Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Why 2017’s “Third Warmest Year on Record” is a Yawner | Watts Up With That?

Why 2017’s “Third Warmest Year on Record” is a Yawner | Watts Up With That?
"The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) press release headline January 18 was blunt: “NOAA: 2017 was 3rd warmest year on record for the globe.” 
The tagline that followed made the inference obligatory for all climate alarmists: “NOAA, NASA scientists confirm Earth’s long-term warming trend continues” (emphasis added).
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The New York Times trumpeted, “2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record,” adding, “Scientists at NASA on Thursday ranked last year as the second-warmest year since reliable record-keeping began in 1880, trailing only 2016. 
...So, the debate over dangerous manmade global warming is over, and the alarmists have won.
At least, that’s what the alarmists want you to believe.
But that’s what they’ve been claiming for nearly 30 years, and the debate continues. One wonders whether the facts can really bear the weight alarmists put on them.
...All that makes it pretty clear that global temperature has plateaued over the last twenty years. 
We simply don’t know whether “Earth’s long-term warming trend” stopped in 1998, will resume sometime, or will reverse and turn into a cooling trend.
...So don’t be frightened by the headlines. 
Look behind them, and you’ll see something quite different."

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