Sunday, October 10, 2010

ClimateGate: New Zealand Fraud...

New Zealand's National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) issued a report claiming that New Zealand has been warming at the rate of nearly 1° per century.  This result independently supports the IPCC report.

A group of New Zealanders wanted to understand this better, and they knew that all the data used by NIWA was publicly available.  So they requested the data and did their own analysis (well worth reading as yet another debunking of the massive fraud that Hal Lewis cites).  Oops.  No statistically significant warming was evident in the raw data.  So how did NIWA come to the conclusion they did?  Why, they “adjusted” the data, of course!  Quoting the report:
The shocking truth is that the oldest readings have been cranked way down and later readings artificially lifted to give a false impression of warming, as documented below. There is nothing in the station histories to warrant these adjustments and to date Dr Salinger and NIWA have not revealed why they did this.
I'm not shocked. We've seen too much of this from the IPCC folks.

Follow the money, folks.  Evidence of warming in New Zealand translated directly into increased research grants for NIWA.  Follow the money...

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