When you can’t convince ’em, confuse ’em.
The authors of a new study in the Journal of Climate claim:
“This study shows that the urban heat island effect is a relatively minor contributor to warming, contrary to what climate skeptics have claimed. Greenhouse gases and particulate black carbon cause far more warming.”
But its contribution to global warming is not the reason that skeptics raise the urban heat island effect (UHI).
The UHI artificially skews urban temperature readings upward, thereby distorting trends and giving the misimpression that more warming is occurring than is actually happening.
This “study” is little more than an attempt to confuse the media and public.