Willis Eschenbach has produced a stunning exposure of the climate records con over on WUWT. His full summary can be found here:
Basically, Eschenbach shows the following:
First off we know that there are only three main global temperature datasets that the world’s climatologists can study. One is at the CRU, Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, where we’ve been trying to get access to the raw numbers. One is at NOAA/GHCN, the Global Historical Climate Network. The final one is at NASA/GISS, the Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
These centres, before they let other scientists touch the numbers, process them to “homogenize” and smooth out any contamination that could occur from sudden changes in local circumstances ( eg a major road being built next door).
These three global temperature records are known as CRU, GISS, and GHCN. Both GISS and CRU, however, get almost all of their raw data from GHCN. Surprise, surprise all three centres produce very similar global historical temperature records from the raw data.
From the leaked Climategate emails we know climatologists admitted to some kind of fiddling – they ‘fudge’ and ‘hide the decline.’ For over three years they admit they subverted and denied FOI requests so that no outsiders could see just how they actually ‘homogenize’ the raw data.
Researcher, Willis Eschenbach, spent three long years studying the Australian measuring centres to try to understand how climatologists who compile the CRU, GISS, and GHCN homogenized the Aussie data sets to calculate the final numbers they hand out the the rest of the world’s scientists. What Eschenbach found is truly shocking.
Like anyone else who has read the leaked CRU emails, Eschenbach, knew CRU climatologists basically just use the Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN) dataset for its raw data. So he looked very closely at the GHCN dataset. What he was able to prove from analysing the Australian measuring centres was that the final figures that the CRU give to the IPCC are “adjusted” upwards by 2.0 degrees C. all across the board with no apparent reason or justification whatsoever.
Eschenbach focused his investigartions on an unexplained homogenization at a key temperature station known as ‘Darwin Zero’ where the raw data showed temperatures falling at 0.7 Celcius per century. But after CRU ‘homogenized’ them the temperatures shot up to show warming at 1.2 Celcius per century – an adjustment of over two degrees per century with nothing in the records to explain why Darwin needed to be hiked up like this. What angered him even more was that there was no apparent reason to ‘homogenize’ any of the data from the Darwin region because CRU had possession of temperature readings from no less than five other nearby sites covering Darwin from 1941 onwards. Despite the fact they all agreed almost exactly with each other someone at CRU decided to tag on another whopping two degrees even though all Darwin’s records were apparently already highly reliable and didn’t need ‘homogenization.’
Eschenbach concluded that he has found “indisputable evidence that the “homogenized” data has been changed to fit someone’s preconceptions about whether the earth is warming.”
This makes perfects sense now as to why CRU and NASA, who for several years have unlawfully blocked every freedom of information request to properly and independently audit their ‘homogenizing’ techniques.
Climategate has exposed the scam for what it is – a bunch of tricksters adding a few degrees here and there to the true temperature records to falsely show a warming trend which merely exists in their imaginations. Because if they can show their government fund givers that there is a climate ‘crisis’ then they will not only be given further research grants but will also be giving the politicians a perfect excuse to raise green taxes.