Saturday, December 12, 2009

ClimateGate: Raw Data Revisionism...

Anthony Watts catches GISS in the act of changing the raw temperature data

For my readers who aren't familiar with such things, the issue here is that historical raw data (in this case, temperature readings) should never change.  If a thermometer at some site read a particular temperature on a particular date and time, then that should be that.  That historical temperature reading can't be 70° last week and 72° this week – but that's exactly what Watts caught GISS doing.

That's a big, big red flag for anyone whose research depends on this data – and the timing of the change, occuring in the midst of ClimateGate, just raises that red flag even higher.

Said another way: just what in the hell is going on with these climate researchers???

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