How does The Hill publish such incorrect nonsense?!
The Hill staff writer Rachel Frazin embarrasses the publication with her January 8, 2020 article titled: “2019 was second warmest year on record globally: analysis.” Frazin erroneously wrote: “The average temperature last year was almost 33.08 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 1981–2010 average, C3S found.”
Not quite. The reality was that the “hottest years” claims are highly dubious to begin with. See: While NOAA/NASA claims 2019 as the ‘second warmest year ever’ , other data shows 2019 cooler than 2005 for USA
But how did Frazin concoct such an absurd number that 2019 was allegedly 33.08F warmer temperature?!
Frazin most likely translated 0.6 ºC to 33.08 ºF, not realizing that the difference between temperature and the temperature difference (0.6ºC).
Not as easily answered is why THe Hill has yet to correct such a glaring error in their publication?
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Here we go again! Media hypes alleged ‘Hottest year’ declarations as 2018 cools, slips to 4th ‘warmest’ – Book excerpt
Media and scientists hyping temperature changes year-to-year so small as to be within the margin of error.
Book Excerpt – The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change:
Retired MIT climate scientist Richard Lindzen has ridiculed “hottest year” claims. “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.” Lindzen pointed out, “We’re talking about less than a tenth of degree with an uncertainty of about a quarter of a degree. Moreover, such small fluctuations—even if real—don’t change the fact that the trend for the past 20 years has been much less than models have predicted.”
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer rebuts media-hyped claims on ‘hottest month’: July 2019 Was Not the Warmest on Record