Not So Hot? Not So Fast…
Before we all begin reacting… I don’t know… rationally to this sort of information let’s just take a deep breath and remind ourselves that there’s still time to undermine the global economy and cinch down on freedom, if we try.
“The temperature records cannot be relied on as indicators of global change,” said John Christy, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a former lead author on the IPCC.
The doubts of Christy and a number of other researchers focus on the thousands of weather stations around the world, which have been used to collect temperature data over the past 150 years.
These stations, they believe, have been seriously compromised by factors such as urbanisation, changes in land use and, in many cases, being moved from site to site.