McClaughry: Shameless climate misreporting

By John McClaughry

Here’s an outstanding example of how your government, in this case the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, puts out deliberately misleading or false news about the terrors of climate change, and how Associated Press inflated it into a scare headline.

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On Sept. 14 NOAA quietly revised its measurement down to one hundredth of a degree Centigrade. There was no headline “July no hotter than 2019 and 2020.”

On August 13 NOAA reported that its land and ocean surface temperature measurement systems showed that July was ‘the hottest month on record,” one hundredth of a degree Centigrade hotter than the previous record July in 2016. That claim was duly trumpeted by the Associated Press, which also said this was the hottest July ever recorded.

The published accuracy of NOAA’s data is +/- 0.19° C. This is nearly 20 times greater than the miniscule hundredth of a degree C temperature anomaly difference between July 2021 and July 2020, 2019, and 2016. A hundredth of a degree is virtually immeasurable and scientifically insignificant.

The four other global temperature measurement systems show the highest July occurred in years 1998, 2020, and 2019 respectively, not year 2021 as NOAA claimed.

On Sept. 14 NOAA quietly revised its measurement down to one hundredth of a degree Centigrade. There was no headline “July no hotter than 2019 and 2020.” For the United States, the hottest July was in 1935.

The climate alarmists chant “look at the science.” Maybe they, and the mainstream media, should. Their shameless misreporting of climate data here borders on fraud.

John McClaughry is vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute. Reprinted with permission from the Ethan Allen Institute Blog.

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6 thoughts on “McClaughry: Shameless climate misreporting

  1. John,

    After more forensic STATE audits of the 2020 Election are conducted, and after Dem/Progs will lose the US House and Senate in 2022,

    1) The flow of a lot of energy/enviro garbage from the DOE, EPA, etc., will stop

    2) The Southern Border will be under control again

    3) The Bernie communist/socialist, multi-TRILLION spending craziness will cease

    4) Inflation will be a lot less

    5) Here is my latest election article

    Arizona Senate Report on the Maricopa County Election Audit Highlights 49,000 Questionable Votes, Asks AG to Investigate

  2. Appreciate you holding people to account Mr. McClaughry and there is a real tendency to overstate the case when it comes to climate change and even worse in my view a somewhat obsessive focus by Vermont Democrats and Progressives on trying to address this global issue with Vermont solutions.

    Nonetheless, according to your commentary 2019, 2020 and 2021 were among the hottest Julys world wide and I am sure you have seen a change in weather over the years in Kirby. This year, for example it looks like we will not even get the first frost here in Central Vermont till sometime in October.

    What would be a rational conservative approach to address climate change and the resulting extreme swings in weather both in Vermont and nationwide? I would sincerely be interested and would love to hear your views

    • Isn’t the irresponsible AP reporting on the NOAA report the issue John is commenting on?…….The very same type of slanted reporting that has cost the mainstream media the trust and approval of the American people…….I think John makes an excellent point.

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