Doctored Data, Not U.S. Temperatures, Set a Record This Year - Forbes Americans just lived through the hottest 12 months ever recorded, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Tuesday, according to the May 15 Los Angeles Times. Which begs the question, what does recorded mean? Hillary Clinton Needs A New Global Warming Travel Agent James Taylor James Taylor Contributor To most people, the hottest temperatures ever recorded would imply that quality controlled thermometers registered higher readings during the past year than had ever occurred before. If you believe that this is what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) means by hottest temperatures ever recorded, then you are wrong. Raw temperature data show that U.S. temperatures were significantly warmer during the 1930s than they are today. In fact, raw temperature data show an 80-year cooling trend. NOAA is only able to claim that we are experiencing the hottest temperatures on record by doctoring the raw temperature data. Doctoring real-world temperature data is as much a part of the alarmist playbook as is calling skeptical scientists at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, MIT, NASA, NOAA, etc., anti-science. Faced with the embarrassing fact that real-world temperature readings dont show any U.S. warming during the past 80 years, the alarmists who oversee the collection and reporting of the data simply erase the actual readings and substitute their own desired readings in their place. If this shocks you, you are not alone.