Keywords: temperature records, global warming, carbon dioxide, CO2 emissions, heat island effect, Australia, New Zealand
Is New Zealand globally warming?
NIWA proposes a seven-station temperature series to assess a globally warming trend. The warming trend predicted by NIWA is a result of their arbitrary corrections of measured temperatures to account for change of site. These changes are always increasing the temperatures and they magnify the effect of the heat island build-up around urban areas. The individual analysis of the raw temperature data from different measuring stations clearly shows that there is no warming globally occurring, with warming being conversely very well localised in time and space.