Since a new, more accurate temperature gauging system was set up in the United States in 2005, official readings show that since then, absolutely no warming has occurred throughout the nation.
“Purveyors of the belief that mankind is catastrophically impacting the global climate insist it's getting warmer year by year, but a new, improved system to assess surface temperatures established in 2005 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, indicates otherwise,” WND reported. “In fact, the U.S. Climate Reference Network – comprised of 114 pristinely maintained temperature stations spaced relatively uniformly across the lower 48 states – finds there has been no warming for the past 14 years at least.”
No cause for alarmists
For decades, climate change alarmists warning the world of impending cataclysmic doom – spurred by manmade pollutant-induced global warming – have gotten the media, schools and entertainment industry on board with promoting trillion-dollar programs to “save the Earth,” but it is argued their narrative is based on faulty information.
“One of the problems in assessing global climate is that the surface temperature record is terrible – there are very few weather stations world-wide, and fewer all the time,” the Powerline Blog explained. “Seventy percent of the world is ocean, and therefore hard or impossible to measure accurately, [and] most temperatures that go into calculations of a global average are not even measured: they are interpolated – assumed temperatures based on records at other stations.”
Because asphalt and concrete in urban areas retain and radiate heat, weather station records in cities give inaccurate inflated temperature readings for general regions, as outlying rural areas with predominantly natural environments are notedly cooler.
“Even when measured, temperature records are not very reliable,” Powerline’s John Hinderaker stressed. “The U.S. is generally considered to have the best records, but surveys show that over half of our weather stations do not comply with written standards. Some are located in places that obviously will be warmer than surrounding air, e.g., next to airport runways. Many are in cities, where temperatures are artificially inflated by concentrations of people, motor vehicles, buildings, etc., and on top of all of that, the alarmists who curate weather records have systematically fiddled with them, lowering temperatures that were recorded decades ago and raising recent ones, to exaggerate the supposed phenomenon of global warming.”
Tackling the problem of inordinately high reported temperatures, the federal government set up more accurate reading centers across the mainland U.S.
“In order to address some of these problems, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) implemented, beginning in 2005, a new surface temperature measurement system in the U.S.,” Hinderaker informed. “[The U.S. Climate Reference Network] includes 114 pristinely maintained temperature stations spaced relatively uniformly across the lower 48 states. NOAA selected locations that were far away from urban and land-development impacts that might artificially taint temperature readings.”
Because of the obvious disparities – and with climate alarmists relying on higher readings from urban areas – the controversy over global warming between climate change alarmists and skeptics continues to this day.
“Prior to the USCRN going online, alarmists and skeptics sparred over the accuracy of reported temperature data,” Hinderaker pointed out. “With most preexisting temperature stations located in or near urban settings that are subject to false temperature signals and create their own microclimates that change over time, government officials performed many often-controversial adjustments to the raw temperature data.”
Concerned about inflated numbers causing a mass hysteria and overwillingness to buy into expensive programs claiming to curb global warming, those challenging the validity of rising temperatures drew attention to the flawed process used to come up with the numbers used to bolster their claim.
“Skeptics of an asserted climate crisis pointed out that most of the reported warming in the United States was non-existent in the raw temperature data, but was added to the record by government officials,” Hinderaker pointed out. “The USCRN has eliminated the need to rely on – and adjust the data from – outdated temperature stations .. and so far, [data from] the USCRN show no warming.”
Goodbye warming, hello cooling …
Now that USCRB has eliminated America’s need to rely on and adjust data produced by outdated temperature stations, the exact opposite trend of what schools, media and celebrities continually warn about is happening – the climate is cooling.
“Strikingly … USCRN temperature stations show no warming since 2005, when the network went online,” Real Clear Energy (RCE) impressed. “If anything, U.S. temperatures are now slightly cooler than they were 14 years ago.”
The Heartland Institute’s Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy Director James Taylor argues that this nation’s influencers have freely welcomed inflated temperature readings without scrutiny.
“Climate activists frequently visit or mention particular regions, states or places in the United States and claim warming impacts are evident, accelerating and unmistakable, yet how can that be when there has been no warming in the United States since at least 2005?” Taylor questioned in an RCE report. “Unfortunately, when politicians and climate activists claim they can see the impacts of climate change in a particular place, the media rarely question them on it and tend to accept the claims at face value – but the objective temperature data show no recent warming has occurred.”
Above and beyond the last decade-and-a-half, it is believed America has not heated up for 90 years.
“There is also good reason to believe U.S. temperatures have not warmed at all since the 1930s. Raw temperature readings at the preexisting stations indicate temperatures are the same now as 80 years ago,” Taylor asserted. “All of the asserted U.S. warming since 1930 is the product of the controversial adjustments made to the raw data."
In fact, it is argued that with increased autos, pavement and machinery locally inflating temperatures around centers recording data, readings should be adjusted lower – not higher.
“If anything, the raw temperature readings should be adjusted downward today relative to past temperatures (or past temperatures adjusted upward in comparison to present temperatures) rather than the other way around,” Taylor contended. “If raw temperature readings are the same today as they were 80 years ago – when there were fewer artificial factors spuriously raising temperature readings – then U.S. temperatures today may actually be cooler than they were in the early 20th century.”
Analysis from space also indicates that alarmists pushing the theory of global warming are exaggerating temperatures as they continue to insist a global crisis is at hand – using imagery of melting glaciers, drowning polar bears and rising sea levels submerging low-lying islands and coastal lands.
“The lack of warming in the United States during the past 14 years is not too different from satellite-measured global trends,” Taylor continued. “Globally, satellite instruments report temperatures have risen merely 0.15 degrees Celsius since 2005, which is less than half the pace predicted by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change climate models.”
Even with satellite data accessible, climate change activists reportedly discount and avoid using such figures and utilize flawed ground readings that bolster their call to adopt and fund a green agenda.
“Climate crisis advocates attempt to dismiss the minor satellite-measured warming by utilizing ground temperature stations around the globe, which tend to have even more corrupting biases and problems than the old U.S. stations,” Heartland’s climate expert inserted. “Of course, they adjust those readings, as well. Perhaps the time has come for American officials to direct some of the billions of dollars spent each year on climate-research and climate-change programs to building and maintaining a global Climate Reference Network.”
It is argued that as scientific advancements reduce the margin of error in temperature readings, climate alarmists will have a harder time claiming the Earth is dangerously heating up and in need of projects costing tens of trillions of dollars to cool it down.
“It is becoming increasingly difficult for American politicians and climate activists to say they can see the effects of warming temperatures in the United States,” Taylor observed. “For at least the past 14 years, there have been no such warming temperatures.”