Richard Muller, a physicist and global warming skeptic has spent the last two years trying to find out if the mainstream hype regarding climate change were correct.
Muller, a physicist at the University of California, Berkeley, has been funding his own studies, which include studying temperature readings from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.
Muller's interest in the study formulated after a British scandal, which involved hacked e-mails of climate scientists.
Researches under Muller's lead examined the two main criticisms that climate change skeptics have. One is heat islands that skew temperature analysis and the other is that weather stations are unreliable.
The study did not address the cause of global warming but instead just found that indeed the land is 1.6 degrees warmer than it was in the 1950s.