Update: ‘Hottest Year’ in U.S. Called into Question — 1930s Still Reign as Hottest? — Global Temps remain stagnant

Climate Depot Round Up — (For more on ‘hottest year’ claims see: Claims of ‘Warmest Year’ For Continental U.S. (Less than 2% of Earth’s Surface) Ignore Flat Global Temperature Trend — UK Telegraph: ‘Global warming at a standstill’, new Met Office figures show — ‘by 2017 temps will have remained about same for 2 decades’)


2012 Didn’t Crack The Top Ten For Record Maximums: ‘NOAA has inflated 2012 record maximum number by adding new stations which didn’t exist during the hot years of 1930s” — ‘That is a completely illegitimate approach. An apples to apples comparison uses only the same stations. When that is done, 2012 doesn’t even crack the ten hottest years’

Feds caught altering past temperature data: NOAA claims 1998 was previous ‘hottest on record’ on record — But in 1999, the same year was only the 5th warmest before ‘adjustments’ — ‘In an article which NASA published in 1999, Hansen showed that 1998 was only the fifth warmest year, after 1934, 1921, 1931 and 1953. In fact, 1998 was 0.6C cooler than 1934’ — ‘Over the past decade, NASA and NOAA have continuously altered the temperature record to cool the past and warm the present. Their claims are straight out Orwell’s 1984, and have nothing to do with science’

Experts cool on global warming: UK Weather office cuts temperature predictions by 20% in ‘return to humility’ ‘Global warming has stalled and will not raise world temps over the next 5 years’ — Prof. Ross McKitrick: ‘There are so many models that are now so far off that it suggests a wider problem with the technique…It’s like Keynesian economic models in 1970s that kept predicting high inflation would bring down unemployment. Eventually they were so far off reality that it was no longer a case of trying to fine tune bits that didn’t fit, economists had to admit the underlying theory was wrong and start over.’

‘2012 was the 11th warmest year GLOBALLY on their 34-year-long record, rather close to the median’ according to RSS AMSU satellite data — Therefore warmists focus on 1.6% of the globe — ‘Because the global mean temperature in 2012 (and most of the previous years) looked so unspectacular, the media focused on a different quantity. 2012 was warmest year in (continental) U.S. on record…Look at other regions such as Europe or Asia or Australia or… even the notorious Arctic… and