How not to measure temperature (or climate) #97 – California’s warming air temperatures are population and site bias related

You know, I don’t think the argument against CAGW is going to be won with equations – there are too many ways to play with the numbers and equations. The argument is going to be won with common sense arguments. Those things that make you reconsider whether the numbers are worth anything to start with. As I say, an average doesn’t melt ice anywhere.

Watts Up With That?

A couple of days ago, I highlighted a worst of the worst NOAA climate monitoring station in Arizona with the help of a scientist from the University of Washington.

My friend Jim Goodridge, former California State Climatologist continues to be busy in his retirement, and sends this along today. He’s been tracking a group of weather stations in California, and has been doing so for over 20 years. In fact, it was Jim who first introduced me to that light bulb moment where I realized that global warming wasn’t really all it was cracked up to be when he made this short publication in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society in 1996.

I guess you could say it was the graph that launched a thousand blog posts, because as we all know, CO2 can’t heat differently based on county population.

goodridge_1996_CA-UHI_county

So with that in mind, have a look at his…

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