CRU shows temperatures in Illinois barely rising, at about 0.007 degrees per year since 1850. But it is worse than it seems. Essentially all of the rise occurred before 1930.
Until about 10 years ago, NOAA , GISS and CRU all agreed that the US was not warming. NOAA and GISS decided to correct the problem by tampering with the data.
Phil Jones and NOAA had clearly stated that there was no warming in the US.
February 04, 1989
Last week, scientists from the United States Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that a study of temperature readings for the contiguous 48 states over the last century showed there had been no significant change in average temperature over that period. Dr. (Phil) Jones said in a telephone interview today that his own results for the 48 states agreed with those findings.
Hansen himself said that he didn’t see anything happening in the US, before he fully turned to the dark side.
Empirical evidence does not lend much support to the notion that climate is headed precipitately toward more extreme heat and drought. The drought of 1999 covered a smaller area than the 1988 drought, when the Mississippi almost dried up. And 1988 was a temporary inconvenience as compared with repeated droughts during the 1930s “Dust Bowl” that caused an exodus from the prairies, as chronicled in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath…..
in the U.S. there has been little temperature change in the past 50 years, the time of rapidly increasing greenhouse gases — in fact, there was a slight cooling throughout much of the country
Since 1930, Chicago (42.5,-87.5) temperatures have been dead flat.