Analysis: ‘Hottest Year Evah Nonsense’ From Media: ‘Satellite data shows no such thing at all’
Climate Depot Note: Global temperatures have been holding nearly steady for almost two decades (nearly 18 years according to RSS satellite data). See full Climate Report here on latest 'global warming' claims.
While 2005, 2010, and 2015 were declared the ‘hottest years’ by global warming proponents, a closer examination revealed that the claims were “based on year-to-year temperature data that differs by only a few HUNDREDTHS of a degree to tenths of a degree Fahrenheit – differences that were within the margin of error in the data.” In other words, global temperatures have essentially held very steady with no sign of acceleration. The media and climate activists hype ‘record’ temperatures that are not even outside the margin of error of the dataset as somehow meaningful.
Even former NASA climatologist James Hansen admitted ‘hottest year’ declarations are “not particularly important.” MIT climate scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen ridiculed ‘hottest year’ claims in 2015. “The uncertainty here is tenths of a degree. When someone points to this and says this is the warmest temperature on record, what are they talking about? It’s just nonsense. This is a very tiny change period,” Lindzen said. “If you can adjust temperatures to 2/10ths of a degree, it means it wasn’t certain to 2/10ths of a degree.” 11 So-called ‘hottest year’ claims are just a fancy way of saying that the ‘global warming pause’ has essentially continued.
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More Hottest Year Evah Nonsense From The BBC
This was, of course, the latest propaganda effort from the WMO, timed to coincide with COP22. We have seen it all before.
1) As ever, there was no mention at all of the fact that satellite data shows no such thing at all, with this year running neck and neck with 1998. (UAH, for example, have this year running at 0.007C cooler than 1998.)
2) The report repeatedly showed a sidebar claiming that global warming led to more extreme weather, something for which there is absolutely no evidence at all.
This claim is repeated, on the above online report, by Petteri Taalas, WMO secretary-general:
“Because of climate change, the occurrence and impact of extreme events has risen,” said Petteri Taalas.
“’Once in a generation’ heatwaves and flooding are becoming more regular
3) The online story continues this theme with the above grossly dishonest caption about droughts.
Again, there is no evidence that droughts are any worse this year than others, or that global warming has made them worse.
[WUWT has spotted that this picture actually dates back to 2006, and has now been replaced by the BBC!]
4) But the most laughable aspect of the story was their take on Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, which in turn showed how little they understand about that agreement.
The implication was that the Americans are being jolly unfair in not doing their bit, whilst the rest of the world were going to be busy cutting emissions. For some reason, they seem reluctant to tell viewers that it is only the western world which has pledged to reduce emissions, and that globally, as even the Paris Agreement itself acknowledged, emissions would likely rise by 15% up to 2030.