Steve Goddard details (and debunks) another piece of the anthropogenic global warming facade – temperature “smoothing” at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (WUWT, emphasis added):
The GISS map below shows the geographic details of how they believe the planet has warmed. It uses 1200 km smoothing, a technique which allows them to generate data where they have none – based on the idea that temperatures don’t vary much over 1200 km. It seems “reasonable enough” to use the Monaco weather forecast to make picnic plans in Birmingham, England. Similarly we could assume that the weather and climate in Portland, Oregon can be inferred from that of Death Valley.
For those of us on the eastern time zone, think Cleveland and Savannah, GA. They certainly have the same temperature all the time, right?
Among other things Goddard discovers . . .
- The closest temperature station to the North Pole is over 500 miles away; most are over 600 miles distant
- Even using a 250km “smoothing” technique, almost all of Africa, nearly all of the Arctic Circle, and most of South America have no measurable temperature data
- A Brazilian “hot spot” is literally created out of thin air
I’d also note that there are data-less swaths over Siberia, which is all the more interesting given the earlier reports of Russian data being ignored (for those interested, here are other posts I have written detailing the errors, data manipulation, and other shenanigans that have been just the last eight months. Including today’s post, we are now up to thirty of them).
As Goddard himself puts it, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.”