Laughable weather station maintenance causes highest ever temperature record in Spain

h/t to Dr. Ryan Maue In Spain, Paco Eslava García has been following my lead on the poor quality of weather stations that produce record-high temperatures. I recently pointed out how the tentative all time high temperature in Africa could very well be due to being at an airport. I also pointed out that high temperature records…

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Death Valley’s “hottest month ever” was likely a product of nearby solar panels and RV’s

The environment around the weather station used to measure the official temperature changed dramatically in the past few years. There’s this headline circulation in the news, thanks to the Associated Press: Death Valley sets tentative world record for hottest month  The natural furnace of California’s Death Valley was on full broil in July, tentatively setting…

GISS Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index Vs GHCN

Guest analysis by Mark Fife This is the state of the world’s surface temperatures according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies from 1880 through 2017. It is indeed a very bleak picture. As I see it, this is showing an exponential rise in temperatures starting at the beginning of the 20th century. Of course,…

Alarmists throw in the towel on poor quality surface temperature data – pitch for a new global climate reference network

From the Journal of International Climatology and the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” department. To me, this feels like vindication. For years, I’ve been pointing out just how bad the U.S. and Global Surface monitoring network has been. We’ve seen stations that are on pavement, at airports collecting jet exhaust, and failing instruments…

New heated airport runway concept may sharply bias 'global warming' signal in the global climate monitoring network

Recent winter-weather related airport delays have become something that airport managers and airline executive want to solve. This story from NBC’s today show back in January 2018 highlights the issue and a potential solution: Could heated airport runways melt away your winter travel headaches? There have been thousands of flight delays and cancellations due to…