Originally, the purpose of NASA/NOAA data tampering was to exaggerate warming, in order to frighten the public into action for their own good. Later it became obvious that Hansen’s theories were busted, but funding was on the line – so the tampering continued.
A few idiots actually still believe that the adjustments are legitimate.
I’ve written often how NASA and NOAA have corrupted the US temperature record to rid it of that inconvenient 1930s warmth, but their efforts to wipe out the warm past extend far beyond President Obama’s 57 US states.
They have done even more damage to the Northern Hemisphere temperature record since the 1975 National Academy of Sciences report. The animation below flashes between 1975 National Academy of Sciences temperatures and 2014 GISS temperatures.
From: Tom Wigley <email@example.com>
To: Phil Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:25:38 -0600
Cc: Ben Santer <email@example.com>
It would be good to remove at least part of the 1940s blip, but we are still left with “why the blip”.
The begonia has a 97% chance of peer reviewed survival under pre-industrial CO2 conditions. Shutting down coal and reliable electricity, guarantees it’s survival by a factor of 97%.
The Begonia appears to have survived this particular tipping point, but unless I take immediate action and replant it – it will only get more top heavy as it absorbs evil Mann-made CO2 during the summer.
Shutting down coal fired power plants could reduce the growth of future plant life by as much as 0.00001%