Even with the hot summer, only the diehards are still taking the global warming farce seriously, as it becomes ever more obvious that unscrupulous authorities have been lying to us to advance their Big Government agenda. Yet another egregious example:
A reanalysis of U.S. surface station temperatures has been performed using the recently WMO [ World Meteorological Organization]-approved Siting Classification System devised by METEO-France’s Michel Leroy. The new siting classification more accurately characterizes the quality of the location in terms of monitoring long-term spatially representative surface temperature trends. The new analysis demonstrates that reported 1979-2008 U.S. temperature trends are spuriously doubled, with 92% of that over-estimation resulting from erroneous NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] adjustments of well-sited stations upward. &hellip
The USHCN [United States Historical Climatology Network] is one of the main metrics used to gauge the temperature changes in the United States. The first wide scale effort to address siting issues, Watts, (2009), a collated photographic survey, showed that approximately 90% of USHCN stations were compromised by encroachment of urbanity in the form of heat sinks and sources, such as concrete, asphalt, air conditioning system heat exchangers, roadways, airport tarmac, and other issues. This finding was backed up by an August 2011 U.S. General Accounting Office investigation and report titled: Climate Monitoring: NOAA Can Improve Management of the U.S. Historical Climatology Network.
The results of siting thermometers in scorching hot urban parking lots and other tricks for fudging the data:
a spurious doubling of U.S. mean temperature trends in the 30 year data period covered by the study from 1979–2008.
Don’t worry, moonbats. None of this will stop Obama from using the EPA to inflict Cap & Trade through the backdoor, imposing central economic planning and further crippling the economy in the name of the lie that is manmade climate change.
On a tip from Bob Roberts. Hat tip: Screwy Puppy.