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Phil Jones New Global Temperature Calculations

New Arctic temperature records ‘strengthen climate-change case’ | The Times (£)

The case for man-made global warming is more compelling than ever, according to the scientist who was at the centre of the controversy over climate-change statistics two years ago.
In a rare interview, Professor Phil Jones, who has been reinstated as director of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, told The Times that a major reanalysis of the unit’s global climate records had strengthened the evidence for warming since industrialisation.....

The new land temperature records due to be published next year reveal that average temperatures in the northern hemisphere were about 0.1C warmer during the past decade relative to pre-industrial times than had previously been estimated.
“The more science we carry out, the stronger and clearer the evidence for climate change is becoming,” he said.
The stronger warming trend was revealed by the inclusion of previously unavailable data from hundreds of additional weather stations in Russia, Canada and other Arctic regions.....

The new land-based record has been combined with a revised sea surface temperature record from the Met Office and has been submitted for publication to the Journal of Geophysical Research and is likely to form part of the next report by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change, due to be published in 2013.

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Comments

Funny that, whenever Phil Jones is interviewed in the press they always say "in a rare interview". Is that because he has nothing really interesting to say but saves it up for another "rare interview" or merely because he is a twerp?

This is like proving a theory that eating causes death. So you study people and sure enough they keep on eating. Day after day year after year and everyone of them eventually dies. Therefore eating causes death!

Saw this about the temperature record for the Greenland Icesheet

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/11/11/short-splice-long-splice/

I wonder how long Jone's analysis will retain its credibility outside the confines of East Anglia.

So, they've used different data sets, jumbled them together, then employed a different method of analysis resulting in a disagreement of 0.1C. Who'd a thunk it?

Phil Jones?

Is he still around and still daring to show his face?

Isn't it time to start pointing and laughing?

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