New Zealand’s NIWA Gets Busted “Tricking” Their Climate Date

Oh, this is going to get good!  Where’s my popcorn?

BREAKING: NZ’s NIWA accused of CRU-style temperature faking

UPDATE 15:49 NZDT – NIWA’s news release in response to this story appears to have been delayed, and according to a radio news report a few minutes ago Rodney Hide, leader of the minority Act Party and a minister in the National Government, is now calling on his Cabinet colleague, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith, to “please explain” [normal transmission now resumes]

The New Zealand Government’s chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly massaging raw climate data to show a global warming trend that wasn’t there.

The scandal breaks as fears grow worldwide that corruption of climate science is not confined to just Britain’s CRU climate research centre.

In New Zealand’s case, the figures published on NIWA’s [the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research] website suggest a strong warming trend in New Zealand over the past century:


The caption to the photo on the NiWA site reads:

From NIWA’s web site — Figure 7: Mean annual temperature over New Zealand, from 1853 to 2008 inclusive, based onbetween 2 (from 1853) and 7 (from 1908) long-term station records. The blue and red bars show annual differences from the 1971 – 2000 average, the solid black line is a smoothed time series, and the dotted [straight] line is the linear trend over 1909 to 2008 (0.92°C/100 years).

But analysis of the raw climate data from the same temperature stations has just turned up a very different result:


Gone is the relentless rising temperature trend, and instead there appears to have been a much smaller growth in warming, consistent with the warming up of the planet after the end of the Little Ice Age in 1850.


Do you all see what they did here?  They used a Bezier curving “trick” to pull the temperatures down by weighting it around the year 1905 or so.  That way, it looks like the temperatures were a lot cooler in the past!

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3 Comments on “New Zealand’s NIWA Gets Busted “Tricking” Their Climate Date”

  1. PB-in-AL Says:

    gee, that’s terribly surpising: AGW data fraudulently fudged. hmm where have i heard that in the last few days?


    i wonfer how long till an org in the us is busted?

    not that it will matter.

    happy thanksgiving to all in the usa and ours abroad.

  2. tgusa Says:

    Obama advisior Brown sez climate change bis real, yeah, so is continental fdrift but try to stop that humans are not the cause of either of the two. How about when it turns real cold and food becomes scarce that we deny then the food that they need to survive? Tell then to go to one of their warm spots and grow it themeslves.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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