Friday, July 22, 2016

Climate Central: Do What We Say, Not What We Do



The folks at Climate Central are having a field day posting scary climate headlines (is there any other kind?) about the world temperatures in 2016. Of course, they don't bother to point out the high temperatures earlier in the year were highly influenced by the El Nino and temperatures are already dropping as a result of it dissipating.

It isn't even all that certain temperatures were all that high.

Satellite measurements show a peak a few months ago. Temperatures are now rapidly cooling (but you would never know that from Climate Central's headlines).

The widely respected data from Great Britain's University of East Anglia's ground-based air temperature and sea surface temperatures (below) shows that temperatures were never that high to be begin with.
So, even given Climate Central the benefit of the doubt, this is no especially big deal.

But, where I can't give them the benefit of the doubt: they do not practice what they preach.

They love to tell the rest of us we need to reduce our carbon footprints.


So, last week, I asked an official of Climate Central (the conversation is on Twitter) if they had air conditioning. Answer: yes. Doesn't that seem odd to you?

They constantly hype the global warming threat while telling us to reduce our carbon footprints. Yet, they can't give up their comfort in summer to reduce their carbon footprints. 

As Glenn Reynolds says, I'll believe global warming is a crisis when the people telling me it is a crisis start acting like it is a crisis!

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