This week American’s were hit with a whirlwind of misinformation and outright lies about the state of the climate. Bogus headlines from January 9 included:
“2012 was the hottest year ever recorded,” nationally syndicated liberal talk show host Thom Hartman.
“2012 was the hottest year in the U.S.” New York Times.
“2012 was the warmest year ever for the United States and the most extreme,” NBC News.
The headlines were derived from a press release issued by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stating 2012 “was the warmest year in the 1895-2012 period of record for the nation.” NOAA’s data included only the lower 48 states.
Here’s why NOAA and the media outlets that blindly parrot theses claims are dead wrong: the 1930s brought the U.S. it’s hottest temperatures on record—period.
As I explain in my bestseller, Climategate, in the Thirties, twenty-two of our now 50 states recording their highest temperature ever, with the hottest year on record being 1934.
Examples include 1100 in Millsboro, Delaware on July 21, 1930; 118 0 at Keokuk, Iowa on July 20, 1942; and Steele, North Dakota reaching 1210 on July 6, 1936.
By the way, thirty-eight states recorded their all-time highs before 1960.
The U.S. has maintained the most complete, widespread, long-standing, uninterrupted set of temperature records on the planet and these records should not be taken lightly. If we were to only look at the temperature records from those same measuring stations that were used in the 1930s we would discover that there was nothing unusually hot about 2012. In fact, one would notice a net cooling since the Thirties!
The problem is the temperature record has been rigged to read warm. The leftist masterminds charged with taking the earth’s temperature are using significantly less data—or even estimating data—from cold places like Canada and Siberia. They’re also relying on more temperatures from thermometers placed in highly urbanized (artificially warmer) locations, with most of these thermometers having been placed since the late 1980s! Overall, global temperatures are being skewed upward. That’s exactly what NOAA did again this year.
As an aside, if NOAA relied solely on their satellite data, which accurately covers the entire planet, they would have to report that 2012’s temperatures are not unique.
One more fact: even iconic global warmist Phil Jones, head of the defamed UK Climate Research Unit, has admitted there has been no statistically significant warming since 1995.
The bottom line is our global temperature databases have been deliberately manipulated, and the people crunching the numbers so tilted politically to the left, that climate trends and annual rankings can no longer be presumed accurate.
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