Just before the Paris climate conference at the end of 2015, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a study saying that the pause in global warming that started in 2008 never happened, and world temperatures were rising faster than originally thought. This study dominated the headlines when it was released, the global warming enthusiasts were all screaming about how right they were. But they were wrong! The NOAA numbers were bogus–hyped up for the Paris conference.
The UK Daily Mail was contacted by a whistle-blower who proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the study was based on bad data.
…the whistleblower, Dr John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown The Mail on Sunday irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.
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Dr. Bates says the study was ‘never subjected to NOAA’s rigorous internal evaluation process.” Dr. Bates created the evaluation system.
When the paper was to be released Bates vehemently objected to the data used, however his superiors overruled him. The Doctor called it “blatant attempt to intensify the impact’ of what became known as the Pausebuster paper.”
Apparently the NOAA wanted to create a paper that “destroyed” the idea of a global warming pause.
Some scientists argued that the existence of the pause meant the world’s climate is less sensitive to greenhouse gases than previously thought, so that future warming would be slower. One of them, Professor Judith Curry, then head of climate science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said it suggested that computer models used to project future warming were ‘running too hot’.
Assumingely that was the motivation for using bogus numbers to create the “Pausebuster” study.
In an exclusive interview, Dr Bates accused the lead author of the paper, Thomas Karl, who was until last year director of the NOAA section that produces climate data – the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) – of ‘insisting on decisions and scientific choices that maximised warming and minimised documentation… in an effort to discredit the notion of a global warming pause, rushed so that he could time publication to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy’. Dr Bates was one of two Principal Scientists at NCEI, based in Asheville, North Carolina.
The NOAA’s 2015 paper was based on two sets of temperature data, the land surface and the sea surface. Both sets of data used for the study were garbage.