Temperatures Altered Yet Again In Alice Springs
By Paul Homewood
The poor folks of Alice Springs must be getting terribly confused. The clowns at GHCN have made wholesale changes to the town’s temperature record yet again.
Just to recap, the true temperature record below, as originally published by GISS and confirmed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, shows that temperatures have been pretty stable, with the last couple of years unusually cold.
In March, we discovered that GHCN’s new software, (written by a Google Summer Student, Daniel Rothenberg, and introduced last November), had made large temperature adjustments to many stations worldwide, including Alice Springs, where a hockey stick miraculously appeared. (Full story here).
But then in May the new software appeared to go berserk, changing the picture of a warmer Alice Springs to a much colder one.
It will therefore come as no surprise to find out that a month later the May version has been changed back to the previous version.
It must be remembered that the global surface temperatures, as calculated by both GISS and NOAA, are derived from these adjusted temperature records. We have already seen that large and unexplained adjustments, such as these, have been made at a number of stations in many areas including the Arctic and South America, as well as Australia. Nearly all of these adjustments have made the past cooler, thereby creating a false warming trend. It is clear that the current GHCN Version 3.1 temperature record is unfit for purpose and should be replaced by the earlier 3.0 Version, which existed before Rothenberg rewrote the programs.
Perhaps, in future, when they decide to employ a boy to do a man’s work, they should get him to make the tea instead.