Guest post by Tony Brown
This short paper is a preliminary examination of BEST data to 1753, as compared to the Central England Temperature Record (CET) to 1660 (instrumental record) and 1538 (Extended by Tony Brown using thousands of contemporary observations)
This extension to 1538 was a central part of my article ‘The Long Slow Thaw,’ which also examined historic temperature reconstructions by Dr Michael Mann and Hubert Lamb
In the article, warming from the start of the CET instrumental record in 1660 to the present day was noted, albeit with numerous advances and reverses.
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