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New Video: Why Scientists Trust the Surface Thermometers More than Satellites

Posted on 10 March 2016 by greenman3610

This is a re-post from Climate Crocks

Climate Denialdom went ballistic over my recent video on the satellite temperature record, including John Christy, the Ned Flanders of climate denial – who spent half his recent congressional testimony sputtering about “well funded” video attacks on his shaky science record.

Here’s the companion piece, with a good discussion of the surface temperature record, and why scientists find that the most trustworthy.

First video on “How Reliable are Satellite Temperatures” is below.

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  1. Good stuff.  I had noticed on Cowtan's site that the uncertainty of satellite data is twice that of the surface temperature data.

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  2. Multiple independent lines of scientific evidence all point to the same thing; global warming caused by increased CO2 in the atmosphere from, burnnig fossil fuels.

    Anecdotal evidence is not terribly valuable from a scientific standpoint, but is still valid from a human perspective. My family used to go skiiing in the mountains of Pennsylvania in the 60's. Back then, it would be impossible to drive through the Pennsylvania mountains in the middle of winter and not see snow on the ground, but for at least the past decade I have often gone there in February and not a bit of snow was evident until I reached the ski resort, where they make their own. I fear that in another decade or so all the Penn ski resorts will have closed down as the season keeps getting shorter and shorter.

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  3. satellite data now has feb 16 highest ever

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