So what happens if you only look at the raw data? Is the planet still warming?
In a word, no:
The GISS dataset includes more than 600 stations within the U.S. that have been in operation continuously throughout the 20th century. This brief report looks at the average temperatures reported by those stations. The unadjusted data of both rural and non-rural stations show a virtually flat trend across the century.This isn't "cherry picking" the data. It's picking the longest continuously reporting weather stations in the USA. The record spans the 20th century. It shows essentially no warming during the course of the entire 20th century.
And yet we're told that the last few years are the hottest ever. How come? Because the Orthodox Scientists change the data. Sorry, sorry: "adjust" the data. It's ever so scientific, don't you know.
But the data record doesn't stand up to scrutiny, mkay?