BBC’s Fake Heat Record Claims

by P. Homewood, July 22, 2018 in NotaLotofPeopleKnowThat

Last week, the BBC seriously misled the public about so-called “heat records”, as I noted in this post here.

In particular the BBC made a song and dance about Southern California, even though the LA records were seriously compromised by siting in car parks or next to air conditioning exhaust vents.

But how does the recent Californian heatwave really compare with historical weather?

Fairmont is a rural USHCN station, just 110 km north of LA, and with a long term record dating back to 1922. (There is some data going back to 1909 as well):