Graph of the Day for December 22, 2009

"Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm,
Once Tim's got a diagram here we'll send that either later today or
first thing tomorrow.
I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps
to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from
1961 for Keith's to hide the decline. Mike's series got the annual
land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land
N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999
for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 with
data through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998.
Thanks for the comments, Ray.


Phil Jones, former director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England.

Hiding The Decline:  How To

Source:  Mail Online.  Hat tip:  James Lewis and Financial Post.

Hoven's Index for December 22, 2009

Estimate made by Economics for Equity and the Environment of cost, per year, of getting "dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions":  1% to 3% of global GDP.  (The Washington Post.)

CBO's estimate of the macro-economic cost, by 2050, of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Cap and Trade):  1% to 3.5% of US GDP.  (Congressional Budget Office.)

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