Monday, 21 April 2014

WHY DO CLIMATE SCIENTISTS EXPECT MORE ACCURACY FROM LESS THERMOMETERS?

One very strange fact that many people are unaware of, is that today the climate scientists determining the average temperature of the surface are only using around 25% of the measuring stations that were in use during the 1960's. Read the details here. Even at the largest number, there were only just over 6,000 measurements used to compile the record, which seems a fairly small number, bearing in mind the huge size of the Earth's surface. Even worse these thermometers are not evenly spread. In fact, as might be expected the bulk of them are in the USA and Europe, with only a very few in large parts of Africa and even less in the polar regions. What happens is that the vast gaps in the thermometer coverage are being filled in by what should be called "educated guesswork". It is this record, it must be remembered, which is used to form the basis of all the evidence that the planet is heating up and to make the demands for highly expensive action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to stop it.

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