A syndicated article by Robert S. Boyd was widely circulated this week, linked from the Drudge Report, and printed in newspapers across the nation. The article demonstrates how desperate climate change alarmists are to keep their global warming scare campaign alive. In his article, Drop in Global Temperatures Fuels Global Warming Debate, Mr. Boyd makes reference to the "recent peak" in global temperature in 1998. This is a clear reference to the widely touted notion that 1998 was the "hottest year on record", which is commonly used by Al Gore and others to support the cause of global warming and the associated impending doom.
The otherwise balanced article correctly points out that the Earth's temperatures have been cooling since 1998, but still implies that 1998 was the hottest year on record. Mr. Boyd carefully ignores the fact that for the last two years, it has been widely known that NASA's GISS data had incorrectly identified 1998 as the hottest year, and that corrected data put 1934 at the top of that list. NASA's correction of serious mathematical errors forced correction of 120 years of data, which now lists 1934 at #1, and 1921 at #3. The new data demonstrates that 6 of the top 10 hottest years took place when only 10% of the amount of greenhouse gases that have been emitted in the last century were in the atmosphere.
Still, desperate for scientific support, global warming alarmists, married to an apocalyptic theory, cling to old, FALSE DATA to keep their panic-driven fantasy alive.