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Why Calling 2015 The Warmest Year On Record Is Problematic

Good read.

PA Pundits - International

Kreutzer_David_TDS_loBy David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~

As a third of Americans prepare to hunker down for a blizzard, the analysts at NASA has announced that 2015 was the hottest year on record (and this time they really mean it!).

They mean it so much that they want you to ignore their own satellite data, which shows that while 2015 was warm, it was not as warm as 2010 or 1998.

What is scary is how much faith some people put into model projections that do not comport with the observed temperature data. (Photo: iStockphoto / Marcio Silva) What is scary is how much faith some people put into model projections that do not comport with the observed temperature data. (Photo: iStockphoto / Marcio Silva)

Going with the satellite data means that 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, … 2015 were cooler than 1998. Sure, 1998 was in the middle of a blockbuster El Niño, but the data trend does not look like the warming projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2001.

While there is certainly a…

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