- JoNova - http://joannenova.com.au -

Panic! 2014 hottest year ever (Not so fast, say the satellites)

Posted By Joanne Nova On October 23, 2014 @ 3:37 am In Global Warming,Media-matters | Comments Disabled

What’s almost as good as an actual record? A could-be-a-record Headline!

“2014 could become the hottest year on record” – said CBS, The Guardian, Time, Washington Post, Discover Magazine, The Japan News, Wired, and 319 other outlets.

┬áNone of the investigative hardened editors or science reporters knew enough to ask the question, “what do the satellites say?” Which would have been interesting because the satellites say “bollocks”. h/t SPPI

On his site, Dr Roy Spencer explains that 2014 won’t be the warmest year on record. Satellites track almost all of the Earth for 24 hours a day and the data shows that we don’t need to go back to the Medieval Warm Period to find a hotter year, just back to 2010.

….

It might be the hottest year if you live in a white louvered box above a carpark, next to a concrete-heat-sink-superstructure, and not far from a runway. Though even then you might need to be homogenized and adjusted to really feel the heat. But for the rest of the surface of the Earth, 2010 is not a record, not even close.

It’s all pretty pointless anyway Roy points out — we’re arguing over a hundredth of a degree.

See Roy’s great blog

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.3/10 (78 votes cast)

Article printed from JoNova: http://joannenova.com.au

URL to article: http://joannenova.com.au/2014/10/panic-2014-hottest-year-ever-no-no-no-say-the-satellites/

Copyright © 2008 JoNova. All rights reserved.