Zeke Hausfather claimed that US temperatures had to be measured as anomalies, rather than absolute temperatures – because of “changing station composition.” Several skeptics took the bait.
This is nonsense. The absolute temperature and anomaly graphs are nearly identical. This is because the US has a large number of widely distributed stations, and random station changes tend to null each other out over the entire group.
NCDC reports US temperatures as absolute temperatures, because they know it doesn’t make much difference.
People should do some research before weighing in on topics they don’t understand. The important topic is the huge amount of data tampering, not the minute and nearly irrelevant details alarmists use to distract.