January 11, 2013

Global Warming Alarmists Pick and Choose Data to Support Theory

FROM-Heritage Foundation

David Kreutzer, Ph.D. and Katie Tubb

The “think globally” people become very parochial when the global warming story isn’t as scary sounding as the local one.

Climate change activists took the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) recent report showing 2012 to be the warmest on record for the continental United States, did a little geographic sleight of hand, and spun it into a Chicken Little story on global warming.

“The price tag for dealing with unchecked climate change makes the fiscal cliff look like a crack in the sidewalk,” Angela Anderson of the Union for Concerned Scientists said. Senator Barbara Boxer (D–CA) echoed the hyperbole: “The facts speak for themselves—whether it is NOAA’s announcement today that 2012 was the hottest year on record or the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, predictions of dangerous climate change impacts are coming true before our eyes.”

What are the facts?

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