Gavin’s Tangled Web

Gavin is digging his hole deeper and deeper. In order to get rid of the hiatus for his boss Barry, he bumped up all recent temperatures. Note in the animation below that since March he has moved recent years outside his March error bar. He must be under a lot pressure from the White House to do something so blatantly dishonest, though it is not the first time he has done that.

But something else interesting is going on. Having been called out for making the 1940’s blip disappear, he is apparently trying to bring it back. Note that he has increased 1940’s temperatures by a large amount since March, once again outside the error bar.

From: Tom Wigley <>
To: Phil Jones <>
Subject: 1940s
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:25:38 -0600
Cc: Ben Santer <>

It would be good to remove at least part of the 1940s blip, but we are still left with “why the blip”.


The overall data tampering since March is quite spectacular, with the apparent goals of making the hiatus disappear, and trying to cover his tracks with the previous disappearance of the 1940’s blip.

ScreenHunter_10394 Sep. 07 23.30

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2 Responses to Gavin’s Tangled Web

  1. Steve Case says:

    You know what? Data tampering is becoming a regular expected phenomenon. You know like those Geico movie theater commercials. If you’re a free range chicken, riding the rails is what you do, and if you’re a government funded climatologist tampering with the data, is what you do.

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