WUWT - (CLICK OVER AND RTWT AND SEE THE CHARTS!!!!!!!):
There’s a new paper out by Dr. Edward Long that does some interesting comparisons to NCDC’s raw data (prior to adjustments) that compares rural and urban station data, both raw and adjusted in the CONUS.
The paper is titled Contiguous U.S. Temperature Trends Using NCDC Raw and Adjusted Data for One-Per-State Rural and Urban Station Sets. In it, Dr. Edward Long states:
“The problem would seem to be the methodologies engendered in treatment for a mix of urban and rural locations; that the ‘adjustment’ protocol appears to accent to a warming effect rather than eliminate it. This, if correct, leaves serious doubt for whether the rate of increase in temperature found from the adjusted data is due to natural warming trends or warming because of another reason, such as erroneous consideration of the effects of urban warming.”
Here is the comparison of raw rural and urban data:
And here is the comparison of adjusted rural and urban data:
Note that even adjusted urban data has as much as a 0.2 offset from adjusted rural data.
Dr. Long suggests that NCDC’s adjustments eradicated the difference between rural and urban environments, thus hiding urban heating. The consequence:
“…is a five-fold increase in the rural temperature rate of increase and a slight decrease in the rate of increase of the urban temperature.”
The analysis concludes that NCDC “…has taken liberty to alter the actual rural measured values”.
AGW = BS.
ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE ALARMISTS SHOULD SHUT THE EFF UP.
- THEY HAVE CHERRY-PICKED DATA, AND DISTORTED DATA.
- ALL THE CHERRY-PICKING AND DISTORTING ALWAYS MADE IT SEEM WARMER THAN IT ACTUALLY WAS.
- THIS PROVES IT WASN'T ACCIDENTAL.
- IT'S A HUGE CRIMINAL FRAUD.
- THE BIGGEST CON JOB BY THE LEFT SINCE MARXISM.