Our friends claim that the last six months was the warmest ever, despite record Antarctic sea ice, record Great Lakes ice, 84% growth in Arctic sea ice volume over 2012, near record September snow extent in the Northern Hemisphere, a record cold summer north of 80N, glaciers forming in Scotland, and their own satellites showing that the last six months have been nowhere near the warmest.
Either the freezing point of water has changed, or NASA/NOAA NCDC are lying through their teeth.
Someone suggested that the divergence between measured US temperatures and NCDC published US temperatures is due to Time Of Observation Bias.
I tested that out by comparing only versus stations which took morning or night readings on July 15, 1936. These stations should be biased cold in the 1930s, and produce more warming than the full set of stations. It doesn’t make much difference. The frequency of 90 degree days is still very low in 2014.
There is still a hockey stick of divergence between the measured and reported US temperatures.
Over the last 20 years, the TOBS adjustment should be a downwards adjustment. The 1936 afternoon stations are warming faster than the 1936 morning stations. USHCN TOBS adjustments do the exact opposite and make the problem worse.
TOBS does not account for the discrepancy between measured and reported US temperatures. Here is the list of morning/night stations
Green shows growth in the last seven days
NCDC shows January-September 2014 as being warmer than normal, but the thermometer data it comes from shows the same period as being the 17th coldest on record.
They accomplish this impressive piece of propaganda by massively cooling the past, to create the appearance of a non-existent warming trend.
Two thirds of the country has been very cold. But facts aren’t important when your job is to generate propaganda.
Lake Superior obliterated all records for ice this year, which NCDC says is warmer than normal.
The frequency of 100 degree days was near a record low this year, yet NCDC says it was a hot year.
The frequency of nights below 0F was the six highest on record this year, yet NCDC says it was a hot year.
The frequency of 90 degree days was near a record low this year, yet NCDC says it was a hot year.
“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, 1984