Sunday, November 16, 2008

NASA's James Hansen caught in huge blunder

As many of you know, James Hansen is NASA's chief "scientist", aka polemicist, for global warming. He's the media's go-to guy for alarmist global warming quotes, and has suggested that sceptics be tried for "crimes" for disagreeing with him. He's also in charge of one of the 4 major temperature records used by the IPCC and others - naturally the warmest record of the 4. So it was major news when NASA announced that October this year was the warmest October in history.

Then a few curious bloggers got to work, and discovered that NASA had mistakenly used September figures for October, in effect duplicating September's numbers. NASA has had a long and dubious history of using questionable numbers and "adjustments", and has been forced to admit major errors before, so one can only wonder how long NASA and Dr. Hansen will continue to retain any credibility. They have become a serious embarrassment to the American scientific establishment. It will be interesting to see how long the MSM will continue to cover for them.

Check it out here.

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