Global Warming Trend Lowered As Satellite Temperature Data Is Adjusted

chartUniversity of Alabama climatologists have released the newest version of their satellite temperature datasets. Interestingly enough, the updated satellite data came with a surprise: it lowered the Earth’s warming trend. –Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller News, 29 April 2015

The updated UAH satellite temperature data comes as scientists are looking into allegations of data tampering by government climate agencies, like NASA and NOAA. Scientists skeptical of man-made global warming argue that data adjustments made by climate agencies may not be scientifically justified. “Many people have found the extent of adjustments to the data surprising,” Terence Kealey, former vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham, said in a statement released by The Global Warming Policy Foundation. –Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller News, 29 April 2015

A group of scientists has been tasked with looking at the temperature record to find out if we’re getting the straight story about global warming. The findings promise to be interesting. Maybe we’ll finally get a definitive answer when the Global Warming Policy Foundation panel has finished its work. Whatever the results, we expect they’ll withstand an audit. A lot of people will be closely scrutinizing this project. –Editorial, Investor’s Business Daily, 28 April 2015

If you’re a Chinese resident with a knack for predicting the weather, you might be best off keeping those skills to yourself. A new regulation from the Chinese Meteorological Administration bans amateurs and enthusiasts from publicizing their own weather reports, saying that only official authorities are allowed to offer such forecasts.Te-Ping Chen, The Wall Street Journal, 29 April 2015

The worm is turning with an uptick in skeptical thinking coming from the late-Millennials (born after 1994) who are just now starting to reach a voting age. This group was raised on climate dogma and relentless propaganda, and the age-old rebellion of youth is starting to kick in. It used to be that the older the survey group, the more skeptical it was. Youth are easily fooled by passion and name-calling. But new evidence suggests the rebellion factor is kicking in. —Jo Nova, 30 April 2015

Despite the overwhelming evidence and scientific consensus amongst experts in the field, climate cynicism persists. Presumably, many doubt the ability of scientists to honestly report the data and trends they observe in the climate. While it might be easy to believe that this cynicism has an ideological flavor, Republicans doubting climate change is not the entire problem. According to the HPOP 2015 data, only 56 percent of respondents trusted scientists to do the right thing most or all of the time. –Matthew Estes, Harvard Political Review, 29 April 2015

The purpose of the trip to New York was to drum up US support for the think tank I founded in 2009, the Global Warming Policy Foundation, and its campaigning arm, the Global Warming Policy Forum, in the company of our outstanding director, Benny Peiser. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, the GWPF has a global reach, and its international influence is growing. Moreover, unlike the US think tanks involved in the climate change issues, we also (to use the American expression) reach across the aisle: we are rigorously non-partisan, and in that sense non-political. –Nigel Lawson, The Spectator, 2 May 2015

China is set to ban unofficial weather forecasts. Regulations to take force on Friday ban predictions on a wide variety of indicators from “wind speed, air temperature, humidity” to predicting disasters like “typhoons”, “sandstorms” and “haze”, according to the China Meteorological Administration. The China Meteorological Administration has said previously the rules are intended to prevent public panic caused by false predictions. —AFP, 30 April 2015