Last week we reported on EPA director Scott Pruitt’s plan to hold a public, internal debate among the agency’s scientists — both pro and against — to finally settle its official position on global warming (aka climate change).
And just in time for the show a new study has been released which demonstrates what we’ve all already suspected: ‘nearly all’ of the data showing a rise in global temperatures were ‘adjusted’ to fit the warming narrative.
It’s a nice way of saying econuts in the leftist-controlled scientific community are rather UNscientific about things that require a level of blind faith that would make any religious believer blush.
This whole anti-capitalist movement is about to come crashing down.
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “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,” according to a study published June 27 by two scientists and a veteran statistician.
The peer-reviewed study tried to validate current surface temperature datasets managed by NASA, NOAA and the UK’s Met Office, all of which make adjustments to raw thermometer readings. Skeptics of man-made global warming have criticized the adjustments.
Climate scientists often apply adjustments to surface temperature thermometers to account for “biases” in the data. The new study doesn’t question the adjustments themselves but notes nearly all of them increase the warming trend.
Basically, “cyclical pattern in the earlier reported data has very nearly been ‘adjusted’ out” of temperature readings taken from weather stations, buoys, ships and other sources.
In fact, almost all the surface temperature warming adjustments cool past temperatures and warm more current records, increasing the warming trend, according to the study’s authors.