Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2015
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Title
Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus
Published in
Science, June 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aaa5632
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Thomas R. Karl, Anthony Arguez, Boyin Huang, Jay H. Lawrimore, James R. McMahon, Matthew J. Menne, Thomas C. Peterson, Russell S. Vose, Huai-Min Zhang

Abstract

Much study has been devoted to the possible causes of an apparent decrease in the upward trend of global surface temperatures since 1998, a phenomenon that has been dubbed the global warming "hiatus." Here we present an updated global surface temperature analysis that reveals that global trends are higher than reported by the IPCC, especially in recent decades, and that the central estimate for the rate of warming during the first 15 years of the 21st century is at least as great as the last half of the 20th century. These results do not support the notion of a "slowdown" in the increase of global surface temperature.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 26 6%
Germany 6 1%
Switzerland 5 1%
Brazil 5 1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Norway 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
Other 19 4%
Unknown 372 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 138 31%
Student > Ph. D. Student 116 26%
Student > Master 53 12%
Student > Bachelor 29 7%
Professor 22 5%
Other 85 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 191 43%
Environmental Science 99 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 60 14%
Engineering 21 5%
Physics and Astronomy 13 3%
Other 59 13%

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