In one more devastating blow against the global warming or “climate Apocalypse” supporters such as former Vice President Al Gore, NASA stated today that it was wrong when it release a report that 1998 was the warmest year ever recorded in modern history.
According to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), NASA scientist and famous man-made global warming proponent James Hansen’s well-known claims that 1998 was measured as the warmest year on record in the U.S. were the result of a serious mathematical error. NASA has now corrected that error, and 1934 is now known as the warmest year on record, with 1921 the third warmest year instead of 2006 as was also previously claimed.
Moreover, NASA now also has to admit that three of the five warmest years on record occurred before 1940-it has up until now held that all five of them occurred after 1980.
And perhaps most devastating of all to the man-made global warming backers, it is now admitted that six of the 10 hottest years on record occurred when only 10% of the amount of greenhouse gases that have been emitted in the last century were in the atmosphere.
NASA has been forced to correct calculations for temperatures of the last 120 years taken from ground-based measuring facilities. Critics of the man-made global warming theory have long been vocal that these measurements are distorted because the ground, and even more the urban ground where most of these measurements took place, is warmed considerably by human activities and cannot accurately represent atmospheric conditions.
“Much of the current global warming fear has been driven by Hansen’s pronouncements, and he routinely claims to have been censored by the Bush administration for his views on warming. Now that NASA, without fanfare, has cleaned up his mess, Hansen has been silent — I guess we can chalk this up to self-censorship,” said Burnett.
Critics of the man-made global warming theory, including a growing number of scientists who either feared to speak before or else have had to change their opinions in the wake of new and mounting data, have been growing more vocal in recent months. These critics have railed against the perpetuated notion, which they say is the darling of the media, that there is any scientific consensus on what is driving climate change.
It turns out there are plenty of scientists and researchers who are far more interested in solar dynamics as an explanation than they are in human-caused carbon dioxide or methane emissions, which they say are so relatively minute that they cannot possibly make a difference on the grand scale of the planetary atmosphere. What’s more, they point out, only one-half of the glob is experiencing any warming, and that is only taking place in large but isolated pockets.
The critics of the “panic mongering”, as they call it, say that there has been rampant statistical manipulation and faulty computer modeling that only reflects the modeling principle of “garbage in, garage out”.
National Center for Policy Analysis (PR Newswire), “NASA Backtracks on 1998 Warmest Year Claim”