Monday, November 17, 2014

NOAA Busted Reported temps may be 10-15 degrees too high

By John O’Sullivan

11 Aug 10 – (Excerpts) - US Government admits satellite temperature readings “degraded.” All data taken offline in shock move.

The fault was first detected after a tip off from an anonymous member of the public to climate skeptic blog Climate Change Fraud (9 Aug10).

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis has now confirmed that the fast spreading story on the respected climate skeptic blog is true.

Pistis declined to state how long the fault might have gone undetected. Nor would the shaken spokesman engage in speculation as to the damage done to the credibility of a decade’s worth of temperature readings taken from the problematic ‘NOAA-16’ satellite.

‘NOAA-16’ was launched in September 2000, and is currently operational, in a sun-synchronous orbit, 849 km above the Earth, orbiting every 102 minutes providing automated data feed of surface temperatures which are fed into climate computer models.

NOAA has reported a succession of record warm temperatures in recent years based on such satellite readings but these may now all be undermined.

World-renowned Canadian climatologist, Dr. Timothy Ball, after casting his expert eye over the shocking findings concluded, “At best the entire incident indicates gross incompetence, at worst it indicates a deliberate attempt to create a temperature record that suits the political message of the day.”

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