"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Orwellian Antics at NASA

"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed-if all records told the same tale-then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"
Orwell's 1984 tells the story of Ministry of Truth worker Winston Smith who alters the past records of everything that would conflict with the current policies so there is never a historical contradiction.
Sound familiar? Of course Winston did not have the internet to contend with and if he had he would have done exactly what NASA is doing and prevent records being stored on the net. This will prevent the embarrassment of present fudged data being compared with the past as the US record clearly shows. 

Anthony Watts of WUWT writes 

I wanted to look in the Wayback machine to see what the Figure D graph said earlier this year, like maybe up to June, but to my surprise, GISS apparently prevents that public page from being indexed by the Wayback machine. In fact, they seem to have prevented a lot of content from being indexed and stored since 2005, see the dates:
In fact if you look at this graph of plots
…and then try to go to the GISTEMPS graphs page, you get a lot of this:
I find it troubling that the publicly funded NASA agency GISS would block archiving of such an important global resource. 


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