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Uncertainties In Global Temperature Data – At Least 0.5C – Jan 2014

Graphs of global temperatures in media rarely show uncertainties yet no measurement is completely accurate,   ±0.5C uncertainty is a plausible minimum uncertainty for monthly average temperatures.  UK Met Office say there has been a rise in temperature of 0.8C … Continue reading

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Media Reports Claim BEST Group Find Climate Change Is Real

The Guardian and the Economist are among the media reporting on a press release from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Group (BEST) lead by Professor Richard Muller. They report results of BEST’s analysis of temperature records which show the world … Continue reading

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A Very Bad Way To Calculate Sea Level Rise

I have been intrigued by these graphs of sea level rise which the UK Environment Agency (EA) used to display on this page of their website, although the page was removed some time around 13 October 2011. It was … Continue reading

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