WMO finds 2000–2009 the warmest decade; so much for that “global warming pause” meme

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  1. I find this report puzzling.
    If I am reading that chart correctly, 2005 appears to have been warmer than 1998. There was a dip in 2000, but an immediate bounce back up.

    If that is the case, why did Phil Jones write this in 2005:

    From: Phil Jones
    To: John Christy
    Subject: This and that
    Date: Tue Jul 5 15:51:55 2005

    John,
    ….
    This is from an Australian at BMRC (not Neville Nicholls). It began from the attached article. What an idiot.

    The scientific community would come down on me in no uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998.
    OK it has but it is only 7 years of data and it isn’t statistically significant.

    http://www.eastangliaemails.com/emails.php?eid=544&filename=1120593115.txt

    Maybe he got it wrong ?

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    1. Steve, I can only guess (don’t know the man myself), but I suspect this has to do with the Hadley Center data showing 98 was warmest and the other major data sets (e.g., NASA) showing 2005 as warmest.

      RealClimate (and countless other sites) have discussed this. Start here: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/10/a-warming-pause/#more-1265

      They state: “Why do these two surface temperature data sets differ over recent years? We analysed this a while ago here, and the reason is the “hole in the Arctic” in the Hadley data, just where recent warming has been greatest.”

      BTW, you might wanna read this post: http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=3261

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