The black and white image in the animation below is what Hansen said Phoenix should like after UHI adjustments – almost no trend.
The blue line is how Hansen currently shows Phoenix – a sharp warming trend. Apparently the UHI effect in Phoenix has disappeared since he wrote his 1999 paper. He cooled the past by about a degree and warmed the present by almost that much.
No doubt this is all first rate science, and has nothing to do with politics or funding.