WATTS VINDICATED BY CLOSURE OF HUNDREDS OF U.S. GOVERNMENT WEATHER STATIONS
August 14, 2013: "Distorted data? Feds close 600 weather stations amid criticism they're situated to report warming", by Maxim Lott, Fox News, U.S.A.
"the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed some 600 out of nearly 9,000 weather stations over the past two years that it has deemed problematic or unnecessary, after a long campaign by one critic highlighting the problem of using unreliable data. The agency says the closures will help improve gathering of weather data, but critics like meterologist and blogger Anthony Watts say it is too little, too late.
"The question remains as to why they continue to use a polluted mix of well-sited and poorly-sited stations," Watts told FoxNews.com.
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