Those “small” details?: The scores of reports of record low global temps in 2009
by Larry Simons
January 10, 2010
Yesterday on the Obama-loving website Crooks and Liars, proven liar and fraudster David Neiwert, in an attempt to disprove global warming deniers, posted a story about FOX News’ Neil Cavuto doing a segment on his program about how unbearably cold it is right now across the country.
Cavuto said sarcastically, “Meanwhile another alert, a FOX News global warming alert. It’s still cold. It’s still really cold. It’s still really FREEZING!”
Neiwert said this, “Take Neil Cavuto yesterday. He opened the segment by talking about how cold temperatures are right now. This is a big surprise, since we're in the dead of winter. But this is part of the larger theme: It's colder than crap here in America, so that must mean there's no global warming! We're hearing it constantly. Fairly typical of this approach was the e-mail we got yesterday from a reader who wanted to defend Hannity:
Sean Hannity may be many things, but your claim his statement about 2009 being colder is a lie doesn't hold water. In fact, Accuweather.com says this winter may be the worst and coldest since 1985.
Please stop misleading people into this global warming crap.
If you go to the story he links, you'll find a story about how we're getting record-cold temperatures this year in the United States. Because, of course, the USA is the only part of the globe that matters. Temperatures elsewhere? Who cares?”
I love when global warming defenders attempt to make the point that the reason it is cold is because it's winter time. If global warming really existed, would it only act when it was summer, spring or fall? Would we be seeing scores and scores of record-setting freezing temps all over the world when temps are supposed to be warmer? Isn't that the same logic that the "hot water freezes faster" people use?
Heaven knows that I’m no defender of FOX News, but when they’re right, they’re right. While true that the link posted by the reader above only refers to United States temperatures, it is also true that Neiwert conveniently leaves out small, pesky facts like temperatures even globally have been at mind-staggering record lows and have been fairly consistently cold all year.
Below, I have listed just a small fraction of reports of global record-setting low temps. Like I said, all small fraction.
January 2009: London was colder than parts of Antarctica
January 2009: Gloucestershire saw coldest winter since 1978
January 2009: Russia’s Pravda reported we may be on the brink of an Ice Age
January 2009: Shanghai saw coldest winter in 18 years
February 2009: Record low temps in Switzerland
March 2009: Britain saw coldest winter in 13 years
March 2009: Ireland saw coldest winter in 20 years
March 2009: Cuba winter among coldest on record
April 2009: Melbourne reported coldest April morning in 56 years
April 2009: Antarctic ice growing, NOT shrinking
May 2009: New Zealand glaciers growing, NOT shrinking
July 2009: Ottawa saw their coldest July in 17 years
July 2009: Wairarapa, New Zealand saw their coldest May on record
September 2009: NOAA says summer of 2009 was 34th coolest on record and more than 2,000 record lows recorded
November 2009: Hong Kong saw their coldest winter in 120 years
December 2009: Record low temps in Ireland
December 2009: Scotland colder than Iceland
December 2009: Intense cold wave sweeps North China
December 2009: Two die in freezing temps in Britain
December 2009: Beijing saw lowest temps in a decade
December 2009: Scotland saw worse snow and ice in 20 years
December 2009: Europe saw snow dipping below –33 C
I guess Neiwert just “forgot” to mention these examples of global freezing temperatures to his zombie-like readers. I could have listed many, many, many more, but how many do I have to list before my point is made? Neiwert listed zero examples of global warming temps [outside of the U.S.]. I guess just as long as he says there’s no global freezing, that’s good enough, eh?
I find it ironic that Neiwert said “Temperatures elsewhere? Who cares?”, yet didn’t link to one specific story that reported high global temps. Obviously, even Neiwert didn’t care about temperatures “elsewhere” either, or it would not have required Real Truth Online to actually list them.
Neiwert himself would have done that.