Interesting to see if, going forward, with Trump in office, if any of this data gets released or seen on official sites.
Global warming data that riled doubters is confirmed
WASHINGTON — A new independent study shows no pause in global
warming, confirming a set of temperature readings adjusted by U.S.
government scientists that some who reject mainstream climate science
The adjustments , made by the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration in 2015 to take into account changes in
how ocean temperatures have been measured over the decades, riled a
House committee and others who claimed the changes were made to show
rising temperatures. The House Science Committee subpoenaed the agency's
scientists and then complained that NOAA wasn't answering its requests
The new international study looked at satellite
data, readings from buoys and other marine floats for ocean
temperatures. Each measurement system independently showed the same 20
years of increase in temperatures that NOAA found: about two-tenths of a
degree Fahrenheit per decade since 2000, said the study's lead author,
Zeke Hausfather of the University of California, Berkeley.
"Our research confirms that NOAA scientists were right," Hausfather said. "They were not in any way cooking the books."
adjusted past data to take into account old measurements by ships that
often recorded temperatures from their engine rooms, where heat from the
engines skewed the data. Buoys and satellite data don't have such
artificial warming, Hausfather said.
In 1990, about 90 percent of
the ocean temperature readings were done by ships, now it is about 85
percent by the more accurate buoys, Hausfather said.
Andrew Dessler of Texas A&M University and Kevin Trenberth of the
National Center for Atmospheric Research, who weren't part the original
study or the more recent one that confirmed its conclusions, called both
"This paper further allays any qualms that there may
have been scientific errors or any non-scientific agendas," Trenberth
said in an email.
Officials at the House Science Committee did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
Hausfather's study was published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances .