Tuesday, August 04, 2009


The New York Times, July 31st:
[T]his summer has been conspicuously different in New York City. Not one 99-degree day in Central Park. Not a single day that the temperature even approached 90. For just the second time in 140 years of record keeping, the temperature failed to reach 90 in either June or July.

The daily average last month was at or below normal every day but two. The temperature broke 80 on 16 days in New York -- one more day than in Fairbanks, Alaska. Depending on Friday’s high, this was the second or third coolest June and July recorded in New York. If August follows the same pattern -- and the latest forecast through midmonth predicts that it will -- this could be the coolest summer on record.
Still, don't question alarmist climate models or "damage to the planet."

(via Planet Gore)


Assistant Village Idiot said...

This is mostly interesting in that it comes from the NYT. They were once leaders in making the same error - minuscule data sets tell us only minuscule amounts - on the other side of the ledger. They were prominent among the reporters that hurricanes were worsening because of global warming, for example.

It's bad science either way; just interesting that it's there at all.

OBloodyHell said...

> It's bad science either way

Bad journalism, too. The Old Grey Whore is bad at science. Whoodathunkit?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

And yet John Tierney is great on the Sci/Tech page. Maybe he should be given the op-ed instead.