France’s new ‘hottest recorded temperature ever’ is in question – guess where it was measured?

Ian Duncan writes on Facebook: ‘France has its hottest recorded temperature ever’. But they don’t mention that where it was recorded was next to a concrete drain, and a steel chain mesh fence close to a bitumen (asphalt) highway. So much for only using correctly placed instruments in a Stevenson Screen in a open space…

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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…