It looks like we now have the evidence of a full-blown Scandinavia-gate to further crush the credibility of the crooks that run the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Climate skeptic blogger, Frank Lansner, over at ‘Hide The Decline’ has done an excellent job in bringing to our attention the analysis of Swedish scientist and skeptic, Dr. Wibjorn Karlen from Stockholm University, who has studied the Scandinavian temperature records between 1900 and 2000.
Lansner shows that Dr. Karlén has debunked the fraud of the IPCC for falsifying the temperatures the Scandinavian region at the end of the 20th century to appear a staggerring 0.7 Degree Centigrade higher than actually existed.
In fact, the peak in temperatures for this cold northern European territory occurred not in recent years but between 1930-50. After compiling data from all the available data sources in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden Karlén found that,
“The very significant temperature peak around 1930-40 has been reduced almost removed totally.”
(show graphs at top of blog)
In the left had graph Karlen shows a plot of 25 data series from the NordKlim database.
On the right graph we see the IPCC´s temperature spread for the area – it wholly fails to show the actual cooling that occurred in Scandinavian from 1940-1980. Is this yet another example of IPCC’s attempt to ‘hide the decline’?
Dr. Karlen is professor emeritus of the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology at Stockholm University. He is famous for critiquing the Associated Press for hyping climate fears in 2007 and was also named in a 2007 minority report of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as one of 400 “prominent scientists” who were said to dispute global warming.
Dr. Karlen shows us that it is not only Scandinavian ground temperatures that have become cooler in recent times. He shows us that ocean temperatures indicated from Iceland, Jan Mayen and Faroe Islands actually shows a clear pattern of lower temperatures at the turn of this century than in the decade 1930-40. ( show Kattegat & North Sea Temps graph- half way down page)
Dr. Karlen’s conclusion:
“Still no sign of global warming in Scandinavia.”