RE: LINDZEN’S SEMINAR SLIDE 12 ERROR TITLED:
“NASA-GISS DATA MANIPULATION: CHANGE IN HISTORICAL DATA” - A GRAPH FROM HOWARD HAYDEN WHO NOW ACKNOWLEDGES:
“I concluded incorrectly that NASA-GISS had manipulated the data. I am making every effort to correct my error." (Howard Hayden)
Prof. Richard Lindzen’s email to repealtheact.org.uk:
"Please accept my apologies for using the graph from Howard Hayden that purported to suggest that GISS had manipulated the temperature data. I asked Howard to check how he arrived at this conclusion. Here is his response:"
"Please accept my sincere apologies for misrepresenting NASA-GISS data. I downloaded temperature data from http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata/GLB.Ts+dSST.txt to make a graph in 2009. About a month ago, I went to the same file to get the more recent points and was surprised to find a considerably different data set. The formatting of the data set was the same, and I did not notice that the heading said that the data referred to meteorological stations only. As a consequence, I concluded incorrectly that NASA-GISS had manipulated the data. I am making every effort to correct my error."
Lindzen: "It seems to me to have been an innocent error, given that the URL's were the same..."
[See seminar slide 12 error - which Prof. Lindzen has asked to be acknowledged and removed from the PDF].
[See seminar slide 12 error: "NASA-GISS Data Manipulation Change in Historical Data" here]
Prof. Lindzen also stated:
"This doesn't alter the primary point of the discussion that a few tenths of a degree one way or another is not of primary importance to the science. The public interest in this quantity, however, does make it a matter subject to confirmation bias.