Confronting Climate Fraud In The US Northeast
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.