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Arguing with Old Data
Having become a bit fed up with people citing 6 year old MSU data from http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/temperature/ , I decided to send the following email to the persons named at the bottom of that page:
Responsible Official: Dr. James E. Arnold (jim.arnold @ msfc.nasa.gov)
Page Curator: Paul J. Meyer paul.meyer @ msfc.nasa.gov)
I am a concerned citizen in the global warming issue and participate in discussions of this topic on several blogs, including RealClimate and my own, and some usenet groups.
I am writing to you regarding this web page:
Which contains for example this quote:
"The lower tropospheric data are often cited as evidence against global warming, because they have as yet failed to show any warming trend when averaged over the entire Earth"
This page is frequently cited by people still insisting that GW is not happening, they ignore the "last update" date on the page and are unaware or uninterested in the very recent reanalysis that is in agreement with the surface records and the model predictions.
I think this page, being very "top level" and not clear in its outdated historical nature has become a disservice to the public, causing confusion and becoming misinformation.
What are the chances of having this page either modified appropriately, updated with newer findings or simply removed?
Thank you for your attention.
It remains to be seen if we can get some action.
[update: bounce message: email@example.com: User unknown]