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Hottest Year Claims Based On Sparse Coverage

January 19, 2015

By Paul Homewood 


Remember, when NOAA and NASA declare “hottest years”, just how poor their surface temperature coverage is.



  1. January 19, 2015 6:17 pm

    Just eyeballing the map, it looks like we have mostly northern hemisphere coverage. So what we are looking at is average northern hemisphere temperature. It also looks like the coldest spots are not represented at all—or numbers are fabricated.

  2. January 19, 2015 7:01 pm

    @ RC
    You have got it right. That is the problem. They never figured out what is wrong but I did.

  3. b dussan permalink
    January 19, 2015 9:56 pm

    These “land” temperatures are a scam: I believe they are based ONLY from about 6000 land stations. Furthermore, it is evident from the map that vast areas are not covered [shown in grey]: northern and western Russia, large parts of China, the Arabian peninsula, the Pacific islands….

    • January 19, 2015 11:04 pm

      And many of the 6000 are estimated, either because the stations are closed, or have missing months

  4. Anything is possible permalink
    January 19, 2015 10:46 pm

    No problem. Just use ocean temperatures to infill the missing land data :

  5. AndyG55 permalink
    January 20, 2015 7:44 am

    I prefer this map,.

    It shows that the only major warming since 2001 is where they have very few thermometers. !

    Arctic above Russia, and a small piece of Antarctica.

    Kamchatski peninsular also shows some warming, but if you look at the urban expansion at the only city, you can see why.

    The small warming in Perth may be correct.. I’m trying to find time to search the data to find out.

  6. January 20, 2015 10:17 am

    Remarkable correlation between number of stations and global temperature measurements show the temperatures rise as the number of stations fall.

  7. Bloke down the pub permalink
    January 20, 2015 11:54 am

    It helps the cause if the warming occurs in parts of the globe where there are few people living to dispute the claims.

  8. quaesoveritas permalink
    January 23, 2015 4:30 pm

    Have you seen this?
    My recollection is that the forecasts weren’t as good as that.
    It seems to me to be a bit of re-writing history by comparing past forecasts with more recent increased observations. For a start since the switch to HadCRUT4 added about 0.058c.


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