Daily Archives: January 20, 2011

How Fast is Earth Warming?

We’ve already studied the rate of global warming in the GISS surface-temperature data and the two best-known satellite lower-troposphere data sets. We even removed approximations of the impact of exogenous factors (namely, the el Nino southern oscillation and volcanic eruptions) on the data, for a clearer comparison. Now that GISS, NCDC, and HadCRU have reported their year-end figures, let’s repeat the exercise using all five major global temperature records: GISS, NCDC, HadCRUT3v, RSS, and UAH. Also, let’s include another exogenous factor in our analysis: variations in solar output.

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