According to recent data compiled by NOAA, the U.S. has actually been in the middle of a slight cooling trend over the last ten years. This information comes on the heels of a study put out by NOAA claiming that there was no global warming pause. They came to this conclusion by conveniently adjusting earlier data downwards and more recent data upwards. So, in reality, they adjusted the data so that it yielded their desired conclusion. The Daily Caller reported:
Data from America’s most advanced climate monitoring system shows the U.S. has undergone a cooling trend over the last decade, despite recent claims by government scientists that warming has accelerated worldwide during that time.
The U.S. Climate Reference Network was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide “high-quality” climate data. The network consists of 114 stations across the U.S. in areas NOAA expects no development for the next 50 to 100 years.
The climate stations use three independent measurements of temperature and precipitation to provide “continuity of record and maintenance of well-calibrated and highly accurate observations,” NOAA states on its website. “The stations are placed in pristine environments expected to be free of development for many decades.” In essence, NOAA chose locations so they don’t need to be adjusted for “biases” in the temperature record.
Data compiled from these stations shows a slight cooling trend over the U.S. for the past decade.
This isn’t good news for the climate conspiracy theorists out there who think the oil industry secretly controls the weather and secretly pays bloggers to “cover up” the “truth” about the fossil fuel industry’s evil deeds.
This isn’t some “science denier” blog that released this data. It was the U.S. Climate Reference Network, which was developed by NOAA. You can’t get much more politically acceptable than that. And even their own data contradict what they’ve been saying for years.