I have a huge file on the subject of man-caused global warming, both pro and con. Looking at the facts and not the hyperbole, the climate has neither warmed nor cooled for the past 100 years. Hear me out.
When you average the actual recorded temperatures since 1880, there is statistically no warming or cooling. The temperature right now is the same as it has been historically for the past 137 years, within about one degree.
There is evidence of a conspiracy by some political elites and researchers to use global warming as a means to greater political power and to line their pockets at the expense of the taxpayer. If not so, why do so-called “scientists” go to great lengths to deliberately falsify data and to ridicule anyone who is skeptical? The whole basis of science is skepticism and inquiry. I can understand why global warming advocates would disagree with this common sense cowboy, but they particularly ostracize scientists who disagree with their findings. These contrary scientists are a threat because they object to the ignoring of the scientific method which is based on empirical or measurable evidence. The global warming advocates ridicule their opponents rather than refute them with facts and figures.
A recent headline in the New York Times said, “Earth sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year” We are doomed! We are all going to fry!!! Then you read the article and find no facts and figures and no supporting data. Just sensationalism.
A reporter looked up the deliberately hidden facts and figures (article linked here https://www.ff.org/why-nyt-hid-the-numbers-for-the-hottest-year-on-record/ ) and found that the temperature supposedly warmed by 0.01 degree hotter than the 2015 “record”. Yes, that is one one-hundredth of a degree. He found that the “margin of error” in using the data is 0.1 degree, or one-tenth of one degree. The analogy the reporter used is, “That is like saying the football is on the ten yard line, give or take a hundred yards.” The truth is there is NO actual proof, none whatsoever, that the temperature in 2016 was warmer than 2015. The temperature of 2015 was reported to be 0.01 degree, yes one one-hundredth of a degree, hotter than 2014. It is a scientific and statistical fact that, using the margin of error, the real temperatures in 2015 and in 2016 could have been ten times cooler than the reported “hotter than the year before” record. That is the very epitome of “cooking the books to fit an agenda”. To repeat the current phrase which is in vogue, it is “fake news”.
By the way, do you know it is utterly impossible to get an accurate reading of the average global temperature? There are thousands of official temperature recording sites scattered around the globe. But where the majority of them are located has a lot to do with the “average”. For instance, there are 127 recording sites within the Arctic Circle, the North Pole region. There are only 8 recording sites within the Antarctic Circle, the South Pole region. So if the Arctic Circle happens to be undergoing a climactic period which is “warmer than normal”, as is currently happening, averaging those 127 recorded temperatures far outweighs the “colder than normal” natural cycle which is now occurring in the 8 recording sites of the Antarctic.
Based on the hype by global warming advocates and my criticism thereof, I am frequently ridiculed for being a non-believer in the fake science they use to “prove” global warming.
Is it any surprise that I, and others, believe it is a conspiracy to get power and gain? If not a “man-caused global warming conspiracy”, then why the extreme attempt to hide the real facts and numbers?