It has come to my attention that there are problems with the the temperature record in Asia.
At virtually the same time NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies was correcting historical climate data with the assistance of Climate Audit's Steve McIntyre, a British mathematician discovered serious flaws in papers used and cited by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its most recent Assessment Report.The errors are so glaring that one might conclude fraud was involved. Such a conclusion would be premature.
Douglas J. Keenan, a former Morgan Stanley arbitrageur and current independent mathematical researcher, identified "fabrications" in such studies that suggest a "marked lack of integrity in some important work on global warming that is relied upon by the IPCC" and that "the insignificance of urbanization effects on temperature measurements has not been established as reliably as the IPCC assessment report assumes."
There are links to the studies involved and other links at the above url.
Update: 11 Aug 007 1711z
Questions about the Russian data.
Anthony Watts has some thoughts on the China problem.
Cross Posted at Classical Values