Sunday, I point out the glaring error in California Governor Jerry Brown’s website with a climate time-series that only showed 1/3 of the year, January-April:
I got an email for the direct of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research yesterday responding to the issue I pointed out: Climate FAIL: Governor ‘Moonbeam’ Brown’s ‘denier page’ can’t even get the temperature graph right
The letter I received yesterday says:
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 9:08 AM
To: ‘Anthony Watts – TV Weather’
Subject: RE: Your page on climate has a glaring error
Thanks for the comment. We will check it out.
From: Anthony Watts – TV Weather
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:45 AM
To: Ken Alex
Cc: Web Master
Subject: Your page on climate has a glaring error
Dear Mr. Alex,
I want to bring this failure to properly research this page:
To your attention:
The graph only uses 1/3 of the yearly data, and exaggerates the trend. I’ve offered alternatives for you. Perhaps less focus on “denial” and more on the actual science would suit you better. The Orange County Register seems to think so.
Thank you for your consideration.
As of today, the erroneous graph is gone from the website, replaced with a generic link to NCDC. Unfortunately that link still allows people to recreate the erroneous result, since the NCDC page is is not well designed.