These are not the thermometers you’re looking for
Posted by Jeff Condon on January 28, 2010
Guest post by Gavin Schmidt.
“The idea that we’re fraudulently cutting out stations is appallingly defamatory and ignorant,” he said. “These people are desperate to come up with some hint of impropriety. The allegations are absolutely without foundation and based on profound ignorance.”
Schmidt also said a smaller sampling of weather stations in the Canadian Arctic wouldn’t have a significant impact on the data. He said any long-term temperature changes recorded at the high Arctic station at Eureka, would likely be “representative” of changes elsewhere in the region, even in a sub-Arctic city like Yellowknife.
I didn’t make the claims, but I know some people who did. They tend to be pretty careful about looking at data. If Gavin’s right, why not just keep all the data in the record? –Jeff Id