By The Heartland Institute
The following letter from John Brandt was triggered by the book “Is the US Surface Temperature Record Reliable?” by Anthony Watts and published by the Heartland Institute. The book contains more than 100 photos from a network of 1,221 climate-monitoring stations overseen by the National Weather Service, a department of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Mr. Watts – a veteran of 25 years in broadcast meteorology – found monitoring stations so incompetently positioned (e.g. next to the exhaust fans of air conditioning units) that 9 of every 10 stations likely are reporting higher or rising temperatures because of poor siting, not because of rising US temperatures.
You can download a PDF version of Mr. Watts’ study here
Here’s Mr. Brandt’s letter: