Our ‘Hottest Year’ and Al Gore’s Epic Failure (WSJ)
The contiguous United States isn’t the globe. It isn’t even the United States, omitting Alaska and Hawaii. The Lower 48 represent just 1.58% of the total surface area of the Earth. The law of large numbers is at work here: The smaller the sample, the more volatile its patterns compared to a larger sample. And the fact remains, in all the authoritative studies, the warmest year on record globally is still 1998 and no trend has been apparent globally since then.
NOAA has been tinkering with the historical data to make 2012 the warmest, but when you look at the raw data, the story changes. Here is Steven Goddard’s analysis.
Raw NOAA US temperature data shows that US temperatures have been cooling for 90 years, and that 2012 is tied with 1921 at 55.3 degrees.
NOAA then takes this data and massages it into a strong warming trend, with 2012 much hotter than any other year. These government scientists are truly talented people.
Now the question is why are our elected leaders allowing this climate fraud?
Global Warming Comes to California — Threat to Crops
Plunging temperatures across California threaten the state’s lucrative citrus harvest, its winter vegetables and its more cold-sensitive strawberry crop, weather and agricultural experts said on Friday.
With temperatures throughout the state falling by as much as 20F (11C) below normal on Thursday and Friday, it remains unclear how much of the state’s $2 billion-a-year citrus industry, which provides most of the oranges and lemons commercially available to U.S. consumers, might be lost.
More cold to come while the liberals prepare for warming. Remember you voted for those warmers.