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FACTSHEET: Anthony Watts

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Chief Meteorologist, KPAY-AM Radio
Blog Editor, Wattsupwiththat.com Host: www.surfacestations.org Author: "Is the U.S. Surface Temperature Record Reliable?"

Watts became a television weather presenter in 1987 when he joined WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana, and KHSL-TV, a CBS affiliate based in Chico, California. After working at KHSL for 17 years, he left in 2004 to become the radio weather presenter for KPAY-AM, a Fox News affiliate also based in Chico, California. Watts also operates several companies that make weather graphics systems for use on television broadcasts.

Willard Anthony Watts grew up around Cincinnati, Ohio and reportedly attended Purdue University.

QUOTES

"I’m not a degreed climate scientist"
Source: DeSmogBlog profile Anthony Watts

DEEDS

Watts has been behind a campaign that questions the validity of weather systems in the US. As a weather man, his argument has been that if these weather stations are too close to urban sprawl, they will not accurately measure temperatures. In June 2009, Watts published his findings in Is the US Surface Temperature Record Reliable? The book was published under the Heartland Institute. Following publication, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) responded saying that while the location of the service stations may affect the initial reading, but day-to-day local changes in weather are more important than absolute temperatures.
Source: ThinkProgress

June 30 2011- Speaker at the Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC), an annual conference on climate-skepticism.
Source: Heartland Climate Conference 6

EVENTS

Heartland Climate Conference 6
http://climateconference.heartland.org/about-2/speakers/
The relationship of Anthony Watts to the event: Speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List

SOURCES

Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List
More than 70 speakers will make keynote presentations or participate in panel discussions at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, May 16-18, 2010 in Chicago.
http://www.heartland.org/events/2010Chicago/speakers.html

ThinkProgress
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2009/07/29/204427/the-video-that-anthony-watts-does-not-want-you-to-see-the-sinclair-climate-denial-crock-of-the-week/

Heartland Climate Conference 6
http://climateconference.heartland.org/about-2/speakers/

DeSmogBlog profile Anthony Watts
http://www.desmogblog.com/anthony-watts