Coldest Year in a Century, Nothing to See Here


I saw this headline and it made me cringe.

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2014 Chicago Has Been Coldest In 110 Years

December 3, 2014 10:41 AM

 
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This truly highlights the difference between the nearly meaningless GHCN dataset, and what has been measured over the past 35 years using satellites.  Meanwhile, the NCEP data that has high resolution, daily temperature data, shows a good portion of the world well below the average of the past 30 years, not just Chicago.
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It is precisely such egregious claims that made me look deeper into climate. Eventually the lie will fall apart simply due to its vast scale, but for now, we will continue to see news like this.

Posted in Anomaly and Fear and Misinformation and US Temperature Anomaly by inconvenientskeptic on December 3rd, 2014 at 2:54 pm.

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  1. GeoffW Dec 4th 2014

    Hi John. Totally agree about GHCN vs NCEP as data sources. I don’t know if you are aware that Weatherbell Models use NCEP data. Their temperature reconstruction shows global temperatures peaked several years ago with current temperatures being noticeably cooler by comparison.

    http://models.weatherbell.com/climate/cfsr_t2m_2005.png

  2. LaughingTarget Dec 12th 2014

    What annoys me is that 35 years is sufficient to establish a baseline and is somehow “normal”.

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