Recently a fractured Supreme Court largely upheld the EPA Environmental Protection Agency’s radical rule designed to shut down the power plants that produce the most affordable electricity. The justices continue to accept the EPA’s labeling of carbon dioxide as a “pollutant.” This harmless gas, the agency insists, is melting the planet.
the brave deny man’s responsibility for super-heating the globe in
precincts where the wise and wonderful (just ask them) gather to
reassure each other than they know best. “We know the trends,” President
Obama told the graduates at the University of California at Irvine the
other day. “The 18 warmest years on record have all happened since you
graduates were born.”
The charts and graphs devised by NASA
and the government’s other science agencies back up the president’s
words. And well they should, because the charts, like the “science,”
The “Steven Goddard Real Science” blog compares the
raw U.S. temperature records from the Energy Department’s United States
Historical Climatology Network to the “final” processed figures, to
demonstrate how the historical data have been “corrected,” using
The modifications made to the past temperature
record had the effect of cooling the 20th century, which makes
temperatures over the last 14 years appear much warmer by comparison.
Such changes don’t square with history, which shows the decade of the
1930s the hottest on record. The Dust Bowl storms were so severe they
sent clouds of debris from Texas and Oklahoma to the East Coast, even
darkening the skies over the U.S. Capitol one day in 1934.
In an inconvenient article from 1999, written before the data had been “corrected,” James Hansen, then a NASA scientist, acknowledged that the climate had held steady after the Dust Bowl storms. “In the U.S.,” wrote Mr. Hansen,
“there has been little temperature change in the past 50 years, the
time of rapidly increasing greenhouse gases — in fact, there was a
slight cooling throughout much of the country.” Mr. Hansen,
recognized as a godfather of the global warming doomcriers, then
predicted that the first decade of the 21st century would be even hotter
than the 1930s.
To produce this hotter result, the scientists “adjusted” the temperature records to make it appear so. NASA redrew the temperature chart Mr. Hansen used in 1999, and the new chart shows a dramatically cooled 1930s. The 1990s that Mr. Hansen once said were not so hot became warmer than the 1930s.
the global warming scam unraveling before his very eyes, President
Obama and his administration want action now. “The question is not
whether we need to act,” says Mr. Obama. “The overwhelming judgment of
science, accumulated and measured and reviewed over decades, has put
that question to rest. The question is whether we have the will to act
before it’s too late.”
Too late for what? The planetary thermometer hasn’t budged in 15 years.
Wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes and other “extreme” weather events are
at normal or below-normal levels. Pacific islands aren’t submerged.
There’s so much ice the polar bears are celebrating.
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