CST: Just How Bad Is The NASA Climate Data?
Collapsing Science Today: Just when you thought the “science” behind the climate alarmists pet religion couldn’t make it look more like Scientology, they go and prove you wrong
NASA was able to put a man on the moon, but the space agency can’t tell you what the temperature was when it did. By its own admission, NASA’s temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.
E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.
The e-mails from 2007 reveal that when a USA Today reporter asked if NASA’s data “was more accurate” than other climate-change data sets, NASA’s Dr. Reto A. Ruedy replied with an unequivocal no. He said “the National Climatic Data Center’s procedure of only using the best stations is more accurate,” admitting that some of his own procedures led to less accurate readings.
“My recommendation to you is to continue using NCDC’s data for the U.S. means and [East Anglia] data for the global means,” Ruedy told the reporter.
“NASA’s temperature data is worse than the Climate-gate temperature data. According to NASA,” wrote Christopher Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute who uncovered the e-mails. Horner is skeptical of NCDC’s data as well, stating plainly: “Three out of the four temperature data sets stink.”
So, to sum it up, all the alarmists are using mule fritters data sets and saying the data proves that the current warming trend is Mankind’s fault. Is it any wonder that more and more people think that the whole anthropogenic global warming craze is on par with the Pet Rock, Chia Pets, Primal Scream Therapy, and Pee Wee Herman? Perhaps it is time to put the hooka’s down, alarmists, and focus on real environmental issues.