NASA Caught Cooking The Books

Is nothing sacred any more? I guess not. NASA has been caught cooking climate data.

Climate researchers have discovered that NASA researchers improperly manipulated data in order to claim 2005 as "THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD." KUSI-TV meteorologist, Weather Channel founder, and iconic weatherman John Coleman will present these findings in a one-hour special airing on KUSI-TV on Jan.14 at 9 p.m. A related report will be made available on the Internet at 6 p.m. EST on January 14th at

In a new report, computer expert E. Michael Smith and Certified Consulting Meteorologist Joseph D'Aleo discovered extensive manipulation of the temperature data by the U.S. Government's two primary climate centers: the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) in Ashville, North Carolina and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) at Columbia University in New York City. Smith and D'Aleo accuse these centers of manipulating temperature data to give the appearance of warmer temperatures than actually occurred by trimming the number and location of weather observation stations. The report is available online at Icecap US [pdf]

The report reveals that there were no actual temperatures left in the computer database when NASA/NCDC proclaimed 2005 as "THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD." The NCDC deleted actual temperatures at thousands of locations throughout the world as it changed to a system of global grid points, each of which is determined by averaging the temperatures of two or more adjacent weather observation stations. So the NCDC grid map contains only averaged, not real temperatures, giving rise to significant doubt that the result is a valid representation of Earth temperatures.

Say it isn't so. NASA? One of our most respected scientific and engineering establishments. A sad day for America.

The special tonight at 9 PM Pacific time (7PM Central and 05:00 Friday January 15, 2010 GMT) can be found at KUSI * Global Warming - The Other Side

H/T Betruger Talk Polywell

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 01.14.10 at 02:01 PM


NASA is but one of many bedrock institutions in this country that have been compromised by an epidemic of impropriety and loss of integrity. History tells us that all the great civilizations of the past began their downfall when social and cultural decay became rampant and widespread. One could make the argument that we are now riding a great historical wave that can not be turned back.

TomA   ·  January 14, 2010 7:33 PM

While NASA still has many very good people working for it, many others have left: quit or retired. NASA is not only plagued with a few people influential enough to "cook the books", but it suffers from some severe bureaucratic inefficiencies.

I'm a minor space geek (we went to Mission Control during a shuttle flight during our honeymoon), and think that parts of NASA have a valid mission, but the current structure is not only inefficient, it is often counterproductive. The "climate change" involvement is hoped to be a money-maker for them; alas, science suffers.

CBI   ·  January 14, 2010 11:41 PM

Wish they knew how to spell "Asheville" correctly.

RT   ·  January 19, 2010 11:46 AM

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