After the announcement of hottest year ever, the reason given to ignore satellite temperatures was because “we don’t live in the troposphere.” Apparently we must be fish, because the land temperatures were not the hottest ever. And I am pretty sure that we do actually live in the troposphere.
But it is much worse than it seems. 58% of the land temperatures reported by NCDC for December were completely fake – as shown in the animation below which has ocean temperatures masked out.
Land-ocean 201412.gif (990×765)
Land 201412.gif (990×765)
The graph below shows the pixel counts of measured and published land temperatures. As you can see, the vast majority of fake pixels have positive anomalies. Their algorithms (which “work as designed”) skew fake data towards high temperatures..
The reported December land anomaly was 1.36C, but the average anomaly of the measured data showed only 0.71C. Mind boggling temperature fraud by NCDC.