This week American’s were hit with a whirlwind of misinformation and outright lies about the state of the climate. Bogus headlines from January 9 included:
“2012 was the hottest year ever recorded,” nationally syndicated liberal talk show host Thom Hartman.
“2012 was the hottest year in the U.S.” New York Times.
“2012 was the warmest year ever for the United States and the most extreme,” NBC News.
The headlines were derived from a press release issued by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which stated 2012 “was the warmest year in the 1895-2012 period of record for the nation.” NOAA’s data included only the lower 48 states.
To discover why NOAA and the media outlets that blindly parrot these claims are dead wrong, and what really is the hottest year ever, click here to read the full story.