Paul Homewood has found a third Reykjavik graph. NASA is making repeated huge adjustments of not only the relative positions of different years, but the absolute temperatures as well. There is no algorithm which will justify a late alteration of absolute temperature.
Normalized by y-axis above. Note now the past has been dramatically cooled, the recent huge shift in absolute temperatures, and the bizarre behaviour of the last two years.
Normalized by the year 2000 above (scale is identical, but y-axis is shifted)
Paul finds evidence that the data is being manually tampered with :
Yesterday while finishing off my post “NOAA Don’t Believe The Iceland Met Office”, by chance, I took another look at the latest GISS graph for Reykjavik, which is shown above. It showed, just as it had last week, that the temperature in 2003 was much higher than 1939 and 1941, which as we now know from the Iceland Met Office is not true. However something else looked wrong, that I could not put my finger on.
Fortunately, however, I had kept a printout of last week’s dataset and eventually I realised something else had changed. Effectively the scale had been shifted down, so that every singly year became about a degree cooler.
One can ponder on the reasons for this change, but the consequence is abundantly clear – GISS temperatures for recent years, including 2003, now match the actual temperatures recorded by the Iceland Met Office. (Last week we discovered that GISS/GHCN had adjusted temperatures upwards by about a degree since 1970 – for full story see here). However, as the shape of the graph has not altered, this means that years prior to 1970 are shown as much cooler than they really were.
Game over. This is not legitimately handled data. People are trying to cover their tracks, and making a mess of it. Did someone phone in from Iceland and say “Sorry, me and my predecessors over the last century reported temperatures exactly one degree too low to GISS, but the correct temperatures to the Iceland Met Office. Except for the last two years, when we weren’t messing with the Americans.”
Yesterday we found out that NASA is reporting detailed temperatures from the interior of Antarctica – almost a decade before the first human set foot there. There is no question that someone at NASA is fabricating data.
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
Richard Muller says GISS data is all golden.