of GAST using the best available relevant data. This included the best documented and understood data sets from the U.S. and elsewhere as well as global data from satellites that provide far more extensive global coverage and are not contaminated by bad siting and urbanization impacts. Satellite data integrity also benefits from having cross checks with Balloon data.
The conclusive findings of this research are that the three GAST data sets are not a valid representation of reality. In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments, that removed their cyclical temperature patterns, are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.
Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever –despite current claims of record setting warming.
Finally, since GAST data set validity is a necessary condition for EPA’s GHG/CO2 Endangerment Finding, it too is invalidated by these research findings.