HUH?? Did you read my post? Did you check the link (which admittedly isn't perfect, but it's better than nothing)?<quoted text>
What you are failing to see is what isn't there. And what isn't there is all the corrections that go the other way that were never made.
I just said THEY ADJUSTED EARLIER TEMPS DOWN, OK? So their adjustments were NOT all in the same direction.
Look, these guys are human, & the climate is obviously complex. No one is denying that. They're capable of mistakes, & not all their adjustments will be correct ones.
It's just that there's no nefarious, deliberate attempt at deception like you seem to imply, or at least suspect. They're barely smart enough to tell the truth, let alone smart enough to lie.
When they see anything that doesn't make sense, of COURSE they ask other researchers, look at other sets of data. Evidently, looking at CERES data was one of the reasons that made Josh Willis think his cooling numbers were wrong. CERES didn't show cooling.
It turns out that his previous warming numbers were too high, & more recent cooling numbers were too low. It's just not that much of a surprise.
I repeat - there is NO conspiracy, NO deliberate attempt to distort or "make the data fit" theory. It's just scientists trying to do their best to figure out a complex system, & seeing very, very troubling things in their data.