Data analysis reveals California “record heat” records are manipulated

The great data analyst Tony Heller has exposed many government temperature record lies.

Now Heller has examined widely-publicized claims that California recently set various “all-time” heat records. (A report that this past July was the hottest in California history, for example, made its way onto the front pages of many national newspapers.)

Heller finds that two of the hottest temperature stations in California (Needles and Death Valley) did not produce any records prior to 1940. And the 1930s were widely known to be some of the hottest years in California history.

When one removes the Needles and Death Valley data from the temp records of California, this past past July didn’t even make the top 10 hottest Julys in California history. In fact, this past July in California was barely above average.