2010 not a record year for temperature
We've all heard the left spew their nonsense that 2010 was the hottest year on record.
First, if it were true, don't you think we would have seen evidence of this in our daily lives? Don't you think we would have seen several days or months that would have broken records? Instead we witnessed days and months of record breaking cold!
Millions of funky dead sea creatures washed up on the shore in Florida in December 2010 during a record cold wave. (NBC 2)
Now, there is an explanation to this latest horrible leftist lie.
Power Line reported:
It is widely being reported that, based on surface-temperature data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2010 was tied for the warmest year on record. What is not so widely reported is that those surface temperature data have been so shamelessly manipulated by climate alarmists that they are entirely unreliable… NOAA and NASA used to acknowledge the urban heat island effect and try to correct for it, but that didn't produce the sort of alarming temperature increases that warmists are looking for… James Hansen, the head of NASA's climate unit and one of the worst of the alarmists, said truthfully in 1999:
The U.S. has warmed during the past century, but the warming hardly exceeds year-to-year variability. Indeed, in the U.S. the warmest decade was the 1930s and the warmest year was 1934.
That didn't get the warmists where they were trying to go, so they have now changed the data by eliminating or drastically reducing the urban heat island effect. NASA now shows very different data for the period 1880-1999 from what it published in 1999.
You probably assume that NOAA and NASA have made their raw data available to independent researchers, along with explanations of the adjustments they have made. But no–those agencies have resisted Freedom of Information Act requests for the original, raw data.