The left-wing have been clamouring that 2014 was the warmest year on record.
Now it appears that the media who all clamoured that last year was the warmest on record and the useful idiots on the left who have hyped the NASA report haven’t actually read the report…which says that they are only 38 per cent sure this was true.
The Nasa climate scientists who claimed 2014 set a new record for global warmth last night admitted they were only 38 per cent sure this was true.
In a press release on Friday, Nasaâ€™s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) claimed its analysis of world temperatures showed â€˜2014 was the warmest year on recordâ€™.
The claim made headlines around the world, but yesterday it emerged that GISSâ€™s analysis â€“ based on readings from more than 3,000 measuring stations worldwide â€“ is subject to a margin of error. Nasa admits this means it is far from certain that 2014 set a record at all.
Yet the Nasa press release failed to mention this, as well as the fact that the alleged â€˜recordâ€™ amounted to an increase over 2010, the previous â€˜warmest yearâ€™, of just two-hundredths of a degree â€“ or 0.02C. The margin of error is said by scientists to be approximately 0.1C â€“ several times as much.
As a result, GISSâ€™s director Gavin Schmidt has now admitted Nasa thinks the likelihood that 2014 was the warmest year since 1880 is just 38 per cent. However, when asked by this newspaper whether he regretted that the news release did not mention this, he did not respond. Another analysis, from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project, drawn from ten times as many measuring stations as GISS, concluded that if 2014 was a record year, it was by an even tinier amount.