Cooling The Past In The Faroes.

Posted: May 24, 2015 by tallbloke in methodology

Another instance of ‘adjustments’ completely distorting temperature history – from Paul Homewood.


By Paul Homewood

Tinganes, Tórshavn old town

Thorshavn, Faroe Islands

In 2003, two proper scientists wrote a paper on the climate of the Faroe Islands, which lie between Iceland and Norway.


They published this graph of air temperatures at the capital Torshavn.


And commented:



So we find confirmation of the 1925-40 warm period, and that the recent temperature rise is no more than a natural recovery from the colder 1950-80 interval.

Of course, temperatures may have risen since 2003, but the raw GISS data shows otherwise.

Below is their graph based on the raw GHCN V2 temperatures, as they appeared in 2011. (The warmest year was 2003 itself).


Now, you can probably guess where we are going here!

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  1. oldbrew says:

    Trying to make reality disappear can be a job for life if it’s what your employer demands.

  2. Joe Public says:

    Roger, a comment About the order of you on Paul’s original posting is very relevant. [see below]

  3. Joe Public says:

    The above msg should read:

    Roger, a comment about your word order, on Paul’s original posting, is very relevant.

  4. ren says:

    The large increase in cosmic rays. Click.

  5. ren says:

    “He says that it is important to long-term observations of the Gulf Stream – like Norway carried out at sea off the west coast Stad:

    – For example, he showed the first ten years that have increased sharply water temperature – with a full degree. It is sobering given the current global warming. But we see that the temperature returns to the next ten years – and is now back at the level of 1.995. This suggests that the Gulf Stream has long-term fluctuations, says Orvik.”

  6. ren says:

    It is evident that the temperature of the Gulf Stream, ice extent in the Arctic depend on AMO cycle.

  7. ren says:

    You may also note that the decline AMO since 2010 is quite sharp. If we consider the solar minimum, it may be a bad forecast for the winter in Europe.

  8. ren says:

    Due to the increase of the GCR for about 10 days can be predicted block of the southern polar vortex.

  9. Ron Clutz says:

    Cooling the past in the US.

    “The analysis shows the effect of GHCN adjustments on each of the 23 stations in the sample. The average station was warmed by +0.58 C/Century, from +.18 to +.76, comparing adjusted to unadjusted records. 19 station records were warmed, 6 of them by more than +1 C/century. 4 stations were cooled, most of the total cooling coming at one station, Tallahassee. So for this set of stations, the chance of adjustments producing warming is 19/23 or 83%.”