Down the Rabett Hole
Anonymous and Steve Bloom bring word that NOAA has disappeared the Historical Climate Network site locations down the Rabett hole. This occurred shortly after Roger Pielke Sr., Climate Fraudet and Anthony Watts declared jihad against the surface station network. Big City Lib had it right when he said:
Frankly, this sounds to me to be exactly what the email suggests it is…an attempt to protect volunteers from harassment by the kind of conspiracy nuts that Surface Stations is likely to inspire.there must have been a considerable kickback from those who maintain the station when McIntyre's crew came around to give lectures.
UPDATE: BCL has some more words on this at his blog
The usual suspects have donned the harrumphing regalia, but Doug Hoyt wrote something interesting
I just got back from trying to photograph a weather site and was told that the weather service had told them that people might come around asking to photograph the site. They were ordered to tell people that photographs are not allowed.The back story will be interesting.
UPDATE: Anonymuse returns in the comments
NOAA bureaucrats to cajole,
The station data disappeared,
Down a Rabett hole.
"I swear its a conspiracy.
They want to hide the stations.
They've painted Stevenson screens in camo,
And severed all relations."
"They won't reply to my e-mails,
And refuse to pick up the phone.
I know the station manager's there,
I see him all alone."
"By night, they're removing blacktop
and laying down the sod,
To make it all look A-OK
An A-1 site, by God."
"With guards around the perimeter,
I can't get near enough,
To take a decent photo,
You know, it's really tough."
We gotta show the world,
What NOAA's trying to hide,
These Global-warming believers
Are taking us for a ride.
"If only we could use satellites,
We could get the incriminating pics,
Without risking life and limb,
And dealing with the dicks."