Många har frågat om hur man egentligen beräknar den globala medeltemperaturen. På Watts Up With That kan man läsa en mycket gedigen förklaring, skriven av Zeke Hausfather och Steven Mosher. Rekommenderas varmt!
De två herrarna kommer fram till följande slutsats:
”As noted above there are many questions about the calculation of a global temperature index. However, some of those questions can be fairly answered and have been fairly answered by a variety of experienced citizen researchers from all sides of the debate. The approaches used by GISS and CRU and NCDC do not bias the result in any way that would erase the warming we have seen since 1880. To be sure there are minor differences that depend upon the exact choices one makes, choices of ocean data sets, land data sets, rules for including stations, rules for gridding, area weighting approaches, but all of these differences are minor when compared to the warming we see.
That suggests a turn in the discussion to the matters which have not been as thoroughly investigated by independent citizen researchers on all sides:
A turn to the question of data adjustments and a turn to the question of metadata accuracy and finally a turn to the question about UHI. Now, however, the community on all sides of the debate has a set of tools to address these questions.”