A peer-reviewed study has found that past global temperatures have been routinely adjusted to show warming trends and is said to account for “nearly all of the warming” used to push the climate change agenda.
Two scientists and a statistician authored the study, according to The Daily Caller, and seven other scientists, meteorologists, and physicists agreed with the study’s conclusions.
The team researched Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data sets produced by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA, and the UK’s Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Change, to determine if the data was “a valid representation of reality.” It was not, as it turned out:
It was found that each new version of GAST has nearly always exhibited a steeper warming linear trend over its entire history. And, it was nearly always accomplished by systematically removing the previously existing cyclical temperature pattern…
The conclusive findings of this research are that the three GAST data sets are not a valid representation of reality. In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments, that removed their cyclical temperature patterns, are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data. Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever –despite current claims of record setting warming.
Study author and meteorologist Dr. Joseph S. D’Aleo told the DC, “Nearly all of the warming they are now showing are in the adjustments. Each dataset pushed down the 1940s warming and pushed up the current warming.”
“You would think that when you make adjustments you’d sometimes get warming and sometimes get cooling. That’s almost never happened,” he added.
The authors, including statistician James Wallace and climate scientist Craig Idso of the Cato Institute, say any science put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency to push for regulating greenhouse gases “is invalidated." They will use their study to petition against the EPA for its 2009 endangerment findings and help the Trump administration scrutinize the agency for reaching for legal authority to impost carbon taxes on citizens.
For more about the findings, click here.
And as always, keep an eye on meteorologist Joe Bastardi's Twitter feed. He's always turning the heat up on the global warming hysteria: