Sunday, May 8, 2016

Global warming: Where’s Waldo?

According to The New York Times, 2016 is already on track to a “record-breaking start for shattering global temperatures.”  The Times said this year has already been “the hottest year to date” with January, February and March higher than the year-ago temperatures.  It was widely trumpeted that each of the two previous years were also “hottest years on record,” according to data kept by NOAA and NASA.

The old saying, “Follow the money trail,” definitely applies to the climate change agenda due to governments’ attempts to impose taxes and restrictions on businesses that allegedly contribute to it.  Global warming theory is more than just a scientific curiosity; it’s an economic issue of monolithic proportions.  It has also attracted its fair share of data fabrication and outright lies.

Listening to climatologists, one would think that temperatures everywhere are unbearably hot, particularly in southern climates.  For most of us living in the U.S. and other Western Hemisphere countries, however, everyday experience doesn’t always bear this out.

When it comes to the phenomenon known as global warming, a cursory examination of the daily temperature record (which hasn’t been massaged by politically-biased researchers) leads us to ask the following question: “Where’s Waldo?”

The reference of course is to the well-known children’s book character made famous for his uncanny ability to conceal his presence in any situation.  The reader is exhorted to find Waldo hiding somewhere in the crowd.  The same task could easily be asked of individuals seeking the truth about supposedly rising global temperatures and its consequences.  Where exactly is the everyday proof that temperatures are universally rising?

For the better part of the last decade I’ve recorded daytime high temperatures at my residence in coastal North Carolina.  Here’s what the trend actually looks like.  FYI, it was generated in Excel as a simple daily line graph.


Again I would ask, where’s Waldo?  Clearly there is no discernible temperature trend in my corner of the Southeastern U.S.  The yearly fluctuation of temperatures adheres to a fairly predictable seasonal cyclicality.  At no point in the last nine years has there been a significant deviation from the annual-mean.    The data in the above graph from the last three years also contradicts the assertion that “global temperatures” (however that is defined) hit record highs in each of those years.

It stands to reason, moreover, that what is true for Topsail Island, NC is also likely true for a large section of the Southeastern U.S. Atlantic coastal region.  If we’re not experiencing rising temperatures there undoubtedly are other parts of the country that aren’t, either.  It further begs the question as to how exactly “global temperatures” are calculated by the climatologists who insist upon the veracity of the global warming theory.  

When I first learned of the global warming theory in 1987, we were told by climatologists that within 20 years temperatures would universally be rising and likely on a yearly basis – so much so that we would all feel it.  They were very wrong.  The above temperature graph amply demonstrates that in a 10-year period there has been no rising trend in at least one portion of the globe.  If rising temperatures aren’t truly universal, then “global warming” is a misnomer.  

1 comment:

Tobias Große said...

well done Clif, I come to the same conclusion: the politically trumed up man made warming is a hoax.