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BEST update

As promised, I have more to say about the BEST study.  The UK Daily Mail recently published a piece headlined Scientist who said climate change sceptics had been proved wrong accused of hiding truth by colleague. The colleague in question, Judith Curry, says that "There is no scientific basis for saying that warming hasn’t stopped...To say that there is detracts from the credibility of the data, which is very unfortunate.’

Indeed,the Mail article contains a graph showing that temperature trends from the past 10 years have been basically flat. The graph is based on the BEST study's data. I had wondered if the BEST study had debunked the claim that warming stopped in 1998, and apparently it didn't.
In fairness, this is not inconsistent with Muller's claim that the world has warmed one degree centigrade since 1950. But it is inconsistent with the media's insistence that global warming skepticism has been debunked by the BEST study.