Investor’s Business Daily explains how Muller hid the decline.
… According to Dr. David Whitehouse of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, “The global temperature standstill of the past decade is obvious in HadCrut3 data, which is a combination of land and sea surface data. BEST is only land data from nearly 40,000 weather stations.”
We have commented on the suspect locations of land-based monitoring stations in places like asphalt parking lots and near air-conditioning exhaust vents. Satellite monitoring data, a relatively recent technology, has given a more accurate and somewhat different picture.
As Whitehouse notes, using BEST’s own data, the temperature record of the last 10 or so years “is a statistically perfect straight line of zero gradient.” In laymen’s terms, warming has stopped. The only hiccups in the graph Whitehouse and his group produced from BEST data is attributed to natural phenomena such as La Nina.
Whitehouse states: “Could it really be the case that Professor Muller has not looked at the data in an appropriate way to see the last 10 years clearly? Indeed BEST seems to have worked hard to obscure it.” As in Climategate, do we once again have the manipulation and distortion of data to “hide the decline” in temperatures?
According to Whitehouse, BEST’s data was “smoothed using a 10-year average,” which “is an ideal formula for suppressing the last decade’s data.”