According to Robert Gehl - a college professor in Phoenix, Arizona - scientists at NOAA have been adjusting their data in order to make it look like the planet was actually warming much faster than expected in order to influence global climate negotiations.
The explosive claim comes from whistleblower Dr. John Bates, the former principal scientist at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina. According to him, NOAA’s 2015 student was “meant to discredit the notion of a global warming hiatus and rush to time the publication of the paper to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy.”
His vehement objections to the publication of the faulty data were overridden by his NOAA superiors in what he describes as a ‘blatant attempt to intensify the impact’ of what became known as the Pausebuster paper.
As it turns out, his disclosures are likely to stiffen President Trump’s determination to enact his pledges to reverse his predecessor’s ‘green’ policies, and to withdraw from the Paris deal - triggering an intense political row.
NOAA’s paper was based on two new sets of temperature data, one containing land temperatures and the other containing sea temperatures. And, both of the datasets were flawed. As reported by The Mail NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming. The revised data will show both lower temperatures and a slower rate in the recent warming trend.
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