Before I begin, let me point out the fact the Arctic S sea ice extent was at fourteen millin four hundred thousand square kilometers, 14,400,000 Km2, and growing yesterday morning. That is not a record for the date, but it is much more than one would expect with Asian power and industrial plants pumping out millions of tonnes of fly ash and soot, to be picked up by jet streams and given an express ride to points between the Sea of Okhotsk and Greenland.
All this, except the extent of the Asian pollution, was predicted between 1985 and 1992, along with a prediction that the next “grand climate minimum,” the next “little ice age,” would begin during the winter of 2016=2017. Which it many have. If we had an honest source of data, we would know before the first of May. Which brings up the subject of this post.
Thanks to a link left by WuChang, I see those who are supposed to keep an honest record of past climatic conditions have been caught out again.
Briefly quoting the Breitbart report linked above:
he award-winning scientist responsible for creating, collecting, and maintaining the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) data archive, John Bates, recently disclosed leading NOAA’s climate scientists violated the agency’s rules, rushing to publication data which had yet to be tested and confirmed in order to influence the outcome of the Paris climate negotiations in 2015.
There is more at the . link, so click on over and be informed. The Alley will be here when you click back.
For my part, this “news” is “olds” since I got on the internet in the mid 1990’s specifically for a couple of bulletin boards turned forums on subjects that interest me. One of those subjects was climate, and like many I was already aware that something was “rotten in Denmark.”
The name is interesting – but the fact that data was altered was known as early as 1995. And with our official source of climate data deliberately corrupted, it takes those of us with long memories to puzzle out what is going on. Such as the world wide heat wave of 1936, and the long and bitterly cold winters of the 1941 through 1948 period.
The forums o where professional and amateur climatologists, astrophysicists, and interested laymen shared opinion and comments are long gone, likely victims of political pressure. But there are still those of us who remember a big thermometer in the shade of a huge tree that read “one, two, five and one” to a a three year old learning his numbers.
Hopefully, somewhere in the bowels of NOAA’s offices there is an actual physical printout – or a hand written list, of climate conditions so the climate record can be restored. And also hopefully, that slow grinding mill in Washington will get around to appointing competent and disinterested administrators for NOAA and make a serious effort to restore the data.