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Version 6.0 of the UAH Temperature Dataset Released

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) released version 6 of its global satellite temperature product, the result of three years of work. This article by Dr. Roy Spencer, Dr. John Christy and Dr. William Bradwell, describes the major changes in processng strategy and the the results of the work. Version 6 is by far the most extensive revision of the procedures and computer code ever produced in over 25 years. The two most significant changes are a decrease in the global-average lower tropospheric (LT) temperature trend from Dec. 1978 through Mar. 2015 of 0.026 C/decade; and the geographic distribution of the LT trends, including higher spatial resolution. The UAH trend from Jan. 2002 decreased from +0.057 C/decade (ver.5.6) to -0.029 C/decade (ver.6.0), or a change of -0.086 C/decade. The RSS trend for the same period is -0.049 C/decade.

Temperature Adjustments Transform Arctic Climate History

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The Arctic warmed up rapidly during the 1930’s and 40’s, before temperatures plunged in the 1960’s and 70’s. The GISS Arctic temperature record has been "adjusted" by cooling past readings so that the current adjusted records are about a degree Celsius warmer than the 1940s. Nearly every current station from Greenland, in the west, to the heart of Siberia (87E), in the east, has been altered by cooling past temperatures. The effect has been to remove a large part of the 1940’s spike, and as consequence removed much of the drop in temperatures during the subsequent cold decades. The evidence suggests that the official temperature trends for the Arctic, as published by GISS and others, are hopelessly flawed.

The Global Warming Standstill

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A report by Dr David Whitehouse and published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation concludes that there has been no statistically significant increase in annual global temperatures since 1997. The report discusses the reporting of the standstill from 2006 to date. It shows the standstill can not be explained as a random aberration. The CO2 concentration has increased from 365 to 395 during the period.

NOAA Temperature Fraud Expands

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As of 1999, NASA showed that 1934 was more than one degree (Fahrenheit) warmer than 1998, and that 1921, 1931 and 1953 were all warmer than 1998. They now show that 1934 is about 0.1 C or 0.2 F cooler than 1998. The total recent downwards adjustment of 1934 is almost 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit relative to 1998. NOAA is claiming that the Continental US 2012 temperature was a record, but prior to recent adjustments, 1934 was hotter than 2012.

How NIWA Added Lots of Warming in New Zealand - and Got Away With It

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A judge has disregarded as inadmissible expert evidence from a statistician who showed that the adjustment method NIWA claimed they used only give a 0.3C/Century rise in temperature and ruled that NIWA can adjust the temperature record as they see fit without having to demonstrate the use of a method based on any accepted science.

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