Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: ‘2014 a Record Warm Year? Probably Not.’ – Discredits notion that ‘beating a previous ‘warmest’ year by hundredths of a degree has any real-world meaning’
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Dr. Spencer: 'As continual fiddling with the global surface thermometer data leads to an ever-warmer present and an ever-cooler past, many of us are increasingly skeptical that beating a previous “warmest” year by hundredths of a degree has any real-world meaning...A couple hundredths of a degree warmer than a previous year (which 2014 will likely be) should be considered a 'tie', not a record.'
The Urban Heat Island Effect Has Hopelessly Corrupted the Land Thermometer Data
2014 Won’t Be Statistically Different from 2010
Our Best Technology, Satellites, Say 2014 Will Not be the Warmest: 'Our satellite estimates of global temperature, which have much more complete geographic coverage than thermometers, reveal that 2014 won’t be even close to a record warm year.'
The satellite and thermometer technologies seem to be diverging in what they are telling us in recent years, with the thermometers continuing to warm, and the satellite temperatures essentially flat-lining.
So, why have world governments chosen to rely on surface thermometers, which were never designed for high accuracy, and yet ignore their own high-tech satellite network of calibrated sensors, especially when the satellites also agree with weather balloon data?
I will leave it to the reader to answer that one.