All Those “Hottest Day On Record” Headlines Are A Hoax
You might have heard the news media breathlessly reporting that, over the 4th of July holiday, Worldwide record high temperatures were set on back-to-back days.
Well, that's not true.
Here is how the sensational headline was reported. Then let's look at how we know this is NOT TRUE!
While July is usually a very hot month, data from the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction shows the global average temperature hit 62.92 degrees Fahrenheit on July 4.
The previous record was set just a day before on July 3, with an average temperature of 62.62 degrees. The change from July 3 to 4 was a jump of 0.3 degrees – a big increase, considering it’s a global average.
Before that, the hottest average global temperature was 62.46 degrees, set in August 2016. (NPR).
The next few days after were supposed to be just as hot.
First, we have trouble collecting accurate temperature data even in modern times.
There have been numerous problems in collecting temperature data due to inaccurate methods and flawed recording station installation.
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But even if these numbers were accurate, the hottest day on record means nothing because we have only been keeping accurate records for a very short time, here on Earth.
Even today, we lack sufficient data.
So there is NOT enough data, even in modern times, to make the claim of a "hottest global temperature".
Here in Wyoming, meteorologists have been asking the general public to become part of a volunteer group of weather watchers, equipment provided, because we don't have enough equipment across the west to collect the data needed to give us an accurate weather model.
We have no idea what the temperature was 100 years ago. Very few people kept records that long ago. Very few people were capable of keeping accurate records.
We have NO CLUE what happened 1000 years ago.
We do know that it was hotter 5000 years ago than it is today. But how hot? We have NO idea.
The data from this recent fake study was cherry-picked.
Here in Wyoming, we have had temperatures in the 50s and 60s in the middle of this summer, 2023.
Some temperatures in the Arctic were higher. That might alarm the public because we think of the artic as constantly freezing.
At one point in far northern Canada was hotter than Miami.
Dr. Matt Wielicki, former assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama and author of “Irrational Fear,” told Cowboy State Daily that the methods of measurement to come to this global average temperature are too imprecise to measure temperature to a second decimal place.
“We're measuring in thousands of little locations, and then we're extrapolating another 90% or more.
If you are really being honest about the errors, we don't know a global average temperature to that metric,” Wielicki said. (CSD).
We are then left asking the question, why do so many major news organizations report this claim of a hottest day, without looking into it and asking questions?
True journalism is hard to find.
Thanks to those few news organizations, I only found 3, that actually asked questions and did a little research, rather than just believing what was in the press release and passing it on.
To give you an idea of how lazy most news organizations are, let's go back to a story I covered a few years ago.
Nation wide not one reporter bothered to check this story to see if it was true.
THE WORLD'S FIRST FLYING CAR!
A few years back a press release was sent out by a Massachusetts company claiming that they were building THE WORLD'S FIRST FLYING CAR.
The press release was repeated, verbatim, by news organizations across America and even in other parts of the world.
Nobody, not one reporter, bothered to just simply GOOGLE flying car.
The first flying car was built in the late 1940s.
Many car companies have tried to build and sell flying cars in the years following. The cars work, but they have not sold very well.
The Taylor Aerocar was built in the early late 1940s and 1950s. A few were actually sold but only one is still flying.
It was sold at Barrett Auto Auction about 3 years ago.
The Aerocar comes with a pusher propeller that runs off the same engine that powers the wheels. The engine is behind the backseats to make that easier.
Once the Aerocar is landed, the wings can be removed and attached to the extended tail section in a flush manner.
Below are photos of how the wings attach for driving, and the interior of the Aerocar. Farther Below the two photos, you can watch a video and see the Aerocar arriving at its new home in Colorado.
The owner of the Taylor Aerocar wants to remain anonymous. I'm sure he would love to keep the location of the Aerocar a secret too, but that simply will not be possible if he intends to fly it.