Breaking News: 'Global Warming' Really Means 'Cooling,' or maybe 'Climate Change' by Christopher C. Horner 13 Feb 2010 post a comment Share This: So, now Keith Olberman tells us that the fifteen-year long "global warming" campaign all along meant "climate change" and that this in turn means that places supposed to get hotter get hotter and that places that are supposed to get colder -- under global warming, er, climate change -- get colder. We got that. And his contextual example of the places that are getting colder is the U.S. this winter, well they were supposed to be getting colder, because they are. That's how we figure out what was supposed to happen under their theory: by watching whatever happens. That was precisely what was predicted. Or, at least, now, in the new weasel-wording of journalists, "consistent with" what they and expected. But a civilian has copied me on an email he sent to James Hansen of NASA, longtime advisor to Al Gore and the man who helped create the issue for political purposes in that June 1988 Senate hearing in which the press were made really hot to help their coverage by defeating the air conditioning in the hearing room. Because that helped prove their theory (that room was supposed to get warmer, so...). True story, according to the man who chaired the hearing. I wrote about it in Red Hot Lies. So this gentleman raised some specific about problematic claims by Hansen's office at NASA with which I will not bore you, here. But he appends a few media stories that I just thought might interest you now that the establishment press, a wholly invested partner in the global warming industry, are telling you that warming doesn't mean warming you fool it really means change which means cooling so there. Only the small-minded focus on warming as meaning warming. Remember that. Just for a flavor of the advocacy that warming means warming and that they really need you to buy it, he left the temperature conversions in for purposes of a point he was making to Hansen re: Hansen's ever-evolving if always alarmist rankings of years and temperatures. Particularly get a kick out of how when a warm year occurs it shows that "warming has resumed." Priceless, these journalists: 1990 proves to be hottest year on record - Milwaukee Journal, January 10, 1991 But the figures from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, too, show 1990 as the warmest ever, with an average temperature of 59.8 degrees Fahrenheit, again about 0.09 degrees above 1988 [59.71degrees Fahrenheit]. 1990 hottest year on record, data shows - Los Angeles Times, Jan 10, 1991 The Goddard analysis of 1990 temperature records shows that the average surface temperature of the planet was 0.2 degree Fahrenheit warmer than during the previous year. [1989 temperature = 59.6 degrees Fahrenheit] Only volcano kept 1991 from being warmest ever - Lundington Daily News, Jan 16, 1992 James Hansen of the Goddard Institute said 1991 "appears to be the second warmest year in our record," falling slightly short of the high set in 1990...1991 averaged 0.39 degrees Celsius warmer than the 30-year average. By comparison, 1990 had been 0.47 degrees Celsius above normal. One degree Celsius equals 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit. [conversion and comparison with 1990 values shows that the average for 1991 was 58.36] A Global Warming Resumed in 1994, Climate Data Show - New York Times, Jan 27, 1995 Dr. Hansen's research group reported on the basis of temperature measurements on land that last year tied with 1987 as the fourth warmest year since comparable records were first kept in 1880. In both years, the average surface temperature was 59.58 degrees Fahrenheit. '95 Is Hottest Year on Record As the Global Trend Resumes - New York Times, January 4, 1996 The other, maintained by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, shows the average 1995 temperature at 59.7 degrees, slightly ahead of 1990 as the warmest year since record-keeping began in 1866. Ever-So-Slight Rise in Temperatures Led to a Record High in 1997 - New York Times, Jan 9, 1998 A third report, issued by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, showed that the average global temperature in 1997 essentially equaled the record set in 1995 [59.7 degrees]. 1998 hottest year on record - McCook Daily Gazette, Jan 13, 1999 The NASA scientists, using NOAA and other data, calculated an average worldwide temperature of about 58.496 degrees F., topping the record, set in 1995 of 58.154. 2002 was 2nd-warmest year, NASA reports - St. Petersburg Times, Dec 12, 2002 The earth's temperature during the 2002 meteorological year was 58.35 degrees Fahrenheit, more than 1 degree warmer than the long-term average of 57.2 degrees, said James E. Hansen, a climate scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Institute for Space Studies... The meteorological year runs from December to November. During that period, 2001 temperatures were 58.12. The record year remains 1998, when global temperature rose to 58.41 degrees Fahrenheit. 2003 will be third hottest year on record, NOAA says - Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Dec 17, 2003 According to the Goddard data, 2003 appears headed for a global yearly temperature that is 0.6 degree Celsius warmer than average [58.28 degrees Fahrenheit based on the average of 57.2 degrees]. A Hot Forecast For the Year - Washington Post, Feb 11, 2005 The average global temperature in 2004 was 0.48 degrees Celsius (0.86 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1951 to 1980 average, wrote James Hansen of the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. [0.86 above average = .14 less than 1998 = 58.27 degrees Fahrenheit] 2005 Continues the Warming Trend - Washington Post, Dec 16, 2005 As a result, NASA scientists estimate that 2005 average global land and sea temperatures were 1.04 degrees Fahrenheit above average, just beating out 1998's 1-degree elevation. [.04 more than 1998 = 58.45 degrees Fahrenheit] 2005 was hottest year on record - Sourced from Earth Policy Institute, Mar 30, 2006 The year 2005 was the hottest on record. The average global surface temperature of 14.77 degrees Celsius (58.6 degrees Fahrenheit) was the highest since recordkeeping began in 1880... These readings, which come from the series maintained by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, continue a trend of rising global temperatures. 2007 was the warmest on record for Earth's land areas - USA Today, Jan 16, 2008 In a separate study, NASA scientists announced that 2007 tied with 1998 as the Earth's second-warmest on record [58.496 degrees Fahrenheit]. Last Year Among Hottest On Record, Say Scientists - Washington Post, Jan 12, 2008 Data collected from around the globe indicate that 2007 ranks as the second-warmest year on record, according to a new analysis from climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies...According to the NASA analysis, the global average land-ocean temperature last year was 58.2 degrees Fahrenheit, slightly more than 1 degree above the average temperature between 1951 and 1980, which scientists use as a baseline. NASA study shows 2008 was Earth s ninth warmest year since 1880 - Xinhua, Feb 24, 2009 The GISS analysis found that the global average surface air temperature was 0.44C (0.79F) above the global mean for 1951 to 1980, the baseline period for the study [57.99 degrees Fahrenheit based on the 57.2 average]. UN: 2000-2009 Likely Warmest Decade on Record - ABC News, Dec 8, 2009 The U.N. agency reported that the global combined sea surface and land surface temperature for the January-October 2009 period is estimated at 0.44 degrees C (0.79 degrees F) above the 1961-1990 annual average of 14.00 degrees C (57.2 degrees F), with a margin of error of plus or minus 0.11 degrees C. Final data will be released early in 2010. [57.99 degrees Fahrenheit] As Chapter 1 of Red Hot Lies shows in amusing detail this is but a sampling of media advocacy that they are now abandoning to explain away their theory being wrong, and therefore agenda being premised in folly and proof of recklessness.