Saturday, October 25, 2014

Steve Goddard Now Just Outright Lying

Tony Heller (@SteveSGoddard) isn't even trying very hard to cover his lies anymore.

He has a headline, "US Having Its Coolest Year On Record." It even got pickup up by another climate liar, Drudge.

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NOAA's USA48 data says the US isn't even close to its coolest year on record -- in fact, through September the year-to-date average for 2014 is very average: the 57th-warmest since 1895 (120 years).

On what basis does Goddard build his lie? That
"the percentage of US HCN stations to reach 90 degrees was the smallest on record this year..."
which is, of course, isn't even how monkeys define the "coolest year." They (and the higher primates) define it as a real, actual average, not the percentage of stations below or above some arbitrary value.
"USA48 in tie for warmest year -- highest percentage of US HCN stations above 52 degrees!"
To that lie Heller adds

...with four of the five coolest years occurring above 350 PPM CO2.

which, of course, isn't right either -- 2014 is 63rd-coolest out of 120 years.

Besides, doesn't Heller claim (falsely) that the surface station data are manipulated or something? Yes, he does.

I'm seeing more and more deniers doing this -- simply lying, without any care about their credibility. Even they seem to know they have none left. Still, how do you counter outright lying when those lies are what some people want to hear?

And I'm seeing more about how the data are manipulated on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but the show the Pause on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

On the weekends, all bets are off and all lies are on.


tonylearns said...

Ha, someone posted his column on my facebook feed after I had put up Mears very clear explanation about the science around "the pause".
I was not gentle.

Steve said...

Not just on the crazy blogs. Recently Australia's only national newspaper -The Australian - published a series of articles accusing the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)of deliberately manipulating the climate record to showing warming. Sadly one of the writers was an important adviser of the Australian Government. Amazingly no one in the government supported the BOM.

robin said...

Unfortunately Steve, you have to read the Australia with your Murdoch filter on, or it doesn't make much sense.

David Appell said...

Yes, I saw that Steve. Really despicable, and it seemed desperate.