‘All We Need Is A Parking Lot, Air Conditioner, Golf Course And Airstrip”

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

  • George Orwell  “1984”

Climate experts measured a record hot month at Death Valley next to a parking lot, a giant air conditioner exhaust, an airstrip and a golf course.

Death Valley sets record for hottest month ever recorded on Earth | The Independent


Meanwhile, the same people want to erase the 1913 record of 134 degrees, which was taken correctly at a properly sighted thermometer.



Doubts Cloud Death Valley’s 100-Year Heat Record | KPBS

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21 Responses to ‘All We Need Is A Parking Lot, Air Conditioner, Golf Course And Airstrip”

  1. JCalvertN(UK) says:

    That air-conditioner cooling tower is HUGE!

  2. gregole says:

    A temperature was measured. Assuming the temperature transducer was working correctly, they measured heat off asphalt, air-conditioning exhaust (that must have been scorching!) and other man-made objects. All in Death Valley.

    Actual temperature of Death Valley that day? Unknown if that’s the only measurement we have.

    Here’s where the Klimate Krowd and I part ways. When a measurement has been proven to be compromised by uncertainty or severely biased – again resulting in uncertainty – throw out the measurement.

    Don’t average it.
    Don’t homogenize it.
    Don’t adjust it.
    Don’t publish it in the newspaper.

    Throw. It. Out.

    • Louis Hooffstetter says:

      Exactly! As Tony has pointed out, they throw out 40%+ of the temperature measurements taken every day. So why wouldn’t they throw out this obviously bogus one?

      Maybe, just maybe, it’s because the 40%+ temperature measurements they discard every day are the relatively cooler measurements. If they did that, it would skew the temperature record in the long run to more closely match the climate-porn models.

      Nah, what am I thinking?! That can’t be it. Anyone who thinks that is obviously a conspiracy theorist nutjob. We all know these guys are real honest-to-goodness scientists, because the media tells us so.

    • Has anyone here seen a graph produced from daily newspaper records? The data points would be easily verifiable if the source were listed on Google News, and could provide a standard comparison with official figures in the hands of bureaucrats.

  3. GW Smith says:

    Obviously, parameters need to be adjusted periodically to keep up with the advancement in technology, else climate “scientists” would have the same problems NASA has with the public seeing things on old lunar photographs that were previously thought invisible. Once the narrative becomes wiggly we are lost.

  4. Ed Bo says:

    But Tony, they had to put the measuring station right next to the parking lot. There’s no empty land in Death Valley, after all…

    • spike55 says:

      Its all wrong, isn’t it,

      Why haven’t they got a heat source to the North and to West as well.

      Just sloppy work from the AGW weather stewards.

      I bet their excuse was that the air-con wasn’t turned on that day. ;-)

  5. AndyDC says:

    It has gotten so bad that I now automatically assume that any high temperature record is agenda driven fake news. Weather records that I used to believe were sacred have been corrupted beyond recognition. Thank you for exposing this most recent example of a fraudulent record.

  6. spike55 says:

    In the second overhead pic, does anyone know what those grey feather type lines to the west are (assuming north is to top)

    • John F. Hultquist says:

      Use this to search on Google Earth: ‘ Furnace Creek Visitor Center ‘
      Zoom in.
      grey feather type lines: asphalt — a place of motor coaches (campers).
      Parking for quick visits is to the right of the weather instruments.
      Dark rectangles are solar panels. Also there is a solar array within the golf course, 580 feet southwest. Solar panels also increase local temps.
      Many good comments on the WUWT post — again search for Furnace Creek.

      • spike55 says:

        So this “thermometer is surrounded by heat sources on 3 sides.

        Its almost as if someone DESIGNED it that way ON PURPOSE… Surely not !!!!!

        Quite funny, if it were not so ridiculous. :-)

  7. John F. Hultquist says:

    Most of these record hot temperatures seem bogus insofar as being useful for any research.
    If the equipment is accurate, then one gets a temperature for there and then, or perhaps “here and now.” The National Park folks have placed a big temperature readout near the entrance. See 131 degrees , at the following Lat/Long.
    36.461492, -116.866550
    There is an American Flag just to the left of the concrete, seen in some photos.
    What or where the temperature sensor for this display is, seems unknown.
    The actual weather station is 42 metres to the NNW.

  8. Anon says:

    This is actually a bigger version of the Mohonk Incident from 2008, for anyone keeping track.

    Weather History Recorded at Mohonk House Offers Insight Into Global Warming

    The record shows that on this ridge in the Shawangunk Mountains, about 20 miles south of the better-known Catskills, the average annual temperature has risen 2.7 degrees in 112 years. Of the top 10 warmest years in that time, 7 have come since 1990.

    Other weather stations have operated longer, but few match Mohonk’s consistency and reliability. “The quality of their observations is second to none on a number of counts,” said Raymond G. O’Keefe, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Albany. “They’re very precise, they keep great records and they’ve done it for a very long time.”


    Debunked below. But the same MO, new building active chimney, etc…

    How not to measure temperature, part 84: “Pristine” Mohonk Lake USHCN station revisited


    Both the Mohonk Station and Death Valley Station reported record breaking highs, but nearby stations reported no such records. The nearby station to the Death Valley Station was Stovepipe Wells, set up because NOAA knew the Death Valley station was compromised. Yet they elected to report the data from the compromised stations in both instances. (See my comment above for more info about the Stovepipe Wells Station. ^^^)

  9. CO2isLife says:

    Tony, I used some of your work in my recent post. Thought you might enjoy it.

    Comprehensive Climate Change Debating Points and Graphics; Bring It Social Media Giants. This is Your Opportunity to Do Society Some Real Good

    • Anon says:

      Hi CO2isLife

      A great presentation!!! Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately, what I have found is that most hardcore CAGW believers won’t respond to any piece of evidence you provide them. So, I have practically given up trying the head on approach.

      The approach that I now take is to say that I simply “don’t understand” Climate Science. Which is essentially true and the reason I gave up teaching CAGW at University. It is dishonest to teach something you truly don’t understand yourself, so I believe. Students deserve a qualified instructor.

      As I am a scientist that does basic/fundamental research, climate science ought to be easy to understand, say compared to quantum mechanics, so it is startling to others to hear me say that.

      Then, when they inevitably ask: “What is it that you don’t understand?” The opening is created for me to share. For example: a] Why does NASA / NOAA start reporting Arctic satellite data in 1978? b] NASA reports sea level rise is accelerating, but when I go to PSMSL and look at the long term tide gauges I can’t find it. Why? c] In normal scientific models, (say spaghetti models of Hurricanes) you always get some models that over predict and some that under predict. This gives you the statistical error bars that should accompany any single prediction (or averaged predictions). What I don’t understand is why EVERY SINGLE Climate Model over predicts the degree of warming? And there are countless others, many that Tony covers here in depth.

      I usually conclude with a question: “How can I continue to ethically teach a subject about which I have so many unanswered questions? A science whose conclusions I can’t duplicate or verify from first principles? Is this the kind of instructor you would want? Is this the kind of instructor the students deserve?”

      After this, I might show them some papers from Richard Lindzen Willie Soon, Roger Pielke, Steve Koonin and Judith Curry… that show that I am not the only scientist out there in this situation.

      Anyway, good luck with your efforts. I just thought I would share with you another approach, that avoids a direct head-to-head confrontation.

  10. 4TimesAYear says:

    Not caused by anthropogenic climate change, but anthropogenic construction and placement. Have to be a dunce to think that’s the equivalent of climate. Not to mention that they have to invalidate the old record so they can say “hottest evah” now, right? Sick of them cooking the books. No pun intended.

  11. Psalmon says:

    I read the book 1984 in English Class.

    These guys read 1984 in Theology Class.

  12. Psalmon says:

    In the KPBS story they claim that:

    – It has never been close to 134 F again
    – Then at 2:57 they say June was the hottest ever at 129.2, about 2C off.

    These people are beyond scary stupid.

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