The broadcast networks hustled to report NASA and NOAA data that claimed 2014 was a record hot year. But now both government agencies are being criticized by scientists accusing them of “deception” over the statistics.
Investor’s Business Daily noted in a recent editorial that debate is over minute details. If 2014 was the hottest, it was “by no more than four-hundredths of a degree” and is based on surface temperatures. Some scientists have said that difference is so tiny it is “scientifically meaningless.” Satellite data showed 2014 as only the third-warmest year in the past 36 years, IBD said.