Climate Collusion?

June 22, 2019 in News by RBN Staff

By S.T. Patrick

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has now admitted that poorly placed air-temperature monitoring stations have artificially boosted global warming data. A large portion of the surface air monitoring stations had been set up in areas that have become more urbanized, thus more impacted by concrete, asphalt, and other materials that absorb heat during the day and release it at night.

Anthony Watts of the “Watts Up With That” website has long argued that the temperature readings were being falsely, if not purposefully, influenced by bad positioning of testing equipment. Watts specifically pointed to monitors such as one located in a concrete parking lot at the University of Arizona. The monitor is constantly surrounded by idling automobiles and concrete interacting with the Arizona sun.

In 2012, NOAA took Watts’s critique seriously and began a study of its own devices and their placement. Its recently released findings did, indeed, explain that decisions regarding monitor placement impacted results in ways that showed a marked increase in global warming.

Until this point, Watts, who runs what is self-described as “The World’s Most Viewed Site on Global Warming and Climate Change,” has been labeled as a “Koch-funded science denier” by those who advocate “The Quickening,” a massive increase in the rapidity of global warming and climate change consequences. Now that NOAA has vindicated Watts and his theory of “visible heatsinks,” places that store heat near monitoring stations causing them to record faulty readings, the inevitable backlash from the establishment science community will come. It always does.