Since we have been told many times that we are on the verge of cataclysmic doom due to global warming, it is important to check in periodically to see how long we have left before civilization is destroyed. Fortunately it looks like we still have a little while.
Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States. Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be “adjustable” in NOAA’s world.
Like they used to say in the Soviet Union: The future is certain; it’s the past that keeps changing.
Typically of oligarchical collectivist regimes, there was no public explanation for the change. We don’t really know what the real temperatures were. But we do know better than to take government data at face value.
The graphs below show the temperatures before and after the revision.
Astute readers will notice that the temperatures vacillate up and down, despite the steady massive increase in carbon emissions that characterized the industrialization of the 20th century. This alone disproves global warming theory.
Another potential consequence of global warming is that the Great Lakes will run dry:
[T]he National Wildlife Federation breathlessly warns readers, in a section entitled “Threats from Global Warming,” that “Lake Erie water levels, already below average, could drop 4-5 feet by the end of this century, significantly altering shoreline habitat.” A Thursday Huffington Post Canada Business entry observed that “the (Great Lakes) basin has experienced the longest extended period of lower water levels since the U.S. and Canada began tracking levels in 1918.” Of course, it’s because of “climate change.”
Friday, Julie Bosman at the New York Times reported (HT Powerline) that “The International Joint Commission, a group with members from the United States and Canada that advises on water resources, completed a five-year study in April 2013 concluding that water levels in the lakes were likely to drop even farther, in part because of the lack of precipitation in recent years brought on by climate change.” But the reason Bosman was on the story is because — fortunately for area residents, but unfortunately for “startled” global warming adherents claiming to be “scientists” — Great Lakes sea levels are rising again.
A Powerline reader wisely comments:
I live not far from Lake Huron, and I recall that water levels the last decade or so have been the lowest since the 1960s. Climate change is the all-purpose whipping boy, but that doesn’t explain why they were so low in the 60s. Cyclical issues seem to be the easier answer, but you don’t get as much grant money for cyclical issues.
Expect warmists to now claim that the raising lake levels are a dangerous symptom of global warming that could cause Chicago to be submerged within the decade if taxes aren’t raised precipitously.
That concludes the global warming update. Looks like we can go back to our lives now. Maybe global warming will start being real next year.
On tips from Henry and G. Fox. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.