We have seen quite a bit of impressive climate data fraud from government agencies, and one of my personal favorites is NOAA’s Climate Extremes Indicator – which shows 2012 as being the most extreme year in US history when tropical cyclones are ignored.
This might make a person scratch his/her head, because other than Sandy (which isn’t included in the index) 2012 had very little extreme weather in the US. The week before Sandy, Bill McKibben was complaining about the record lack of storms in 2012.
So where did the most extreme numeric come from? The winter and spring had a lot of very mild temperatures, which allowed people to play golf weeks earlier than normal. NOAA classifies lovely spring weather as extreme. And to make matters worse, they double counted all the mild days as mild afternoons and mild nights – as Paul Homewood pointed out.
The index is a piece of completely worthless junk, but a centerpiece for the Ministry of Truth. Last year probably didn’t rank in the top 10 for extreme weather in the US.