All Of Paraguay’s Temperature Record Has Been Tampered With
By Paul Homewood
Just when you thought it could not get any worse!
After identifying that all of the three rural stations currently operational in Paraguay had had huge warming adjustments made to their data since the 1950’s, I tended to assume that they had been homogenised against some of the nearby urban stations. Ones like Asuncion Airport, which shows steady warming since the mid 20thC.
Silly me! When I went back to check the raw data, it turns out all of the urban sites had been tampered with in just the same way as the rural ones.
Let me state again. These warming adjustments have taken place at every single, currently operational site in Paraguay.
Apparently, Mosher has been arm waving, and telling us that the station I originally highlighted, Puerto Casado, must have “moved”, although he cannot tell us where or when. Or why, indeed, such a move would have caused something like 2C of difference.
But it now seems that all nine stations moved somewhere much colder, probably Patagonia!
The reality is that, as far as the story of temperature adjustments is concerned, the genie is out of the bottle now, and no amount of huffing and puffing will put it back.
What is perhaps most telling is that we have not heard a word from NCDC or GISS. We expect the jokers from BEST to jump in, but this data and the associated adjustments are from NCDC and GISS.
Serious accusations have been levelled against them in the media, yet they have not responded or attempted to defend their data. Instead, they seem intent to sweep the matter under the carpet, just as they did last summer when they told us “the system was working as it was supposed to”!
But it gets worse!
GISS are supposed to make a “homogenisation adjustment”, to allow for UHI bias, the sort of thing you would expect to see at Asuncion Airport, Paraguay’s main gateway, handling over 800,000 passengers a year.
However, far from increasing historic temperatures to allow for UHI, GISS has done the opposite and decreased temperatures prior to 1972 by 0.4C.
It looks as if the system is working just as it is “supposed” to be!
Raw GHCN data to 2011.
GHCN Adj data
GISS Homgenised data