1934 – 1998 Gissmatic
Posted by Jeff Id on January 15, 2010
Lucy Skywalker put an interesting link in the thread of the new just released GISS emails. While not as dramatic, there are interesting details in these as well. The GISS adjustments are highly questionable on their basis in my opinion but not necessarily wrong out of hand. They do go in the direction we have come to expect. In this case though, you can see the dramatic progress toward shifting the 1934 temperatures downward. When you consider that 1934 was at one time .5 C higher than 1998 and over the years was repressed until they were equal – this is for the US only 2% of global area. Currently the global trend over that time is about 0.5C.
Why are all the adjustments in the same direction every time we bother to look. I really have a hard time believing all of this was done with intent but my god the constant battering on my senses. What are we supposed to think.