Republicans To Investigate NASA Over Climate Data Tampering

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With record heat (and drought) in the west and record cold (wet and snow) in the east, the global warming game-playing continues every day but the climate-gate rhetoric has increased vociferously since we first noted three weeks ago, the data that has been so relied upon to 'prove' global warming's trend was in fact manipulated. What The Telegraph called "the most extraordinary scandal of our times" - that of the "seasonally-adjusted" seasonal raw global temperature data - is about to be investigated by Congress. As Daily Caller reports, California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrbacher exclaimed "expect there to be congressional hearings into NASA altering weather station data to falsely indicate warming & sea rise."

This began, as The Telegraph previously noted, with claims that the underlying data used to justify practically every study p[roving global warming has, in fact, been manipulated...

Although it has been emerging for seven years or more, one of the most extraordinary scandals of our time has never hit the headlines. Yet another little example of it lately caught my eye when, in the wake of those excited claims that 2014 was “the hottest year on record”, I saw the headline on a climate blog: “Massive tampering with temperatures in South America”. The evidence on Notalotofpeopleknowthat, uncovered by Paul Homewood, was indeed striking.


Puzzled by those “2014 hottest ever” claims, which were led by the most quoted of all the five official global temperature records – Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (Giss) – Homewood examined a place in the world where Giss was showing temperatures to have risen faster than almost anywhere else: a large chunk of South America stretching from Brazil to Paraguay.


Noting that weather stations there were thin on the ground, he decided to focus on three rural stations covering a huge area of Paraguay. Giss showed it as having recorded, between 1950 and 2014, a particularly steep temperature rise of more than 1.5C: twice the accepted global increase for the whole of the 20th century.


But when Homewood was then able to check Giss’s figures against the original data from which they were derived, he found that they had been altered. Far from the new graph showing any rise, it showed temperatures in fact having declined over those 65 years by a full degree. When he did the same for the other two stations, he found the same. In each case, the original data showed not a rise but a decline.


Homewood had in fact uncovered yet another example of the thousands of pieces of evidence coming to light in recent years that show that something very odd has been going on with the temperature data relied on by the world's scientists. And in particular by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which has driven the greatest and most costly scare in history: the belief that the world is in the grip of an unprecedented warming.


How have we come to be told that global temperatures have suddenly taken a great leap upwards to their highest level in 1,000 years? In fact, it has been no greater than their upward leaps between 1860 and 1880, and 1910 and 1940, as part of that gradual natural warming since the world emerged from its centuries-long “Little Ice Age” around 200 years ago.


This belief has rested entirely on five official data records. Three of these are based on measurements taken on the Earth’s surface, versions of which are then compiled by Giss, by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and by the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit working with the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction, part of the UK Met Office. The other two records are derived from measurements made by satellites, and then compiled by Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) in California and the University of Alabama, Huntsville (UAH).





To fill in the huge gaps, those compiling the records have resorted to computerised “infilling” or “homogenising”, whereby the higher temperatures recorded by the remaining stations are projected out to vast surrounding areas (Giss allows single stations to give a reading covering 1.6 million square miles). This alone contributed to the sharp temperature rise shown in the years after 1990.


But still more worrying has been the evidence that even this data has then been subjected to continual “adjustments”, invariably in only one direction. Earlier temperatures are adjusted downwards, more recent temperatures upwards, thus giving the impression that they have risen much more sharply than was shown by the original data.


In reality, the implications of such distortions of the data go much further than just representing one of the most bizarre aberrations in the history of science. The fact that our politicians have fallen for all this scary chicanery has given Britain the most suicidally crazy energy policy (useless windmills and all) of any country in the world.

Science blogger Steven Goddard (a pseudonym) has been a major critic of NASA’s and NOAA’s temperature measurements...

Goddard points out that NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center makes the present look warmer by artificially cooling past temperatures to show a warming trend.


“NCDC pulls every trick in the book to turn the US cooling trend into warming. The raw data shows cooling since the 1920s,” Goddard told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview last month.


“NCDC does a hockey stick of adjustments to reverse the trend,” Goddard said. “This includes cooling the past for ‘time of observation bias’ infilling missing rural data with urban temperatures, and doing almost nothing to compensate for urban heat island effects.”

And it appears it was just too much for some politicians... As The Daily Caller's Michael Bastach explains...

Are government climate agencies tampering with climate data to show warming? Some Republicans think so. California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says to expect congressional hearings on climate data tampering.

Rohrabacher serves as the vice chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, which has jurisdiction over NASA and other agencies that monitor the Earth’s climate.



Rohrabacher has long been critical of the theory of man-made global warming. Lately, the California Republican has criticizing NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for allegedly tampering with temperature data to create an artificial warming trend. Such data is then used to justify regulations aimed at curbing fossil fuel use and other industrial activities.

Rohrabacher isn’t the only one to call for hearings on the science behind global warming. Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe has also promised to hold hearings on global warming data.



“We’re going to have a committee hearing on the science,” said Inhofe, who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “People are going to hear the other side of the story.”

As The Telegraph's Christopher Booker concludes,

“This really does begin to look like one of the greatest scientific scandals of all time.”

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kchrisc's picture

Con men investigating con men.


The banksters need to repay us.


Translation: Some in CONgress want to send some of the climate-scam lucre to their buddies and spouses.

BigJim's picture

Paging Flakmeister, paging Flakmeister; your trough has been impuned in aisle 4...

SMG's picture

It's always been about instituting a global carbon tax and carbon trading (ie a tax on breathing).  Imagine the power and wealth a global government would gain by a tax on just about every human activity.  That's why this lie is being pushed so vigorously.

Hulk's picture

It is literally a breath tax...

Latina Lover's picture

It was Climategate, the AGW scam that finally took the scale off my eyes and made me realize that our governments lie incessantly. After AGW, I believe nothing they tell me unless I can independently verify it.

Save_America1st's picture

good....investigate the mother fuckers.  All the evidence about the climate fraud already came out a few years ago w/ the East Anglia University data dump and that fuck head from Penn State, Michael Mann who fucking LIES about every bit of data he has published. 

But, of course, these shitbag universities are complicite to all of this because they're being paid by our criminal, mafia gov-tards hundreds of millions in bribes/grant money to lie about the data so that they can tax the fuck out of the rest of us.

Penn State "investigated" this themselves and found no wrong doing, so of course THAT'S credible, right?

But of course, the media along w/ these scumbag, mafia, sociopath government shitheads all ignored that and plowed forward calling the rest of us "climate deniars" (hahaha), and threatening to throw people in jail for "denying" climate change.  What total fucking scumbags.

Lord Monckton busted all those fake bitchez a few years ago too:

Let's just start with throwing Al Gore's fat ass in jail for his fraud and keep working our way down the shit pile from there. 

Then throw all these lying scumbag fraud "scientists" in jail too.  Make serious criminal examples out of these mother fuckers and strip their universities of all government funding.  Hell, end all government funding of universities all together!!!

Wipe that shit out and you wipe out the fraud. 

Policians supporting climate taxes and other fraud should be impeached for their crimes or for being too fucking stupid to hold office if they're so fucking ignorant to fall for all this bullshit.

THEY HAVE COST THE WORLD HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS and they aim to suck Trillions out of anything that's left over.  They've cost the world millions of jobs.  And it all goes in their pockets. 

END THE FUCKING UNITED NATION SCUMBAGS AND KICK THEM OUT OF AMERICA.  They're pushing this climate bullshit too and Agenda 21 to take over America and all other countries.

DESTROY AND END THE FUCKING E.P.A. as well.  The entire program is run by tyrannical, Marxist traitors who should also be thrown in prison.

Total criminal fraud as bad as all the bankster fraud.

Save_America1st's picture

yeah exactly.  I'm down with that serious prospect.  Look at the weather cycles getting colder and look at the sun cycles becoming less active.  I'm seriously wondering of most of Canada will even be inhabitable over the next 10 to 50 or more years.  It might be so frozen solid that most of them will need to leave.


Anyways...this isnt' exactly off topic.  This is a killer site I found and just want to share.  I think the vast majority of ZH'ers will like using this site on a daily basis:

New aggregator site I just found that pretty much includes all kick ass sites (like ZH) all in one as well as video blog/podcast links.  Very cool...just in case any of you all hadn't found it yet.  I have no affiliation or anything like that...just think it includes essential informational sites for all our interests and purposes.

Billy the Poet's picture

The Republicans will "fight the good fight" and drop the ball just like they did with everything from abortion to smaller government. Then the path will be clear for a bipartisan embrace of the tax increase that will save the planet. And to think that some people say taxes are bad!

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

AGW will be the end of smug, peer "reviewed" circle-jerk science. I can't wait. The Internet is reshaping science into an open medium where everyone can contribute.

Calmyourself's picture

What do you think net neutrality is really about: shutting down any independent idea or thought, that is the plan!!

BLOTTO's picture

NASA, the occult agency.





Paveway IV's picture

NASA should investigate the Republicans for Government-tampering.

Richard Chesler's picture

No comments about the koch brothers yet?

Have the left cocksuckers peak oilers/climate changers true believers left ZH???


Pinch's picture

What do you want to hear about the Koch suckers? This site's commenters are some of the dumbest redneck fools on the planet, and the denier who runs the site is little better. Assholes.

tmosley's picture

For almost three years I have been calling AGW a fraud not because of any actual temperature changes, but because CO2 is NOT A FUCKING GREENHOUSE GAS.  It retains slightly less heat than the average of Earth's atmosphere, and as such you can put out as much as you want and all it will do is cause an immeasurable tiny bit of cooling.  Any increase in temperature can be accounted for via H2O emissions and forcing (ie irrigation, paving, combustion, and cooling towers), and as H2O is in tight equilibrium (ie it falls out of the atmosphere after 3 days) it won't cause runaway warming like CO2 would.

Honestly, a single glance at the relative concentrations of CO2 and H2O, and their IR spectra would tell you that CO2 won't cause any warming.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Ding ding ding!!!!

The Intertewbz is the threat to the long standing paradigm whereby, pewblik edewkayshun, pewblik libraries, and MSM, are able to be gatekeepers of information.

HardAssets's picture

Shutting down any independent thought or idea is also the agenda of what they're doing to our kids in the 'schools'. Common Core is about dumbing down the cirriculum and 'proper behavior and attitude re-training' combined with privacy loss through a data base on every person from womb to grave. The proposal for free community colleges is to shunt people into narrow worker 'training' versus a broad education which would include learning critical thinking skills. (Of course, they also want to bring in millions more illegals even though we have record low labor participation rates.)
The psychopath control freaks are even targeting people's (and especially the youth's) capacity to think for themselves.

The current American system is corrupt and evil from top to bottom. It's large institutions (the fascist govt/corporate partnership) co-operate to wage war against the American people.
Who gives a damn what congress investigates. They will lie, or if they tell the truth about the man made global 'warming'/climate change fraud - the mass media will kill the story.

t0mmyBerg's picture

Well at least with dumbass repubnicants in charge we will get some kind of debate over and inquiry into the actual merits of AGW in a public forum.  The demunists and commocrats were so afraid someone might see the BS behind their control agenda they dishonestly and outrageously declare the debate over beforre it had even been started and strenuously blocked any public debate over these issues merely trying to cram some fascist carbon trading scheme through in the 111th.  HUmanity is very fortunate the architects of that shit are gone, with the exception of Pelosi, the witch who hangs on trying to pretend she is still relevant in some way.

Hobbleknee's picture

Billy, is that an illustration from Breakfast of Champions in your avatar?

NoDebt's picture

Even outright proof that gloabal warming is a hoax/scam/false will not stop the taxes that will be levied to "stop" it.

It is a governmental money and power grab, pure and simple.  Little things like facts/truth/reality won't get in the way of it happening.

Someday they'll grow so brazen they'll admit they're just going to take shit because they can, and fuck everyone who doesn't like it.  For now, they still need the "cover" of scary stories.


Fish Gone Bad's picture

I apologize for posting this a bit more than bots will appreciate.  This guy appears to have it right:

once again, sorry.

Lone_Star's picture

One of the best and most thoroughly researched books I ever read about the AGW scam was by Michael Crichton, State of Fear. The book is a fiction thriller novel, but Crichton, like he did in most of his books, did meticulous research and documented everything.

I would recommend reading it, if you haven't already, because it'll really open your eyes to the manipulation that is being done by the government and the media. You can always tell an environmentalist reviewer because they say they hate the book and go into a spiel about AGW.

Hobbleknee's picture

Agreed. He makes some very revealing statements in the epilogue about Hitler and eugenics too.

flapdoodle's picture

Kudos for mentioning Michael Crichton's excellent, scathingly satirical book about AGW. I will forever more picture being eaten by cannibals as the perfect, karmic fate for Hollywood blowhards...

Kudos to the late, great Michael Crichton for having the courage to write it - being totally paranoid, I have always suspected that Crichton was put down by the deep state because he had accumulated too much influence among the sheep (and was off the reservation with "State of Fear", which nails it starting with the title).

I also suspect that Tom Clancy was put down the same way, because of what is happening in Ukraine right now, and he was not trusted enough to follow the Zionist inner-party line.

I also harbor the suspicion that Hunter S Thompson was put down - he was supposedly looking too closely into 9/11 and the controlled demolition of WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7 by the Zionist inner-party.

If as is likely the Deep State offed Michael Hasting just for looking too closely into the American surveillance state, then the likelyhood they consistently bump off anyone who might foster a different narrative is not so far fetched...


tmosley's picture

Thompson was more likely killed because he discovered the pedo-parties that are now coming out in the press.

It's getting harder and harder to control the spread of information thanks to the internet.  No wonder they are trying so hard to shut it down.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Penn State "investigated" this themselves and found no wrong doing, so of course THAT'S credible, right?

Penn State. Institutionalized homosexual pedophilia. Nuff Said.

Billy the Poet's picture

Hey, I went to Penn State. But I was one of the handful of people whose favorite thing about football games was the fact that they made the rest of the campus look like a scene from The Omega Man. A guy could really get some thinking done. Not that that mattered, it was Penn State.

nmewn's picture

Thats what sucks, the "science" is being manipulated.

I ranted & raved for years about the USSR's economic collapse (think Siberia and manned stations) being taken off the weather matrix.

Oh nmewn, pish posh, we now have satellites that can "estimate" temps. Oh, isn't that grand but you also have weather monitoring GROUND STATIONS sitting next to asphalt parking lots and idling cars & trucks along with air conditioning exhaust fans blowing directly on them in the heat of summer, so estimate

What a fucking farce.

daedon's picture

Bingo, calling it a "Carbon" tax is a misnomer, CarbonDIoxide (ie, 2 Oxygen atoms) is the end product of the "Oxygen Cycle" which produces 2 Oxygens for each Carbon atom, hence the correct name should be The Oxygen tax.

A Nanny Moose's picture

It is a life tax. Because plants cannot vote.

"...and the trees were all kept equal, by hatchet, ax, and saw." - Neil Peart.

Charming Anarchist's picture

It may seem like a misnomer to you but I reckon it is a deliberate label. 

It is deliberate pre-programming of the sheeple so that they come to associate fossil fuels with the tax. 


<<Bingo, calling it a "Carbon" tax is a misnomer,>>

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

Is "breath tax" the new conservative catch phrase invented by Frank Luntz? He sure is a crafty devil!

localsavage's picture

This is just another round of verbal masterbation with no happy ending.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

I'm sure the Republicans will figure out a way to fuck this up, just like they've fucked up every decent idea they've had since the Eisenhower administration.

Calmyourself's picture

Yes Buck almost like they are not on our side but have some ulterior motive for the end game...  Sure they give us some incrementalism but in the end you get it in the ass and they stay on top always on top....  Weird isn't it, I wonder what could explain such a thing?

pods's picture

I have argued with Flak that it is meaningless to even state a "global temperature" as you have to have so many qualifiers that it becomes meaningless.

These qualifiers are what GW "scientists" use to massage raw data to fit their needs.  

This has always been about control, nothing more, nothing less.

To actually go after the data, which was pointed out before with East Anglia, is criminal.  Makes all conclusions invalid because the very foundation of discussion is not hard data, but results.  

Just more bullshit.


Bay of Pigs's picture

I think most here know that Flak is full of shit when it comes to this topic. This is the nail in the coffin for the Al Gore and GW camp.

Billy the Poet's picture

TPTB are determined to control energy with wars abroad and regulation at home. They won't give up easily. US troops will remain stationed in and around the Middle East for as long as Federal Reserve notes flow and some version of energy regulation and taxation will prevail for  just as long.

Calmyourself's picture

Flak, come out come out wherever you are, I enjoy kicking your psuedoscientific ass....

Ms No's picture

Flak's views on climate were unpopular but his commentary on oil and NG are missed. 

NidStyles's picture

So he can preach his peak oil nonsense some more? No thanks. That guy literally said that oil was not possible under $70 a barrel.

cheech_wizard's picture

The door refused to open. It said, "Five cents, please."

He searched his pockets. No more coins; nothing. "I'll pay you tomorrow," he told the door. Again it remained locked tight. "What I pay you," he informed it, "is in the nature of a gratuity; I don't have to pay you."

"I think otherwise," the door said. "Look in the purchase contract you signed when you bought this conapt."

...he found the contract. Sure enough; payment to his door for opening and shutting constituted a mandatory fee. Not a tip.

"You discover I'm right," the door said. It sounded smug.

From Ubik, by Philip K. Dick.

cornflakesdisease's picture

Don't forget Goldman Sachs will trade those carbon credits.


  • Inefficient energy sources will instead be propped up and buffered from free market competition by the government.

  • The taxed companies will pass down the taxes to We the People, and energy costs will rise for us, the consumers.

  • The State will subsidize and hence sponsor, mandated education that "global warming" is in fact, stifling debate.

  • Wall Street will have a great time doing all the carbon credits trading using derivatives with "underlying assets" that are literally in many cases, just hot air.

chubbar's picture

It's not JUST about a tax, it's about having the world population (especially americans) accept a tax from an entity outside their government. Taxation without representation, I believe it was termed. This is the camel's head creeping under the tent. I believe this is the real thrust behind this movement. Imagine if the united nations could unilaterally impose a tax on every individual in the world. Christ, I can't get my local county gov't to keep their hands out of my pockets, what chance would we stand on a world wide basis? Talk about the pinnacle of corruption!