I confess, I lifted the title from Anthony Watts. His WUWT post on the Nunavut, Canada weather data fiasco is an eye opener.
We have examples of the “missing M” problem (see here for background), which led to temperatures in Arctic Canada surging from six below zero to seventy-three degrees in one hour – on New Year’s Day 2007, plus some other strange outliers. Throw in an apparent keystone-cops attempt at a coverup within the Canadian bureaucracy (note to Canuck libel lawyers: I said “apparent”) and we’re off to the races.
All of this comes in the midst of Virginia’s lawsuit against the EPA’s would-be carbon regulations. I only hope someone in the AG’s office read this or Anthony’s blog.