Brian Cox says the graph he was photographed with above, was made by the people who put men on the moon – and therefore must be correct. His claim is ridiculous and unscientific at many levels, but particularly for these three reasons :
- The small group of people at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) who made that graph, have nothing to do with the space program.
- Many of the NASA people who did actually put men on the moon have expressed concern about the quality of the work at GISS.
- Most importantly, the graph is incorrect. Wildly incorrect – as I will show below.
The current version of GISS land temperatures shows a slight warming from 1940 to 1970.