Through The Looking Glass with NASA GISS

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by John Mauer

One aspect of the science of global warming is the measurement of temperature on a local basis. This is followed by placing the data on a worldwide grid and extrapolating to areas that don’t have data. The local measurement site in the northwest corner of Connecticut is in Falls Village, near the old hydroelectric powerhouse:

fallsvillagestation Falls Village weather station, Stevenson Screen at right

Aerial view of Falls Village GHCN weather station. Note power plant to the north Aerial view of Falls Village GHCN weather station. Note power plant to the north Image: Google Earth

The data from that site appears to start in 1916 according to NASA records; it shows intermittent warming of about 0.5 degrees C over the last 100 years. However, NASA recently decided to modify that data in a direct display of political convenience to exaggerate the rate of warming, that is, making the current period appear to show increased warming. What follows is a look at…

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