US temperature readings are junk, negating climate science

“Anthony Watts has done it again. He and his intrepid brigade of field workers have done what the super rich US Global Change Research Program cannot seem to do, or does not want to do. They actually went out to see how well the Federal thermometers met the required performance standards. The thermometers fail, in fact they fail miserably.”

“It is not like this is a surprise, because the Watts Brigade did a similar study 15 long years ago and got similar bad results. The only difference is that this time the results are even worse, probably because heat contamination grows with economic development and the Feds ignore it.”

“The report has a great many pictures of these contaminated thermometers, which would be hilarious if it were not so serious. Okay it is still funny, as in ‘You call this junk scientific instrumentation?’ See https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/publications/2022_Surface_Station_Report.pdf.

“There have been several good articles on the study itself so I will not go much into that aspect. A succinct summary is found on Anthony Watt’s own popular blog — ‘Watts Up With That’ — here: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/27/new-surface-stations-report-released-its-worse-than-we-thought/. There are also hundreds of comments, some quite useful.”

Originally published here by CFACT on 2 August 2022.

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