NOAA: Temperature Data Shows U.S. in Decade-Long Cooling Trend

Written by on June 27, 2014 in Climate Change with 0 Comments
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By James Taylor | Forbes.com

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s most accurate, up-to-date temperature data confirm the United States has been cooling for at least the past decade. The NOAA temperature data are driving a stake through the heart of alarmists claiming accelerating global warming.

Responding to widespread criticism that its temperature station readings were corrupted by poor citing issues and suspect adjustments, NOAA established a network of 114 pristinely cited temperature stations spread out fairly uniformly throughout the United States. Because the network, known as the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), is so uniformly and pristinely situated, the temperature data require no adjustments to provide an accurate nationwide temperature record. USCRN began compiling temperature data in January 2005. Now, nearly a decade later, NOAA has finally made the USCRN temperature readings available.

According to the USCRN temperature readings, U.S. temperatures are not rising at all – at least not since the network became operational 10 years ago. Instead, the United States has cooled by approximately 0.4 degrees Celsius, which is more than half of the claimed global warming of the twentieth century.


According to the USCRN temperature readings, the U.S. has cooled by approximately 0.4 degrees Celsius over the past 10 years

According to the USCRN temperature readings, the U.S. has cooled by approximately 0.4 degrees Celsius over the past 10 years

Of course, 10 years is hardly enough to establish a long-term trend. Nevertheless, the 10-year cooling period does present some interesting facts.

Read the rest of the article at Forbes.com

CLN Editor Note: Now that we have looked at the short-term trend, have a look at this video with climatologist Cliff Harris in which he discusses a 4500 year temperature graph that shows the cycles of hot and cold:

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