Question by : Is there a “Temperaturegate” brewing in the U.S.?
Is it time for all of us….. Warmers and Skeptics….to demand that Congress conduct an investigation??
February 24, 2010
A Pending American Temperaturegate
By Edward R. Long
“We have been repeatedly told (perhaps “lectured” is a better word) the past twenty years that global warming is occurring. With Climategate and subsequent confessions and bailouts by scientists at the CRU, Penn State, Arizona State, IPCC, et al., we are learning that little to none of the factual content in their “peer reviewed” articles is true. The Medieval Warming Period did occur, and it was warmer than currently; the oceans are not going to flood the plains; and the Arctic Ocean may not be turning into a summer water park.
Of course, the mainstream media, especially in the United States, has reported little of this news, and President Obama appears not to be well-informed. But now the global warming story grows more interesting because here in America, we may have our own little “gate.” I will call it ATG, for “American Temperaturegate.”
“NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) informs us, based on their “Adjusted Data” for the period from the last decade of the 19th century to 2006, that the temperature for the contiguous U.S. has increased at a rate of 0.69oC/century. NCDC arrives at this conclusion by massaging raw data from a set of meteorological stations located in the contiguous U.S. which they selected on the basis of a 2.5-degree latitude- and 3.5-degree-longitude grid……
The most-asked question, most recently by D’Aleo and Watts, is whether the NCDC’s reported increase is correct. Perhaps the value is due to a dominant use (over-selection) of stations in urban locations or because of other issues, such as leaving out stations at higher altitudes for the more recent history and retaining them for the more distant past.”
February 24, 2010
EPA Claims they have the real data, and do not need ……. IPCC data
“In answering Senator Jim Inhofe question about the use of the IPCC reports, the”gold standard for climate change legislation” the EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the EPA has US data that supports global warming, so there was no need for the IPCC data. Really?
According to NOAA/NCDC the US is warming at 0.69oC/century, based on their adjusted temperatures.
However, they will not reveal the computer code and the decision process they use to make those adjustments, so we can not determine what fudge factors the NCDC might be using.”
Answer by Benjamin
No. The deniers have been questioning the surface temperature record since, like, forever. Any claims of a “Temperature-gate” are baseless.
Global warming is now unequivocal. Temperatures as reconstructed from satellites data is in high agreement with temperatures collected from the surface. There are also numerous natural signs that the world is warming, such as (A) melting glaciers; (B) an increasingly rapid rate of sea level rise; (C) a dramatic reduction in Arctic ice cover in recent years, which includes the summer minimum, winter maximum, thickness and the fact the older ice has been replaced by newer “rotten” ice; (D) Spring is arriving earlier; (E) a poleward migration of some plant and animal species, (F) etc…
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