More Countries Caught Manipulating Their Climate Data

fudging-numbersWeather agencies in Australia, Paraguay and Switzerland may be manipulating temperature data to create a sharper warming trend than is present in the raw data — a practice that has come under scrutiny in recent months.

Most recently, Dr. H. Sterling Burnett with the Heartland Institute detailed how the Swiss Meteorological Service adjusted its climate data “to show greater warming than actually measured by its temperature instruments.

In his latest article, Sterling wrote that Switzerland’s weather bureau adjusted its raw temperature data so that “the temperatures reported were consistently higher than those actually recorded.” For example, the cities of Sion and Zurich saw “a doubling of the temperature trend” after such adjustments were made.

But even with the data tampering, Sterling noted that “there has been an 18-year-pause in rising temperatures, even with data- tampering.”

“Even with fudged data, governments have been unable to hide the fact winters in Switzerland and in Central Europe have become colder over the past 20 years, defying predictions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other climate alarmists,” according to Sterling.

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  • Amber

    Little country big lie .Clean up your act Switzerland banks, art ,and now fudged climate data . You can’t make such great watch’s and then not be able to read thermometers .
    What the f gives ?

  • Yeah in Australia I noticed that my thermometer was showing it to be 2-3 deg C cooler than our weather bureau claimed for my region. THIS IS HUGE DIFFERENCE – AS A STATISTICS FREAK IT WAS PRETTY BASIC HIGH SCHOOL STUFF – IF THE BUREAU DID THIS ACROSS THE NATION, IT WOULD TERRIFY AUSTRALIANS – AN APOCALYPTIC GRAPH LIKE MANN ET AL’S HOCKEY STICK. JENNIFER MARAHOSY EXPOSED THIS LATE IN 2014 USING ‘DATA THAT HADN’T BEEN HEATED UP. THE BUREAU AND THE NATION’S RESEARCH COUNCIL DEFENDED JACKING UP THE RAW DATA. THE JUSTIFICATION? THEY RECKONED CHANGING TOPOGRAPHY MEANT THAT IT WAS GETTING HOTTER SO THEY NEEDED TO INCREASE TEMPERATURES. THEIR LOGIC STILL ELUDES ME UNLESS STATUS, CAREER AND MONEY DEPEND ON A HOAX THEY CALLED ‘HOMOGENISATION’ A LOT OF COUNTRIES’ OFFICIAL WEATHER SERVICES AND CLIMATE RESEARCHERS ARE DOING IT. SO BEING PUBLIC OFFICIALS & UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS IT MUST BE RIGHT… RIGHT??? BUT GUESS WHAT??? DESPITE CONSISTENTLY BEING 2-3 DEG C COOLER THATN OUR WEATHER BUREAU CLAIMED, IT IS STILL ADELAIDE’S COLDEST WINTER IN 30 YEARS & EXCEPTIONALLY COOL IN OTHER STATES.

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    ADELAIDE has woken up to its coldest temperature all year — and its chilliest winter start since 1986.

    The temperature in Adelaide fell to 2.9° just after 7.30am this morning, making it the coldest early-winter morning since 1986, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

    It fell below zero in several places overnight, including -2.3° at Renmark Airport, -1.8° at Padthaway and -1.1° at Keith West.

    The weather bureau issued a frost warning for the Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East and Lower South East districts this morning, warning that temperatures were likely to be lower at ground level than at weather stations.

    We’re set for a top of 15° today in Adelaide – and we’re likely to have more cold mornings ahead for the rest of the week, with a minimum of 5° forecast for tonight.

    South Australia wasn’t the only state to wake to experience a wintry blast.

    Sydneysiders also endured a freezing commute to work with the city dropping to 6.1C and some western suburbs waking to below-zero temperatures.

    Conditions in Victoria and Tasmania weren’t quite as cold overnight with some cloud cover keeping the air warmer, although alpine areas did feel the affects with Mt Hotham falling to -6.5C.

    Melbourne woke to 7.1C and Hobart 5.4C.

    Temperatures plummeted to well below freezing in the south east and parts of Queensland overnight, in the wake of a strong cold front that dumped heavy snow yesterday.

    Canberra dropped to an icy minimum of -7C just after 7am, with severe frost covering lawns and cars.

    Queensland also shivered with Brisbane recording an unusual minimum of 9C and suburbs to the west dropping below zero.

    Earlier this week the bureau said its seasonal outlook for June through to August was for a slightly warmer and drier winter for SA.

    But that forecast could change, says senior climatologist (SA region) Darren Ray, as the Pacific (El Niño) and Indian Ocean influences continue to battle for supremacy.

    “The impact this year from the El Niño event is going to be really hard to predict for SA — because of that possibility of the Indian Ocean influence acting against it,” he said.

    “It’s hard to be definite about the outcome.”

    Mr Ray expects autumn rainfall will be close to average (126.9mm).

    “Overall it was a pretty dry March, pretty wet April and close to average May,” he said.

    Temperatures also have been close to average, just slightly cooler.

    “That’s mainly come through May, when we had fairly cool daytime temperatures,” Mr Ray said.

    “It was a warm March, cool April and relatively cool May, but overall ended up close to average.

    “So slightly cooler than average temperatures and close to average rainfall.”

  • Tom Robbins

    AGW is a scam – lets see, first off YES c02 has been higher and almost as high twice in the 20th century – but incredibly cherry picking of ice core data, ignoring 90K chemical analysis, ignoring two other proxies that show a large variance in c02, then take that data and run a 70 year smoothing average on it!!! See that takes out all the peaks, even in their cherry picked data. Then they go back in time, over and over, cooling the past and warming the present – is it any wonder that NOAA “adjustments” to temperature, magically correlate to an unheard of statistical R squared value of .98!!! Sats show no warming, but they ignore that for the pathetic ground based temps, using a staggeringly every dwindling number of stations… basically it’s a crock of crap – even NASA clearly shows Arctic temps in the 40’s were just as high or higher, we know that extremely similar melts in the Arctic happened in the 1920’s through the 1940’s.. completly eliminate the completly accepted world wide rise in temps in the 1940’s, the late 1800’s, obliterating the completly agreed upon cooling well into the later 1970’s, all to show some linear trend in temps, this is embarrassingly stupid, and make a mockery of US science.. and it’s a very small handful of unethical morons that are doing the finger painted “new and improved” temp records – what a JOKE! Pure JUNK science. http://drtimball.com/2013/why-and-how-the-ipcc-demonized-co2-with-manufactured-information/

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