According to WMO, apart from a 0.19 Celsius step up from 2014 to 2015, there had been no global warming since 1998. NOAA, in 1997, reduced its Global Average Surface Temperatures (GAST), shown previously in Fahrenheit from 1900-1997, by more than two degrees Celsius to match the UN/WMO in 1993.
However, in 2015, just months before the Paris Climate conference (November/December 2015) NOAA raised all its GAST data, dating back to 2001, by an average of more than 0.07 Celsius, shown below in red, to demonstrate that the earth had indeed warmed thus ensuring the success of the Paris Agreement. While this was going on the UN who are the hosts of the climate conferences and had control of the WMO made no alteration to its own data and allowed NOAA’s inflated temperatures to stand without question.
John Bates, a former official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — he was in charge of that agency’s climate-data archive — posted a lengthy account detailing how a 2015 report on global warming was mishandled. Bates wrote a specific and carefully sourced 4,100-word exposéd that accused Tom Karl, his ex-colleague at NOAA, of influencing the results and release of a crucial paper that purports to refute the pause in global warming.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 193 Member States and Territories. It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), the roots of which were planted at the 1873 Vienna International Meteorological Congress. Established by the ratification of the WMO Convention on 23 March 1950, WMO became the specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences a year later. The Secretariat, headquartered in Geneva, is headed by the Secretary-General. Its supreme body is the World Meteorological Congress.
The long serving heads of the main temperature monitoring agencies, James Hansen (NASA), David Parker (British Met Office), Phil Jones (University of East Anglia) and Tom Karl of (NOAA), 100 years of service to climatology between them, had each published annual Global Average Temperatures throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s that were well above the 2020 temperature of 58.78 degrees Fahrenheit (14.88 C). I cannot understand why someone has not taken action against these people who are accepting funds to fix a problem that does not exist. Or could it represent the final triumph of irrationality over common sense!