Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Scientist Finds Fault With Global Warming Statistics.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: John Fleck Journal Staff Writer

Upper-Air Research Shows Slower Pace

Satellite data suggests our planet might not be warming as much as is generally believed, a climate scientist reported Tuesday in Albuquerque.

Over the northern hemisphere, global warming is real, said John Christy, a researcher at the University of Alabama Huntsville.

While thermometers at Earth's surface show warming over the rest of the globe, satellite and balloon measurements show the upper atmosphere might, in fact, be cooling, Christy reported.

Overall, the planet is warming, Christy's data shows, but he contends it is at a slower rate than the surface thermometers would suggest. …

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