Are U.S. Ocean Coastal Waters Warming? Empirical Temp Data Indicates No Global Warming Trend
Global warming alarmists, and many government-paid scientists, state that the oceans are warming at an "accelerating" pace. That ocean temperatures have reached "unprecedented" levels. And these current conditions threaten marine life with waters that are becoming dangerously hot.
Like so many of the liberal/left's global warming myths, the actual temperature data does not support the claims that oceans are experiencing accelerating warming or are even at unprecedented levels, jeopardizing marine life as we know it. If these conditions actually existed, the U.S. coastal regions of the Pacific and Atlantic would be showing it, and in fact, they don't. (click on images to enlarge)
The pattern that both the Pacific and Atlantic coastal surface waters reveal is one of cooling-warming-cooling-warming-cooling and etc. The coastal water temperatures do vary considerably but both the Pacific and Atlantic coastal waters have temps below their 1940-1950 ranges, which clearly suggests that "accelerating" and "unprecedented" are very inaccurate descriptions - objectively, they are nothing more than worthless, political propaganda terms, primarily used to heat the emotions of the incredibly gullible and willfully ignorant (i.e. celebrities, MSM reporters and liberal/left politicians).
Using the interactive climate graphing service at the Global Warming Science site, we chose 12 coastal grids for both the Pacific and Atlantic. The above charts are based on the HadCRU SST dataset. Superimposed on the ocean temp spaghetti charts are past atmospheric CO2 levels. It's patently obvious that coastal temperatures are not influenced by CO2 levels - there's no correlation. Additionalcurrent temp
chartshere. Historical temp chartshere.