NCDC Rewrite History
By Paul Homewood
NCDC have just announced that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States. In their State of the Climate Report, their figures show the top four years as :-
Which is all very strange, because in their State of the Climate report, in 1998, they showed these numbers:-
So, since 1998, the temperature for 1934 has been reduced by about 0.6F, and 1998’s cut by 0.3F.
NCDC will point to all sorts of reasons why their figures have changed. But is not it time that they published the same, simple sort of comparison, as I have done, so that people are aware that the historical numbers they read are not the actual measurements taken at the time, but NCDC’s interpretation of what they think they should have been?