NASA : Hiding The Heat Of 1878

There was no winter in the Midwest in 1878. (h/t TedL)

19 Mar 1878, Page 2 – Star Tribune at

January/February, 1878 may have also been the hottest on record in Southeast Australia.

02 Feb 1878 – YARRAWONGA. – Trove

20 Dec 1878 – Deadly Heat. – Trove

14 Sep 1878 – Great Heat at St. Louis. – Trove

23 Feb 1878 – BRISBANE. – Trove


11 Jan 1878 – THE EXCESSIVE HEAT. – Trove

There was something going on in early 1878 which was making the world hot, and it wasn’t CO2. NASA used to know that it was warm in 1878, so they did what they normally do – they decided to hide the warmth prior to 1880.

Spreadsheet     Data

Even in their 2000 version of the data, NASA showed the record warmth of 1878 about the same temperature as the ice age scare of the 1970s.  But then again, climate science has nothing to do with rational thinking or science.

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7 Responses to NASA : Hiding The Heat Of 1878

  1. Bob G. says:

    Being that I live in Minnesota I know something about this. Just west of Minneapolis is a large lake called Lake Minnetonka. It’s ice out records go back prior to 1878. In all those years of record keeping, the earliest ice out date was in 1878. The latest ice out date set in 1855 was recently tied only a year ago. The latest ice out record may have been broken in my opinion if it wasn’t for the many boat owners that routinely in spring go drive their big boats around the outer edges of the ice, creating big waves in an effort to break up the ice, because they want the ice out so they can start the boating season.

    • TedL says:

      It was the early (March 17) ice-out on Lake Minnetonka in 2016 that first drew my attention to 1877-1878. I remember meteorologist Paul Douglas commenting that it was the earliest ice-out since 1878 (March 11), which immediately begged the question “what happened in 1878 to cause such an early ice-out.” I find this episode of heat so soon after the end of the Little Ice Age to be quite remarkable. I suspect that the Southern Hemisphere experienced the warmest summer since the LIA, but that conclusion is based mostly on “proxy” data, since there were not a lot of thermometers.

  2. Bill in Oz says:

    Six separate posts today. Wow Tony !
    Some of us can cope.
    But most of us cannot, and simply step away from the Niagara of information…
    And thereby potential readers are lost.

  3. Jimmy Haigh says:

    I love the innocence of those days when we were happy with a mild winter or a hot summer and weren’t forced to feel guilty about them.

  4. James Snook says:

    Thanks for another great post Tony.

    Your presentations of NASA’s adjustments set against contemporary reports and actual data, regularly demonstrate the degree to which climate science has been corrupted by confirmation bias. If only someone, somewhere, in the MSM would run one of your articles……..

  5. Richard Keen says:

    1878 was a big el Nino.

  6. Aussie says:

    Hi Guys, here in Australia our warmist Bureau of Meteorology, formed in early 1900s has declared that all records prior to 1910 are “unreliable” and cannot be used.

    Seems these guys play the same game as NASA. So any attempt here to talk about 1878 will immediately be shut down.

    They know the record tells the “wrong” story and they have a “homogenisation” program to do exactly the same as has happened in the US, where the Australian record is distorted to suit a warmist case. I have been chasing up Sussan Ley, the Minister for the Environment, and in charge of the BOM, asking for her to have an investigation into this sham “homogenisation” program. Probably not likely but one of our leading Think Tanks, the Institute of Public Affairs has also called for a Royal Commission into the tampering with the Australian temperature record.

    This is key, we need to have the BOMs misinterpretation made clear and their fake charts thrown in the trash.

    Tony – any light you can shed here would be appreciated, rats like to work in the darkness.

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