On Monday, NewsBusters exposed some serious problems at a number of temperature data-collection facilities around the country.
On Tuesday, Christopher C. Horner, Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of the New York Times bestseller “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism,” shared information with NewsBusters concerning two additional problematic weather stations:
Jim Manzi [of National Review’s Planet Gore] recently posted on the problems encountered when experts undertook even a cursory examination of the U.S.'s surface temperature measuring stations, which are the world's most reliable...a sobering thought for reasons we all shall soon see.
Consider the below exemplar of those wonders of science and technology in the field of obtaining surface temperature measurements, from Hopkinsville, KY, where the instrument: a) abuts a brick house: b) actually, it abuts the chimney of a brick house; c) hovers just above a black asphalt pad, and; d) what's that directly underneath it, but a Weber grill!
There is a large green garbage receptacle just off to the left, in the photo, which is where I suggest the instrument might better lie.
Next time you hear of a heat wave in Hopkinsville, KY, you might wander over to grab a burger. More likely than not the boys are just having a cookout.
This is not yet up on SurfaceStations, but based on other station photos which I've seen this isn't all that aberrant, or rather is so only as a matter of degree
Horner wasn’t done, for the following picture is of a weather station somewhere in Colorado:
Horner pointed out:
Here, the weather station was placed 2 feet off of a building, but conveniently next to a large air conditioning unit. Any thoughts on the localized ambient temperature when that baby kicks on?
The folks at ClimateAudit have detected that our alarmist friends are aware, and already preparing for this story to get some legs. Our schools may be in pretty rough shape, but not that rough that this corruption of the surface data will go unnoticed.
Of course, the question still remains: When will the mainstream media investigate and report this, or will this issue continue to be one only examined in the blogosphere?