The "science" involved torturing and stretching data. The torturers used the excuse, as do all warmists, that raw temperature data is not reliable. Okay then, just for argument's sake, let's agree.
What if though, there were a data set that was truly perfect ... so perfect in fact, that it didn't need the torturer's hand.
It just so happens that such a set exists ... according to warmists themselves. And, wouldn't you know it, the pristine record shows no warming:
But, what if there were a dataset of temperature that was so well done, so scientifically accurate, and so completely free of bias that by its design, there would never be any need nor justification for any adjustments to the data?
Clearly, a “pause” or “hiatus” exists in this most pristine climate data. In fact, a very slight cooling trend appears. But don’t take my word for it, you can replicate the plot above yourself using the links, free trial program, and USCRN data I provided from NOAA/NCDC/NCEI.
Let’s hope that Mr. Karl doesn’t see the need to write a future paper “adjusting” this data to make the last decade of no temperature trend in the contiguous USA disappear. That would be a travesty.