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Hotter in Hansen's World due to Missing "Oceans" of Data

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Jim Hansen of NASA's GISS replaces satellite-based sea surface temperature data with land measured data over the Arctic and Southern Oceans where there is seasonal sea ice. The land temperatures are extrapolated over the oceans up to 1200 km from the surface weather stations in the influential GISS temperature index. The GISS ocean-only warming trend in the Arctic is 35 times greater than the satellite measured ocean warming trend.



Half of the Warming in the USA is Artificial

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A five year detailed quantitative study of the records of US surface stations by Anthony Watts and his group of volunteers shows that the NOAA US temperature trend has a spurious doubling due to NOAA station siting problems and post measurement adjustments.



History Of How The Hockey Stick Was Manufactured

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Northern temperatures declined 0.7 C from 1940 to 1970 according to a 1975 NAS report. Steve Goddard documents the temperature data manipulation to reduce the temperature record before 1950 to reduce this temperature decline, which conflicted with climate models. Tree ring data by Keith Briffa showed a large decline, which was deleted for the IPCC reports.



The Gergis Paper Debunking - Peer Review is Inadequate

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Scientists at the blog Climate Audit reviewed the Gergis paper which claimed to find that recent temperatures in Australia are the warmest in a millennium. The review found that the paper does not describe what was actually done, and the results are invalid. The scientists found insignificant correlations between the proxies and instrument temperature measurements. The Journal of Climate was forced to put the paper "on hold", demonstrating that the journal's peer review process is inadequate.



Climategate Continues - Yamal

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The climategate emails released in 2009 had much discussion about a tree-ring temperature reconstruction by Keith Briffa from trees in the Yamal area in Siberia. The series had very few trees; 12 tree cores in 1988 declining to 5 in 1995. The series showed a large increase in the 20th century, but the "hockey stick" shaped increase was almost entirely due to one tree - YAD06. The emails show that a larger selection of trees were available but not used. After a 4-year battle to obtain data of the larger area, Steve McIntyre obtained a list of sites. Using all the data, the "hockey stick" increase disappeared.




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