Three Facts to Counter Obama’s Alaska Global Warming Hype

Arctic Ice 2I applaud President Obama for visiting Alaska. I have family there, and it is a state often forgotten when the White House schedules presidential trips. But Obama’s reason for going — to highlight the results of man-caused climate change — is fraudulent. Humans are not causing global warming in Alaska or anywhere else on the globe.

Here follow three facts to counter the nonsense you will hear this week. And by “facts” I mean data collected by incorruptible sources, not predictions based on dodgy computer climate models or readings from land-based stations that skew recorded temperatures upward, keeping alive the ever-failing hypothesis of man-caused global warming.

Fact #1: Global temperatures have been flat for nearly 19 years.

Measured by satellite — the most-accurate way to measure global temperatures — there has been no global warming since kids who are entering college this year were born. The Class of 2015 has been told all their lives in school that human activity has been dangerously warming the planet. The facts — the data collected by the satellites NASA sent up into orbit — tell a different story:

no warming chart

The stories about “the warmest year on record” you read in the media mostly concern a fraction of a degree — and even those fractions mean little because the old, unreliable, land-based temperature stations were adjusted in a way that makes today’s temperatures seem warmer than the past. Take the Medieval Warm Period — called the “climate optimum” before warming was deemed bad — which was a lot warmer than today. Greenland, for example, was for centuries able to support modest crops and livestock. (They abandoned the colonies for good reason: It once was warm but got too cold!)

Fact #2: Polar ice is not dangerously melting.

Whenever you see a news report claiming some climate landmark represents the “greatest in recorded history,” your skeptical antennae should deploy. The world only got around to sending satellites into space to observe and measure the climate in the 1970s, including satellites that took pictures of the North Pole and South Pole to measure ice extent. So when you hear that polar ice levels are “dangerously low,” remember that the only real measurements we have for contrast were taken when the Bee Gees were hot.

Submarine 1958It does not take much Google skill to come up with a photo from the 1950s of an American submarine surfacing at the North Pole without much pack ice around the vessel. If that happened today? Good Lord, the media would go crazy. But it (gasp!) happened again to two subs in the 1960s.

The fact is, current ice extent on the North Pole is within the normal range of what satellites have accurately measured — again, only since the 1970s.

SSN sea dragonWhat about the South Pole? It continues to set records for ice cover and last year entrapped a global warming cruise in ice.

Fact #3: Extreme Weather is Declining.

President Obama was praying for Tropical Storm Erika, currently petering out, to be an actual hurricane by the time it struck the US. It would have given him a tiny, wind-blown branch upon which to rest his case that storms are getting stronger and more dangerous because of man-caused global warming. But even if Erika hit Florida as a Category 2 hurricane, it still wouldn’t have broken the longest-ever streak of a major hurricane (Cat 3 or higher) not landing on US soil.

That’s right. Every passing day adds to the ten-year record, set on September 12, 2015. We are experiencing the longest stretch of time in recorded history in which no major hurricane has struck the United States. Records on this have been kept, unmolested by data fudging, for more than 100 years.

As for cold weather, the “big snow” then “very cold” cycles for the past two winters in the Lower 48 were entirely normal. Human emissions of CO2 had nothing to do with it.

If you’re interested in what’s really happening to our climate — and want more than three facts to counter Obama — visit the archive of Heartland’s 10 International Conferences on Climate Change. You can also read more about the non-alarmist, non-politicized data at Climate Change Reconsidered.

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    richard

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    Back in 1937 the Hudson Bay company had two vessels meet in the Arctic Northwest Passage , one from the east , one from the west, they exchanged cargo. Internal politics of the company out paid to continued use.

    In 1935 the Russians sent cargo ships through the Northern Sea route.

    in 1967 a political situation stopped the Russians offering the Northern sea route for world shipping. The offer became official in 1987.

    Today alarmists bleat that these routes have only become open in the last few years due to gorebull warming.

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      Ruth

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      Thanks, Richard, for the additional examples. Also, if Obama is convinced that Artic Sea ice is drastically decreasing, then why in hell do we need more icebreakers, as he called for on Tues. during his Alaskan trip. In good Orwellian fashion, 2 + 2 = 5 in Obama’s mind.

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        Me

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        Exactly! Exactly! Exactly!

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    Jim

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    Even if they were right about a warming trend, all the data, even Al Bore’s data, shows warming and cooling periods for hundreds of years… Their claim that man-caused global warming from increased fossil fuel use is a joke! If they think man can change the earth’s climate, then making one little thunderstorm should be no problem… show me!

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    Barrack Obutthead

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    The Earth has gone through several Ice Ages followed by periods of Warming. When the Ice Flows appears it stays cold for a long time. Then it starts to warm. If it were not for natural warming North America would be covered in great glaciers but we needed warming to occur for life to continue, for the forests to grow. Prior to about 5000 years ago there were no forests in North America. The planet’s climate is continually changing. It gets warm then cools then warms again. Our climate is influenced by the Sun just like on Mars where the climate has been warming. Our Sun goes through cycles of greater and lesser output which directly affects in inner planets.

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      Barrack Obutthead

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      One thing to remember. Liberals are liars and morons. They will twist facts and feed them to the kool aid drinkers who are programmed to regurgitate the lies and criticize & taunt any opposing views. Liberals for all their claims of tolerance are the least tolerant to any thought that differs from their thought. If you try to reason with them they will respond like little children with their fingers in their ears throwing a temper tantrum.

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    budbeer man

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    liberalism is a mental disorder…example: the left uses bill nye the science guy as an expert…

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    tomwys

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    The great “inconvenience” that will plague the Paris Climate talks, is that Sea-Levels have still refused to even mildly accelerate from their methodical, slow 4 to at most 6 inches per century in tectonically inert locations around the world.

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    gts58

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    Obama says “I don’t need no stinking facts, I am the Fuhrer and I tell you what to think” Too bad the scab POTUS didn’t fall into one of those volcano’s!

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    jeff

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    This is all well and good. The problem is ALL of the media is in lock step with the Globaloney crowd, even Fox News. The AP was having an orgasm reporting on Obama facing down the diminishing glacier.

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    Axel

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    I am DISCUSTED with this liberal dribble. The cocoa Jesus is so convinced of his climate change drivel it’s sickening! And what is he doing in Alaska? Taking selfies, staring down a glacier, buying souviners. He’s on a GD vacation for Petes sake!!! What a deeeb

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    Axel

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    I am DISCUSTED with this liberal dribble. The cocoa Jesus is so convinced of his climate change drivel it’s sickening! And what is he doing in Alaska? Taking selfies, staring down a glacier, buying souviners. He’s on a GD vacation for Petes sake!!! What a deeeb

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      Axel

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      If he really wants to see global warming wait until Iran shoots off there nukes!!!!!!

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      Al

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      All that bho does and says is to push his anti America agenda…doesn’t make any difference if it’s true or not….

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      chris

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      For more evidence about climate change myths visit nasa.gov. It will blow your mind

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    Ken

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    Global Warming: a solution looking for a problem.

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    Joel Bailey

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    As an Alaskan changing the name to North Americas tallest mountain, was only B.S. What the USA really needs to watch is Russia, who will control the arctic. Sea lanes will be opened as long as the ice recedes. Let a ship be caught in the ice, (winds control ice movement) get in trouble and an start losing oil, also called Bunker C. The US has only one ice breaker which is 40 year old that could to the aid. White House Imposter way we will build more ice breakers, don’t hold your breath. High speed rail between LAX and SFO has more political weight.

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    richard

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    added to the ships that went through the north west passage in 1937 were three ships that made the passage in 1930-

    “PERILS OF ARCTIC
    North-West Passage
    THREE SHIPS GET THROUGH
    For the first time in its history
    three ships of the Hudson’s Bay
    Company have made the hazardous
    North-West Passage in one season.
    They are the Fort James, a stout
    little schooner of 130 tons with a crew
    of fewer than 20 souls, the even
    smaller Macpherson, which is perman-Fix this text
    ently stationed in the Arctic seas, and
    the Baychimo, a vessel of 1,500 tons”

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