Via Scottish Sceptic
An Editorial of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says that NOAA goes into global hiding:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the country’s taxpayer-funded scientific authority on all things sea and air, is behind new research that bolsters the assertion that the planet is warming. A growing body of recent research has identified a warming “pause,” or at least a slowdown in temperature increases, over the past 15 years. These data have hurt the arguments of climate change defenders, who insist that urgent, sweeping government action is needed to slow down global warming. Because warming already has slowed without such Draconian action, costly new regulations clearly aren’t needed at all.
If we’re going to be regulated into recession for a problem that might not even exist, the public certainly has a right to know whether the numbers might be rigged to benefit a hyperpolitical agenda. NOAA’s records don’t belong to the government. They belong to the public. Let’s see what we’re paying for.
It’s not like trying to hide numbers is something new for NOAA. James Delingpole at Breitbart reported just before Christmas last year on NOAA’s massaging of numbers to make the Oceans appear (notionally!) to be turning into battery acid.
The alleged fraud was uncovered by Mike Wallace, a hydrologist with nearly 30 years’ experience now working towards his PhD at the University of New Mexico. While studying a chart produced by Feely and Sabine, apparently showing a strong correlation between rising atmospheric CO2 levels and falling oceanic pH levels, Wallace noticed that some key information had been omitted.
Mysteriously, the chart only began in 1988. But Wallace knew for a fact that there were oceanic pH measurements dating back to at least 100 years earlier and was puzzled that this solid data had been ignored, in favour of computer modelled projections.
Sabine replied that it was inappropriate for Wallace to impugn the “motives or quality of our science” and warned that if he continued in this manner “you will not last long in your career.” … he concluded his email by saying “I hope you will refrain from contacting me again.”
Undeterred, Wallace eventually got hold of the instrumental records which Feely and Sabine had chosen to exclude from their graph of doom and plotted a time series chart of his own, covering the period from 1910 to the present.
His results were surprising. What they suggest is that global acidification is a figment of Feely’s and Sabine’s imagination: there has been NO reduction in oceanic pH levels in the last century.