Read here and here. Check out these links showing contents of NASA emails that were recently released under a 'Freedom of Information Act' request, which speak to zero or little AGW warming in the U.S. Yet at the same time as these insider emails are getting scrutinized, the MSM is trumpeting the PR releases from U.S. climate agencies screaming that the 2000's were the warmest global decade evaaaar! Of course, the climate agencies and press are not about to ballyhoo the significantly cooler temps over the last few years in the U.S., as the below chart indicates (click to enlarge):
Now, what would really be both 'hot' and 'cool' at the same time is if some reporter had just a teensy-weensy bit of intellectual curiosity about the discrepancy between U.S. and global temperatures and asked the simple, "WTF"? Here's a story that an enterprising reporter can own and run with for a long time, especially since the skeptic blogs have done so much of the grunt work. Let's see if we can provide the enterprising reporter with some starting points and answers to her basic questions....
1.) "Why is global warming not affecting the U.S.?"
Maybe because the rest of the world doesn't have the brains to at least maintain a decent set of thermometers to record temperatures accurately? Or, is it because the U.S. climate agencies let the climate reporting network slip into disrepair and then into oblivion, despite $70+ billion spent on climate research?
2.) "What's that got to do with U.S. temperatures?"
Well, Ms. Reporter....see the U.S. has a bunch of thermometers recording temperatures (see the red and blue dots on map) but most other countries have a few, or even none. Take Bolivia for example. This high, cool mountainous country has no thermometers it seems, thus NASA and the NCDC have to fabricate (makeup) temperatures for Bolivia. They do this by using temperatures from the Amazon jungles and beaches of Chili. Guess what, Ms. Reporter, Bolivia now has a serious warming problem they didn't even know existed.
3.) "Don't they have computerized adjustments to take care of all that?"
Eureka! That's the point isn't it? They do a lot adjustments and manipulations to literally manufacture temperatures instead of relying on a first-class global network of thermometers. By the time they get done with all the different types of questionable adjustments, the global warming is created out of thin air. Ms. Reporter, you do realize that what you and others are reporting as the "warmest" decade ever is in fact mostly computer generated warming, not real warming. You do understand that, correct? Right?
4.) "But is there a story here?"
You've got to be kidding. Despite the outright lies about the faux-warming, the entire global warming and climate catastrophe is column inches of fraud, international and national government waste, corruption and who knows what else - it's a Pulitzer waiting to be picked up off the ground!
5.) "But the weatherman on Good Morning, America says we need to stop the warming so the seas don't rise 240 feet! What should we do?"