Thursday, August 09, 2007

A New Leaderboard at the U.S. Open

Oops. It turns out that 1998 wasn’t the hottest year on record for the US, after all.

Global warming must be working backwards, because NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, having fixed some calculating errors, has discovered that the hottest year was in fact 1934.

That’s not all, as Steve McIntyre explains:

Four of the top 10 are now from the 1930s: 1934, 1931, 1938 and 1939, while only 3 of the top 10 are from the last 10 years (1998, 2006, 1999). Several years (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004) fell well down the leaderboard, behind even 1900.

These figures apply only to the US, and the corrections - says McIntyre - do “not make any real difference to the world rankings”, which generally put 1998 as the world’s hottest year since records were kept.

But two things should be noted.

First, that the most basic calculations behind the global warming hysteria can be screwed up, and stay undetected for years.

Second, that NASA quietly changed these figures without any of the press releases and alarmist reports that usually follow the discovery of some data that will feed the fear.


Count Iblis said...

No big deal

Jonathan Lowe said...

Amazing that someone not even working in the area can find the area, something of which NASA oviously had no motivation to change.

real climate uses the phrase "very minor" on numerous occasions. Do think a 0.15 degree adjustment as opposed to the proposed 0.60 degree increase in the last century (thats right, a 25% change because of the error) is very minor? LOL

Count Iblis said...

You are mixing up things. This just shows that you spend far too much time reading propaganda instead of doing research.

Jonathan Lowe said...

so steve mcintyre's researc and work is pure propaganda? get a hold of yourself count, you are losing the plot