In 1989, global warming came to Waterville, Washington with a vengeance. The annual temperature jumped 10 degrees F that year. For the previous 100 years the temperature had been hovering around 44 F. Then after 1989 the temperature fluctuated between 44 and 54 F for the next 10 years.
Let's look at Waterville Washington. the report from the surface stations surveyor, who looked at what NOAA's meta data says about this site wrote:
The topological description for Waterville from the NOAA site for meta data is
Gently rolling Wheatland Plateau ends 4 Mi W drops off to riv 7 Mi W. Shade trees
There is also a description of ‘obstructions’ on the NOAA site that lists the following
“Obstruction Type: Office”
Let's see that gently rolling wheatland with an office. drum roll.... next two pictures below.
Image from www.surfacestations.org
Image from www.surfacestations.org
Yes, a nice lovely rock garden 4 feet from hot parked car engines, next to an office, and not a wheat field in site. Lovely. Yes, the government is doing such a fantastic job of measuring our temperature that I think we should hand over our health care and all our money to them!
Now let's look at the temperature record for this lovely little burg. Somewhere in the late 1980s, global warming came to Waterville with a vengance. I don't need a comparison with another station to know that they did something different--like built a lovely little rock garden to surround their thermometer, and built a parking lot for it?
There is a 12 degree temperature change in this record. But, it doesn't stay constant. Look at 1995 and 1996. They are back to the historical levels, and then it turns around again. What a lovely, trustworthy record of temperatures against which to measure global death by warming. From 1890 until 1986 or 1987, there was not a single swing of temperature of 12 degrees. But by golly about the time the global warming band wagon got rolling, the good citizens of Waterville, Washington, wanted to play their small role in helping the earth warm up. Thanks to you all, good citizens of Waterville, Washington. You, with your 12 deg rise in temperature are vying for a spot on the global warming hall of fame!
Is anyone willing to call this as it is? Does the religion of global warming have everyone's tongue?
Can anyone say that this data is useful to detecting global warming? It isn't a bias after 1986, it isn't even constant. The swings (I don't know why) start then and don't stop.
This is the kind of stuff that any scientist ought to quickly condemn. Failure to do so causes loss of credibilty. And this is why I call such stations, dishonestly cited.
If a scientist knows that the data he is collecting is crap and he does nothing to correct the situation he is being dishonest. There is no other way to state the situation. So, for those who think that a whole group of climatologists wouldn't be disingenuous about the data there are 3 options
1. They don't know about this situation--which means they are incompetent
2. They know and don't do anything about it--which means they are complicit in the dishonesty
3. They know but don't have the money to fix it so go along and don't talk about it--once again, complicity in the dishonesty.
The raw fact is that they have to know about this. They edit the data stream. Notice the rather dishonest editing on the Waterville temperature stream. They remove the idiotic 12 deg jump in temperature, but the edited data is still a degree or more above the 100 year trend. This is, unfortunately editorial bias showing its head, and that 1-5 degree upward trend will go into the global average making the world appear hotter when in fact something was wrong with the Waterville station and it can't be fixed.
But hey, when you can't fix something you might as well edit it to say what you want it to say.