Posts Tagged ‘Hottest Year’

Is Met Office again playing games with its weather data?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Source: UK Telegraph

Dr Benny Peiser and Dr David Whitehouse, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), have written to John Hirst, chief executive of the beleaguered Met Office, asking for an explanation of a press release issued by his organisation on January 20 and headed “2010 – a near record year”. This won headlines by claiming that last year was hotter than any other in the past decade.

When the two men examined the original data from which this claim was derived – compiled by the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and the Met Office’s Hadley Centre – it clearly showed 2010 as having been cooler than 2005 (and 1998) and equal to 2003. It emerged that, for the purposes of the press release, the data had been significantly adjusted. (more…)

It’s ‘the hottest year on record’, as long as you don’t take its temperature

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Source:  UK Telegraph

By Christopher Booker

We have lately heard much of the claim that 2010 will turn out to have been “the hottest year on record”. No one has done more to promote this belief than Dr James Hansen, head of Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), responsible for one of the four main official global temperature records.

As reported by the US blogs Real Science and Watts Up With That, in a post headed “GISS temperatures out of line with the rest of the world”, the GISS record has in recent months been diverging wildly from the others. While three have shown global temperatures dropping sharply, by as much as 0.3C, the GISS figures (based, despite the link to Nasa, on surface temperatures) have shot up by 0.2C. (more…)

Do We Care if 2010 is the Warmist Year in History?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Source: Wattsup

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein

According to the latest from NASA GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Studies), 2010 is shaping up to be “the warmest of 131 years”, based on global data from January through November. They compare it to 2005 “2nd warmest of 131 years” and 1998 “5th warmest of 131 years”.

We won’t know until the December data is in. Even then, given the level of noise in the base data and the wiggle room in the analysis, each of which is about the same magnitude as the Global Warming they are trying to quantify, we may not know for several years. If ever. GISS seems to analyze the data for decades, if necessary, to get the right answer. (more…)

Is Temperature Spinning, Out of Control?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Source:  SPPI

By Dennis Ambler

[revised August 6, 2010]

Is Temperature Spinning, Out of Control?

As we are told of yet another “hottest year on record”, our daily news reports are full of “hot testimony”, for example the heatwave in Moscow, Russia is described in this report:

“The heat has caused asphalt to melt, boosted sales of air conditioners, ventilators, ice cream and beverages, and pushed grain prices up. Environmentalists are blaming the abnormally dry spell on climate change.

On ‘black’ Saturday, temperatures in Moscow hit a record high of 38 degrees Celsius with little relief at night, making this July the hottest month in 130 years. The average temperature in central Russia is 9 degrees above the seasonal norm.” (more…)

Climate Depot’s full statement to USA Today on ‘Hottest’ Year And Arctic Ice: NOAA’s Jay Lawrimore ‘should be ashamed of himself’

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Source:  Climate Depot

by Marc Morano

http://www.climatedepot.com/a/7373/Climate-Depots-full-statement-to-USA-Today-on-Hottest-Year-And-Arctic-Ice-NOAAs-Jay-Lawrimore-should-be-ashamed-of-himself-JayLawrimorenoaagov

Climate Depot’s full statement to USA Today on ‘Hottest’ Year And Arctic Ice: NOAA’s Jay Lawrimore ‘should be ashamed of himself’ (Jay.Lawrimore@noaa.gov)

‘Declaration that we are experiencing the ‘hottest’ year is a purely a political statement. Lawrimore knows that these statistics are merely tenths of a degree or LESS’

Below is the full text of the response Climate Depot Executive Editor Marc Morano sent to USA Today: A few of Morano’s comments did appear July 16, 2010 article. ‘World sizzles to record for the year’ by reporter Oren Dorell. Below are the full comments sent to USA Today.

Jay Lawrimore, (chief of climate analysis branch at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center) should be ashamed of himself. (Jay.Lawrimore@noaa.gov) Cherry picking one month out of the Arctic when Arctic ice rebounded significantly in 2009 from the low of 2007. (by an area more than one and half the size of Texas in 2009) Even the low point of Arctic sea ice extent in 2007 was not caused by CO2 driven warming. Multiple peer-review papers found it was due to high pressure days, ocean currents and “unusual winds.” (see links below)

The government is ignoring the record ice growth in the Antarctic and the fact that global sea ice recently hit a 30 year high. (more…)