As Warming 'Hiatus' Nears Two Decades, AP Reports Continue to Unskeptically Assume 'Global Warming' Is Real

A quick review of recent dispateches from the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, finds four items which unskeptically take claims of "global warming" at face value -- and that's just from Thursday and Friday.

Too bad for AP, and the public at large being brainwashed by the incessant repetition of what is proving to be patently false, that we're nearing the two-decade mark of flat worldwide temperatures, and that even reliably leftist outfits are starting to backtrack.

An item appearing in the March 30 print edition of the Economist which appeared on the web two days ago acknowledges something which environmentalists have been trying to laugh off for may years: "OVER the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar."

Logically, one might think that the Economist might have then explored the idea that maybe changes in the earth's temps and carbon emissions are unrelated. Nope:

It does not mean global warming is a delusion. Flat though they are, temperatures in the first decade of the 21st century remain almost 1°C above their level in the first decade of the 20th. But the puzzle does need explaining.

Wow. A whole 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit in 100 years, but none in the past 15 -- really 17 and now approaching twenty, leading to this disturbing (in their view) possibility:

Ed Hawkins, of the University of Reading, in Britain, points out that surface temperatures since 2005 are already at the low end of the range of projections derived from 20 climate models. If they remain flat, they will fall outside the models’ range within a few years.

In other words, those precious models, for some of which the underlying data "somehow" got lost or deleted, will have been proven to worthless wastes of time.

That, of course, didn't cause the magazine to throw in the towel (old dogmas die hard):

The mismatch might mean that—for some unexplained reason—there has been a temporary lag between more carbon dioxide and higher temperatures in 2000-10. Or it might be that the 1990s, when temperatures were rising fast, was the anomalous period. Or, as an increasing body of research is suggesting, it may be that the climate is responding to higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in ways that had not been properly understood before. This possibility, if true, could have profound significance both for climate science and for environmental and social policy.

Yeah, like prove that statist carbon-tax regimes are unnecessary. We can't have that.

The bottom line at the Economist is that it will only concede that "given the hiatus in warming and all the new evidence, a small reduction in estimates of climate sensitivity would seem to be justified."

Just another day in the unreality-based community.

Over at AP, none of this reality matters as seen in the following four excerpts:

March 29 -- "CLEANER GAS RULE WOULD MEAN HIGHER PRICE AT PUMP"

The Obama administration already has moved to clean up motor vehicles by adopting rules that will double fuel efficiency and putting in place the first standards to reduce the pollution from cars and trucks blamed for global warming.

March 29 -- "Q&A: EUROPE'S FREEZING EASTER AND GLOBAL WARMING"

But an increasing body of research suggests that cold spells like the one that has lingered in northern and central Europe for much of March could become more common as a result of global warming melting the Arctic ice cap.

... Global warming is melting the ice cap over the Arctic Ocean. Last September, it reached its lowest extent on record. (Meanwhile, "Antarctic sea ice has been growing since satellites first began measuring the ice 33 years ago." -- Ed.)

March 28 -- "PROMISES, PROMISES: TEST COMING ON OBAMA IOUS"

(President Obama has) promised to set a course in law against global warming, stop Iran from gaining the ability to make nuclear weapons, slash America's use of foreign oil, restrain college costs, take a big bite out of the national debt even while protecting the heart of the big entitlement programs, and overhaul immigration law.

March 28 -- "AMERICANS OPPOSE PAYING FOR STORM-RAVAGED BEACHES"

This was the first time a large national poll looked at how Americans feel about adapting to the changes brought on by global warming, said survey director Jon Krosnick, a professor of political science and psychology at Stanford.

... The survey also found that 82 percent of the public believes global warming is already happening. About 3 out of 4 people said rising sea levels caused by global warming is a serious problem.

In other words, the brainwashing is going pretty well -- and the collapsing credibility of "climate science" as practiced by warmists doesn't matter.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer
Tom Blumer is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.