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Boy It's Hot, But How Hot Is It Really - Be Careful Whose Data You Believe

June 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 150

It's too bad that we so easily forget our history because I do recall learning about the great dust bowl in Oklahoma way back when before my time. That was a hot dry spell with winds causing terrible hardship. There have been very cold winters, and very hot summers with everything in between in various regions of our country. Weather records are made to be broken, just like Olympic records are.

Okay so, let's talk a little bit about this, and I'd like to introduce into this conversation the challenges with the news media overhyping the weather. You see, there was an article titled; "Spring was warmest on record, NOAA reports - January-May also set record; both periods 5 degrees warmer than average," by Miguel Llanos on MSNBC on June 7, 2012, which stated:

"It's tempting to tie the warmer temperatures to manmade emissions and climate change, but NOAA emphasizes in its reports and statements that weather is influenced by other, natural factors as well. Instead, it notes that the warm pattern is indicative of what one would expect with climate change."

This title is misleading; it wasn't the warmest on record, if you count the Farmer's Almanac. It may have been the warmest on record since the computer age of record keeping, but this news item is cheating the American People of truth and fairness in news, further it is a Global Warming, Environmentalist ploy from within the bureaucracy - that's unforgivable, false, and it's an outright lie. Also, back in the day there weren't as many weather monitoring stations taking temperatures.

Today, climatologists have hundreds of weather sensors in urban areas, where there is urban heat, and therefore they automatically read higher. One thing I am finding, and this seems to happen almost every single day, is that the environmentalist and global warming propagandists continually go out of their way to use the weather as some sort of proof for their faulty climate science, and poor use of statistics in trying to prove global climate change.

There are so many factors that affect the weather, and the springtime falls on specific days, if you add in another week, or take off a different week, your numbers come out all different, and therefore you wouldn't have set any record at all, not even within the last 10 years. Lastly, I would like to note that if we did have an increase in temperatures in the United States, that would be a good thing for retail sales, our economy, food supply, and it would lower the cost of healthcare with fewer people getting sick. Indeed I like you to please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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