Study: Global Warming is Real - US News and World Report

...concerns include pointing at the urban heat island effect (a theory that because urban areas have higher land temperatures, ground temperature data from those areas artificially raise global land temperature averages), unreliable temperature stations (Anthony Watts, a meteorologist who studies weather stations, found that many temperature-reading stations deemed to be of poor quality actually have a slight cooling bias), and the fact that a large number of stations have recorded global cooling over the past 70 years.

The study concluded that although the urban heat island effect is real, it does not contribute much to global land temperature rises because urban areas make up less than one percent of total land area. The scientists found that one third of stations reported global cooling, but two thirds show global warming.

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