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Anthony Watts

Anthony Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute.

Watts has been in the weather business both in front of, and behind the camera as an on-air television meteorologist since 1978, and currently does daily radio forecasts. He has created  weather graphics presentation systems for television, specialized weather instrumentation, as well as co-authored peer-reviewed papers on climate issues. He operates the most viewed website in the world on climate, the award-winning website wattsupwiththat.com.

His work on climate issues, specifically the problems with temperature measurements via his surfacestations.org website, has been cited worldwide in books, studies and government reports. 

His views on climate are pragmatic, believing that while indeed climate has changed in the last 100 years, it isn't a crisis, and that many of the predictions and pronouncements have been oversold to the public, as evidenced by the fact that many of them have not come true since first being made.

Recent Articles and Publications

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March 12, 2020
By Anthony Watts
ClimateAtAGlance.com will serve as resource for everyone interested in learning about the drivers of global climate change
February 28, 2020
By Anthony Watts
Climate Change Weekly #352
January 17, 2020
By Anthony Watts, James Taylor, H. Sterling Burnett
“Just like the recent case against Exxon-Mobil in New York that was dismissed, this case by ‘climate concerned children’ was prompted and powered by climate activist interests.” - Anthony Watts
January 16, 2020
By Anthony Watts
Imagine if the entire world had a high quality state of the art temperature monitoring network like the USA does. Arguments over data quality, adjustments, UHI, time of observation, and many other niggles which affect and bias the data would disappear.
November 7, 2019
By James Taylor, Anthony Watts
Montana has warmed very little during the past century, and not at all during the past 15 years.
December 17, 2015
By Anthony Watts
Paper finds temperature trend estimates vary according to site classification, with poor siting leading to an overestimate of minimum temperature trends and an underestimate of maximum temperature trends.
March 1, 2009
By Anthony Watts
The stakes in the debate over global warming are high. If human activities are causing a major warming of the earth’s atmosphere, then actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions costing hundreds of billions of dollars would be necessary.

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