Australian Bureau of Meteorology caught red-handed manipulating temperature records

Accused of criminally adjusting data to show “global warming” where none actually exists.


“At Amberley, Queensland, for example, the data at a weather station showing 1 degree Celsius cooling per century was “homogenized” (adjusted) by the Bureau so that it instead showed a 2.5 degrees warming per century,” says this article on Brietbart.com.

“At Rutherglen, Victoria, a cooling trend of -0.35 degrees C per century was magically transformed at the stroke of an Australian meteorologist’s pen into a warming trend of 1.73 degrees C per century.

“Last year, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology made headlines in the liberal media by claiming that 2013 was Australia’s hottest year on record.

“But we now know, thanks to research by Australian scientist Jennifer Marohasy, that the hysteria this story generated was based on fabrications and lies.

“Though the Bureau of Meteorology has insisted its data adjustments are “robust”, it has been unable to come up with a credible explanation as to why it translated real-world data showing a cooling trend into homogenized data showing a warming trend.

She wrote:

“Repetition is a propaganda technique. The deletion of information from records, and the use of exaggeration and half-truths, are others. The Bureau of Meteorology uses all these techniques, while wilfully ignoring evidence that contradicts its own propaganda.’’

Similarly dishonest “homogenizations” made by agencies in the U.K. and U.S.

“This is a global problem. Earlier this year, Breitbart reported that similarly dishonest adjustments had been made to temperature records by NASA and NOAA. Similarly implicated are the UK temperature records of the Met Office Hadley Centre and at Phil “Climategate” Jones’s disgraced Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/08/25/Australian-Bureau-of-Meteorology-accused-of-Criminally-Adjusted-Global-Warming

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/letters/challengers-to-altered-climate-data-deserv e-respect/story-fn558imw-1227037857843?nk=6660f99dd006b5d9316c27b4deb3ae89

Thanks to Dean Koehler, James Stoffaire, Dennis Mccleney and Robert Brown for this link

“Another set of bogus temperature numbers revealed,” says Robert Brown. “Great article and just another nail in the coffin the global warming cultists will try to ignore or explain away.”


Some of the comments about such homogenization (adjustment) of data:

THE Bureau of Meteorology’s homogenisation of temperature records reminds me of an old statistician’s joke. If you put one foot in a bucket of iced water and the other on a red hot stove, on average you’ll be comfortable.

Helen J Wilson, Fernleigh, NSW

THE massive, Greens-driven expenditure world wide in recent years to “reduce the impact of anthropogenic global warming” created a huge international cohort of scientists who will do anything to defend funding for their patch. Jennifer Marohasy has challenged them and must be congratulated for doing so

Robin Claxton, Hillwood, Tas

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/letters/challengers-to-altered-climate-data-deserv e-respect/story-fn558imw-1227037857843?nk=6660f99dd006b5d9316c27b4deb3ae89

Thanks to Dean Koehler for this link

 


35 thoughts on “Australian Bureau of Meteorology caught red-handed manipulating temperature records”

  1. No doubt, if we plunge into another Little Ice Age (or worse), with snow up to our noses, the grant-seeking scientific establishment will still be adjusting the old temperature numbers downward and regularly issuing doomsday press releases about our having had yet another “hottest year on record,” all dutifully reported without any questioning by the compliant state-controlled media. We live in an altered state of reality of the kind Orwell warned about.

  2. I remember hearing a BOM spokesman claiming it was reasonable to delete the hottest temperature ever recorded in Australia from before the second world war on the grounds it may not have been recorded using standard practice.

    Without any proof at all he claimed it must have been recorded with the thermometer directly in the sun and not in shade.

    They are so arrogant about their infallibility they announce they are deleting “inconvenient” extreme heat recordings from the past.

    I sincerely hope the younger generations learn to investigate and the resources to do so still remain freely available.

    Every person under 25 years has lived under the regime of man made climate change indoctrination.

    Sceptics need to embrace the long game plan of the alarmists and provide rational argument.

    I remember the old saying once attributed to the catholic church – I’m not sure if it is true.

    “Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man.”

    We need to understand this means that anyone can be indoctrinated into any belief system if the ability to question is denied, only a prescribed belief system and supporting data are allowed and non-believers are ridiculed and ostracised.

    This is clearly happening with the climate debate and a lot of the most vocal are the young.

    This is exactly how every extreme political movement succeeds and the results have never been beneficial to any but those who hold the “knowledge” – no matter what that is.

  3. At some point, the technique of number fudging won’t work any more.

    When the snow falls, when the Neve lingers, and when the ice bridges reappear on lakes and seas, it will be difficult to say “this year is the warmest on record.”

    AGW climatologists could write a dozen articles and fudge as much data as they need to keep the funds flowing and the paychecks coming, but after all that hard work, the ice is still there.

    And here’s some cold water to go with all that ice: they have to heat their homes and cook their food and rely on a functioning city just like everyone else.

    The price of fuel they need to run their heaters will skyrocket, and food will become scarce as famine sets in. They will get to witness in person how their hard work influenced their city’s preparedness for this foreseeable disaster.

    I sincerely hope that they signed some kind of disclosure that protects them from lawsuits when people realize they were being intentionally deceived.

  4. I’m not surprised. The Australian Met office are very quick to point out a rise in temperatures but strangely silent when it is cooler.

  5. Classic example in the use of the “Big Lie”.

    The problem is that a lie runs half way around the world before the truth even puts on its boots.

  6. Someone gave a talk at the ICCC9 heartland Conference (Las Vegas) which showed similar graphs in the USA, where statistics were altered to colder in the past and warmer recently. Can’t find that video, and can’t remember which panelist gave that talk. Anyone know??

  7. I think the comments on this thread are most unkind.

    You are a government scientist charged with keeping meticulous records.

    Nearly every government, including your own, has accepted that climate science is settled. Carbon dioxide concentrations completely control climate.

    Your national climate records are clearly erroneous as you look back from the current figures to many decades in the past.

    You are a conscientious scientist. You build an efficient algorithm to bring the historic figures into line with the accepted science.

    How can you possibly be criticised for this?

  8. oh yeah, theyve been busted publicy at last.
    privately many of us have found some real weird absences of data, things removed etc
    for some incredibly dtailed research on aus temp fiddlin
    see
    kenskingdom@wordpress.com
    the guys spent years amassing n checking data and hes busted many such faults.

  9. The EPA backed by a bunch of crooked scientists is a pretty hard combination to beat, especially with so many crooked, lazy, ignorant politicians on their side. Fiddlin

  10. We will see if the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia can come with something better that “we are the experts and you the dumb public can not comprehend why it was necessary to adjust the temperatures as we did.”

  11. The fact that GISS estimate temps up to 1200 kilometres from weather stations around the world is enough to set the alarm bells ringing. Plenty of chances to slowly salaami the temps upwards over time.

  12. Why should we be surprised?

    What does puzzle me is how they’ve already hedged their bets and proclaimed that cooling is also proof of warming. So why not just present the real data as proof of how much warmer it’s getting? It’s not as if the news media would call them on it.

  13. They seem to make the true believers believe that the cooler temperature where they are just shows the weather patterns have shifted and that everywhere else is much warmer than it should be. The only thing that will change as time goes on is that the warmer weather elsewhere will disappear as well. One wonders what they will do then.

  14. Follow the money is the slogan here , the civil servants are doing what the socialist parties are asking from them and are rewarded greatly for their cheating . What is the solution ? Put an end to big government and stop to reward lazyness , idleness and narcissm .

  15. Follow the money is the slogan here , the civil servants are doing what the socialist parties are asking from them and are rewarded greatly for their cheating . What is the solution ? Put an end to big government and stop to reward lazyness , idleness and narcissm .

  16. This is a tort opportunity for anyone who has been impacted monetarily based on business decisions made using this manipulated data. Think crop losses from planting the wrong varieties, misguided missions to the Arctic and Antarctic, sailing thru the “North West passage” to Russia, et al. So all that carbon tax, all those fees and revenue schemes, makes for a nice recoupment opportunity. Perhaps for the AGW zealots the pendulum is about the swing in the other direction.

    • There was a series of droughts in Australia during the 80’s and 90’s so desalination plants were built in the Capital cities but most haven’t actually been used yet as the dry times ended just as they came online.

      Thats right….not used. Not one drop from the Adelaide desal plant it’s mothballed.
      Local scandal.

  17. I get annoyed with the BOM ENSO page. I need to use it to make predictions about the farm. I think the BOM forecast of a massive El Nino has scared the cattle industry so prices were lower than they might otherwise be, particularly for re-stockers.

    The BOM have the page all full of explanations when they predict a warming, and remove explanations and just say “index x up or down” when it might show NOT an El Nino.

    Makes it harder to read the information through all the politics. So not only do I need a technical understanding, but a political one also.

  18. BOM promoters the ABC changed the color code on their TV weather maps somewhere around the year 2000. Once the color red was used for any area over 40 but now it is any area over 30 and a new color, purple is being used for temps over 40. Its all about the “optics” and this winter for the first time the snow symbol was not used. Today there is Autumn snow forecast for Victoria and Tasmania but just the cloud symbol.

  19. The same must also apply for the BOM reporting of daily temperatures, and a warming bias of what the weather is going to be. That means I will have to self-interpret the liklihood of big snowfalls killing stock because the sods are not going to issue cold warnings as readily as they should.

    It is politics all the way down it seems.

  20. What did I say about cold forecasts and bad weather and snow! Two days later and I have been caught out with a snowstorm with off shears ewes and newborns of various sorts. The local forecasts said “Cloudy, a shower or two”. Did it say 15 mm or much more of precipitation in the form of SNOW and sleet with high winds and a windchill of below -10 C starting about 11 am and going pretty solid until 6 or 7 pm!

    Tomorrow says “Cloudy, A possible shower in the morning”. What am I to expect – anything really because the BOM local forecast read pretty much the same through the drought as well. Well, there is ALWAYS the CHANCE of a shower, sometimes that chance is 0%, but hey, that is still a chance, like 100%, that is another chance. One cant say the BOM was actually wrong, just always right, for a given value of right.

    Thanks to the BOM not predicting snow and high wet wind I could go out to find 800 + dead sheep in the morning. I would not have left home but stayed home and shedded them if I knew it was comming. Argh.

    • Plain Jane the consequences of the BoMs warming agenda will surely be calamitous and far reaching.
      Who would have thought this could happen in the 21st Century?
      We have a right to rely on our scientists to be at least competent but standards have slipped. Who can say how it will all end? It’s all worst case scenario come true.

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