The scientific word for the day is “inhomogeneities.” In simple terms, it means the M fers “scientists”–at one temperature reading station at least–have been cooking the books, lying to us, by telling us that global temperatures have been warming significantly in the past several decades when they really have not been. Read the latest at “Watts Up With That.”
As Willis Eschenbach there at Watts Up says: “Yikes again, double yikes! What on earth justifies that adjustment? How can they do that? We have five different records covering Darwin from 1941 on. They all agree almost exactly. Why adjust them at all? They’ve just added a huge artificial totally imaginary trend to the last half of the raw data! Now it looks like the IPCC diagram in Figure 1, all right … but a six degree per century trend? And in the shape of a regular stepped pyramid climbing to heaven? What’s up with that?”
“Those, dear friends, are the clumsy fingerprints of someone messing with the data Egyptian style … they are indisputable evidence that the “homogenized” data has been changed to fit someone’s preconceptions about whether the earth is warming.”
Yikes warming has been cooked, merely that at one particular station it has. This is reason enough to closely examine every station to see if the same shenanigans have been going on all around the world.