By Paul Homewood
According to GISS, Africa is one of the fastest warming places on Earth, with last year being anywhere between 0.5C and 2C warmer than the 1951-80 baseline.
But just how reliable is the data there? Let’s take a closer look at East Africa, and, in particular, Tanzania.
There are just four GHCN stations there currently reporting, i.e. the ones used by GISS. These are listed below.
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So straightaway we find that there are no rural sites, using population as an indicator, and three of the sites are airport based.
To allow for UHI effect, GISS rely on Brightness to determine if a site is rural or not, with Dark = Rural. The Brightness Index runs from 0…
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