CBS News recently shouted this headline:
2018 was one of the warmest years on record – and the next 5 years could be even hotter
And since many people will read just the headline, or do not know the real story, they get a totally false impression of what is going on. They will think that 2018 was one of the hottest years in history.
But there are two glaring deceptions in this one single headline:
*First, the headline says that “2018 was one of the warmest years on record”. But according to the same article further down “modern record-keeping began in 1880”.
Thus the alarmist headline deceptively suggests that this warm weather is a calamity of unprecedented proportion yet it only covers at the very most the last 138 years (since 1880) and conveniently omits thousands of years of human history before then.
And in those thousands of years we have proof from historical records that the climate fluctuated wildly and repeatedly and that earth was much hotter than today three separate times – during the Minoan Warm Period, the Roman Warm Period and the Medieval Warm Period – all totaling roughly 1,500 years.
Al Gore and his alarmist friends do not want you to know about these “warm” periods, when Winter ceased to exist in places like Europe for hundreds of years at a time, and probably globally. In the year 1000 AD the Vikings settled near the Arctic Circle in Greenland. They did this because it was warm; they would never do that today. It is too cold.
*Second, the headline says that “the next 5 years could be even hotter”. Notice that they say “could be” hotter. This is another way that alarmists constantly shove the most dire predictions down our throats, like Al Gore predicting in 2007 that Florida and the Gulf of Mexico were going to experience more and more horrible hurricanes every year… but then had no hurricanes at all for 10 years.
Or he said in 2007 that sea levels were going to rise 17 feet. Yet in 2010 Gore bought a $9 million mansion right on the beach in Southern California.
So much for ‘rising seas’…
Actually chances are that the next 5 years will be colder because the world seems to be in a ‘global cooling’ period as we have seen much extremely cold weather over the last decade like the recent Polar Vortex in Minnesota (60 degrees below zero).
That is why ‘greenies’ altered the name from ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’… because of all of the extreme cold.
*Third, most people have no idea how ‘greenies’ actually make their claim that the world is so “warm”.
It is not calculated through millions of thermometers all over the globe. No, they take infrared readings from satellites hundreds of miles above the earth and then run those readings through computers. So you can just imagine how much error there can be in such a process, first in the accuracy of the readings and then in the computing.
It gets worse. The ‘greenies’ can make one click of the mouse and totally alter the whole “computer model” and all of its temperatures to say whatever they want.
This CBS story is just the latest in a daily deluge of deception about the climate. These stories never, ever stop.
You may notice how the Fake News media manage to sneak the ‘climate’ narrative into as many stories as possible. For instance a politician will say that “climate change” is causing wars. Or that illegal immigrants are fleeing “a warming climate” in their home countries.
As a joke Nikitas3.com entered ‘climate change tennis’ into my search engine and lo and behold the left-wing Vice website reported in 2015:
Will Climate Change Force Men’s Tennis To Shorten Grand Slam Matches?
As global temperatures continue to rise, the Grand Slam tennis tournaments may be forced to trim men’s matches from best-of-five sets to best-of-three.
How about ‘climate change furniture’. Yessir, the avatar-moving.com website reported:
While seated on the witness stand in court, a judge once asked me, “How can you tell if damage to furniture is transit related or not?” Even though the judge was satisfied with my lengthy reply, have never found a simple, pre-packaged answer to that question when challenged by a shipper who disagreed with my findings; especially when it involves damage caused by climatic effects.
These people never, ever stop with their propaganda crusade. It infests every subject like ‘climate change fashion’. Breitbart News reports:
The Milk Gallery, designer Luka Sabbat, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) debuted the “Unfortunately, Ready to Wear,” collection during New York Fashion Week, taking place in the city through February 16 (2019).
The collection was announced on social media, including Instagram:
This NYFW, we’re teaming up with @lukasabbat and @nrdc_org to bring you “Unfortunately, Ready to Wear,” a conceptual capsule collection created to combat 5 environmental threats—heat waves, environmental refugees, infectious disease, extreme storms, and air pollution. From Feb 10-14, we’re hosting a 5-day exhibition at Milk Gallery for you to experience the collection IRL and learn more about the changing climate. Stay tuned.
“A jacket is fireproof and water resistant; a hood that pairs with the jacket has a mosquito-net face mask to protect from infectious diseases. Solar-powered headphones give storm warnings,” the Fast Company website said in its review of the collection. “A bandana with interchangeable filters protects against smoke during fires. A backpack doubles as a sleeping bag for someone forced to flee their home, with a removable side that filters water.”
Yikes… These people are truly mental cases. The CBS story goes on to say:
New data confirms last year was one of the warmest ever recorded, and British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be even hotter than 2018.
The U.S. government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said 2018’s average global temperature was 58.42 degrees Fahrenheit, or 14.69 Celsius. That’s 1.42 degrees (0.79 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average.
Notice that they don’t compare current temperatures to the 11th century (during the 400-year Medieval Warm Period) or to the 1st century (during the 650-year Roman Warm Period) or to the 15th century BC (during the 500-year Minoan Warm Period) when earth was much hotter than today, and long before the burning of oil, coal and natural gas, i.e., the ‘warming’ was natural.
No, they compare them only to the years since 1880. This is totally unscientific since small samples (like 138 years versus 1,000 years) are notoriously unreliable. This would never be accepted by real scientists. And these “climate scientists” are fake scientists in everything they say. CBS continued:
The latest figures mean 2018 ranks as the fourth-hottest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880. Nine of the 10 warmest years on record have all occurred since 2005.
Again, who says this is true? After all, it is the ‘greenies’ themselves who control and interpret all of this data. So they can get their data to say anything they want. We really need an alternative monitoring system that the rest of us can access to double-check these ‘climate’ goons.
But in fact the goons already have been debunked in the famous ‘Climategate’ email scandal in which their internal emails were hacked in 2009 and 2011 and showed coordinated deception to cover up the truth. James M. Taylor of The Heartland Institute wrote in Forbes magazine on November 23, 2011:
A new batch of 5,000 emails among scientists central to the assertion that humans are causing a global warming crisis were anonymously released to the public yesterday, igniting a new firestorm of controversy nearly two years to the day after similar emails ignited the Climategate scandal.
Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political “cause” rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.
Here are just a few of the 2011 Climategate emails (in quotes with clarifications in parentheses added by Taylor):
“Mike, can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith [Briffa] re AR4 [UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment]?” Jones wrote to Penn State University scientist Michael Mann in an email released in Climategate 1.0. “Keith will do likewise. … We will be getting Caspar [Ammann] to do likewise. I see that CA [the Climate Audit Web site] claim they discovered the 1945 problem in the Nature paper!!”
“The trick may be to decide on the main message and use that to guid[e] what’s included and what is left out” of IPCC reports, writes Jonathan Overpeck, coordinating lead author for the IPCC’s most recent climate assessment.
“I gave up on [Georgia Institute of Technology climate professor] Judith Curry a while ago. I don’t know what she thinks she’s doing, but its not helping the cause,” wrote Mann in another newly released email.
“Observations do not show rising temperatures throughout the tropical troposphere unless you accept one single study and approach and discount a wealth of others. This is just downright dangerous. We need to communicate the uncertainty and be honest. Phil, hopefully we can find time to discuss these further if necessary,” writes Peter Thorne of the UK Met Office.
This is just a handful of the emails. Then look at this one:
“I have been talking w/ folks in the states about finding an investigative journalist to investigate and expose” skeptical scientist Steve McIntyre, Mann writes in another newly released email.
Imagine that… These manipulative creeps wanted to hire an investigative journalist to slander someone who was skeptical of them precisely as their own fraud was being uncovered. This is shocking, but then again, this is the ‘green’ movement in a nutshell. These are brutal and dishonest people.
You will never hear Al Gore or any of this “climate” mafia, including the Fake News media, discussing this Climategate fraud since it would destroy their end-of-the-world narrative and undermine the ‘green’ cash cow that directs billions of dollars every year to the most extreme alarmists. CBS continued:
NOAA said the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. in 2018 was 53.5 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a warmer-than-average year for the 22nd year in a row.
This figure obviously ignores the wickedly cold Winter across the entire Northern United States in 2018 – the coldest in a century. And snow in Houston after that. Here is the Dallas News reporting on November 13, 2018:
This season Houston can claim it recorded snow before some East Coast cities such as New York City and Boston — even if it was just a little bit.
Snow was recorded at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and at William P. Hobby Airport on Tuesday after a powerful cold front dropped temperatures across the Lone Star State.
New England had a cold and rainy Spring in 2018 and the coldest Thanksgiving in memory in 2018. Meanwhile there was snow in Las Vegas on February 18, 2019. CBS continued:
The United Kingdom (Meteorological) Office, the U.K.’s weather service, said global temperatures over the next five years will average somewhere between 58.51 and 59.49 degrees Fahrenheit, or 14.73 to 15.27 Celsius. That would be warmer than the last four years.
“2015 was the first year that global annual average surface temperatures reached 1.0 °C above pre-industrial levels and the following three years have all remained close to this level,” Adam Scaife, head of Long-Range Prediction at the Met Office, said Wednesday in a news release. “The global average temperature between now and 2023 is predicted to remain high, potentially making the decade from 2014 the warmest in more than 150 years of records.”
To which Nikitas3.com says: So what? Even if this is accurate we know that the climate has been fluctuating for thousands of years. Sometimes it has been much hotter than today and sometimes much colder (the years 1300 to 1850 were very cold, including a Mini Ice Age).
The big difference is that the modern-day ‘greenie’ movement is trying to manipulate natural climatic changes for its own economic and political benefit. And that is what this ‘climate’ issue really is all about – money and power.
But we skeptics are fighting back. President Trump recently referred to congresswoman Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ as “a high school term paper that got a low mark.” That is absolutely correct.
Now here is a humorous note to finish on: Democrat US senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota recently announced that she was going to run for president. She gave her speech outdoors in a snowstorm after promising to fight ‘global warming’. So president Trump lost no time in mocking her. He tweeted:
“Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!”
It is fantastic to have a fearless president. This man is amazing.