Saturday, August 11, 2007

Problems in Asia

It has come to my attention that there are problems with the the temperature record in Asia.

At virtually the same time NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies was correcting historical climate data with the assistance of Climate Audit's Steve McIntyre, a British mathematician discovered serious flaws in papers used and cited by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its most recent Assessment Report.

Douglas J. Keenan, a former Morgan Stanley arbitrageur and current independent mathematical researcher, identified "fabrications" in such studies that suggest a "marked lack of integrity in some important work on global warming that is relied upon by the IPCC" and that "the insignificance of urbanization effects on temperature measurements has not been established as reliably as the IPCC assessment report assumes."
The errors are so glaring that one might conclude fraud was involved. Such a conclusion would be premature.

There are links to the studies involved and other links at the above url.

H/T Reliapundit

Update: 11 Aug 007 1711z

Questions about the Russian data.

Anthony Watts has some thoughts on the China problem.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

1 comment:

linearthinker said...

Oh, what tangled webs we weave,
When we first practice to deceive.
Sir Walter Scott,

Words to live by, Jim, and Al, and all your warming worshippers, sycophants, and various hangerson. The scientists in the warming crowd ought to leave the lying to the politicians. They're better at it, and have no reputations to lose.