What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 21, 2018

Meanwhile Outside....

Gee, I wonder how the science deniers will be reading this State of the Climate report from NOAA:
February 2018 was characterized by near to cooler-than-average conditions across a large portion of the Northern Hemisphere land, while much of the Southern Hemisphere land had warmer- to much-warmer-than-average conditions. The most notable cool temperature departures from average were present across North America, where temperatures were 3.0°C (5.4°F) below average or lower for some locations. The most notable warm temperature departures from average were present across parts of the southeastern contiguous U.S., western Alaska, northeastern Africa, the Middle East, and Russia's Far East, where temperatures were 2.0°C (3.6°F) above average or higher. Much of the world's oceans had warmer- to much-warmer-than-average temperatures, with near- to cooler-than-average conditions across the eastern and central tropical Pacific Ocean, southeastern Pacific Ocean, eastern Indian Ocean, and across parts of the Atlantic Ocean. Record warmth was limited to small areas across the eastern contiguous U.S., southern Argentina, the Middle East, Russia's Far East, New Zealand, and scattered across all oceans. However, no land or ocean areas experienced record cold temperatures during February 2018. Regionally, Oceania and Africa had their fourth and tenth warmest February on record, respectively, while Europe had its coolest February since 2012.

Overall, the combined global land and ocean temperature for February 2018 was 0.65°C (1.17°F) above the 20th century average of 12.1°C (53.9°F) and the 11th highest February temperature in the 1880–2018 record. This value was also 0.57°C (1.03°F) cooler than the record high set in 2016 and was the smallest February temperature departure from average since 2014. February 2018 also marks the 42nd consecutive February and the 398th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th century average. The global land temperature of 1.01°C (1.82°F) above the 20th century average of 3.2°C (37.8°F) was also the smallest February land temperature since 2014 and the 15th highest in the 139-year record. Averaged as a whole, the global oceans had their lowest February temperature since 2013 and the seventh highest February temperature on record.
My guess is that they'll read this part:
February 2018 was characterized by near to cooler-than-average conditions across a large portion of the Northern Hemisphere land...
And simply skip this part:
...while much of the Southern Hemisphere land had warmer- to much-warmer-than-average conditions.
In order to "prove" that the planet is "actually" cooling down.

They'll take this:


Which shows a definite upward trend in red lines and focus instead on this:


In order to "prove" that global temperatures "actually peaked" three years ago.

This is how they'll skew the data - if they bother to write about it at all.

Meanwhile, despite the snow outside my window on the first full day of Spring, it's still getting warmer outside. The science says so.

3 comments:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

NOAA Caught Adjusting Big Freeze out of Existence
http://antigreen.blogspot.com/2018/03/noaa-caught-adjusting-big-freeze-out-of.html

Zeus0209 said...

Heir, so some psychologist from Australia named John Ray is the author of the blog you listed here, "Greenie Watch". Ray in his summarization writes: "This is a scandal. NOAA’s climate gatekeepers are political activists not honest scientists and the U.S. taxpayer has no business funding their propaganda."

Ray's seemingly sole source of data for his claim is some "research" done by some dude named Paul Homewood (also a blogger). So I searched Homewood and this came up:

https://www.factcheck.org/2015/02/nothing-false-about-temperature-data/

Referring to Rep. Gary Palmer from Alabama (who also relied heavily on Homewood's "research"), "Palmer’s claim that “we are building an entire agenda on falsified data” has no basis in evidence. Even as these claims of data manipulation have resurfaced, there is now a general consensus that 2014 was the hottest single year since temperature record keeping began. This same conclusion has been reached by NOAA and NASA, the Japan Meteorological Agency, and the World Meteorological Organization."

Heir, thanks for keeping me so skeptical that I actually remembered how to research bogus claims.

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

"NOAA maintains about 1,500 monitoring stations, and accumulates data from more than a thousand other stations in countries around the world "
Wow, 3000 data points can give you a accurate picture of the temperature 196,940,000 sq mi.
Paging Dayvoe and his prediction that Big Oil is going to arrested for fraud.
BOOM! Federal Judge Dismisses Claim Of “Big-Oil” Conspiracy To Suppress Global Warming Science
https://www.factcheck.org/2015/02/nothing-false-about-temperature-data/