Top NASA Climate ‘Data Fraudster’ Named & Shamed

Written by John O'Sullivan

NASA’s top climate scientist singled out as architect of the biggest data fraud of all time. Alleged anti-science con artist Gavin Schmidt (pictured) is named and shamed for deliberately falsifying global temperatures since 2000 and DOUBLING the actual level of warming to fit a political agenda.

If true, respected climate analyst, Tony Heller, recently spotted on President-elect Donald Trump’s radar, may have provided the incoming U.S. administration with compelling evidence of a criminal fraud. This would be fitting vindication for Trump who has for years dismissed man-made global warming as “a hoax.”

Heller has been on the attack against Schmidt (director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which studies the changing atmosphere) since he took over from former top dog James Hansen who retired in April 2013. Skeptics believe fellow climate alarmist activist Hansen groomed Schmidt for the job.

But Schmidt has been outspoken about what Trump can do to stop him asserting it won’t be simple for the new U.S. president to purge federal climate research during his tenure. In an interview with Business Insider (Nov. 22 2016) Schmidt said:

“Chopping off science just to prevent people from talking about climate change won’t work. You need science for hazards, for weather forecasting, and climate comes along for the ride.”

But Gavin Schmidt may find he is in the cross hairs and tossed from the climate gravy train once Trump and his science advisers take a cold, hard look at the damning evidence Heller presents. If prosecutors find probable cause then Schmidt could even face federal RICO charges. This is because he has personally become enriched from climate policies that have cost taxpayers trillions. Not only Schmidt but a tight-knit cabal of government researchers have benefited from the alleged scam which first gained public notoriety after the Climategate email leaks (2009). 

Posting a series of telling graphs on his site, Heller concludes:

There was plenty of data tampering to the temperature record prior to the year 2000, but since the year 2000 the tampering has become very systematic and cynical. Gavin Schmidt at NASA has more than doubled global warming by altering his own temperature data since 2000.”

Heller’s series of graphs (below) allows readers to make up their own minds.

NASA data

Note the spectacular hockey stick of data tampering since the year 2000.

This presents a huge problem for Gavin, because satellite temperatures show little or no warming since the year 2000.

Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

Furthermore, Gavin is continuously tampering with data to make his hockey stick of temperature fraud even worse. Note the upwards change since before the election.

Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

Satellite data from RSS shows earth cooling at the fastest rate on record over the last ten months This graph shows the current temperature anomaly minus the anomaly ten months earlier.


Carl Mears at RSS has come to Gavin’s rescue however, by telling people not to use his lower troposphere data, and instead use his TTT data set which reaches all the way up to 50,000 feet – where temperatures are about minus 100 degrees.


Carl’s new TTT data set shows a lot more warming than the lower troposphere data.

RSS / MSU and AMSU Data / Time Series Trend Browser

We see the same systematic hockey stick of data alteration, in an effort to make  satellite data match Gavin’s altered temperature data.


Are Carl Mears’ changes legitimate? A good way to test them is to compare versus radiosonde data of the troposphere. Unfortunately NOAA has done exactly the same data tampering to the radiosonde data. Their original radiosonde data showed only 0.2C warming since 1958, so they altered it to produce 0.8C warming.

Original data    Altered data

Once again, we see the same hockey stick of data tampering to bring radiosonde data in line with Gavin’s highly altered temperature data.

And NOAA has done exactly the same thing with US temperature data.  It didn’t match the altered global temperature data, so NOAA altered US temperatures to make them match fake global temperatures.

Adjusted Data   Raw Data

Again, we see the same hockey stick of data tampering.

All of the data sets have been massively tampered with since the year 2000, in an effort to bring them in line with the tampered NASA data set. And this doesn’t even include the massive tampering done prior to the year 2000 to erase the 1940’s temperature spike, and post-1940’s global cooling.

14 Jul 1974, Page 1 – Lincoln Evening Journal

All of this data tampering was committed intentionally, and in collusion between agencies.


Climate science depends on the accuracy of this data, which is neither accurate nor legitimate. Global warming is the biggest science scam in history.

Gavin Schmidt, has history of belittling skeptical scientists, suppressing debate, condoning making climate data “impenetrable” and many of his scientific claims and his website, have been harshly criticized by scientists from around the world.

Gavin Schmidt’s history: 

NASA’s Gavin Schmidt promotes hiding data!? I would simply put the whole CRU database (in an as-impenetrable-as-possible form’ – Warmist AGU gave a $25,000 award to Gavin Schmidt being the ‘best climate communicator in the world’

Physicist Dr. Motl rips Schmidt: ‘So if you want to be the best climate science communicator in the world, you have to release the data in an as-impenetrable-as-possible form. ;-)’

Prof. Pielke Jr. ‘I think we can get past the lie — and it was a lie — that these activist scientists, in the words of’s Gavin Schmidt, are not taking a political stand’

Israeli Astrophysicist Nir Shaviv has also been critical. “The aim of [Schmidt’s] is not to engage a sincere scientific debate. Their aim is to post a reply full of a straw man so their supporters can claim that your point ‘has been refuted by real scientists at,’” Shaviv’s website reported. Shaviv, who calls the website “,” noted that the “writers (at try again and again to concoct what appears to be deep critiques against skeptic arguments, but end up doing a very shallow job. All in the name of saving the world. How gallant of them.”

Schmidt on Climategate:’s Gavin Schmidt says skeptics are full of ‘paranoia’ and Climategate ‘has allowed the nutters to control the agenda’