#23 | Posted by sawdust
The study was about surface temp data.
Here's the abstract:
Much study has been devoted to the possible causes of an apparent decrease in the upward trend of global surface temperatures since 1998, a phenomenon that has been dubbed the global warming "hiatus." Here we present an updated global surface temperature analysis that reveals that global trends are higher than reported by the IPCC, especially in recent decades, and that the central estimate for the rate of warming during the first 15 years of the 21st century is at least as great as the last half of the 20th century. These results do not support the notion of a "slowdown" in the increase of global surface temperature.
They were addressing a specific question, that of surface temperatures not rising (the "hiatus"), and published a study with a broader data set and updated methodology.
As far as I can tell there was no need or reason to include satellite data.
Not surprisingly, that opinion piece was written by Lamar Smith, a politician (not a scientist) who's a well known denier.
In 2014, Smith got more money from fossil fuels than he did from any other industry. Smith is publicly skeptic of global warming. Under his leadership, the House Science committee has held hearings that feature the views of skeptics, subpoenaed the records and communications of scientists who published papers that Smith disapproved of, and attempted to cut NASA's earth sciences budget. He has been criticized for conducting "witch hunts" against climate scientists. In his capacity as Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Smith issued more subpoenas in his first three years than the committee had for its entire 54 year history.
So sorry Sawdust, but your post is just another swing and a miss.