Posted 3 July 2015
Prominent U.S. climate scientists Dr Fred Singer has responded to an article in the magazine Science in which Dr Tom Karl, head of the US National Climate Data Center asserts that the temperature plateau (aka 'pause' of 'hiatus') is simply an artifact of the data. After Karl and colleagues adjusted some recent sea-surface temp readings, they claim an uninterrupted warming trend in the 21st century. Dr Singer writes: "The Karl claims gave rise to many published comments, mostly negative: there was not a single comment in support of the Karl paper. Some simply addressed technical details - the fact that atmospheric data, from satellites as well as balloon-borne radiosondes, have shown no warming trend. But many other comments questioned the good faith of the authors and implied political motives."
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