NASA CAUGHT IN CLIMATE DATA MANIPULATION; NEW REVELATIONS HEADLINED ON KUSI-TV CLIMATE SPECIAL Climate researchers have discovered that NASA researchers improperly manipulated data inorder to claim 2005 as "THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD.” KUSI-TV meteorologist,Weather Channel founder, and iconic weatherman John Coleman will present these findings ina one-hour special airing on KUSI-TV on Jan.14 at 9pm. A related report will be madeavailable on the Internet at 6pm EST on January 14that www.kusi.com. In a new report, computer expert E. Michael Smith and Certified Consulting MeteorologistJoseph D’Aleo discovered extensive manipulation of the temperature data by the U.S.Government's two primary climate centers: the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) inAshville, North Carolina and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) atColumbia University in New York City. Smith and D’Aleo accuse these centers of manipulating temperature data to give the appearance of warmer temperatures than actuallyoccurred by trimming the number and location of weather observation stations. The report isavailable online at http://icecap.us/images/uploads/NOAAroleinclimategate.pdf .The report reveals that there were no actual temperatures left in the computer database when NASA/NCDC proclaimed 2005 as "THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD.” The NCDCdeleted actual temperatures at thousands of locations throughout the world as it changed to asystem of global grid points, each of which is determined by averaging the temperatures of twoor more adjacent weather observation stations. So the NCDC grid map contains only averaged,not real temperatures, giving rise to significant doubt that the result is a valid representation of Earth temperatures.The number of actual weather observation points used as a starting point for world averagetemperatures was reduced from about 6,000 in the 1970s to about 1,000 now. “That leavesmuch of the world unaccounted for,” says D'Aleo.The NCDC data are regularly used by the National Weather Service to declare a given month or year as setting a record for warmth. Such pronouncements are typically made in support of theglobal warming alarmism agenda. Researchers who support the UN’s Intergovernmental Panelon Climate Change (IPCC) also regularly use the NASA/NCDC data, including researchersassociated with the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia that is now at thecenter of the “Climategate” controversy. This problem is only the tip of the iceberg with NCDC data. “For one thing, it is clear thatcomparing data from previous years, when the final figure was produced by averaging a largenumber of temperatures, with those of later years, produced from a small temperature base andthe grid method, is like comparing apples and oranges,” says Smith. “When the differences between the warmest year in history and the tenth warmest year is less than three quarters of adegree, it becomes silly to rely on such comparisons,” added D’Aleo who asserts that the datamanipulation is “scientific travesty” that was committed by activist scientists to advance theglobal warming agenda.