In 2009, the world’s top climate scientists were looking for ways to make the 1940’s warming spike disappear.
From: Tom Wigley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Phil Jones <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:25:38 -0600
Cc: Ben Santer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It would be good to remove at least part of the 1940s blip, but we are still left with “why the blip”.
In 1974, the CIA reported that Iceland used to be much warmer.
By a fantastic coincidence, the 1940’s spike in Iceland then magically disappeared. The animation below compares 2010 GISS to 2013 GISS.