Can We Trust Satellite Temperatures?

January 13, 2016

In case anyone was wondering where I’ve been, this has been in the oven for the last few days.

In coming days, we will hear announcements from NASA, NOAA and others that
2015 was the hottest year in the modern instrumental record.
There will be pushback from the likes of climate denier Ted Cruz, who
uses a misreading of satellite temperature data to claim, as he did
on Seth Meyer’s show – “no warming in 18  years”

This is the story of how that distortion came to be.

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79 Responses to “Can We Trust Satellite Temperatures?”


  1. […] Michael Mann, Kevin Trenberth, and Ben Santer – have evidently decided to do is participate in avideo project funded by an climate activist foundation whose chief aim is to cast doubt on the satellite data. […]


  2. […] invite readers to view this great video created by Peter Sinclair which includes interviews from many real experts who discuss this very […]


  3. […] citaten uit een video van Peter Sinclair die je onderaan dit blogstuk kunt vinden. De video is gemaakt naar aanleiding van een hoorzitting […]


  4. As a scientist, I have no interest in any earth GLOBAL temperature prior to the year 2000 with one exception. What is the correlation between earth-based and satellite based temperatures among the large ups and downs during the 1960 to 2000 period? Was there a good correlation?

    The most important data in the prediction of FUTURE trends has got to be the current trend. THAT trend must be the only subject of discussion. The 2015 temperature in Los Angeles, Canada, or Mexico has NO meaning on GLOBAL TEMPERATURE!

    IF there is good correlation between Earth Based and satellite measurement prior to 2000, but now a variance is showing up we must ask ourselves which of the two methods has been the subject of MANIPULATION that changes the trend slope?

    John Evjen

    • greenman3610 Says:

      not hard to find graphs showing good agreement. here John Christy, in a 2009 debate, talks about how close
      the various data sets are

    • dumboldguy Says:

      What kind of “scientist” are you John? Since you are a signatory to the Oregon Petition, may we assume you are most likely an engineer? Or like the majority of petition signers who are actually “scientists” of some irrelevant sort, that you have no expertise in climate science and have other motives for commenting here? As in being a denier and a whore for the fossil fuel interests? The following quote from John tells us all we need to know about that, and John has been spouting similar BS for years in many places.

      “Are we willing to bet TRILLIONS of dollars out of the worlds economy, that the relationship between CO2 and Global Temperature is CAUSATIVE when it may not even be correlated????”

      Sound familiar???? (With FOUR ? to underscore the TRUTH!!!! he speaks. LOL)

      (See page 269 of the Handbook of Denier Bullshit—you know, the one Russell Cook always references? Where is Russell anyway? Have we finally beaten out the last speck of his brains?).


  5. […] My newest video has sparked a number of spittle flecked seizures out in the climate denial blogosphere, activating not only the paranoid “Wake Up Sheeple” faction, but also pretend journalism publications like (Notso) BreitBart, and pretend science blogs like WattsUp – where His Magnificent Resplendency “Lord” Monckton avowed the piece was “monstrous”, and accused me of “wire fraud”. […]


  6. […] flurry of articles on the accuracy of satellite data (e.g., Tamino, Eli Rabett, Kevin Cowtan, Peter Sinclair) have, in part, been in response to the recent senate hearings instigated by Senator Ted Cruz in […]


  7. […] to prove it they’ve come up with a glossy new video starring such entirely trustworthy and not at all biased climate experts as Michael “Hockey […]


  8. […] to doložili, přišli se zbrusu novým videem, ve kterém vystupují tak bezvýhradně důvěryhodní a vůbec nezaujatí klimatiční odborníci […]


  9. […] C'est ainsi que les supporters des mesures thermométriques ont publié une vidéo produite par un think-tank supporter du "réchauffement climatique", le "Yale […]


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