Just in case you think the data manipulation was relegated to the Australian Outback, Dr Richard Keen of the University of Colorada has some illuminating analysis on temperature data in Alaska (Air Vent via Andrew Bolt, emphasis added by Bolt):
My averages show that the past three decades have shown no warming (since the PDO shift in 1977), and are in fact no warmer than the 1935-1944 decade. This is very different from the IPCC which shows a substantial warming over the past three decades….
One can only guess what “corrections” were applied to the GHCN and IPCC data sets, but I can easily guess their magnitude – about 1 degree. Curiously, the magnitude of the adjustments is about the same as the “global warming” signal of the past century.
The alarmists, meanwhile, have responded to all of this by browbeating scientists, apprently not realizing what got them in this mess in the first place (Times of London via NRO – Planet Gore, emphasis added):
The Met Office has embarked on an urgent exercise to bolster the reputation of climate-change science after the furore over stolen e-mails.
More than 1,700 scientists have agreed to sign a statement defending the “professional integrity” of global warming research . . . The Met Office admitted that many of the signatories did not work on climate change.
. . .
One scientist told The Times he felt under pressure to sign. “The Met Office is a major employer of scientists and has long had a policy of only appointing and working with those who subscribe to their views on man-made global warming,” he said.
Given that, they may not even be aware that they’re data-fudging is being exposed.