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2015 SkS News Bulletin #1: Adjusting Temperature Records

Posted on 24 February 2015 by John Hartz

This bulletin inventories rebuttals to two recent articles by Christopher Booker published in the UK's Daily Telegraph claiming that climate scientists have nefariously manipulated temperature data in order to propagate the "myth of manmade climate change".

This bulletin also functions as a supplemenatry reading list to two recently posted SkS articles rebutting Booker's false claims and innuendos, i.e., 

Climate Change Denial at Its Worst? by Dave Levitan, Watch, Feb 14, 2015 

Climate Denial Empire Strikes Back with Bogus Temperature Story by Peter Sinclair, Climate Crock of the Week, Feb 10, 2015

Climate Denial Food Chain: Conservative Media Run With Baseless Climate Science Conspiracy Theory, Research by Denise Robbins, Media Matters, Feb 10, 2015

Climate science denialists in tailspin over hottest years, The Planet Oz by Graham Readfearn, The Guardian, Feb 12, 2015 

Evil Nazi-communist world-government climatologists have manipulated data to REDUCE global warming by Victor Venema, Variable Variability, Feb 10, 2015

Fiddling with global warming conspiracy theories while Rome burns by Dana Nuccitelli, Climate Consensus - the 97%, The Guardian, Feb 11, 2015 

Fox News has no shame: Easily duped wingnuts spout phony science and climate-change lies by Brad Friedman, Brad's Blog, Feb 19, 2015

Fox News host: Climate scientists 'fabricated' temperature data by John Greenberg,, Feb 13, 2015

Fox News' Special Report Advances Debunked Claim That Climate Change Data Is "Cooked", Media Matters, Feb 10, 2015  

Noise on the Telegraph by Rasmus Benestad, Real Climate, Feb 11, 2015

Scientists dismiss claims of "fiddling" global temperature data by Roz Pidcock, The Carbon Brief, Feb 10, 2015 

Still beating the "fiddled data" drum by ClimateDenierRoundup, Daily Kos, Feb 10, 2015

Temperature data is not “the biggest scientific scandal ever” by John Timmer, Ars Technica, Feb 9, 2015 

Why scientists adjust temperature records, and how you can too by Neville Nicholls, The Conversation US Pilot, Jan 27, 2015

Note: If you would like to learn more about how scientists measure, compute, and display the average annual mean global temperature of the Earth's lower troposhpere, check out the following four-part series of SkS articles:  

Of Averages and Anomalies – Part 1A. A Primer on how to measure surface temperature change by Glenn Tamblyn, Skeptical Science, May 29, 2011

Of Averages and Anomalies – Part 1B. How the Surface Temperature records are built by Glenn Tamblyn, Skeptical Science, May 30, 2011

Of Averages & Anomalies – Part 2A. Why Surface Temperature records are more robust than we think by Glenn Tamblyn, Skeptical Science, June 4, 2011

Of Averages & Anomalies – Part 2B. More on why Surface Temperature records are more robust than we think by Glenn Tamblyn, Skeptical Science, June 5, 2011

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  1. Thanks for collecting these. Perhaps for the next News Bulletin you might consider collecting the spate of articles on the likely acceleration of the rate of GW in the coming decades related to the recent article on the topic in Science by M. Mann. Here's the link to his recent related piece at RC that has links to many of the other related works:

    See also Climate Central, robbertscribbler and other articles linked at those sites.

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    [JH] Thank you fopr the suggestion. If only there were more hours in the day...

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