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Fraud: Australian Weather Agency Reportedly 'Fixed' Data to Show Warming

Activists and “scientists” alike constantly predict doom and gloom at the hands of our climate, and every time one comes up with an absurd new horror story about what will happen if we don’t change our wicked ways, the press runs with it. The activists use every apocalyptic adjective they can come up with in the hopes of scaring people into doing what they want.

Yet, time after time, the climate change models fail to predict reality.

Seriously, not a one has ever been right about their climate predictions. Why is that?

Who knows, but once again it seems they are trying to remedy the situation with fraud:

Australian scientists at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) ordered a review of temperature recording instruments after the government agency was caught tampering with temperature logs in several locations.

Agency officials admit that the problem with instruments recording low temperatures likely happened in several locations throughout Australia, but they refuse to admit to manipulating temperature readings. The BOM located missing logs in Goulburn and the Snow Mountains, both of which are in New South Wales.

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.

BOM categorically denied that what they did constituted falsifying data, but here’s the problem with that: They … you know, falsified data.

When you say “the Earth is warming up,” and there is data that may indicate you’re wrong, and then you “quality assure” it out of existence, that’s going to look sketchy as hell. Why? I don’t know, maybe because it’s sketchy as hell.

Science involves observing the world as it is, taking the data as it is, not what you wish for. That means that if you are going to record weather data, you record it all. If an instrument is recording weird data, you check it out and if it’s busted, you make sure you handle that in a way that is unbiased. For example, you could exclude all data from that instrument, even the data that clearly supports your hypothesis.

But that’s not what happened.

With a subject as controversial as climate change, it’s increasingly important that all work be as beyond reproach as humanly possible. Yet that’s not what’s happening — as The Daily Caller notes, BOM was also accused of manipulating data in 2014.

Couple that with the Climategate emails that indicated manipulation of data, and it becomes increasingly difficult to take their “science” seriously. Because we know the difference between real science and politics.