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?