Scientist Ruthlessly Debunks One Of NOAA’s Central Climate Claims

christyIn face of intense criticism from alarmist scientists, Dr. John Christy went to great lengths in a Tuesday congressional hearing to detail why satellite-derived temperatures are much more reliable indicators of warming than surface thermometers.

“That’s where the real mass of the climate system exists in terms of the atmosphere,” Christy, a climate scientist at the University of Alabama and Alabama’s state climatologist, said in a Wednesday hearing before the House science committee.

“When a theory contradicts the facts” you need to change the theory, Christy said. “The real world is not going along with rapid warming. The models need to go back to the drawing board.”

Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, the committee’s chairman, convened a hearing on the implications of President Barack Obama’s recent United Nations deal in Paris, which agreed to cut carbon dioxide emissions.

Christy doesn’t think signing onto a U.N. deal is good for Americans, and challenges the very data politicians and environmentalists rely on to push green energy policies.

“One of my many climate interests is the way surface temperatures are measured and how surface temperatures, especially over land, are affected by their surroundings,” Christy wrote in his prepared testimony.

Christy recently co-authored a study with veteran meteorologist Anthony Watts that found the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was basing its temperature adjustments on “compromised” temperature data.

The study found most of NOAA’s 1,218 thermometers were sited near artificial surfaces and heat sources like concrete, asphalt, and air conditioner exhausts that were causing more warming to show in the U.S. temperature record than was present at weather stations that were well-sited.

Christy and Watts surmised NOAA was basing its temperature adjustments (efforts made to get “biases” out of the temperature record) on bad data.

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    Thanks to the House science committee
    for talking with a true climate scientist, Dr. John Christy .

    What a relief, instead of some muppet from
    a green group or hedge fund activist .

    NOAAsized temperature data is never fully explained and the attempt by NOAA to not show their handiwork inspires even less confidence in their estimates than before .

    Satellites were put into space to provide greater accuracy with less man made bias
    do to human error ,site location , etc .

    Were land based thermometers originally sited to provide an “earth ” temperature ?

    Of course not , many parts of the world were not even mapped when thermometers started to be used .

    Any serious attempt to compile large scale accurate weather data started in the 1950’s
    and half the world wasn’t covered .

    If Dr. John Christy says satellite derived temperatures are more reliable than land based ones then they are .

    The general public is being fed a load of nonsense if they think either measurement system is without drawbacks or does not include human calculation intervention
    to arrive at what are at best educated estimates . This complete BS about warmest or coldest year on record is a sham .

    After NOAA has fully complied with the request for information let’s see them
    show what numbers they altered and why .

    What was the business case for sending
    satellite weather monitoring into space to start with . Did it read … more cost effective and accurate than land based weather stations ? Someone has that business case …lets see it .

    If NOAA has cherry picked land based data and left out 2/3 of the world ( oceans ) readings the claim of “earth’s temperature ” is complete rubbish and purposely misleading at best .

    Why not just be honest , it is a work in progress , with numerous estimates and incomplete data . Then stop making BS announcements for political masters who don’t give a crap about your integrity or commitment to science . If your job relies on lying sue your employer or get out .

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    Thank you, Amber
    for stating in one essay

    what ME
    would have said ( maybe )

    in forty plus consecutive posts !

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    Thanks JayPee ,

    I tend to go on so if anyone reads it I am grateful .

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