Fact Checking Governor Browns Climate Change Propaganda

Russ Steele

I was just getting started this morning in my fact checking of Governor Browns new Climate Change web site, developed by his office of Planning & Research, when I discovered this post at Real Science by Steven Goddard: When Government Fraud Starts Costing Trillions Of Dollars

Governor Moonbeam is using taxpayer money to display this NOAA graph on his anti-denier website.


Looks scary – the only problem is that it is complete garbage. The measured data (which the graph above is supposed to be based on) is shown in the graph below through 2011. (The 2012 data has not been released.)

The next graph shows the adjustments tampering which NOAA has done to the data. They have adjusted inflated recent years upwards by almost 2.5 degrees relative to the 1930s, and have made the Dust Bowl completely disappear.

We have passed a tipping point where unabashed NOAA fraud is affecting millions of lives.

via Real Science | http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/when-government-fraud-starts-costing-trillions-of-dollars/

The Governor’s new climate change propaganda web site is about to be over come by the facts. I wonder how long he can sustain a site based on bad science?


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to Fact Checking Governor Browns Climate Change Propaganda

  1. Craig Miller at KQED Climate Watch:

    I asked Brown spokeswoman Elizabeth Ashford who actually wrote the copy for the site. She told me that it was authored by “staff” at the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research, in consultation with climate scientists and several state agencies. She said it’s been in the works for about six months.

    Asked if there was some precipitating event for the site, Ashford said only that the Governor was, “aware that there continues to be an undercurrent of mistrust of the science,” that he wanted to address. The site breaks no new ground. Portions reflect the writings of social scientists like Naomi Oreskes, who have sought to document efforts by entrenched industrial interests to cast doubt on the science. . .

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