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16 December 2009

Russia Complains that Hadley Centre Only Used Warm Station Data

The Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) of Moscow claims the Hadley Centre for Climate Change of the British Meteorological Office has probably distorted Russian climate data.  The IEA believes Russian weather station data does not support the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis.  The IEA says the Hadley Centre used data of only 25% of the statiions submitted and cherry-picked that data.  40% of Russian territory was excluded, the data of stations not supporting any substantial warming in the late 20th and early 21st Century was excluded, and incomplete data sets were commonly given preference to complete monthly data sets.  The IEA claimed that preference was given to data sets from large population centers with urban heat island effects, while data from more remote and therefore more accurate stations was ignored.

This information is extremely important.  It was often noted that the greatest warming had been observed in Siberia and virtually all of Russia was said to have warmed more than most of the rest of the world.  Russia has 12.5% of the world's land.

Other distortions of the data in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand have also come to light.  The entire data set of land surface temperatures is clearly very unreliable.  A careful reassessment of all such data is badly needed before any major policy decisions are based on this data.

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