there never was "raw" data, it all had to be adjusted to compensate for changes in satellite positions and orbital decay. The Spencer/Christy papers that purported to show no increase in atmospheric warming adjusted the data incorrectly, as was later shown. When accurate adjustments were made, the data was in line with the the increasing temperatures recorded on the surface. As Christy himself acknowledged in his 2006 paper:" Previously reported discrepancies between the amount of warming near the surface and higher in the atmosphere have been used to challenge the reliability of climate models and the reality of human-induced global warming... This significant discrepancy no longer exists because errors in the satellite and radiosonde data have been identified and corrected. New data sets have also been developed that do not show such discrepancies."