I suspect by now you’ve probably already seen the press release from Antony Watts if carry on nothing new to see here. If you haven’t read it go read it now. Then consider how many policies have been driven by, and how much money has been squandered based on flawed temperature data to solve a problem which looks likely doesn’t exist. Then remember that they’d have you believe that the science is settled, then feel free to be very annoyed. To quote Katabasis:
“Watts’ work has essentially invalidated all of the worldwide land temperature data sets and the thousands of papers based on this data.”
“In case anyone doesn’t understand the immediate implications of this (Anthony Watt’s research) – the U.S. land based temp stations are the best land temp network in the world. The people who made the adjustments to the raw data on these stations are the same people who make adjustments to the (even more flawed) worldwide data sets on the basis of the same siting methodology – the GCHN data set is the one that ALL the other land based data sets are based on (with possible exception of the Japanese record IIRC). Ergo if the warming in the U.S. record is overstated by 50%, so has the warming across the rest of the world (on land based records).”
Lets see how much attention the politicians pay and if anyone admits they may in fact have got it wrong.