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Steven Lynch’s claim (Your Views, Oct. 7) that investigations have found climate researchers intentionally manipulated temperature data to misrepresent atmospheric warming is false. Some scientists were adjusting metropolitan heat island data to statistically correlate with rural localities. It was discovered that differences in metropolitan heat island measurements were insignificant compared with rural measurements, not requiring an adjustment. This is science doing what it’s supposed to do and it still unequivocally supports climate change.
Invoking Steven Goddard to support your claims isn’t a good strategy. While not citing an article, maybe Lynch was referring to Goddard’s 2008 article in the online Register, claiming arctic ice was not melting in spite of NASA and NOAA evidence to the contrary. He cited a University of Illinois study to show the National Snow and Ice Distribution Center in Boulder, Colorado, as invalid. The University of Illinois contacted the Register to dispute Goddard’s methodology and claims. A researcher at University of Illinois said, regarding Goddard, “Such an approach is simply not valid.” Goddard had to issue a public retraction.
David Grow, Edmond