The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) Project
Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature
The number of active temperature stations over time in our preliminary data set as compared to that provided by GHCN-M. The decrease in the GHCN-M station count is a consequence of their inclusion criteria, and can be avoided by different methodology.
Can a group of scientists in California end the war on climate change? | Science | The Guardian
The Berkeley Earth project. The aim is so simple that the complexity and magnitude of the undertaking is easy to miss. Starting from scratch, with new computer tools and more data than has ever been used, they will arrive at an independent assessment of global warming. The team will also make every piece of data it uses 1.6bn data points freely available on a website. It will post its workings alongside, including full information on how more than 100 years of data from thousands of instruments around the world are stitched together to give a historic record of the planet's temperature.
"We are bringing the spirit of science back to a subject that has become too argumentative and too contentious," Muller says, over a cup of tea. "We are an independent, non-political, non-partisan group. We will gather the data, do the analysis, present the results and make all of it available. There will be no spin, whatever we find."
Excellent news - will the other "climate scientists" welcome it?
Of course it won't, in the words of the Guardian, bring an end to the war on Global Warming. Having a better data set of temperatures says nothing about causes, but may give some clues.