WASHINGTON — The mainstream media and the climate change activists were dealt a big blow when the most recent State of the Climate report was released this past week.
Reuters reports that although last year was one of the ten hottest on record, “with sea levels at record highs”, the overall global temperatures have fallen.
The past decade saw a decline of 0.09 degrees Fahrenheit (or 0.05 degrees Celsius), said NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center director Thomas Karl. He tried to salvage the results by saying the 50-year trend indicates a rise in temperature of 0.27 degrees Fahrenheit or 0.015 degrees Celsius.
Still, they warn that this is a “new normal” and should be a warning sign for the world about climate change, or its older name of global warming. There have been skeptics over the years, including U.S. Senator James Inhofe.