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US Climate Report Edits Out Highly Embarrassing Section

August 9, 2017

By Paul Homewood







The plot thickens!

I mentioned in my previous post that the latest draft climate report, published in June, had seemingly left out a rather embarrassing table from the Executive Summary, one that had previously been written into the Third Draft, published last December.

As the link to the Third Draft had disappeared from the NYT, I could not show it.

However, Michael Bastasch, writing over at WUWT, did have the link, so we can now compare the relevant sections.

First, the latest draft, the Fifth:




Note the emphasis on daily high and low records. As I pointed out earlier, the ratio of hot to cold has more to do with there being less cold records nowadays, rather than more hot ones.



But now compare with the same section on the Third Draft:





The headline box only talks about global extreme heat rather than US, and the next paragraph can only claim that extremely warm days have become warmer since the 1960s.

The maps and graphs that follow on the next page show just why. I’ll zoom in on the right hand map:


Remember that the maps depict the difference between the average for 1986-2015 and the average for 1901-60.

Although they try to blame the much lower temperatures on the dust bowl era, an average for 60 years should make this much less significant.

What this map shows is highly damaging to the global warming alarmism industry. It proves that, regardless of average temperature trends, temperatures at the top end of the scale are not increasing. Note that this applies even in the case of California, until recently the golden child of warmists.

We may be seeing milder winters and warmer nights, but, as far as the US is concerned, we are certainly not seeing hotter days.

Check out the maximum temperature graph as well:


We see that the hottest temperatures, (averaged over the US), were not only much, much higher in the 1930s. They were also higher during the 1920s. Indeed there have been many other years with higher temperatures than most of the recent ones.


And not just in the US. In England, according to the long running CET,  the hottest day was recorded long ago in 1976, and equalled in 1990.



The US temperature record is extremely important for this Report, both because it is the US, but also because the US has most of the long running, high quality temperature data, along with the likes of the UK.

Claims of higher temperatures in the rest of the world can be easily dismissed because of doubts about the quality of the data, or the length of the record.

Even in the UK for instance, we find that Faversham, which set the supposed record UK temperature in 2003, only has continuous data since 1998., making such claims utterly meaningless.

It would therefore have been extremely embarrassing, and arguably fatal, for the Draft Report to have admitted that maximum temperatures were actually higher than now for much of the 20thC.

It was imperative therefore that this information be suppressed.

This new piece of evidence proves beyond doubt that the purpose of this latest climate report is a purely political one, designed to get across a particular message, regardless of the actual facts.




The Fifth Draft is here:

And the Third Draft:

  1. August 9, 2017 10:35 pm

    The page announces:

    Call for Review Editors for Fourth National Climate Assessment… The deadline for submission is September 8, 2017.


    Call for Expert Reviewers for the Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO 6) Report… Review comments can be submitted until September 15th, 2017.

    It is not clear to me what purpose the review comments and review editors serve if the current version is the “final” draft. But maybe “final” doesn’t really mean “final.” It couldn’t hurt to at least try to get some balance — make this thing a bit more of a scientific document, and a bit less of a political screed.

  2. August 9, 2017 11:29 pm

    “Since the 1960’s . . . Since the 1980’s.”

    Those are the starting points, time and time again in this monster cherry picking report. Yeah – the Earth, and the US, was cooling from around 1910 to the late 1970’s.

    How about, ‘since the late 1930’s?’

  3. August 9, 2017 11:49 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  4. tom0mason permalink
    August 10, 2017 12:14 am

    My assessment of climate so far —

    Since the mid 1930s the climate has been chaotically variable with some identifiable features that can be assigned to either oceanic or solar cycles. However due to the dearth of knowledge about clouds (here’s what they say — and; question — where does the energy come from to keep millions of tons of water up there and moving? ), and their interaction with the world’s chaotic advection.
    There is no logical method to give any accurate prognosis of possible future climate trends that amount to anything other than guesswork.

    However that being said, will not stop the IPCC and all the AGW advocates screeching more alarmist delusions based on a completely broken idea of CO2 causing heating of the atmosphere (despite having no evidence of this happening), and the dumb models that support the same idea.
    Indeed even NASA admit they do not accurately know (let alone understand) what the energy balance of the planet is, or what it truly means.

  5. Geoff Sherrington permalink
    August 10, 2017 4:59 am

    Selective editing is alive in Australia also.
    For years we have been told of increased numbers, duration, heat of hot, extreme days. Here is a graph from Sydney and Melbourne (where about half of Australians live) that shows NO INCREASE in days over 100F and 35C this last 117 years.
    How can officials tell such barefaced lies? Maybe they do not bother to check the data before speaking wisely. Geoff.

  6. August 10, 2017 5:00 am

    Reblogged this on Wolsten.

  7. Athelstan permalink
    August 10, 2017 7:02 am

    Well said Paul, and good investigative stuff from Mr. Michael Bastasch.

    It is something on his blog that, Steve Goddard constantly banged on about, pertaining to T data in the 1930’s America being much hotter than anything T’s observed since and thus it completely undermined the nostrum that, “fings were only gettin’ warmier thanx to globull warbling and thus it stuck a very big notch in the hokey cokey stick of micky mouse mann”…………….and it does –

    1930’s US T’s were hot, hot, HOTTEST recorded: no argument but then we always knew it.

  8. CheshireRed permalink
    August 10, 2017 8:26 am

    Let’s be honest the temp records show almost nothing without repeated adjustments in their favour and El Nino’s. Take those components away and what is there left of ‘carbon’ driven warming theory? Seriously, what is there?
    Oh, and the ‘Pause’ has completely done for claims of ‘locked-in’ future warming to come regardless of what we do now. Past time that BS was exposed for what it is, too.

    • dave permalink
      August 10, 2017 9:25 am

      BS – unfortunately – can last for ever. Witness fossilised dinosaur poop.

    • Athelstan permalink
      August 10, 2017 9:53 am

      “Seriously, what is there?2

      Anyone with a modicum of a backgrounding in the pure sciences – even me, is able to realize………….. when the great myth is synopsized; aside from fixing tricks on nature, endless meddling with T data sets, ignoring the empirical evidence [wots new?]……… modelled fantasies – what else is there……….but their own alarmist pseudo scientific bollocks.

      too right Cheshire Red – well said.

  9. August 10, 2017 9:25 am

    ‘This new piece of evidence proves beyond doubt that the purpose of this latest climate report is a purely political one, designed to get across a particular message, regardless of the actual facts.’
    – – –
    This has been going on for about 30 years now – 20 years of which includes ‘the pause’. Never letting the facts spoil the ‘story’.

  10. August 10, 2017 10:39 am

    I am looking forward to the impending debate in the USA between the red and blue teams I hope they bring out a report to refute the stuff in this report. This is very important evidence of tampering with crucial information. Well done Paul.

    • Athelstan permalink
      August 10, 2017 7:40 pm

      aye and well said Derek.

  11. Steve Case permalink
    August 11, 2017 4:27 am

    May – October Maximum temperatures in the United States have been declining for over 80 years:

    Here’s what that looks like on the map:

    • Steve Case permalink
      August 11, 2017 4:28 am

      I can’t see it either


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