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No, NASA, Earth Has NOT Been Trapping Heat at an Alarming New Rate

June 23, 2021

By Paul Homewood


A good analysis by Anthony Watts on the latest “worse than we thought” media hype:



A new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters examining satellite instruments’ measurements of how Earth’s energy budget has changed, is being falsely portrayed by the media as showing human greenhouse gas emissions are trapping an record amount of heat. The data discussed in the article, titled “Satellite and Ocean Data Reveal Marked Increase in Earth’s Heating Rate”, does show the amount of heat “trapped” recently has increased, but the alarming implications of that fact are being misportrayed by the mainstream media.

For example, one media story from the Guardian trumpeted:

But like many climate stories in the media today, when you peel back the layers of hype and fear-mongering, you’re left with something that isn’t alarming at all.

Full story here.

  1. Harry Passfield permalink
    June 23, 2021 11:25 am

    As soon as I see ‘trapping heat’ in a headline referring to CC I know the following screed is not going to be worth reading as it has been written by someone ignorant of how the GHE works.

    • June 23, 2021 11:33 am

      Yes, heat is a transient phenomenon which cannot be trapped. Furthermore, gases cannot trap energy.

  2. June 23, 2021 12:01 pm

    And this, boys and girls, is why they changed the rhetoric from the proper terminology of “atmospheric gases” to “greenhouse gases.” By doing so they imply that not only are these gases confined in a space (greenhouse), but are unnatural to boot.

  3. TL Winslow permalink
    June 23, 2021 3:25 pm

    The only think that is being trapped at an alarming new rate is taxpayer bucks.

    NASA won’t quit pushing its CO2 global warming hoax as long as the big bucks are rolling into its IPCC mother octopus. They literally think that the public has the word “dumbass” stamped on their foreheads because their theories can’t stand up to even the scrutiny of a 5th grader, but the sheep just keep munching the grace while being clipped. But is it their fault or ours that we’re not seizing the opportunity to wake the public up, despite shadow-banning? Where’s the big bucks from big oil to spread the news that the emperor has no clothes?

    Here’s my try on Quora, which hasn’t even reached 100 views yet:

  4. Broadlands permalink
    June 23, 2021 7:46 pm

    Mr. Winslow… You of course realize that it is the press and the social media outlets that prevent “us” from seizing the opportunity to wake the public up. They can even block anyone out. Add in all the reports from “official” sources, the UN’s IPCC, the Paris Accord, NOAA and NASA, “tipping points”, melting ice, dying coral reefs and polar bears, out-of-control peer-review… and the urgency to “stop” the planet from heating up. You then have a “mandate” to go forward to take bold measures to address a climate emergency before it’s too late? The Emperor is still well dressed.

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