Waldo (the ROW warm trend) is not in Africa (or the United States). Is Waldo in Antarctica? (For those of you who haven’t bought toys in 30 years, Where’s Waldo is a game.)
Antarctica is about 8.9% of the world’s land surface (about 1.5 times the contiguous 48). There are 116 Antarctica sites in the GISS data set, of which 48 are classified as “urban” in Peterson et al 2007. (Just joking). They are all GISS-rural. Since a particular interest is how 1934 compares to 1998, I selected all the sites with records that go back to 1930 and extend past 1990, yielding the remarkable results shown below, which was undoubtedly one of the major reasons why Hansen and Schmidt were so confident of relative temperatures between the 1930s and the present.