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Peak Oil: Are We Not Better Than This? Pt 5: [T]he West’s energy security is assured to a degree th...

So what’s really going on? Why Did NOAA ‘adjust’ it’s historical data? First, historical temperature data was finally gathered into a database which allowed researchers to analyze very large quantities of data using computers, instead of paper-and-pencil. That new database brought in new weather data taken from smaller weather stations around the world, and effectively doubled the number of data points scientists had to work with. Naturally, when doing science, more data is better. Second, the method for measuring old sea surface temperatures has been revised, for the first time. Historically, commercial ships have collected temperature data as part of their routine. However, the methods used for data collection have typically skewed the individual results. Scientists simply figured out how to standardize the old data set to get a more precise measurements.

Full article: http://peakoil.com/generalideas/peak-oil-are-we-not-bette...

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