Do you like apples? Well, America hasn’t warmed in the last decade-plus.
How do you like them apples?
Here’s the scoop, via RealClearEnergy:
When American climate alarmists claim to have witnessed the effects of global warming, they must be referring to a time beyond 14 years ago. That is because there has been no warming in the United States since at least 2005, according to updated data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
In January 2005, NOAA began recording temperatures at its newly built U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN). USCRN 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.
Prior to the USCRN going online, alarmists and skeptics sparred over the accuracy of reported temperature data. 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. 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.
The USCRN has eliminated the need to rely on, and adjust the data from, outdated temperature stations. Strikingly, as shown in the graph below, USCRN temperature stations show no warming since 2005 when the network went online. If anything, U.S. temperatures are now slightly cooler than they were 14 years ago.
How will the left attempt to spin this one? Are they the “party of science” or the party of “whatever we say goes?”
Here’s the latest “global warming” nonsense from embattled freshman Democrat, AOC…
This is what sea level rise looks like.
Those who argue that a #GreenNewDeal is too ambitious don’t see that glacial melt isn’t waiting – in fact, it’s happening at a much faster rate than predicted.
We don’t have time to argue. We need to act – on a massive scale. 🌎
This would be easier to take seriously if your plan to address it didn’t include a bundle of irrelevant policies like Medicare for All & a jobs guarantee that have no obvious connection to climate change.
This is a roaring glacial melt, under the bridge to Kangerlussiauq, Greenland where it's 22C today and Danish officials say 12 billions tons of ice melted in 24 hours, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Rl2odG4xWj— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) August 1, 2019
The average temperature of Greenland from 7 long-running GHCN stations show that the past 20 years are no different than the warm period 1925-1950.
Greenland’s temperatures are largely controlled by multidecadal variations in North Atlantic sea surface temperature (AMO).