Friday, 21 September 2007

Oops! NASA has lost Wellington

With their global temperature record coming under increasing scrutiny, a study of NASA's datasets reveals that according to their records, Wellington disappeared in 1988 -- but that hasn't stopped NASA's James Hansen going right on ahead and adjusting the unrecorded data anyway.

Naturally, he's adjusted the non-existent figures upwards, which is surprising given that NIWA's actual figures for the period adjusted are downwards. Story here at Climate Audit. Graph of temperature record above.

Just for the record, this is the same James Hansen who helped kick off the whole warmist farrago back in the early nineties; the same James Hansen who's on record as saying that warmists need to sex up their data; and the same James Hansen who had to concede recently that his organisation's data collection methods were flawed, requiring a readjustment of figures that saw 1934 pronounced the warmest year on record.

So losing Wellington is not out of character.

Nonetheless, maybe you can help James, and perhaps help Steve McIntyre and Anthony Watts who are on the trail of James and his gaggle of government temperature collectors. Perhaps you could drive out to Wellington airport, find and photograph the temperature collection station, and post it at Climate Audit to pass on to Hansen and his colleagues. Tell them Wellington hasn't yet succumbed to either cyclones or earthquakes, and despite the local effect of too much hot air, it's getting colder not warmer.

1 comment:

  1. Who decides on the moving average year count? i.e. why do we often see an 11-year moving average? What's the calculation or is it a fudge?


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