NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space Agency Admits
NASA was able to put a man on the moon, but the space agency can’t tell you what the temperature was when it did. By its own admission, NASA’s temperature records are in even worse shape than the besmirched Climate-gate data.
E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.
The e-mails from 2007 reveal that when a USA Today reporter asked if NASA’s data “was more accurate” than other climate-change data sets, NASA’s Dr. Reto A. Ruedy replied with an unequivocal no. He said “the National Climatic Data Center’s procedure of only using the best stations is more accurate,” admitting that some of his own procedures led to less accurate readings.
So, we’ve been relying on the “better” data which turned out to be fraudulent. Does anyone out there – other than con artists like Gore – really want to defend anthro-pogenic global warming? Its clear that the best possible face to put on this business is that we just don’t know what is happening in the overall climate. The worst-case scenario is that which has environmentalists deliberately falsifying data in service of their totalitarian goals (which is what I happen to believe is the case).
Time to ditch this albatross and concentrate our environmental efforts where they should have been all along – day by day, cleaning up a bit more and putting a bit less pollution in to the environment. Leave off the “world is coming to an end” nonsense.