In response to the criticisms about the failure of sites to meet standards, Lawrimore of NOAA said that they already adjusted for these problems:
For the USHCN stations being checked by Watts and others, Lawrimore said there are checks to ensure the data is accurate. Some stations are placed on less-than-ideal sites, but he said it’s important to note the impact of those has been analyzed and accounted for.
It’s nice to that the adjusters are on the scene. Given the number of adjustments that seem to be required, should we start describing Hansen and his colleagues as chiropractors?