NASA'S JAMES HANSEN ADMITS HE LIED ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING
Al Gore's Prime Scientific source for Global Warming data admits he was wrong. According to NASA's newly published data: The hottest year on record is 1934, not 1998; The third hottest year on record was 1921, not 2006;Three of the five hottest years on record occurred before 1940; and Six of the top 10 hottest years occurred prior to 90 percent of the growth in green- house gas emissions during the last century.
NASA scientists, this month, corrected an error that resulted in 1934 replacing 1998 as the warmest year on record in the U.S., thus challenging some key global warming arguments, but the correction is being ignored by the news media.
For his part, James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has called the correction "statistically insignificant. Yet at the same time, announcements that support global warming are considered "front-page news," said H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).
Burnett challenged that assertion, saying the correction made it clear that NASA's conclusion -- that the majority of the 10 hottest years have occurred since 1990 -- is false. "Time after time, Hansen and other global warming alarmists present their data as 'the facts,' and [say that] 'you can't argue with data,'" Burnett said. "Well, it turns out their data is just wrong. And when it's wrong, they want to say it's not important."
The controversy began on Aug. 4, when blogger Steve McIntyre of the ClimateAudit.org website, sent an email to NASA asserting that the data collected by the agency after 1999 was not being adjusted to allow for the times of day when readings were taken or the locations of the monitoring stations.
Burnett, however, called the miscalculation "a serious math error" and noted that because the change does not fit the mainstream media's view of global warming as an immediate and ongoing crisis, the incident was being ignored by television news networks and newspapers across the country.
Burnett was highly critical of the Washington Post's coverage of the story. "The Post gave James Hansen -- the one who made the error -- four paragraphs to tell you why it's not important and why it should be ignored," he stated. "Hansen basically said, 'I screwed up, but just ignore the man behind the curtain,' and they let him get away with it." ... (cont'd)