Time Travelling Climate Scientists

Zeke Hausfather has determined that he knows more about the weather of the 1970s, than all of the scientists who were studying it at the time.

By definition, the temperatures recorded 40+ years ago are at least 40 years old.  Zeke is arguing that history should be ignored, because it is old. He thinks he knows better than the scientists who actually observed the global cooling in the 1970s, like NCAR, the National Academy of Sciences, and NOAA.

National Academy Of Sciences

NOAA showed cooling in both hemispheres from both surface and radiosonde measurements.


There was no question earth was cooling sharply after the 1940s. Ice was increasing. Ice doesn’t lie, but climate scientists do.

14 Apr 1973, Page 8 – Iowa City Press-Citizen

U.S. and Soviet Press Studies of a Colder Arctic – The New York Times

18 Jul 1963 – Glaciers Grow In Norway

29 Jan 1974, 5 – The Guardian at Newspapers.com

The National Geographic Archive | November 1976 | page 1

March 1, 1975 | Science News

International Team of Specialists Finds No End in Sight to 30?Year Cooling Trend in Northern Hemisphere – The New York Times

Forty-two top American and European researchers sent a letter to the president warning that the current rate of cooling would lead to a new ice age in about a century.


This Climategate email shows that scientists at multiple agencies and different countries colluded to remove the warmth of the 1940s, and subsequent cooling.


Zeke brags that they are using a lot more stations now, but note that there has been essentially no change in historical coverage.  All they have done is add a lot of fragmented, low quality data which scientists 40 years ago were wise enough to ignore. In the 1970s they used only high quality data, because they were actual scientists.

The only thing Zeke has accomplished is he has added a huge number of broken, fragmented stations.  Here is every single daily temperature record for Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay in the GHCN database. The vast majority of these stations should never have been used.

Zeke claims they have millions of ocean temperatures from the “mid-century period”

In this Climategate e-mail, Phil Jones said much of the Southern Hemisphere data was “made up.”


NASA didn’t even pretend to have usable pre-1950 ocean data until about 15 years ago.

2001 GISS Land/Ocean Data

The methodology for collecting ocean data has created an error bar which is much greater than the claimed trend.

Zeke claims that all of these independent agencies agree, but when Gavin Schmidt at NASA was confronted obviously fraudulent temperatures in Iceland, he responded by saying his data comes from NOAA. There is nothing independent about the data.

Senator Malcolm Roberts confronted Schmidt about this data tampering.

Gavin responded with this ad hominem attack.

NASA chief slaps down climate sceptic senator Malcolm Roberts: ‘You hold a number of misconceptions’

Then he responded by saying that NASA data actually comes from NOAA. So there is nothing independent about the data sets.


Zeke claims there were no cooling outside of the Northern Hemisphere higher-latitude regions

The US is the only large area with a high quality long term temperature record, and it shows sharp cooling into the 1970s, and temperatures no warmer now than 80 years ago.

Summers were much hotter in the US 80 years ago.

Zeke says he has explained his BS to “folks like me” time and time again, and that he knows better than all of the scientists who lived through and studied the warmth of the 1940s and subsequent cooling.

Then Scott Denning at CSU jumped in with a spectacular and disgusting ad hominem attack.  I have no relationship with Ned Nikolov or any Kardashian.  I did however have a relationship with Denning’s far more accomplished colleague Dr. Bill Gray, who asked me on his deathbed to carry on his climate legacy. I tried for nearly a year to get Denning to join Bill and myself for lunch in Fort Collins, and Scott found an excuse to chicken out at the last minute every time. Bill is gone now and I intend to ramp up my effort to expose climate misinformers like Denning and Hausfather.

Bill Gray: A Towering Figure in Hurricane Science | Dr. Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog

Speaking of which, I attended a lecture at CSU about ten years ago, which I believe was given by Denning. A woman asked him if global warming would produce more extreme weather.  He gave an emphatic no, other than the possibility that some hurricanes may get stronger.

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