In 2008, all of the temperature data sets showed that global warming rates over the last decade were “much less” than the prior decades.
Observations indicate that global temperature rise has slowed in the last decade . The least squares trend for January 1999 to December 2008 calculated from the HadCRUT3 dataset is +0.07±0.07°C decade – much less than the 0.18°C decade – recorded between 1979 and 2005 and the 0.2°C decade – expected in the next decade . This is despite a steady increase in radiative forcing as a result of human activities and has led some to question climate predictions of substantial twenty-first century warming.
NOAA graphs showed no temperature rise after 1998.
This didn’t suit the requirements of the White House ahead of Paris, so NOAA simply inverted reality, massively tampered with the data, and announced that warming was “as fast or faster” than it was previously.
They made the hiatus disappear, the Enron way. Via good old fashioned accounting fraud. Shameless liars.
They are under subpoena to turn over to Congress all of their E-mails related to this fraud, but are refusing to provide them.