Anthropogenic global warming and its believers have been left out in the cold—literally—by a new report
issued today (10th September) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). According to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, summer temperatures were far below normal; in fact, the NCDC goes so far as to rank 2009’s summer as the 34th coolest on record since 1895. (The report cites temperature data collected from June and August 2009 in the contiguous United States.)
Among the report’s main findings:
- The average temperature of 71.7 F was 0.4 F degrees below the 20th century average. Also, last summer’s average temperature was 72.7 F.
- States such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota notched some of their coolest summers ever.
- Precipitation remained low in the desert southwest—averaging 0.85 inches, which is well over an inch below normal. Arizona had its fourth driest August; New Mexico had its fifth; and Colorado, Texas, and Utah all posted their eighth driest August on record.
- More than 300 low-temperature records (including highs and lows) were set across Midwest states in the last two days of August.
The news comes hot on the heels of another NOAA report: one that establishes that aerosols – airborne particulates from pollution – are actually ushering in a global cooling of the atmosphere. This echoes a growing consensus that the planet is actually undergoing a phenomenon of global cooling—an event that may be more dramatic and incontrovertible than claims of global warming.
Still, Clevelanders will have to wait for the evidence to bear itself out: We were 0.8 degrees above normal for the first three months of summer. Still, Cleveland hasn’t exactly ruined the class curve. Scientists are paying close attention to the larger picture that’s being painted about global cooling. It won’t be long before some blogger sits down to hammer out another story about global warming, heads to the closet for a sweatshirt, and suddenly realizes it’s the middle of summer.
Thermometers don’t lie—and neither does our planet.
Source Link: examiner.com