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Delingpole: Environment Canada Airbrushes 100 Years of Inconvenient Climate Data out of History
20 Sep 2019
Environment Canada – the federal environment agency in Canada – has erased a century’s worth of observed temperature data, claiming its modelled computer projections are more accurate.
According to Lorrie Goldstein of the Toronto Sun :
Canadians already suspicious of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax are likely be even more suspicious given a report by Ottawa-based Blacklock’s Reporter that Environment Canada omitted a century’s worth of observed weather data in developing its computer models on the impacts of climate change. . . .
. . . “It is modelled historical data … 24 models from historical simulations spanning 1950 to 2005 were used.”
This excuse is unlikely to persuade sceptical observers of the Climate Industrial Complex, which has consistently sought to play down, conceal or even destroy temperature data which does not fit in with the alarmist global warming narrative.
As Blacklock’s Reporter notes, in many cases the temperatures in the early 20th century were higher than they are today. This doesn’t suit the narrative – consistently pushed by green activists . . .
For example, Vancouver had a higher record temperature in 1910 (30.6C) than in 2017 (29.5C).
Toronto had a warmer summer in 1852 (32.2C) than in 2017 (31.7C). . .
. . . McKenna’s Environment Canada is merely following the bad example set by several other institutional climate gatekeepers including NASA, NOAA and the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia.
NOAA, for example, has frequently been caught adjusting past temperatures downwards and more recent temperatures upwards in order to make ‘global warming’ look more dramatic.
During the Climategate scandal, scientists at the CRU admitted that they had thrown away much of their raw data, leaving only their revised data intact.
Their excuse was that it had been done to ‘save space’.
As the London Times reported:
Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based. . . .
. . . Nobody was fired. . . .
Others less committed to green activism might find it somewhat sinister that the international agencies charged with maintaining the world’s temperature records are destroying them because the factual evidence doesn’t support the global warming scare narrative.