By Kay B. Day
Don’t expect statist media to tell you, but figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration about sea surface temps aren’t exactly accurate. Dr. Roy Spencer wrote at his blog:
“After crunching data this week from two of our satellite-based microwave sensors, and from NOAA’s official sea surface temperature (SST) product ERSST v3b, I think the evidence is pretty clear:
The ERSST v3b product has a spurious warming since 1998 of about 0.2 deg. C, most of which occurred as a jump in 2001.”
Last week a top blogger at Watts Up With That challenged The Associated Press’ story about the NOAA figures. The AP is perceived by most as agreeing with the consensus of scientists whose de facto leader is financier and ex vice-president Al Gore.
Both Dr. Spencer, on his blog, and the WUWT blog produced calculations questioning the NOAA finding. The WUWT blogger noted missing data.
Putting it in the vernacular, Dr. Spencer concluded after a lengthy set of calculations, “Finally, the 0.15 to 0.20 deg. C warm bias in the NOAA SST product makes it virtually certain that July 2009 was not, as NOAA reported, a record high for global sea surface temperatures.”
Many who question manmade global warming have called for a public debate on the issues. Pending legislation in the form of bill HR 2454 (‘Waxman-Markey’ or ‘Tax and Trade’) will result in increased costs of living for most Americans. The US Supreme Court, in one of the most questionable decisions handed down in American history, has declared carbon dioxide a pollutant, basically classifying humans as a pollutant since we can’t do without the naturally occurring gas.
Statist media has refused to watchdog global warming claims, instead opting for science by consensus despite the fact many errors have been pointed out in films like ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ and in graphs produced by some alarmist scientists.
[Hat tip to Climate Depot for bringing Dr. Spencer and WUWT to our attention.]
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Faux climate change exposed: Spencer says NOAA wrong on sea surface temps
The US Report Aug. 27, 2009