Dr. Pat Michaels, director of the Center for The Study of Science at the Cato Institute, tells OneNewsNow the Alaskan temperature record is very instructive. Michaels: "If you'll look at the data at the University of Alaska climate center, you will see there was a sharp rise in temperature that occurred in ... one year [1976-77]," he states. "It's called the Great Pacific Climate Shift and [it shows] that there's no real change averaged over the state of Alaska since then."
"And the subtext is there is a lot of controversy and acrimony over NOAA changing the global temperature record in June," he explains. "They threw out 30 years of satellite data and substituted in data that was guaranteed to put warming in the recent decades that is not in any other temperature records."
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