Is NOAA Reporting False Higher Temperatures?Permalink +
Sun, Jul 29, 2012, 11:17 am // John Servais
Gee, maybe those U.S. heat waves are not setting records after all. Maybe NOAA has left temperature guages in places which once were surrounded by fields and are now next to hot asphalt parking lots. Maybe NOAA has even been managing the temperature readings in other ways - unknown to most of us.
A new report - out today - presents such a view. It will no doubt be condemed, unread, by many. And most will skip even that and just go after the authors as irreputable. I am posting links to the report because for three years now I have been a climate warming skeptic. Yep, coming out of the closet - a socially dangerous move in Bellingham. I think believing in Anthropogenic Global Warming has become a religion and it is heresy for a liberal to not fully embrace it. I am liberal and do not embrace it. Having spent my military service years in the Air Force Weather Service, I do know a few things about siting temperature guages and accurate weather reports. Not an expert, but not ignorantly taking a stand either.
For those with an open mind, check out this report. For those who are at this moment feeling outraged or upset to see a post like this on NWCitizen, I merely note that we can see what the future brings us. And for all of us, we need the scientific process to be depoliticized - and it is the scientists themselves who have to do this. Until then, we will all see more reports like this which are not done by traditional scientists. The question is not who wrote it, but whether the facts stand up to scruitiny. Dialogue is the most humanly effective way to move closer to the truth. I predict - pun intended - that this report will be part of our national dialogue over the next few weeks and months. That is why I am posting today.
Related Links:-> Reanalysis of U.S. surface station temperatures - a study and report
Sun, Jul 29, 2012, 11:17 am // John ServaisNew report suggests U.S. weather stations reporting higher temperatures because NOAA has poorly managed sensors and caused false higher readings.
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