All the news that fits your presumptions about global warming

So, by now you’ve heard or read that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. It was in all the papers, many with headlines denigrating global warming skeptics.

“Last year was Earth’s hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday,” Reuters exclaimed, adding that the 10 warmest years since the 19th century have all occurred since 1997.

Most of the stories failed to point out that 2014 was hotter than the previous hottest year by four-hundreths of a degree.

Nor did many of them note that satellite readings, rather than ground-level devices, found that 2014 was merely the third warmest, according to John Christy, am atmospheric science professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He said satellite data show temperature changes since 2001 are “statistically insignificant.”

Put that in your climate change model and crank it.

Judith Curry, a Georgia Tech atmospheric science professor, said, “This ‘almost’ record year does not help the growing discrepancy between the climate model projections and the surface temperature observations.”

For its part The New York Times news story did quote Dr. Christy but dismissively editorialized in the next paragraph, “Despite such arguments from a handful of scientists, the vast majority of those who study the climate say the earth is in a long-term warming trend that is profoundly threatening and caused almost entirely by human activity.”

All the news that fits your presumptions.

Satellite temperature readings ((Graph courtesy of Steven Goddard via The Daily Caller)



11 comments on “All the news that fits your presumptions about global warming

  1. Steve says:

    With the IPCC running out of easily “debunked” naysayers within their own ranks, it is becoming more and more difficult for those in places of power to ridicule and chase out any who will not “tow the line. This makes the IPCC look even more desperate than ever to prove their very inaccurate “models” in the face of their failure to be anywhere near what is observed. Consider they talk about a 2 degree rise in GMT as devastating but their models are off by 3 degrees!

    I don’t mistrust scientists, I don’t trust PEOPLE who are self serving in their profession.

    I like the Washington Post’s take on this. They interviewed 21 Climate Scientists, listing the responses in order of what I call true believers to “in house” IPCC skeptics. The IPCC would really like to eject these people but they simply cannot do that anymore.

  2. Winston Smith says:

    Agenda 21 bullshit rolls on…

    War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Fun

  3. Winston Smith says:

    Short overview of Trans Pacific Partnership:

  4. Steve says:

    Before Nyp makes his inevitable claim about a “second amendment event”;

    Melbourne, FL was a domestic fight which brought on the public murder/suicide. This would not have been preventable by any so called “background” check. AND these things will always find ways to occur no matter how many tools are removed from reach.
    Treat the problem, not the outcome. Fix people…and the tool problem goes away.

  5. nyp says:

    That sounds easy enough. Just fix people.

  6. Steve says:

    The hardest way is usually the only way to make it work.

  7. nyp says:

    Yeah – just look at all the other industrialized countries that somehow manage to avoid having mass shootings happen all the time — they fixed their people. That’s how they did it.

  8. Steve says:

    Like Australia, Canada and France.


  9. Nyp says:

    Murder by gun violence in those countries is a fraction of what it is here

  10. Steve says:

    You said MASS Shootings….moving the goal posts is a liberal specialty.

  11. Rincon says:

    Interesting factoid from The Economist 1/10-16/15 p. 28: Gun deaths in the U.S.for 15-24 year-olds dropped 40% from 1994-1999. The Brady Bill passed in 1994. Coincidence?

    Global warming has indeed leveled off since 2003 or so. Without the warming effect of greenhouse gases, would this have been a mild cooling period? Since there are natural warming and cooling trends in the climate, then a short term leveling proves absolutely nothing.

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