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NOAA 'adjusts' global warming data the same way the Fed and BLS 'revise' economic data

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(NaturalNews) What do you do if you're an ardent believer in manmade "global warming" but the data don't prove your case? Easy -- just change the data in a way that "proves" your case.

And that's just what scientists at President Obama's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have done in recent days. Their "solution" to explaining away the more than 15-year "pause" in global warming trends was to "adjust" the warming hiatus right out of the official temperature record.

As reported by The Daily Caller and others, new climate data put out by NOAA scientists actually doubles the warming trend seen since the late 1990s. Scientists made this happen by adjusting pre-hiatus temps downward and inflating temps in more recent years, to make it appear as though warming has not only occurred when it hasn't, but that it occurred much more so than previously thought.

"Newly corrected and updated global surface temperature data from NOAA's [National Centers for Environmental Information] do not support the notion of a global warming 'hiatus,'" wrote NOAA scientists in their study, in which they present the newly adjusted data on climate.

As further reported by The Daily Caller:

To increase the rate in warming, NOAA scientists put more weight on certain ocean buoy arrays, adjusted ship-based temperature readings upward, and slightly raised land-based temperatures as well. Scientists said adjusted ship-based temperature data "had the largest impact on trends for the 2000-2014 time period, accounting for 0.030C of the 0.064C trend difference." They added that the "buoy offset correction contributed 0.014C... to the difference, and the additional weight given to the buoys because of their greater accuracy contributed 0.012C."

NOAA scientists say that, for the years 1998 to 2012, the "new analysis exhibits more than twice as much warming as the old analysis at the global scale," at 0.086 degrees Celsius per decade compared to 0.039 degrees per decade.

Denying the pause while simultaneously making excuses for it

"This is clearly attributable to the new [Sea Surface Temperature] analysis, which itself has much higher trends," scientists noted. "In contrast, trends in the new [land surface temperature] analysis are only slightly higher."

In fact, however, other studies have documented the pause in warming. As noted by climate blog WattsUpWithThat, featuring meteorologist Anthony Watt, the pause has actually extended past 19 years, when climate data is examined during the timeframe. Temps, on average, had both increased and decreased during that time, but have not substantially risen and then remained higher.

"Ironically, the global warming establishment has simultaneously tried to deny a 'pause' while at the same time making up endless excuses for the 'pause,'" notes global warming skeptic Marc Moreno, with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, whose blog, Climate Depot, tracks global warming alarmism and the phony science surrounding it.

"This new study fails to examine satellite data which now shows an 18 year 6 month standstill in global temperatures," Moreno added.

Not just NOAA manipulating data

This practice is deceptive, but it occurs regularly across government agencies. Consider the Bureau of Labor Statistics; the way the agency counts "employed" and "unemployed" is manipulative. As explained by Daniel Amerman, a certified financial analyst, "The true unemployment picture is hidden by essentially splitting jobless Americans up and putting them inside one of three different 'boxes': the official unemployment box, the full unemployment box, and the most obscure box, the workforce participation rate box."

While the current unemployment rate, for instance, stands "officially" at 5.5 percent, that figure does not include the number of people who have dropped out of the workforce altogether because they simply cannot find a job.

The Fed is also notorious for manipulating data and, especially, currency values. In the third quarter of 2014, the economy supposedly grew at a fantastic rate of 5 percent -- a whopping figure, given tepid growth rates of 1.5-2 percent per annum for the past couple of years. And yet, as financial expert Peter Schiff pointed out, the Fed never raised interest rates, preferring instead to keep them at zero, where they have been for years.

"If this economy really is so strong, why haven't they raised rates?" Schiff said to The Blaze. "Why do they have to be patient? What are they afraid of?"







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