Red herring from the Telegraph

Scientists agree that there has been warming (climate change) since the temperature minimum of the Little Ice Age, in fact about half a degree per century. The dispute is over the cause of the warming. Yet the Telegraph spins this as if sceptics dispute the warming itself:

“Climate scientists may re-examine 160 years of temperature data after admitting that public confidence in the reality of global warming has been undermined by ‘climategate’.

A number of climate models, based on information from weather stations around the globe, show the world has been warming gradually since the 1850s.

But the figures have been called into question following the ‘climategate’ affair at the University of East Anglia.

Sceptics alleged that emails stolen from the Climatic Research Unit at the university show scientists were willing to manipulate data to show global warming.

They also complain that the raw data for the climate models was not made available to the public.

To try to restore public confidence the Met Office is talking to other meteorological organisations around the world about recreating the model using the same raw data but more modern computers. …

However, it could take up to three years for the study to complete, meaning the scientific world would have to wait until after 2012 to provide updated proof of the extent of global warming.” “Scientists may re-examine temperature data to prove climate change


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