GENEVA: The year 2014 was the hottest on record, part of a "warming trend" that appeared set to continue, the UN's weather agency said on Monday. Average global air temperatures in 2014 were 0.57 degrees Celsius higher than the long-term average of 14 C for a 1961-1990 reference period, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement. "Fourteen of the 15 hottest years have all been this century," said WMO secretary general Michel Jarraud. "In 2014, record-breaking heat combined with torrential rainfall and floods in many countries and drought in some others -- consistent with the expectation of a changing climate," he added.THE BRITS AND NASA WALKED BACK THIS CLAIM LAST WEEK.
IN FACT, THE PURPORTED AMOUNT OF WARMING IS WITHIN THE MARGIN OF ERROR!
IN FACT, 2014 WAS THE MOST DISHONEST YEAR EVER FOR ALARMISTS.
BECAUSE THE EARTH DOESN'T HAVE AN ANUS INTO WHICH THE ALARMISTS CAN INSERT A THERMOMETER FOR 2 MINUTES...
THEY CONSTRUCT GLOBAL TEMOPERATURE USING AN AMALGAMATION OF READINGS FROM AN ARRAY OF SURCS ANF THEN "ADJUST" THEM.
AS ANY CONSCIOUS HUMAN BEING KNOWS, TEMPERATURE IS NOT STATIC; IT IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING - AND CHANGES FROM MOMENT TO MOMENT AND AND VARY DEPENDING ON WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE SUNLIGHT IN ONE SPOT OR IN THE SHADE 10 FEET FROM THAT SPOT.
THAT'S WHY UAH SATELLITE TEMPERATURE READINGS ARE THE MOST ACCURATE WAY TO MEASURE GLOBAL TEMPERATURES.
AND UAH SATELITE READINGS SHOW NO WARMING SINCE 1979 - WHEN THEY STARTED.
IOW: AGW = TOTAL FN BS.
“2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record,” President Obama proclaimed in his State of the Union speech. Obama cited the separate findings of two federal agencies, NASA and NOAA, which announced Jan. 16 that, “The Year 2014 ranks as the warmest since 1880.” To Obama, the record-breaking year is evidence Congress and the American people should rally round EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations.When will the spinning end?In the first place, 2014 might not be the warmest year in the instrumental record. NASA and NOAA’s analyses are based on data from thousands of land- and sea-based weather stations.As is well-known, surface station records have many gaps (both spatial and temporal) and manyquality-control issues. Moreover, they do not measure temperature in the troposphere – a more reliable indicator of atmospheric heat content and the greenhouse effect.According to NOAA, the 2014 temperature in the troposphere was the third highest in the 1979-2014 record, as analyzed by the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) satellite program, and the sixth highest on record, as analyzed by the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) satellite program. So why don’t the agencies’ press releases proclaim 2014 the third or sixth warmest year? Or just say that it was one of the warmest in the instrumental record? Perhaps because “warmest on record” feeds the sense of crisis, which helps feed agency budgets. Notice the self-promotional aspect of NASA’s press release: “The observed long-term warming trend and the ranking of 2014 as the warmest year on record reinforces the importance for NASA to study Earth as a complete system, and particularly to understand the role and impacts of human activity.”Even based on surface station records alone, 2014 may not be a record breaker. James Hansen of Columbia University and colleagues who analyzed the data estimate that 2014 is only 0.02ºC warmer than 2010 and 0.03ºC warmer than 2005, making all three years a “statistical tie.”
YUP: AGW = BS!