Chart of the Day – Global Warming? Where?

The evidence is mounting that all the models the world claimed proved the science was settled have been nothing more than a fantasy.

Courtesy of John Christy, and based upon data from the?KNMI Climate Explorer, below is a comparison of 44 climate models versus the UAH and RSS satellite observations for global lower tropospheric temperature variations, for the period 1979-2012 from the satellites, and for 1975 ? 2025 for the models:

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Global Warming, Yeah Right!

? The Telegraph

We?have?been lied to…now it is official. James Delingpole explains how we have been?systematically?lied to by agencies.

Have a look at this chart. It tells you pretty much all you need to know about the much-anticipated scoop by Anthony Watts of Watts Up With That?

What it means, in a nutshell, is that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ? the US government body in charge of America’s temperature record, has systematically exaggerated the extent of late 20th century global warming. In fact, it has doubled it.

Is this a case of deliberate fraud by Warmist scientists hell bent on keeping their funding gravy train rolling? Well, after what we saw in Climategate anything is possible. (I mean it’s not like?NOAA is run by hard-left eco activists, is it?) But I think more likely it is a case of confirmation bias. The Warmists who comprise the climate scientist establishment spend so much time communicating with other warmists and so little time paying attention to the views of dissenting scientists such as Henrik Svensmark ? or Fred Singer or Richard Lindzen or indeed Anthony Watts ? that it simply hasn’t occurred to them that their temperature records need adjusting downwards not upwards.

What Watts has conclusively demonstrated is that most of the weather stations in the US are so poorly sited that their temperature data is unreliable. Around 90 per cent have had their temperature readings skewed by the Urban Heat Island effect. While he has suspected this for some time what he has been unable to do until his latest, landmark paper (co-authored with Evan Jones of New York, Stephen McIntyre of Toronto, Canada, and Dr. John R. Christy from the Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Alabama, Huntsville) is to put precise figures on the degree of distortion involved.

For the full story go to?Watts Up With That?NOW!

Chart of the Day

? Watts Up With That

James Hansen is the go to man for all things global?warming, or climate change as they like to call it these days. However he is way off base…150% off base:

Temperature forecast Hansen?s group from the year 1988.?The various scenarios are 1.5% CO?2increase (blue), constant increase in CO?2?emissions (green) and stagnant CO?2?emissions (red).?In reality, the increase in CO?2?emissions by as much as 2.5%, which would correspond to the scenario above the blue curve.The black curve is the ultimate real-measured temperature (rolling 5-year average).?Hansen?s model overestimates the temperature by 1.9 ? C, which is a whopping 150% wrong.