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Wednesday, 14 January 2009


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Wayne Byerly

Message for Phil Mote:
I've noted the articles on the Internet the last couple of days about the arguments pro and con on GW at your University.

I happen to be an elderly retiree, who has accumulated long time (mostly 100 year time span or more), for about 800 Official Weather Reporting locations.

Last year I downloaded data from 189 locations for the years 1890 through 2009. I then ran regressions for 5 separate time spans for the period 1900 through 2009. Regressions to show rate and direction of change for each location, and each of the 5 separate time periods. The periods I separated out were: 1900-1917; 1917-1933; 1940-1979; 1980-1998; 1998-2009.
I've been doing this sort of thing since 2005, but this was the first time I had data for any significant number of locations during the 21st century.
I used every location available from the large data collection center at Oak Ridge, TN, for the states of WI, IA, MO, MI, and 18 of the 33 available locations from MN. Then I chose 1/10th to 1/4th of the available locations from the locations of ND, SD, NE, MT, WA, IL, IN, OH, PA, NY, MA, VA and FL. Selecting all the states in the order listed.
For the years 1998-2009, the first 185 locations (with no exceptions), all had huge declines in temperature trends. Only when I got to FL did I find any locations that had anything other than a huge decline in temperature during these last 12 years.
The 4 locations I had chosen from FL had 2 with declining temperatures, 2 with increasing temperature trends for these 12 years.
The overall temperature trend for all 189 locations during 1998-2009 was -20.676 degrees F., per century.
Global Warming is the greatest propaganda scheme the world has ever known.

I would be happy to provide you with the actual data for much of the data I have accumulated over the past several years if you are interested.

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