How much “Quality Assurance” can we catch global warming advocates doing before we fear climate fraud?
Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) insists there has been no climate fraud by manipulating the data, even though they admit that there are limits on the cold temperature readings that they will accept and leave in the record. Yet we know that government global warming “scientists” are ruled in all they study by the man-made global warming narrative. This kind of news doesn’t persuade skeptics that climate fraud is impossible.
How much “quality assurance” has been done without being noticed?
The Daily Caller reports, “Australia Weather Bureau Caught Tampering with Climate Numbers.”
Meteorologist Lance Pidgeon watched the 13 degrees Fahrenheit Goulburn recording from July 2 disappear from the bureau’s website. The temperature readings fluctuated briefly and then disappeared from the government’s website.
“The temperature dropped to minus 10 (13 degrees Fahrenheit), stayed there for some time and then it changed to minus 10.4 (14 degrees Fahrenheit) and then it disappeared,” Pidgeon said, adding that he notified scientist Jennifer Marohasy about the problem, who then brought the readings to the attention of the bureau.
The bureau would later restore the original 13 degrees Fahrenheit reading after a brief question and answer session with Marohasy.
“The bureau’s quality control system, designed to filter out spurious low or high values was set at minus 10 minimum for Goulburn which is why the record automatically adjusted,” a bureau spokeswoman told reporters Monday. BOM added that there are limits placed on how low temperatures could go in some very cold areas of the country.