War On Science

The left is hysterical about the appointment of David LeGates to NOAA. They say the “agency’s mission is under attack.”  This reminds me of six years ago when Judith Curry and Anthony Watts contronted NOAA about some of my claims of temperature manipulation, and they didn’t deny they were doing it – they simply said their “algorithm is working as designed.”  So the question becomes, what is the agency’s mission?

Climate alarmism depends largely on the accuracy of NOAA temperature graphs, and alarmists are afraid David LeGates will expose the fact that the graphs are not accurate portrayals of reality.

War on NOAA? A Climate Denier’s Arrival Raises Fears the Agency’s Climate Mission Is Under Attack | InsideClimate News

The article claims that summer 2020 was the hottest on record in the US, when in fact the measured NOAA data shows it was just about average, and three degrees cooler than 1936.  Summers have been getting cooler in the US for more than 90 years.

The number of hot days was among the lowest on record.

The number of warm days for the first nine months of the year has been well below average and on a declining trend.

Here In Cheyenne, Wyoming we had our coldest October afternoon on record yesterday at 9F. This was almost 50 degrees below normal, and beat the previous record by two degrees. Denver is likely to set a number of records for cold as well.

Denver Weather: Record Lows Nearly 100 Years Old May Fall By Tuesday – CBS Denver

Autumn snow cover has been increasing across the Northern Hemisphere for 50 years, as Arctic air penetrates further south and the freeze line moves closer to the equator.

Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab

The article claimed that the US has seen the most hurricane landfalls since 1916. This isn’t true, and why would the same weather as 1916 be considered a sign of climate change? According to NASA, 1916 was one of the coldest years on record.

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Hurricanes in the US peaked in 1886, and have been generally declining ever since.

Hurricane landfalls in the United States

Four years ago there was a record lack of hurricanes.

Hurricane Drought Hits a New Record – Scientific American

US in Longest ‘Hurricane Drought’ in Recorded History | Live Science

The Washington Post was terrified by the lack of hurricanes.

The U.S. coast is in an unprecedented hurricane drought — why this is terrifying – The Washington Post

The Arctic fear mongering goers on endlessly.  Six thousand years ago, the Arctic was likely ice-free, with CO2 at much lower levels

Less Ice In Arctic Ocean 6000-7000 Years Ago — ScienceDaily

Trees grew all the way to the edge of the Arctic Ocean, yet Polar Bears survived just fine.

Climate: Present, Past and Future (Routledge Revivals) – Google Books

Millions of years ago, redwood trees grew near the North Pole.

Scientist Probes Fossil Oddity: Giant Redwoods Near North Pole — ScienceDaily

Despite all of the fear mongering, there has been little change in Arctic sea ice extent over the past 14 years.


Our top experts said the Arctic would be ice-free by 2008.

Expert: Arctic polar cap may disappear this summer_English_Xinhua

North Pole May Be Ice-Free for First Time This Summer

BBC NEWS | UK | Swimmer aims to kayak to N Pole

Star-News – Google News Archive Search

Arctic Sea Ice Gone in Summer Within Five Years?

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013’

Gore: Polar ice cap may disappear by summer 2014

Wayback Machine

The Argus-Press – Google News Archive Search

Why Arctic sea ice will vanish in 2013 | Sierra Club Canada

Ice-free Arctic in two years heralds methane catastrophe – scientist | Environment | The Guardian

The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015 – The Daily Beast

A farewell to ice | Review | Chemistry World

And President Obama’s science adviser predicted ice-free winters.

…if you lose the summer sea ice, there are phenomena that could lead you not so very long thereafter to lose the winter sea ice as well. And if you lose that sea ice year round, it’s going to mean drastic climatic change all over the hemisphere.

– John Holdren, 2009

Alarmists are terrified that David LeGates will expose their scam.

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10 Responses to War On Science

  1. Allan Shelton says:

    I hope that David LeGates is notified of your website Tony. So that he has access to all your data.

    • Michael van der Riet says:

      I would hope that LeGates gives the world access to NOAA’s data, raw as well as cooked. But he wouldn’t have got the job if he was red pill, so I’m not expecting too much.

  2. nfw says:

    And just so you know the great Australian drought continues. It’s a drought when all that wet stuff falls constantly from the sky and you can’t see the sun isn’t it? I mean with 7.62 million sq km it must be a drought or a bushfire calamity over the entire continent wherever it occurs, according to the liars in the press.

  3. Greg in NZ says:

    The last image (book cover & review) I initially read as, ‘A Farewell To Peter Wadhams’ – and good riddance to all the other grifters Tony has collated into this ‘collector’s file’ of whodunit… for the sake of the children’s children, of course.

  4. dm says:


    “Autumn snow cover has been increasing across the Northern Hemisphere for 50 years, … and the freeze line moves closer to the equator.” merits additional comment. In particular, what does the freeze line’s southward trend imply about 1) The relative strengths of Artic air currents and tropical winds? and 2) The ACTUAL summer extent of Artic sea ice?

    With regards to #2, conventional interpretation of satellite images of Artic ice may be wrong. More specifically, summer ice coverage may be more extensive than officially reported. Why? Melt water sitting ATOP sea ice may be misinterpreted as seawater. What causes doubts about the conventional interpretation? Polar bear tracking shows little movement of far offshore bears during the summer. Little movement is possible only if bears are supported by stable ice.

    Keep up the great work, Tony

  5. Russell Cook says:

    Tony covers the faulty science angles in Inside Climate News’s screed against Dr Legates. But there are the political angles in it, too.

    “… In 2015, Greenpeace unearthed and distributed documents showing that Soon had received $1.2 million in industry funding over the last decade …”

    Dr Soon received no such direct funding, it went straight to Harvard-Smithsonian, as Lord Monckton described in detail here: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/03/03/in-defense-of-a-scientist-in-the-humble-quest-for-truth/ Harvard-Smithsonian skimmed a massive chunk off the top for themselves, and when you do the 10-year distribution math which includes expenses, Dr Soon ends up working at starvation level.

    Also, ICN puts the utterly wrong date on the “Greenpeace unearthing” while strangely not being specific about who at Greenpeace was responsible for it. The docs were gotten by Greenpeace worker Kert Davies sometime in early 2011. Davies abruptly left Greenpeace in October 2013 with no explanation, which I briefly noted in my own August 2014 blog post here http://gelbspanfiles.com/?p=1960 regarding his then-new seemingly pointless “Climate Investigations Center” organization.

    In a February 2015 news media blitz via his “Climate Investigations Center,” he blessed everyone again with the otherwise old news ‘revelation’ about Dr Soon’s ‘million dollar funding,’ while the news outlets strangely did not mention his former Greenpeace connection. I detailed myriad problems with Davies’ involvement in the smear of skeptic climate scientists here: “‘Regurgitate Unsupportable Accusations, We Much?’ Kert Davies is Back. Again.” http://gelbspanfiles.com/?p=2600

    One more thing about “Inside Climate News” itself. That’s an innocuous-sounding name, implying impartial news gathering. It wasn’t the first name they had. They were originally called “Solve Climate News,” https://web.archive.org/web/20101014010904/http://solveclimatenews.com/ which after a while was apparently too much of an indicator of their biased advocacy position.

  6. Colorado Wellington says:

    Between October 21st and 27th, climate scientists recorded a series of sudden sea level rise events in the Maldives. Measurements and investigations are ongoing to determine if the alarming discovery marks an aberration or permanent change.

    Demi Rose flaunts her famous bottom as she goes snorkelling in racy thong bikini before showcasing her cleavage in sizzling suedette fringed top.



    • Gator says:

      Thanks for these most important updates CW! Exposing these items to the light of day is necessary if we are to have any hope of understanding the body of evidence, so well presented.

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        I am but a humble servant of science and discovery. Our gratitude must go to explorers who risked their lives, defied danger and traveled to the sinking islands to report the phenomena.

  7. Bob Weber says:

    Tony will you please provide links to the WHO flu data on your Newtube vid ‘Flu Cure Discovered’. Awesome find.

    You need to always publish those kinds of links. Thanx in advance.

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