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Confronting Climate Fraud In The US Northeast

August 10, 2016
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By Paul Homewood





According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, in their report, “Confronting Climate Change in the US Northeast”:


This long-familiar climate has already begun changing in noticeable ways, however. Since 1970 the Northeast has been warming at a rate of nearly 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) per decade. Winter temperatures have risen even faster, at a rate of 1.3°F per decade from 1970 to 2000. This warming has been correlated with many other climate-related changes across the region, including:

More frequent days with temperatures above 90°F

Notice the completely fraudulent use of the 1970s as the base point.

You will not be surprised to learn that, when we check the full records back to 1900 and earlier, days are no hotter now than they were in the past. Indeed, across the Northeast, the reverse is true, with the hottest days recorded in the early 20thC.













It will also come as no surprise to learn that the co-lead author of the climate section of the UCS report was none other than our old friend, Katharine Hayhoe, who seems to have a blind spot where impartial and objective presentation of all the data is concerned!


The above USHCN stations are selected from the list, provided by CDIAC, as having the longest and most complete data records. (There are odd years still missing from some, but these can be readily spotted on the graphs).

There is no graph for Connecticut, as, for some reason, no station exists with anywhere like full data. According to the NOAA’s State Climate Extremes Committee, the all time record high temperature for Connecticut was 106F, set at Torrington in 1906, and equalled at Danbury in 1995.

Of the other states, the records for Massachusetts and Rhode Island were set in 1975. The records for all the other states in the Northeast were set in 1936 or earlier, and have not been even tied since.


And the UCS?

They may be a union and they may be concerned. But they bring proper science into disrepute.

  1. August 10, 2016 1:31 pm

    Reblogged this on Patti Kellar.

  2. August 10, 2016 1:56 pm

    Great rebuttal and use of clear data. Sadly the press and meja moguls will focus on the fact that “Scientists say….”: it will not be “some scientists have opined with little scientific basis…..”.

    At least the USA has politicians who are prepared to oppose the fraud: the UK has none who will put their heads above the parapet. Of course few of our politicians are in any way numerate: they are more at home with Virgil, law etc.

    • Sunworshiper permalink
      August 14, 2016 6:34 pm

      Yes. Science isn’t about “What Scientists say”. No matter how many of them say something. Something is not true because a lot of people say so it is only true if it can be demonstrated to be so, and for that only one person is required. This idea that something is true becuse “Scientists say so” is pure propaganda and nothing to do with science. It is the “Argument from Authority” which goes something like this —–“All scientists agree and therefore so should you so shut up

  3. August 10, 2016 2:23 pm

    There is also the matter of dependence and persistence.
    OLS trends are spurious.

  4. Bitter&twisted permalink
    August 10, 2016 3:16 pm

    Union of Complete Scamsters would be closer to the truth.
    Any distortion and lie is fine as long as it helps keep the grant-trough full.

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      August 10, 2016 3:26 pm

      I’ve said before, how can you give any credence to an organisation that is collectively dim enough to give membership to Anthony Watts’ dog?!
      Not that I’m implying that Kenji isn’t a very bright dog or anything ….

  5. CheshireRed permalink
    August 10, 2016 5:05 pm

    Katharine Hayhoe? Says it all.

  6. Broadlands permalink
    August 10, 2016 6:59 pm

    Some inconvenient? “observations” derived from NOAA about the US. Northeast…

    In 1979 the Northeast region of the US experienced the wettest winter on record. One year later, 1980 was the driest winter on record.

    In 2016, six contiguous northeast states made record high winter temperatures (DJF).

    BUT…All six had COLDER trends, from 1998-2016, as did the NE Region and the US 48 states. All six states had wetter winter trends, 1998-2016, as did the NE Region.

    States: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT.

  7. August 10, 2016 9:23 pm

    ‘The records for all the other states in the Northeast were set in 1936 or earlier, and have not been even tied since.’

    Given the growth of cities and ‘urban heat islands’ this strongly suggests the claims of warmists have no merit, at least on the basis of US data.

    • Broadlands permalink
      August 11, 2016 4:22 pm

      Yes Brew… and In 1998 there were ten contiguous states that recorded record high annual temperatures…all in the East-Northeast part of the country. These ten states are among those with the highest population densities…urban heat, El-Nino?

      The top 10 by population density are NJ, RI, MA, CT, MD, DE, NY, (FL) PA, OH.

      Except for Florida… these had record highs in 1998. The 10th state was Michigan.

  8. RAH permalink
    August 14, 2016 10:54 am

    More intentional misrepresentation of weather as climate. That ploy and now down right lies about conditions in places, such as they are doing right now concerning the temperatures in Rio during the Olympics, really is all the alarmists have right now and it appears that it’ll get ever more difficult for them to make their case no matter how much they distort and lie. I’m sure some of them have been salivating as they wait for a major hurricane to hit US shores after a nearly 11 year hiatus.

  9. October 26, 2016 5:56 am

    Do you accept written reports?

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