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The Official U.S. Surface Temperature Record Remains Fatally Flawed (Guest: Anthony Watts)

July 27, 2022

The temperature data sets used in official government reports that claim there’s a climate crisis come from fatally flawed temperature stations.

The temperature data sets used in official government reports making alarming claims about rapidly rising temperatures and dangerous climate change come from a fatally flawed network of weather stations. More than 96 percent of the stations surveyed fail to meet the National Weather Service’s requirements for quality measurements. As a result, the official temperature record is biased, being more than twice as hot as records from the U.S. Climate Reference Network. If we can't trust the temperature records, which is supposed to be the driving force for dangerous climate change, why should we trust the predictions of worsening extreme weather made by government agencies?
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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is the Director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org
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Anthony Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute.
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