Treasonous global warmenist skeptics will be amused by this photo of a supposedly rural US temperature measuring station in California.
…the Paso Robles USHCN Climate Station of Record features freeway on-ramp access to California’s Highway 101. The weather station is just feet from the street, with the temperature sensor placed just high enough to catch full view of vehicles over the fence.
The temperature recorded by this station was stable-to-falling until about 1980, then rose dramatically, possibly when the freeway access was built next to it (the freeway is shown as recently built in 1979).
This illustrates a general flaw in the concept of “global temperature” – it’s just a weighted sum of a measurements from many measuring stations.
Each station is much more likely to be effected by idling a big truck next to it than by a complex CO2/water vapor interaction created by said truck.
Paso Robles is about halfway between Los Angeles and Francisco, and I was once pulled over there for speeding.
The very smart and polite CHP officer, seeing I was a Brit, sentenced me to drive at 55 MPH all the way back to San Jose.
He said he’d radio his colleagues there to time the arrival of my conspicuous white rental Volvo (its headlights were set permanently on).
It was a good bluff, so I did as directed, taking several hours to drive through the World’s Longest Lettuce Field.