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Recent Cooling of the Upper Ocean

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This 2006 study by John Lyman et al shows a significant loss of net heat from the upper oceans during the period 2003 to 2005. Oceans have over 1000 times the heat content of the atmosphere, so measurements of the ocean heat content is fundamental to understanding climate change.

Global Temperature Report 1978 - 2003

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Dr. John Christy and Dr. Roy Spencer review the results of satellite temperature measurements of Earth's atmosphere. The article explains how satellites measure temperature, and how the data is verified by radiosonde balloon data.

Satellite And Balloon Measurements vs Surface Data

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How to measure global temperatures. FoS asks the its Scientific Advisory Board.

Instrumentation Accuracy and Global Warming

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This article by Bob Pawley was written for the Australian Institute of Geologists. It discusses the instrumentation accuracy of temperature measurement systems. "In my 35 years in the industrial measurement and control discipline, I came across no cost effective, generally-used temperature measuring system accurate enough to be certain of a global change of one degree (Celsius or Fahrenheit). If we can't accomplish this task today, we certainly cannot believe any claims on the temperature measurements of 100 years ago."

The Cooling World

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This Newsweek article from 1975 warns of the coming global cooling catastrophe. It shows that scientists "are almost unanimous in the view that the cooling trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century." It predicts world-wide famine and extreme weather.