Watch: Morano on Fox on ‘Hottest Year’ Claims: ‘It’s statistical nonsense’ – ‘NASA’s Gavin Schmidt has egg all over his face with this’
Watch Video here: - Fox Business News - January 19, 2015 - Varney & Co. - Host Stuart Varney:
Morano: 'They are talking about statistically meaningless temperature records that the instrument record can’t even measure. It’s way within the margin of error. It’s statistical nonsense.. We have scientists now using words like ‘misleading’ & ‘lies’ & ‘deception’ against NASA.
'NASA’s lead global warning scientist is Gavin Schmidt. He’s got egg all over his face with this...It means in reality that the global warming pause continues. And according to the satellite data there has been no global warming for 18 years 3 months.'
'NASA has a major agenda when it comes to global warming and they are willing to do these kind of misleading and deceptive things when it comes to hottest year claims. The former head of NASA’s global warming research was James Hansen. He got arrested at least half a dozen times protesting global warming. Hansen endorsed a book calling for ridding the world of industrial civilization. That was the lead global warming scientist at NASA. Now we have Gavin Schmidt who replaced Hansen.'
Partial transcript of interview:
Marc Morano: Their error bars for claiming the ‘hottest years’ are 500% larger than the claimed difference. In other words, they are talking about statically meaningless temperature records that the instrument record can’t even measure. It’s way within the margin of error. It’s statistical nonsense. You asked, Stuart, can we poke holes in this? This is a house of cards, it’s collapsed on its own weight.
They said it was the hottest year on record based on statistically meaningless difference based on hundreds of a degree between hottest years. They admit now that they are only 38% sure 2014 was the ‘hottest year.’ They knew the media would run with this as though the ‘hottest year’ claim meant something but it means absolutely nothing.
It means in reality that the global warming pause continues. And according to the satellite data there has been no global warming for 18 years 3 months. Every kid in high school today has not experienced global warming.
There have been fluctuations, the satellite data uses NASA satellites and has been promoted by NASA as more accurate than ground based thermometers. They constantly adjust the land based data, they cool the past, and they heat the present. There is all kinds of siting issues with land based thermometers. So the global warming establishment now wants to ignore this satellite data which shows the 18 year pause.
We have scientists now using words like ‘misleading’ & ‘lies’ & ‘deception’ against NASA.
NASA’s lead global warning scientist is Gavin Schmidt. He’s got egg all over his face with this.
He knew when the hottest year claims went out to the media that this was something NASA did not have the confidence in– They should have presented that more prominently.
Stuart Varney asks Morano: ‘So you don’t think the earth is warming?’
Morano: The earth is warming since the end of the Little Ice Age in about 1850. Many of the glaciers you see — that people get all excited about about melting — a significant portion of them had melted by 1900 or 1950 before humans could have possibly had any kind of warming effect on the climate. (More on glaciers here, here, here and here.) And we have actually probably cooled since the medieval warm period that occurred from about 900 AD to 1300AD. So it depends on your timeframe. We probably been stable or cooled since the Roman warming period of from around zero AD
So it all comes down to where you pick your timeline. Yes, we have warmed since the 1970s global cooling scare when they talked all about extreme weather, consensus, tipping points. In fact, all of the same rhetoric we hear today about warming was being used then about cooling.
Currently, we are at 18 years with no warming and there is no reason to expect any scary scenarios of global warming in the future. In fact, Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry is predicting at least a decade more of stable temperatures — the pause will continue.
Varney: Alright, Marc, where have you been in the media over the past week? I have not heard your voice, I have heard the other guys, I have not heard yours. Marc Morano, thanks for coming on the show. We appreciate you being with us. Marc, Good stuff.
Update: ‘Conning the Public’: Scientists Accuse NASA/NOAA of ‘Misleading’, ‘Deception’ & ‘Lying’ About ‘Hottest Year’ Claim – Concede 2014 probably not ‘hottest year’
Scientists balk at ‘hottest year’ claims: Ignores Satellites showing 18 Year ‘Pause’ – ‘We are arguing over the significance of hundredths of a degree’ – The ‘Pause’ continues