So sceptics have been correct for decades.

Yes you have to pinch yourself, the old canard so long clung to by the IPCC, that the urban influence in large area gridded data is "an order of magnitude less than the warming seen on a century timescale" is now severely compromised.

The IPCC drew that conclusion from the Jones et al 1990 Letter to Nature which examined temperature data from regions in Eastern Australia, Western USSR and Eastern China, to conclude that "In none of the three regions studied is there any indication of significant urban influence.." That has led to the IPCC claim that for decades, urban warming is less than 0.05 per century.

Now Jones et al 2008 are saying in their Abstract, "Urban-related warming over China is shown to be about 0.1 degree per decade, hey that equates to a degree per century. Huge.

From the article source comments section:
  1. John A Says:
    March 16th, 2009 at 6:12 pm


    Did you see this write up on the scientific fraud allegations against Professor Wei Chung Wang?

    It sounds to me that Jones is backing away from Wang's fake dataset very very fast.