Media Ignore Near-Record Cold in Alaska
Imagine for a moment in the midst of the media’s current fixation with man-made global warming that Alaska experienced near-record high temperatures for the month of March. Do you think this would have been headline news, with folks like Meredith Vieira, Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson, Brian Williams, and Katie Couric reporting the dire data with pictures of polar bears floating on broken ice flows?
Well, if the answer is a resounding “Yes,” why didn’t any of these news agencies bother sharing weather data from America’s 49th state concerning the previous month being one of the coldest on record?
As reported by the Alaska Climate Research Center (emphasis added):
Near-record cold in Alaska and abundant snow in the southeast
Strong and widespread cold described March this year all across Alaska. Temperatures throughout the mainland were more than 8°F below average and the most extreme temperature departures of more than 16°F below average were observed in the central Interior. Areas along the Arctic coast and the southeast panhandle had relative warmth with temperature departures less than 8°F below average.
Now, just for argument’s sake, let’s diametrically change the entire report, and try to guess how the global warming alarmists in the media would have addressed it:
Near-record heat in Alaska and scarce snow in the southeast
Strong and widespread heat described March this year all across Alaska. Temperatures throughout the mainland were more than 8°F above average and the most extreme temperature departures of more than 16°F above average were observed in the central Interior. Areas along the Arctic coast and the southeast panhandle had relative cold with temperature departures less than 8°F above average.
Think that would have generated some interest from a global warming absorbed media?
What a disgrace?