More surfacestations project vindication: Strong UHI temperature biases confirmed in USA

WUWT readers may recall that NOAA did an experiment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that vindicated my findings about the effects of local urbanization on surface temperature measurements. The urban heat island (UHI) effect is strongly affected by urban-scale changes to local land surfaces. Basically, the more asphalt, concrete, buildings, etc. that exist near a…

The Megacities Are Cooking

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [OK, had to start over, had bad numbers for the areas. Graphics have been replaced. I was using “core area” but I should have been using “greater metropolitan area”. All conclusions are unchanged.] I got to thinking about the phenomenon known as the “Urban Heat Island” effect, or UHI. Cities…

Poorly sited weather station leads to a fake record high in Germany

From Pierre Gosselin: Lingen Cheated: Germany’s New All-Time Record High Resulted From DWD Weather Service Lousy Station Siting During last week’s record-setting European heat wave, Germany’s previous record of 40.3C was impressively shattered by the measurement station located at the northwest city of Lingen, near the Dutch border, some 50 kilometers from where I live.…

Scafetta on UHI

Guest post by Rud Istvan Charles the Moderator asked via email whether the following Scafetta paper had any merit? I opined yes, so here is another possible guest post. This new paper’s abstract, to be published in Global and Planetary Change 10/19, (not a prestigious journal) reads as follows: Global and Planetary Change Volume 181,…

Our Urban “Climate Crisis”

By Jim Steele Published in Pacifica Tribune May 14, 2019 What’s Natural Our Urban “Climate Crisis” Based on a globally averaged statistic, some scientists and several politicians claim we are facing a climate crisis. Although it’s wise to think globally, organisms are never affected by global averages. Never! Organisms only respond to local conditions. Always!…

Urban Heat Island Influence Inadequately Considered in Climate Research

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) deliberately limited climate science to focus on CO2 and temperature. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) directed them only to consider human causes of climate change. They used this to narrow the focus of all variables that create the climate…