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Feds close 600 weather stations amid criticism they're situated to report warming

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Data from hundreds of weather stations located around the U.S. appear to show the planet is getting warmer, but some critics say it's the government's books that are getting cooked -- thanks to temperature readings from sweltering parking lots, airports and other locations that distort the true state of the climate.
    Indeed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed some 600 out of nearly 9,000 weather stations over the past two years that it has deemed problematic or unnecessary, after a long campaign by one critic highlighting the problem of using unreliable data. The agency says the closures will help improve gathering of weather data, but critics like meterologist and blogger Anthony Watts say it is too little, too late.
    "The question remains as to why they continue to use a polluted mix of well-sited and poorly-sited stations," Watts told FoxNews.com.
    'They continue to use a polluted mix of well-sited and poorly-sited stations.'
    - Anthony Watts
    Watts has for years searched for weather stations that have flaws. And he points to a still-open station at Yosemite park as an example of one with “heat sinks” – objects that store heat, and then release it at night. Heat sinks can cause stations located in or near them to give off useless data -- generally in the form of inflated temperatures not representative of the broader area


    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013...es-flaws-in-temperature-record/#ixzz2bsHWQu53
     
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    And so....?
     
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    Don Well-Known Member
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    And so...deductive reasoning says, if this one subset of data is being used to help conclude global warming, and its data is flawed, how many of the other subsets are using flawed data?

    It doesn't prove or disprove anything; merely raises a question that true, honest science needs to answer.
     
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    A rare commodity nowadays, that.
     
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    It does prove something. It proves that the science data to prove man made climate change is being manipulated in order to get a predetermined outcome.
     
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