Friday, March 23, 2012

I Like "Forecast the Facts" "No" Video

"Forecast the Facts" is an activist group that is attempting to "influence" television meteorologists to shill on behalf of global warming.  When you get to their home page they ask if the visitor believes that there is "solid evidence the earth is warming" (present tense).

Of course, the correct answer is "no." The graph below -- from the pro-global warming Hadley Center -- demonstrates unquestionably that no warming has occurred for the past fifteen years. If anything, there has been cooling in the last six.

[caption id="attachment_7981" align="aligncenter" width="646" caption="Temperature departure from long-term average from Hadley Center, Great Britain."][/caption]

So, I clicked on "no."

It then goes on to tell us that a growing number of people doubt global warming (correct!) and then it tells us 2011 was a "record year" for extreme weather. Since the topic is "global" warming and since they show hurricanes, let's take a look at that claim. Here is the global hurricane index for both all and major (lower line) through 2011.

[caption id="attachment_7984" align="aligncenter" width="1379" caption="Dr. Ryan Maue's Global Hurricane Index"][/caption]

Notice it isn't even close to a record for either category.  

So, I agree with its conclusion in the video that fewer people than ever believe in catastrophic global warming -- and, for good reason.

I congratulate "Forecast the Facts" for recognizing that fact. 

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