2014 Closing In On Coldest Start To The Year In US History

US temperatures through April 26 are third coldest on record, just barely behind 1899 and 1912. This week is forecast to be cold, and will likely push 2014 into the #1 spot.

Screenshot at Apr 27 09-33-40


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163 Responses to 2014 Closing In On Coldest Start To The Year In US History

  1. Psalmon says:

    The next big climate change myth to fall will be Great Lakes water levels.

    Lake Superior is now 2″ ABOVE the 100 year average for April. Snow melt is still not complete and rains for the region are forecast heavy over the next weeks.

    Michigan-Huron are 9″ below the average and rising 7″ per month as snow melt with rains floods into the Lakes. MI-HU are already at last year’s peak level with two more wet season months to go. April levels already are meeting mid-May Army Corps forecasts for MI-HU. It will soon be hard to hide how normal the lakes look.

    It’s amazing that the article below claiming Great Lakes warming, declining water levels, and lack of ice could have been written at the end of January of this year:


    Ranks up there with ice-free Arctic predictions. Get ready for more empty lake pictures from 2012 and how the Great Lakes have been destroyed by Climate Change.

    • _Jim says:

      … and why the name ‘think progress’? I have never understood that …

      • Gail Combs says:

        Remember that what ever the Regressives ‘Progressives’ say, they actually mean the exact opposite.

        So “Think Progress” actually means ‘Think like a Luddite’.

        • john says:

          it doesn’t matter to imbeciles it was the coldest recoded winter ever….no matter what the weather is, Algor brigade brays: “global wa-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-rming”.
          Idiocy of the left is bottomless, liberalism is a mental sickness

        • electricrook says:

          Remember, it was the Progressives who pushed us into “The great war”, “the war to end all wars”. The aftermath of WWI was that very few people thought much of the Progressives for a really long time. Which is of course the problem with history . . . people don’t learn the lessons of history. If people did learn the lessons of history, they would not vote for Progressives.

        • Brian H says:

          It’s a Fabian term, alluding to the genetic upgrading of the race they planned through eugenics.

      • Send Al to the Pole says:

        They name everything after their cult. It’s like all roads leading to Mecca, except that Progtard roads all lead to economic collapse. Progress! Progressing from bad to worse.

      • jwcarnal says:

        It is about as hard a reality to get ones head around as eternity but the reality is liberals lie about everything. Even the name of their organizations are lies. An organization named ThinkProgress believes in windmills.

    • bill bob says:

      It is global warming. It must be. Just ask Al Gore. He is vacationing at the ice free North Pole this year.

    • Monkeypox69 says:

      Hmmmm, a brutal, extremely cold Winter followed by a cold Spring…must be Global Warming, right Libtards?

    • ed says:

      If you are too young to remember the 1970s, they were all running around screaming we were going to be wiped out by the coming ice age.

  2. Wyguy says:

    I believe it, it’s snowing here.

  3. 4TimesAYear says:

    Reblogged this on 4timesayear's Blog.

  4. geran says:

    But, in two months, it will be much warmer.

    (Just something for the warmists–they have little left.)

    • Jason says:

      It’s downright cold in Phoenix…like highs in the 80’s. We had a mild winter and if this keeps up, well have a mild summer…tornado season in the Midwest had a late, slow start, too. These are not the results that one would expect from having too much heat energy in the atmosphere. This isn’t real science. For one thing, science it’s about questioning ideas, improving them and figuring new things out with an admitted degree of uncertainty, not throwing tantrums, screaming “this is how it is, damn it!” This uncertainty becomes even more real when we have people using statistical analyses to TRY to prove something. Any statistician worth a damn will tell you that’s a HORRIBLE idea. If you approach statistics looking for proof that a McDonald’s switching to a 24 hr drive-thru schedule causes an increase in rape and violent assault on women, you would find all kinds of proof, where as looking at the statistics purely analytically would show this not to be the case and may actually do the opposite, being that this would be another public business open with employees and customers moving through instead of a dark parking lot with a dark empty building someone could lure or drag a victim behind for privacy.

    • john says:

      it doesn’t matter it was the coldest recoded winter ever….no matter what the weather is, it is not cooling, according to those genyooses

  5. Chuck says:

    But what about temperatures in the rest of the world?

    • gator69 says:

      “The RSS satellite lower-troposphere temperature anomaly for March, just in, shows no global warming at all for 17 years 8 months. This remarkable 212-month period, enduring from August 1996 to March 2014, represents half of the entire 423-month satellite record since it began in January 1979.”


      They are fine.

      • D-Man says:

        Need to look at the rest of the world from beginning of 2014 through April 26. Note teh years of the 2 coldest start to the years ~100 yrs ago.

    • Bluewolf says:

      Beginning your so-called inquiry with the negative conjunction “but,” confirms that you are biased. This is especially true since the data that gator69 points to is readily available to the . . . unbiased.

    • Brodave says:

      And what about temperatures in all of Earth’s greenhouse gas envelope and temperatures on Mars and in other Galaxies, etc, etc,etc…

  6. Grizz Mann says:

    Just how long have records been kept?

  7. bpj says:

    It is so moot, there is no way the BRICS will not burn every thing it takes to build a society. Here in CA we get 20% of our pollution from China and pretty soon China and India will dwarf the CO2 output of the U.S.

    • labillyboy says:

      Between China and India they bring a new coal powered generation plant on line every week.

    • Gail Combs says:

      You can thank Clinton who push through the ratification of the WTO. Then pushed through getting China into the WTO and then gave China our technology including military technology.

      Chasing the Dragon: Clinton’s China Policy

      …Bill Clinton took contributions he knew came from China, and played another angle as well. US companies wanted to sell China military technology, but the sales were prohibited by law. Economic sanctions for the Tiananmen square massacre and restrictions on technology exports prevented these companies from selling China the armaments they wanted.

      In return for campaign contributions, the President shifted regulation of technology exports from the State Department to the free-wheeling Commerce department. The administration also relaxed export controls and allowed corporations to decide if their technology transfers were legal or not. When easing restrictions wasn’t enough, Clinton signed waivers that simply circumvented the law. The President’s waivers allowed the export of machine tools, defense electronics, and even a communications system for the Chinese Air Force.

      Bernard Schwartz and Michael Armstrong, the CEOs of Loral and Hughes, each donated over one million dollars to Clinton’s re-election campaign. These companies had an interest in seeing China develop reliable missiles to loft their satellites into orbit. Clinton arranged direct talks between Bernard Schwartz and a Chinese general to improve China’s rocket technology. Michael Armstrong was made head of the Export Advisory Council. Both companies were allowed to upgrade the launching and guidance of China’s missiles.

      Clinton even involved the Department of Energy, caretaker of our nuclear weapons, in his fundraising schemes. In 1994 and ’95 then Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary accompanied Johnny Chung, John Huang, Charlie Trie, and Bernard Schwartz on trade missions to China. Shortly afterward the DOE relaxed security at US weapons labs. Wen Ho Lee, an ethnic Chinese physicist assigned to Los Alamos, illegally transferred data on nuclear warheads to his private computer files.

      In June of 1995, the CIA learned that China had stolen the crown jewels of our nuclear arsenal, including the neutron bomb and the W-88 miniaturized warhead…….

      With things heating up in the South China Sea and the People’s Daily urging Chinese “Never Forget National Humiliation” on Sept. 18 referring to China’s century of humiliation at the hands of the west, you might want to ask your Congress Critters when Bill Clinton will be brought to trial.

      Lessons of history: China’s century of humiliation
      The repercussions of British opportunism in China during the Opium Wars can be felt in geopolitics even today
      By Chiranjib Sengupta

      … Lovell’s interpretation of them is far more disturbing for both sides. “This war has long been seen as a collision of clear-cut civilisations — between expansionist, free-trade Britain and xenophobic, isolationist China,” she says. “Many still assume that China, since time immemorial, has been an essentially coherent place whose people have always identified with a single, central set of political and cultural ideas. As the country embarked upon its first war with Britain, it was nothing of the sort. It was a fractious, failing empire, scattered with discontent and chancers ready to sell their services to the highest bidder, regardless of his or her ethnicity.”

      That saga of sheer opportunism raises several uncomfortable questions. For a post-Tiananmen China embarking on a path of reform, aspiring to be a global superpower and aiming to recapture its pre-1890 glory as the world’s largest economy by 2015, the Opium Wars have been a critical point of reference in Sino-Western relations. “In Chinese politics, [the Opium Wars] stand for the beginning of a long-term Western plot to harm China. If the West criticises China, the Chinese government can press what you might call the Opium War button: It reminds the Chinese people that the West has always been full of schemes [such as the Opium War] and therefore not to be trusted,” Lovell says.

      Indeed, China has pressed that button several times — including at least twice in the same year that Shaikh was executed. The first was the Chinese premier Wen Jiabao failing to attend negotiations at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, with the West subsequently blaming China for the breakdown of the summit; and the second was the 11-year jail sentence handed to dissident writer Liu Xiaobo, who went on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature the next year…..

    • Don Bags says:

      Hate to tell you…but they already dwarf U.S. output. China alone is almost double of ours.

      In 2012, China nearly doubled the U.S. CO2 output, and India about 40% of U.S. Together, their output was about 220% of U.S. output.

      By 2030 they are projected to have 5x-6x our output.

      If the U.S. were to cease all CO2 emissions on 2030, the remaining world output would still be greater than is today.

      Pretty sobering, ain’t it?


      • Sentient says:

        Interesting, but not worrisome.

        • Gail Combs says:

          Actually it is worrisome because CO2 emissions = productivity = JOBS!

          Actual Unemployment Graph (~24% of US labor force)

          Actual Gross Domestic Product Growth (actually shrinkage) Graph
          WTO ratified in 1995 – GDP went flat, China joined in 2001 which is when the USA GDP went negative.

          Ten years of China in the WTO: Shades of grey
          …the bet paid off for China. It has blossomed into the world’s greatest exporter and second-biggest importer. The marriage of foreign know-how, Chinese labour and the open, global market has succeeded beyond anyone’s predictions.

          It is instead China’s trading partners who now contemplate its WTO membership with furrowed brows (see article). They have a variety of complaints: that China exports too much, swamping their markets with cheap manufactured goods, subsidised by an undervalued currency; that it hoards essential inputs, such as rare earths, for its own firms; and that it still skews its own market against foreign companies, in some cases by being slow to implement WTO rules (notably on piracy), in others by suddenly imposing unwritten rules that are unfavourable or unknowable to foreigners. The meddling state lets multinationals in, only to squeeze them dry of their valuable technologies and then push them out.

          Much of this criticism is right…..

          A rather naive look at trade with China based on the Progressives “Economic Interdependence and War: A Theory of Trade Expectations,” that does not take into account The “Century of Humiliation” and China’s National Narratives: China‟s historical memories of subjugation at the hands of
          Western powers
          (Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission March 10, 2011)

          From Five Years ago:

          Meanwhile, China’s Premier Wen Jiabao says he’s “worried” about the health of China’s $1 trillion worth of U.S. Treasury bonds. The consequence of a slowing U.S. economy, weakening stock market and massive government spending are threatening to send the dollar lower over time, devaluing holdings like Treasuries. That doesn’t, however, mean China will sell its massive bond holdings, since there are so few places for such huge pools of capital to go these days (that of course, is not a good thing). Quoted in the Financial Times, Luo Ping, a director-general at the China Banking Regulatory Commission, put it more bluntly:

          “Except for US Treasuries, what can you hold?” he asked. “Gold? You don’t hold Japanese government bonds or UK bonds. US Treasuries are the safe haven. For everyone, including China, it is the only option.”

          Mr Luo, whose English tends toward the colloquial, added: “We hate you guys. Once you start issuing $1 trillion-$2 trillion [$1,000bn-$2,000bn] . . .we know the dollar is going to depreciate, so we hate you guys but there is nothing much we can do.”

          Except that China is doing something. Translating those US dollars into land and gold… (Enter Dirty Harry Reid.)

          SEE Forbes: “Chinese To Spend Billions On American Real Estate”

          and see: “It’s Official: The Chinese Are Selling U.S. Debt… and Buying Gold” [Tin foil hat alert – the agenda is to sell you gold.]

          … we learned this week that the Chinese government shrank its holdings of U.S. government debt by $47.8 billion in December 2013, the most in two years. One message from this is that the Chinese government doesn’t want to hold any more dollars than it has to.

          In separate news, China imported, consumed, and produced more gold than any other country in 2013….

        • Don Bags says:

          Well..the point is it’s pretty silly to get one’s panty in a bunch over U.S. emissions when it won’t make a whole lot of difference in the long run. Ruining our economy for nothing is only a good thing to the U.S. haters.

  8. Leon A Davis says:

    Still more proof that man-made global warming is real. Of course if it was the warmest first three months on record, that would also be proof that man-made global warming is for real. If if was neither too cold, nor to hot, that would leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that man-made global warming is real. Kind of like a religion, isn’t it? No matter what you do, it’s a sin.

    • Shazaam says:

      Or a government…..

      No matter what you do, they want a cut.

      • mjazzguitar says:

        If your house is paid off they tax you on the money you are saving by not renting it out.
        It’s as if eating out every day cost ten bucks, but you brown bag it for two bucks, they are taxing you on the 8 dollars you “saved”.

        • Jason Calley says:

          “If your house is paid off they tax you on the money you are saving by not renting it out.”

          They were talking about that some years back; did they actually implement that in the US?

        • Gail Combs says:

          Jason Calley, what the USDA did recently was take US farmers from an average net loss of about $14,000 a year to a net gain by “Adding in” the “Rental value” of the house.

          Farmers had to be made to look like wealthy fat cats ‘stealing’ tax payer dollars via ‘Subsidies’ to swing sympathy away from family farm to ‘Outrage’ over food borne illness ‘Caused by AMERICA’s nasty farmers’ It was a classic propaganda war and the US consumer lost big time.

          According to the 2002 Ag census there were 2.2 million farms.
          1,519,209 or 1.5 million had a GROSS income of less than $25,000
          70,642 had a GROSS income of $500,000 or more
          240,746 had a GROSS income of $100,000 to $499,999

          Given the NET income is ~5% (often less) only about 300,000 farms actually provide their owners with a living. In other words the farms are ‘hobbies’ This is also shown by the fact only 73,752 farms are corporations and 129,593 partnerships.

          Just to give you an idea of how small many American farms are – there are an average of 42 cows, (20 cow/calf pairs?) per farm in the USA. Another source gives the average herd as ~ 30 cows which sounds about right given the number of yearling open heifers and steers not yet sold. Big farms of 1000ac or more only number 176,990. Mid size farms – 500 to 1000ac number 161,552. The rest are farms under 500ac. That is a family farm. I married into farming family in the 1960s and even 500 ac with Sec of Ag Earl Butz designing the place didn’t give the family a real income. As is typical of most farm families of that time period in the mid-west one or both adults had to have an outside job. (Going to an ag school was a real eye opener for this city girl.)

          Also there is ZERO subsidies for fruit, vegetables and livestock except for the dubious pass thru of grain subsidies.

    • Ben Dover says:

      Hmmm… I don’t know…. Sounds like we need more grant money to study this.

    • Mike Young says:

      The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
      H.L. Mencken 1931

    • Dave says:

      you failed to note that if

      it rained too much
      it rained too little
      it snowed too much
      it snowed too little
      it was too windy
      it was too calm
      there were too many tornadoes
      too few tornadoes
      to many hurricanes
      too few hurricanes
      too much ice at the caps
      too little ice at the caps
      the ocean temps fell
      the ocean temps rose

  9. TheDukeOfHighwayJ says:

    Yeah, the US rocks and is all that really matters, and all, but unfortunately, when combined with the rest of the planet, it was the 4th warmest March since records began in 1880: http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2669

    But you just keep thinkin’ everythings gonna be alright……

    • bunky says:

      The poles haven’t melted.
      The glaciers haven’t melted.
      The ocean levels haven’t inundated Miami.
      Everything will be alright.
      You just go on worrying for the rest of us.

    • labillyboy says:

      There are so many inconsistencies and problems with the measurement of temperatures globally that the comparisons are nearly worthless at the small variances being measured. No doubt CO2 is being pumped out in record quantities, but alas the huge predicted changes in temperatures have not occurred. They have yet to produce a working model to fit the Global Warming hypothesis. Meanwhile, they fudge the data and move measurement points to asphalt parking lots, and known abnormally warm locations to goose the results… when that doesn’t work, they just change the numbers. The “scientists” who are doing the measuring, paychecks rely on everything getting hotter, only the naive would expect any other result.

      Even when China and India are choking in coal smoke and bringing new coal plants on line weekly, the warmists still can’t get the temperature to go up significantly.

    • Charles Welch says:

      I can’t help but notice that on the temperature map that you reference the vast majority of ‘above average’ temps are far out in the open oceans. Just what in the hell are they comparing these temps to from 1880? 1890? 1900? For gods sake, do a little personal critical thinking! You are no different from religious fanatics who simply believe what they are told and question nothing, except that the high priest that you worship and refuse to question are of those from the global warming church! I have acquaintances and some friends that are just like you! They want to feel superior to everyone else and the worst thing that could happen to them is to be labeled a denier by others in the church. For one moment, think for yourself! You don’t have to tell your friends. What exactly is the margin of error in open ocean temperatures taken in 1880, 1890, 1900, 1920 . . . and those taken by modern satellites today? . . . . I am not claiming that I know what will happen 10, 20 or 100 years from now, because I don’t. The only thing that I am sure of? After 53 years I am absolutely certain that those claiming that they do know . . . . are full of shit!

      • Sentient says:

        They just compare the satellite temperature readings from 2014 to the satellite readings from 1880. Why do you hate science? Don’t you know that Magellan and Vasco de Gama anchored thermometers throughout the seas and they’ve been radio broadcasting their readings for centuries?

      • “…vast majority of ‘above average’ temps are far out in the open oceans..”
        You mean aside from the vast majority over europe, russia & s.america?

        “Just what in the hell are they comparing these temps to from 1880? 1890? 1900?”
        The Atlantic, and N.Pacific sea merchants kept excellent records from before then.

        “For gods sake, do a little personal critical thinking!”
        For gods sake, simmer down.

        • electricrook says:

          Yes, completely accurate temperatures measured with very high precision thermometers . . . whilst floating around on their own little heat islands. Have you ever been on a replica of an 18th century sailing ship? They are wood painted with black tar. They are incredibly hot, the tar is often sticky. Plus there are these really large heat reflecting sails, not to mention a large number of heat radiating working men on deck, likely 30+ at any one time on a ship that may be only a little over a hundred feet long (HMS Beagle). Plus there is a cooking crew operating a wood or coal fired stove generating a whole lot more heat, they are probably baking bread and roasting bully-beef for about a hundred men.

        • “For gods sake, do a little personal critical thinking!”
          For gods sake, simmer down.

          Yeah, don’t do any of that thinking stuff, you might pull a brain cell.

    • liz salender says:

      About as useful and meaningful as averaging the numbers in the NYC phone book.

      • Well…. THATs an amazingly meaningless and ignorant thing to say.

        • Hugh K says:

          Well…THATs an amazingly meaningless and hateful thing to say. Kudos, you have all the qualifications to be an NBA owner.
          How is it that you so easily ignore the datasets for the last 17+ years in a row that show flat/lower global temps? In light of such evidence, you can only be part of the deception or being deceived…..which one is it?

        • Gail Combs says:

          Hugh K,
          What do you expect from someone who uses a LIAR like Jeff Masters as a reference.

          And yes Duke, Jeff Masters is a PROVEN LIAR and I told him so on his blog. We had SNOW, enough snow to cover my feet on February 12th. When I went to check on how many inches a few days later Masters had the day as ABOVE FREEZING with rain so I called him a liar on his blog. He then changed it to 0.37 inches of snow with a high of 31 °F. 0.37 inches of snow is not enough snow to come up to my ankles so the S.O.B. LIED AGAIN!

          That is not the first time I have caught Masters changing the data on our BRAND SPANKING NEW weather station either. Last summer we had four days at 91 °F and one day at 95 °F. When I went to check the data again this year that had changed to FIFTEEN days of 90 °F and above! Since the station is a BRAND SPANKING NEW state of the art weather station there is ZERO excuse for adjustments to the data.

    • Alex Veloria says:

      Hey Duke,

      I don’t know why you are trying to post on this particular website/article. From what I have read, the majority of the commenters have the same attitude as Ken Ham, a big fan of creationism, when asked during a debate: “What, if anything, would ever change your mind?” Ken’s reply: “Nothing”.

      • gator69 says:

        Hey Alex! I’ll tell you what would change my mind. If the grantologists would stop tampering with data, and if they could show me something that cannot be rxpnsimed by natural variability.

        You can go back to your grazing now.

      • TheDukeOfHihjwayJ says:

        Yeah, I see that now…. If cherry picked data shows no warming, that’s Real Science, if the data is otherwise, its dismissed.

        I wonder how many Ken Ham fans are in this crowd???

        • gator69 says:

          Nice projection Duke old boy! Now let’s try an experiment. Without cherry picked dates, models or adjusted data, can you show me any reason to be concerned about man’s insignificant contribution to the atmospheric CO2 budget?

          Never heard of Ken Ham, but know all about Al Gore!

        • philjourdan says:

          “Canned” Ham is Algore’s pseudonym.

    • tom0mason says:

      “it was the 4th warmest March since records began in 1880”

      I get it…
      Hahahahahah, hohohohoho,ooohahaha!


  10. alan says:

    Too, global warming. Too cold, global climate change.

  11. bvikay says:

    It is called “WEATHER”!!!! Gee Whiz. How will mankind survive?

  12. WillieB says:

    It will only be the coldest on record until the warmists invent a reason to adjust it.

  13. Vasco DeGama says:

    I love AGW proponents, they remind me of Professor Erwin Corey in their clarity….

  14. But….Gorebull warming!

  15. gofer says:

    You made Drudge…….

  16. Steve J. says:

    Anthropomorphic Glow Bull Warming, uh I mean anthropomorphic climate “change”, is one of the main libtard sacraments in their church of invincible ignorance .

    Mere things such as actual objective science don’t ever interfere with their self delusion.

    These people are insane.

    REALITY, what a concept!

  17. Cranly57 says:

    Just when things were starting to heat up.

  18. eltonj says:

    Any more global warming and the next Ice Age will begin.

  19. Redhawk says:

    All we need to do is reduce world human population about 2/3rds and Voila!! Problems mostly solved. China has the right idea. One child per household.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Actually Ted Turner wants to kill all but a few thousand of us.

      “A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.” – Ted Turner, founder of CNN and major UN donor

      That is just enough people to keep all the necessary factories manned and to serve the elite. Turner wants to turn the USA into a giant hunting preserve too with recreated mammoths and other Pleistocene animals or their descendants. Pleistocene Rewilding

      Someone a few years ago caught them turning loose a breeding pair of black (Melanistic) jaguars locally here in North Carolina. My husband saw one crossing the road a couple miles from our place. A lot of other farmers have also seen them.

      The use of melanistic jaguars allows the state and federal officials to deny all sightings calling them either large bobcats which also can be melanistic or dogs. The local panther/ cougar/ mountain lion/puma native to the Smokies does not have the melanistic gene.

      Jaguars are one of the target animals for reintroduction by The Rewilding Institute.

      And if we are going to go wandering off topic here are somea rather interesting bits on felids:

      Florida Jaguars:

  20. Ben Dover says:

    This is rather inconvenient for Al Gore

  21. greganesh says:

    Yes, it’s one of the coldest winters in recorded history. Yet look at the graph: It’s ALSO follows the hottest summer in history! Headline should read: Coldest winter follows hottest summer for the first time in all recorded history.It’s the EXTREMES in weather that should concern everybody. We have NEVER seen such extremes in weather, EVER. Tis “global weirding” not global warming

    • These are winter temperatures. There are no summer temperatures here. The hottest US summers occurred in the 1930s.

    • Sentient says:

      Tom Friedman is a retard.

    • Ron Henry says:

      Every generation wants to believe the weather they experience is the worst ever. Look at the graph. We are competing with a winter at the turn of the 20th century that was colder than ours. I don’t know if the preceding summer was extremely hot, but if it was this would confirm what I just stated. It is important when thinking about climate to realize that there have always been extrememweather events. We just have not been confronted with the information about them or experienced them personally.

    • Hugh K says:

      Just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it. – George Costanza

    • David A says:

      Sorry, but this is also wrong. In the 30s we had both the warmest summers, and the coldest winters. it was not the hottest summer in history, before cooling the past.

  22. Kahless the Unforgettable says:
  23. john says:

    Ah, for the glorious old old days when every day opened at exactly 58F, rose to a high of 74F, and finally fell to a low of 53F at 0330. I remember it like it was yesterday. Leave it to mankind to F up the climate.

  24. Nimbus says:

    Al Gore needs to be alerted! The polar bears are in trouble! Not because the polar ice is melting but because there is too much! They can’t get to the seals and other animals they feed on!

  25. twan jim says:

    Grab the comforter, Ethel, global warmin’s a-comin’.

  26. Mr. Wright says:

    Ask any Man Made Global Warming / Climate Change Disciple the following question and see what they answer (99% get it wrong).

    What percentage Carbon Dioxide is contained in the Earth’s atmosphere?

    A. Less than 40%
    B. Less than 24%
    C. Less than 14%
    D. Less than 0.4%

    The correct answer is D, or 0.389 %.

  27. Jack Kinch(1uncle) says:

    ‘Global warming’ claim has stopped progress and prevented making more jobs leading for ‘need’ for more government involvement in our lives at huge expense by lying thieves in NOmobama regime.


    • labillyboy says:

      Yeah but the Obama contributors who ran Solyndra walked away with a pile of our cash! Political payback is all that matters. Heck, Algore got paid off $200million by AlJazeera for some unknown or yet to be named favor… These weasels don’t care about anything but their own bank accounts.

  28. Debt serf says:


    Evidence that cave men campfires warmed the environment and melted the glaciers. How else do we explain cave men sites 56 miles from shore deep in Lake Huron waters?

  29. bob says:

    Algore vacations in the South of France while the O-bots lies their Bidens off,,NBC should be eradicated

  30. bill says:

    Actually I am kind of pissed global warming turned out to be a hoax.
    Al Gore promised NY city would be underwater by now.
    Think of how much better our nation would be if all the liberals in NY and on the coast in CA were to all be wiped out.

  31. labillyboy says:

    It’s all those darned electric and hybrid cars along with the windmills and solar panels… dang those idiots, they are going to freeze us to death! Ice Ages are nothing to laugh at, everyone would have to move to the equator to keep warm…

    • CK says:

      Yeah but the slowdown in the thermohaline cycle will do it faster. The problem on the “cooling side” is the same as the warming side. Nobody wants to look at the whole picture.

  32. B.Preston says:

    I have noticed all the new records lately…seems the weather channel is out of control,can;t get enough…I think there baseline data started 2007. The Co2 Hog-wash is unbelievable. The UN Climate panel consists of international criminals and is a complete joke. Please ban their travel to NY.

  33. Art says:

    Wunderground.com now belongs to NBC. Is it any wonder, therefore, wunderground.com is now firmly in Al Gore’s I-invented-the-internet wacko camp? Everything you see there contains a grain, probably a bushel of grains, of loonie left liberalism. Caveat Emptor.

    • Arnold says:

      No wonder the new format looks so childish. Thanks for the info.

    • Donna K. Becker says:

      Wunderground.com recently changed its website, which does not currently include average temperatures for each day. Interesting…. Could there be some revisions in the offing?

      • Gail Combs says:

        Wunderground.com has been revising their data UP for some time now often within 24 hours after the days records are complete. Jeff Masters was always solidly in the IPCC camp of liars and thieves.

  34. Dave says:

    It doesn’t matter what the empirical evidence shows… Man is causing the globe to warm and THE DEBATE IS OVER….. resistance is futile… you will be assimilated….so says the new world order… you will bow down and worship!

  35. moonmac says:

    1960’s Great Lakes Turning to Sludge
    1970’s Ice Age Coming To Freeze Us
    1980’s Greenhouse Effect Will Burn Us
    1990’s Aresol Deodorant Causing Hole in Ozone Layer
    2000’s Man Made Global Warming
    2010’s Man Made Climate Change

  36. Perhaps this clears it up a bit, the difference between Ern US (1/2 of 1 percent of the Earths Surface) vs the other 99.5%

  37. I thought Global Warming Ended in 1998 (lol)

    “El Niño may make 2014 the hottest year on record”


    Better load up on the “Denialist” Kool-Aid Boys…its gonna be a hot summer for ya trying to deny science when its happening right in front of you (and everyone)

    “California Drought Caused By Climate Change, Says Study”

  38. The weather has been completely off the last several years and this year appears to be no different. The weather on the West Coast it looks like will go from the upper 60s to upper 80s to low 90s in a single day. Record setting probably not, but when you combine everything together we see a lot of changes taking place. Thanks for the post Steven.

    • There is zero evidence that the weather is any more volatile than normal.

      • I disagree. You just posted the weather is on pace for the coldest 2014, is that not volatility? Last year trees in my region that do not produce leaves until April typically were shooting them forward in December. That is not normal. The weather from my perspective seems erratic, in both directions. It seems the point of your post here is to point that out.

        • Hugh K says:

          I disagree. Steve’s post is NOT pointing out that the weather is more or less volatile as he clearly states. Steve’s post merely points out that in the face of a supposed scientific consensus supporting anthropogenic global warming, 2014 is approaching the coldest start in recorded history. Recall the long-used comment; “If you don’t like the weather in [insert place], wait a few minutes.” Now if one believes the alarmist mantra that the more CO2 produced causes higher temps, then how can one explain the last 17+ years of flat/lower earth temps? That hardly seems volatile…..On the contrary, rather benign.

        • Jason Calley says:

          Hey Brandon, small regions such as yours certainly can be erratic or volatile — but the question is, are things MORE volatile than they used to be? I have no idea how far back your memory goes, or how much attention you paid to weather decades ago. One of the very strongest talents that Steven has displayed here at his blog is that of researching past weather events. Granted, in a lot of ways we lack precise measurements 100 years ago, but using contemporaneous reports (the best evidence that we do have) current weather does not look more volatile, erratic or any worse than what we had generations ago.

          Go back through Steven’s posts and you will find, again and again, instances where some current local weather even has inspired cries of “completely unprecedented!” only to see an old newspaper report of the same thing — or worse!

    • Jason Calley says:

      That may seem like an important piece of data, but I am sure that any moment now, Lea Newmerzhycky will post something saying, “The West Coast is only a small fraction of a small nation. How about the other 99.96% of the Earth’s surface?”

      I am waiting for it… any minute now, she will post!

    • But the temperatures have always fluxuated that much on the west coast. We are an arid environment, the humidity is typically around 20% depending on what ever systems are passing through. Especially when there is a system pulling dry air from the continent. That is because moist air is a thermal blanket moderating the temperatures. When the humidity is low our thermal blanket is thin, the air heats and cools faster hence we get bigger temperature fluxuations.

  39. Rick says:

    What a load.

  40. jmoke jmoke says:

    Clearly the climate models are all wrong then, as the planet is cooling proof co2 is not a greenhouse gas. Only a dolt would believe that.

  41. John The Smith says:


    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third-world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

    Diversity is a code word for White Genocide.

  42. we have an ice age coming as planet-x is almost here.
    Acts 24:14 “But I admit that I FOLLOW THE WAY, which THEY CALL A CULT. I worship
    the God of our ancestors, and I firmly believe the JEWISH LAW and

    Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael, the archangel who stands guard over your nation, will arise. Then there will be a time of anguish greater than any since nations first came into existence. But at that time every one of your people whose name is written in the book will be rescued.

    James 1:22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

  43. mikemike0221 says:

    There seems to be a lot of uninformed posters here. First of all, weather patterns are more regional. As this article points out, the US is seeing record setting below average temperatures. Look across the globe and you will see that places in Europe and Asia are actually significantly warmer. When those numbers are averaged together, we find that the average global temperature is actually rising. So we are a warming planet. The real question is whether or not that is actually a problem. It’s purely assumption that global warming will cause catastrophy. After all, the earth has cycled through warming and cooling periods to create the earth we know today. To think that its going to stop now is silly. Global warming alarmists have pointed to the speed at which it is warming. Again, this is an assumption that it’s warming faster than previously, since historic numbers rely on ice cores and they only give us regional numbers and do not provide a level of accuracy that allows us to look at changes down to the year. Global warming alarmists will also point to CO2 levels and the likes and try to tie human behavior to that number. Thats like trying to prove the sun produces light. Of course their is a connection! We are a part of the eco-system, not apart from it. Increasing CO2 levels is actually good, since it is the component of our atmosphere that sustains life. Scientists actually look to that number to prove the abundance of life during certain periods of history. So why is it now being used to determine it’s destruction?? The earth is a self-sustaining machine. Earth started as a rocky volcanic mass that spewed massive amounts of sulfur and other poisons into the atmosphere to the beautiful planet it is today. It’s regenerated itself through multiple mass extintions throughout history from various causes. What makes people think that the natural mechanisms in place that balance the earth are stopping now?

    • It should be obvious that an average consists of numbers above and below the average.

    • gator69 says:

      “There seems to be a lot of uninformed posters here. First of all, weather patterns are more regional. As this article points out, the US is seeing record setting below average temperatures. Look across the globe and you will see that places in Europe and Asia are actually significantly warmer. When those numbers are averaged together, we find that the average global temperature is actually rising.”

      Actually there has been no rise for 17 years. And depending upon which date one chooses, the globe can be said to be cooling as well. Ignorance has many faces.

    • weather patterns are more regional

      I’m going to steal this.

    • glenp says:

      mike mike mike stop w the Russian novel posts

    • Gail Combs says:

      It seems you are regurgitating without any investigation.

      Since the temperature records have been ‘Adjusted’ beyond all recognition, snow is about the only weather the data rapers haven’t messed with much. Although Jeff Masters managed to ‘disappear’ 3 to 6 inches of snow in Mid North Carolina in February of this year to cover-up the temperature ‘adjustments’ until I called him a liar on his blog.

      Northern Hemisphere winter snow extent has been trending up since 1967.

      Record breaking Antarctic Sea Ice.

      First major snow in Buenos Aires since 1918

      Severe snowstorms batter China

      In Canada, several all-time snowfall records were set
      worst cold outbreak of the current decade for the northern plains down to Florida
      Saudi Arabia Gets Snow in Midsummer ( May 2009)

      Feb 13th 2010 – Snow in all 50 U.S. states
      20 million farm animals may die in Mongolia before spring as the fiercest winter in living memory grips the country,
      Record Snowfall for Baltimore
      Freak snow storm covers southern France
      Freak snow falls in Spain strands 6000.
      Scotland records coldest winter
      Temperatures were glacial across Europe over the weekend, kills 22 across Europe
      Snowfall in St. Petersburg [Russia] breaks 130-year record
      Low temps in Peru – Death toll rises to 31
      Freak cold in the Andes kills hundreds
      Cold Blast Claims Over 600 Lives Across Eastern Europe/Russia…”Death Toll Keeps Rising…State Of Emergency”
      Coldest January on record for parts of Alaska
      2012 the coldest July on record in Anchorage Alaska
      Shortage of food in Uzbekistan city due to snow
      The First Time Occurred, Snow Storm Hits West Sumatra, Indonesia on Wednesday, March 28.
      Snow record broken in South Africa
      Johannesburg marvels at rare snowfall
      Unprecedented cold in Morocco
      Heavy snowfall in Tunisia, Roads in Ain Draham blocked by 31 inches (80 cm) of snow
      Snow in Alexandria, Egypt (Jan 14, 2012)

      Winter 2012-13
      Snow Covers Areas of Cairo, Suez, and Alexandria Dec 13, 2013

      “This is the first time snow has fallen in the state of Arkansas during the month of May. …May 4, 2013 will go down in the record books as the latest snowfall in Arkansas.”

      “Even though it is now May, the brutal, never-ending winter of 2012-13 obstinately refuses to relent, and has dumped heaps of snow from Denver to southern Minnesota. Single-day record May snowfalls have likely fallen in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.”

      Blizzard Of 2013 Reaches Top 5 Snowstorms In New England History
      Record cold in Cape Town, South Africa
      Rare snow in Atacama desert
      Brazil – Snow in over 80 cities – Roads and schools closed
      Worst cold spell in 80 years hammers Chile fruit crops
      More than 25 000 animals killed in southern Peru
      “Extraordinary” cold and large snowfall for southern Brazil
      Lao Cai Province [Viet Nam] alone, an unusual snowfall early this week caused an estimated loss of around VND10 billion
      Jerusalem hit by worst snowstorm for TWENTY YEARS as eight inches fall across Holy City 1/10/2013
      Wintry blast to hit New Zealand

      July frosts reduce Brazil wheat, coffee
      Tibetan nomads in Ladakh call out for help, Thousands of livestock perish

      Record snowfall (almost 7 ft) in northern Iran
      Temperatures up to 40 degrees below normal in the [US] High Plains
      Slovenia paralyzed by snow and ice
      Southern Austria on highest avalanche alert after heavy snow – A meter of snow in two days – Valleys and roads cut off
      Serbia – 1,000 evacuated from cars, buses and trains – Snow drifts 3.5 meters high
      Poland – Heavy snowfall and blizzards
      Heavy snowfalls and blizzard hammer southern Romania

      Sure does sound like “snow will be a rare and exciting event for our grandkids” doesn’t it —NOT!

    • philjourdan says:

      And the most uninformed is you.

      Average the temperatures out over the globe and you find the temperatures are stagnant. They have risen in the past. They have fallen in the past. But for the past 17 years, 8 months (according to RSS) they have not risen at all statistically.

      You over work those 3 fingers of yours.

      • TheDukeOfHighwayJ says:

        Interesting that you start that interval on an abnormally high/hot spike. Do the statistics on the last 18, 19, 20 years and see what you get.

        • 1996/1997 were not a high point. Prior to that was Mt. Pinatubo cooling. You don’t know what you are talking about.

        • TheDukeOfHighwayJ says:

          “1996/1997 were not a high point.”
          No but ’98 WAS.

        • philjourdan says:

          And 2014-17 = 1997, not 1998.

          math made easy.

        • There were large El Nino’s in 1998 and 2010, on the right side of the graph. Did you forget that?

        • philjourdan says:

          Your math is lacking. 17 years 8 months ago was BEFORE the El Nino Spike of 98.

          Want to try again?

          And as far as I know, no one is claiming that the temperature has never changed (or the climate). But a 17 year (plus 8 months) “pause” defies the climate models that the alarmist claim show we are headed for Armageddon. Indeed, Ben Santer (an alarmist) has publicly stated that a 17 year interval with no increase in warming would disprove the AGW meme.

          Argue that with him.

        • TheDukeOfHighwayJ says:

          “Your math is lacking. 17 years 8 months ago was BEFORE the El Nino Spike of 98.”
          “And 2014-17 = 1997, not 1998.”

          Precisely. If you take a span of data and front load it with an abnormally high value, its no surprise that the rest of the data looks level, at best.

          Now ….Which one of you rocket scientists suggested I try critical thinking????

        • philjourdan says:

          No front loading. Apparently you still have not gotten it. You have no clue about linear regression do you? A trend is from START to end. Not mid point to end.

          I gather you were not in line when the brains in your family were handed out.

          And I already told you WHO decided on the 17 years. As I said before, take it up with him. I just report the facts. I do not make them up.

        • gator69 says:

          What does your critical thinking say about the year 1979, and natural variability?

  44. Stru You says:

    If I remember back in the 80’s Lake Superior was up six feet, and they were worried about shoreline erosion.

  45. TrollHunter says:

    But, but, but the whole world is getting warmer. It’s the 4th hottest year on record. The oceans are storing all the heat. The polar ice caps have melted. All the heat is causing the record cold temps. We can tell what the temps were thousands of years ago so accurately that we can say a 1degC change has taken place…
    There is a saying from a song: You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows… Well, you also don’t need science to tell you it isn’t getting warmer, go outside. If its getting obviously warmer, why change the name to climate change? Funny how all at once they stopped calling it global warming, like someone sent out a memo.
    Not all of us are uneducated or have memories too short to remember the “coming ice age” science predicted 30 years ago. Some of us remember the IPCC emails admitting fraud and the IPCC’s admission that it isn’t getting warmer. Believing in global warming is a quick tip off to the relative intelligence of an individual

  46. William Speers says:

    I guess 1816, “The Year Without A Summer,” doesn’t count.

  47. ManOnPoint says:

    This is due to all that global warming…That along with the increase of 0.11 F in the last century is a laughable JOKE!!! This is just more egg on the face of the climate changers…

  48. glenp says:

    damn pesky global warming rears its ugly head and causes FREEZING!!

  49. Joe M says:

    Ben Davidson over at SO puts out great videos about the C(Lie)mate:

    Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnsoFFVYSZk#t=96
    Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hob3-XCxdEk
    Video 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hOhq0vHfMI#t=436

    He also puts out the best daily earth report on the planet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytfNqUeuXYc

  50. glenp says:

    anyone see the WIND FARM CRASHES A PLANE article?

  51. HL Mencken says:

    I wouldn’t put all my eggs in a Jeff Master’s basket, if I were you. The temperature averages
    he likes to quote have been doctored to produce the desired result. Even then year to year differences are so small (hundredths of a degree) as to be statistically non-significant. Don’t get too excited about what is or isn’t the fourth warmist on record when the data base fizzles out retrospectively beyond a few decades.

  52. Global warming, yet another violation of our rights. The gov’t constantly violates our rights.

    They violate the 1st Amendment by caging protesters and banning books like “America Deceived II”.

    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by allowing TSA to grope you.

    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars.

    Impeach Obama.

    Last link of “America Deceived II” before it is completely banned:


  53. The Rev Al says:

    The science of man made global warming is settled. ALL weather events and occurrences support global warming science. How could anyone question such logic?

  54. tom0mason says:

    And remember your investments in ‘temperature’ may go up as well as down…

  55. Brian H says:

    Correlation is indeed causation, and in both directions!
    Recessions cause lowered CO2 emissions, and lowered CO2 emissions cause recessions.

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