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NASA, did you really just say that 2010 was the warmest year on record?

NASA (the agency that used to go into space, but now concentrates on Muslim outreach) said that 2010 was the warmest year on record. I know, it doesn’t seem that way to you. You’re cold. There are record-breaking cold temperatures throughout the country. But what are you gonna believe, NASA government propaganda or your own lyin’ eyes?

You probably saw a news story like this, from NewsChannel 9 WSYR:

It’s official: Syracuse breaks December snow record
Published: 12/16 12:37 am
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – If it seems the words “heavy lake effect snow” have been in the forecast almost daily over the past couple of weeks…they have.

A persistent flow of cold air, crossing the relatively warm waters of Lake Ontario (the lake temperature Wednesday 12/15 was in the low 40s) has produced nearly non-stop lake effect snow.

Or maybe you saw this, from Canadian TV:

Snow, cold cause chaos across U.K. and Europe
By: CTV.ca News Staff
Date: Saturday Dec. 18, 2010 7:59 PM PT
Flights were cancelled, travellers stranded and motorists stuck in kilometres-long traffic jams Saturday as what British newspapers are calling the Big Freeze brought heavy snow and icy temperatures across the U.K. and much of northern Europe.

And you say to youself, I’m no NASA scientist, but there’s just no way this can be the hottest year ever!

I’m freezing and I have to change my life and my entire country’s economy because NASA tells me it’s too darn hot? I have to throw out all the perfectly workable light bulbs in my house and buy the mercury-filled toxic new CFLs? I have to abandon my perfectly good automobile and buy an electric car that can’t even take me from Austin to San Antonio? Should I destroy the house, too?

Here’s what NASA says, all fact of course, in the Washington Post:

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/10/2010
2010 hottest climate year on record, NASA saysBy Juliet Eilperin
Even as negotiators in Cancun struggled Friday to reach a modest climate accord at the U.N.-sponsored talks here, new temperature readings released by NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies show 2010 now ranks as the hottest climate year on record.

Many scientists use the climate year, which runs from December of the preceding year to November of the current year, to evaluate long-term climate trends. The combined land-ocean temperature readings NASA’s Goddard Institute posted Friday indicate that 2010 has surpassed what it identified as the previous warmest climate year, 2005.

The findings are significant, according to experts, and barring some temperature anomaly in December, should place 2010 as the warmest year on record overall. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has identified 1998 as the warmest year on record with 2005 close behind, will release its climate year readings next week.

Rafe Pomerance, a senior fellow at Clean Air-Cool Planet, wrote in an e-mail, “The continuing rapid warming of the planet should send everyone in Cancun home with a renewed sense of urgency whatever the final outcome of the negotiations. Not only is the temperature record indicative of rapid warming but many other indicators such as rising sea levels, the loss of Arctic sea ice and glacial retreat are pointing in the same direction”.

A comment:

I find it interesting that as usual there was no reporting on the CFACT’s Climate Depot, released a 321-page report listing 1,000 + scientists who dissent over man-made global warming which he termed a “consensus buster.” “Science is too important for our society to be misused in the way it has been done within the Climate Science Community,” Swedish climatologist Dr. Hans Jelbring is quoted as saying in Morano’s report. “I am ashamed of what climate science has become today. The science community is relying on an inadequate model to blame CO2 and innocent citizens for global warming in order to generate funding and to gain attention.
And of course, not a mention of the fact that the “Gore Effect” is well in play, as Cancun suffers from the coldest December in a century with lows in the low 50’s.
And not a mention of Gore’s admission last month that his vote for ethanol subsidies had nothing to do with science, it was all due to his running for President and getting votes in Iowa.
Posted by: adamsdc | December 10, 2010 3:57 PM

Another comment:

Actually, NASA’s records have had to be “corrected” several times after making similar claims about record setting temps. they have always been revised downward. Real scientists have used ice core readings over many centuries that show the planet was warmer during several epochs ( including the one where Norsemen colonized Greenland when it was green a thousand years ago and then froze to death when the earth cooled once more) than the worst-case scenarios imagined by the warmist alarmists.
Posted by: adamsdc | December 10, 2010 7:01 PM

Another comment:

” barring some temperature anomaly in December…”
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You mean like the record cold in the US and Europe? Snow in the middle east?
I can’t believe the Post still publishes this crap about the “hottest year ever.” Wait…yes I can.
Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | December 15, 2010 8:58 AM

Here’s a comment from a similar WaPo article six months ago. The temperature is checked at stations expected to record the highest temperatures:

Why has James Hansen been tweaking the temps to create more of an upward slope? Hansen says that the urban heat island effect is only 0.1C.
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/paper/gistemp2010_draft0601.pdf
That’s an underestimate that helps with the tweaking. The other thing they do is select only the stations they want with a warming trend. See here:
http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/originals/surface_temp.pdf
Posted by: Paul_Clark | July 12, 2010 7:18 AM

Paul Clark added another comment:

I downloaded the data linked to and put it into Excel and it shows that May and April are the highest on their “homogenised” record, but Jan, Feb, March and June weren’t. So your claim of warmest on record is only partly true. But the big picture is that James Hansen at GISS has been tweaking the temp record for some time. See here:
http://jonova.s3.amazonaws.com/graphs/giss/hansen-giss-1940-1980.gif
With links to sources found here:
http://joannenova.com.au/2010/03/the-mystery-deepens-where-did-that-decline-go/
Posted by: Paul_Clark | July 12, 2010 7:17 AM

From Canada Free Press:

Did the Global Warming Hoax Die in Cancun?
By Alan Caruba Thursday, December 16, 2010
(…)
In Cancun, as negotiators from nearly 200 countries met to save the Earth from an utterly false “warming”, the seaside Mexican city’s temperatures plunged to a 100-year record low of 54 degrees Fahrenheit!
(…)
IPCC conference was the charade designed to engineer a massive transfer of wealth from industrialized nations
(…)
The Earth has been cooling since 1998
The Earth has been cooling since 1998 when a new, entirely natural cooling cycle began. The last such cycle of note occurred between 1300 and 1850 and is known as the Little Ice Age. Predictions for the current cycle suggest it too may last several decades or longer.

How much will the U.S. owe other countries for all the global warming we’re having this winter? Well, an annual $100 billion fund has got to come from somewhere. From Reuters:

U.S. says financing core part of Cancun climate deal
By Timothy Gardner
WASHINGTON | Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:56pm EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Despite tough economic times, rich countries must make good on short-term pledges of billions of dollars in financing to help developing countries tackle global warming, the U.S. climate envoy said.

The climate deal forged among more than 190 countries at the annual U.N. talks in Mexico’s Cancun beach resort on Saturday included agreements on measuring emissions, technology transfer and $100 billion in financing for developing countries from 2020.

A Green Climate Fund would help channel some of that aid.

The $100 billion in financing, contingent on developing countries helping to fight emissions and being transparent about it, came on top of a pledge made at last year’s talks in Copenhagen for fast-start financing of $30 billion for 2010 to 2012.

SUMMARY
It’s record cold everywhere, but NASA tells us we have record WARM temperatures.

There’s plenty of oil out there, but oil prices are rising this winter.

Plus, Obama recently declared no more drilling in certain areas.

It’s almost like our own government can’t be trusted and is working against us to make us poorer.

Nah, Obama would never do that!