Hot air of National Climate Assessment
U.S. warming due to hot air known as National Climate Assessment
By Gretchen Randall
Date: January 14, 2013
Issue: Late on Friday, January 11, a federal advisory committee known as the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) released a climate report saying that Americans are already feeling the affects of human-caused climate change. According to the assessment, the heat waves of last summer, intense storms, dry spells in parts of the country and rising sea levels are “primarily driven by human activity.”
The latest claim that 2012 was the warmest year on record in the U.S. however is being challenged because the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has regularly altered its climate data and added data from reporting stations that didn’t exist when early data were recorded. Without those actions, the “measured temperatures from the1930s still match or exceed the measured temperatures from the 1990s and 2000s” according to the National Center for Policy Analysis. (http://environmentblog.ncpa.org/on-temperature-records-climate-models-and-the-like/)
Compare NCADAC claims to the current cooling taking place in Alaska which has cooled 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 2000. Alaska experienced a sudden warming of temperatures in 1977 with continuing warm weather through the 1980s and 1990s but after 2005 temperatures have cooled considerably. Scientists claim the current cooling is due to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, which occurs when the ocean currents bring colder waters of the Pacific to Alaska.
Another example of frosty weather is in California which is experiencing near record cold weather causing citrus farmers to resort to wind machines to keep the fruit from freezing at night. The National Weather Service said temperatures Saturday night were close to record lows across the state.
Comment: “Five hundred million years ago, carbon dioxide concentrations were over 13 times current levels; and not until about 20 million years ago did carbon dioxide levels drop to a little less than twice what they are today,” according to Gerald Marsh, retired nuclear physicist, in “The Coming of a New Ice Age” at: http://www.winningreen.com/site/epage/59549_621.htm
Comment: It appears the truth is inconvenient, primarily, for the global warming alarmists and assorted administration staffers — particularly their leader.
Links: “2012 probably not the hottest on record after all” at: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/11/2012-probably-not-the-hottest-on-record-after-all/print/ “Forget global warming, Alaska is headed for an ice age” at: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/forget-global-warming-alaska-headed-ice-age
Access the climate report of NCADAC at:http://ncadac.globalchange.gov
Contact: Gretchen Randall