News out this weekend that the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, run by Dr. James Hansen (a Global Warming Buddy of former VP Al Gore), misreported it’s data for October. GISS, without any apparent irony, declared October of 2008 “the warmest on record.”
NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or “the people whose burueaucratic title actually allows them to comment on things like the weather,” declared it the “70th warmest October of the last 114,” which mathematically sounds a lot like “below average” to me.
The GISS numbers apparently took Russian data from September and repeated it (day for day), making the October numbers the same as the previous, and warmer month. (There are these things called “seasons”; apparently, it normally gets colder this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere. Who knew?)
Turns out that, in the US alone, October had 63 local snowfall records and 115 record low temperatures (while Arctic ice sheets were 30% thicker than last year.) GISS is scrambling to try to change their numbers to make up for the mistake after “climate skeptics” called them on the fraud. (Hurray for Climate Skeptics!)
GISS website now proudly proclaims that “Research at GISS emphasizes a broad study of global climate change.” The UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) uses GISS as one of it’s four data points, even though we now know that GISS has been fudging the numbers, probably at the behest of the Climate Crazies led by Mr. Gore and Dr. Hansen (as well as Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, the Chair of the IPCC who has no known climate qualifications; The London Telegraph describes his prior employment as “railway engineer”.)
US taxpayers should not have to continue paying for intentionally skewed research at GISS. Republicans in Washington: if you want to stand up for fiscal responsibility, here’s an agency for which you should immediately cut off all funding. I know it won’t pay for a bailout package, but at least it’s something.