Russia is now added to New Zealand and China to announce that claims of warming in their countries were either overstated or non-existent. The Russian Institute of Economic Analysis says that it appears that the British Hadley Center for Climate Change selectively chose temperature data to exaggerate the warming trend. They opted to include more monitoring stations which had been encroached on by expanding cities, which create heat islands and increased temperatures.
The Telegraph reports on the Russian announcement:
On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.
The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.
The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.