WELL DONE to all involved in this SATELLITEGATE
It helps explain puzzles many have had including some I had - namely that even with the Solar-Lunar climate driver I developed recently (although there are other factors too) smoothed world temperatures (both land and reported satellite) over recent years especially this year/last decade (?) seemed 'too high'.
This revelation further confirms something I and Tom Harris said on Russia Today TV Feb (5th) 2010 namely that WE JUST DO NOT reliably KNOW what world temperatures are and have been doing over the last decade or century. See Laura Emmet's superb ClimateGate report http://bit.ly/bg13fs
We do know local things of course like it has been and is very hot in Russia and has been astoundingly cold in parts of South America and Australia compared with normal, but these monstrous data blunders will obscure rational discussion and temperature reportage.
The climate hype industry will do everything in its power to put a lid on this one. Imagine if it were found the satellite data had been reading minus 200F in Michigan etc and that had been used in input for world averages, THERE WOULD BE FRONT PAGE NEWS AND ENRAGED QUESTIONS IN EVERY ELECTED (and unelected) PUBLIC FORUM IN THE WORLD coupled with public sackings of the scientists involved and the most dire 'end of the world' warnings possible and redoubled calls for carbon supertaxes
The key questions are:-
Why are ALL the errors and tricks in data collection and processing found since Climategate broke of the sort which make temperatures too high?
How bad is this error and how long has it been going on for?
Are there other errors in satellite data?
What parts of the globe does it mainly concern?
WHEN and HOW will we get a reliable world temperature data set; and just WHAT is the best (most reliable) data set around?
Could it be that the world temp peak (believed) of around 1998 - 2003 was no higher than that around 1935-1940?
Are we actually heading for the next ice age as lake Michagan boils according to measurements?!- see video re 100 year world temperature forecast in LINK in Comments in
World cooling has set-in warns astrophysicist - BBC & 'Global Warming apologists' challenged to end 'cover-up' by Piers Corbyn