Superstition Is Occurring With Alarming Frequency In The US

The New York Times believes that a warm Christmas in New York proves global warming, and that “Record-breaking temperatures are occurring with alarming frequency in the United States.


Global Warming Feels Quite Pleasant – The New York Times

Like everything else the New York Times writes about climate, this claim is complete nonsense. The frequency of maximum daily temperature records in the US peaked in the 1930’s – and have generally declined since then.


For stations with history extending back to at least 1930, almost all US all-time temperature records occurred before 1940.


Last Christmas was the warmest on record in New York, beating 1982 by two degrees.


Valentines Day this year was the coldest on record in New York.


Last year January through March was the coldest in New York City since 1934.


This is a typical content-free climate article for the New York Times. The author obviously did no research and is just making stuff up.

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21 Responses to Superstition Is Occurring With Alarming Frequency In The US

  1. RAH says:

    There is no journalism at the NYT. They are just like the AGW team. They start with the results they want to produce and don’t let any facts or conflicting evidence get in the way while fabricating their story. They don’t even pay attention to their own extensive archives.

  2. Marsh says:

    Yes RAH, unfortunately the NYT are not alone in the field of creative journalism. Being sensational as an alarmist is required to boost business ; ethics & being shamed out is of little consequence.
    Fortunately, most of the GW articles get little traction & then,,, Obama’s “warming” departure will leave a vacuum in his wake ; we may return to something more plausible – like UFO sighting’s…

    • RAH says:

      Back in the 1983 while stationed at Ft. Devens, MA I decided I should get the Boston Globe. After a week I canceled my subscription. I just could not stomach the worthless leftist bilge in that rag.

      Even smaller local papers practice little journalism these days. For seven years I was on this voluntary commission in my county.

      Whenever we had a story for the Newspaper we would write it ourselves. They would send a photographer and a reporter out and we would hand them the story already written for them.

  3. omanuel says:

    The historic role of science was to reduce, rather than enhance, superstition. The term postmodern science refers to science guided by the availability of public research grant funds to support Standard Models of Reality (e.g., AGW, SSM, BBC, etc) rather than by research interests of the investigator.

    I suspect all serious scientists are tempted by the lure of research funds to enhance their careers, purchase research equipment and supplies, provide research assistantships for graduate, undergraduate and post-graduate students, funds for travel to research conferences, publication charges, secretarial assistance, etc.

    On two occasions, I personally declined research projects suggested in Washington:
    _ a.) A study on the half-life of the proton
    _ b.) A study on the environmental distribution of 16 million year iodine-129

    • OrganicFool says:

      I just came across that the proton doesn’t decay in the book “The Big Bang Never Happened” by physicist Eric Lerner. It’s mostly way over my head but I can see how a lot of government research studying mythical particles is a great way to fill the trough.

      I worked for State government and Federal defense software contracts. I can recall that each year when budgets were being discussed that it was important to spend the money or otherwise the budget would be slashed. So they had to come up with things to spend the money on even if it wasn’t necessary. We can see how government gets bloated.

      • omanuel says:

        Eric Lerner is right on both counts.
        1. The proton does not decay, and
        2. The “Big Bang” never happened.

        The universe is infinite, but cyclic, with all matter composed entirely of two forms of ONE FUNDAMENTAL PARTICLE:

        1. Compacted electron-proton pairs (e-, p+) are neutrons
        2. Expanded electron-proton pairs (e-, p+) are H-atoms

        NEUTRON REPULSION causes the universe to EXPAND as compacted neutrons are ejected or fragment the cores of galaxies or ordinary stars (like the Sun), decay to hydrogen atoms, are discharged by the solar wind to become interstellar H-atoms. The EXPANSION factor is 10^39 when a compacted neutron becomes an interstellar H-atom.

        GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION will then cause the universe to COLLAPSE back, converting H-atoms into compacted neutrons at the end of one cosmic breath (~20 Ga).

      • cdquarles says:

        My high school’s chemistry book’s nuclear chemistry section had that fact, in 1971. That same book gave a neutron decay reaction. Oh, yea, both the chemistry and physics books presented the Big Bang, as a theory only. Way back then, they reported the estimated age of the earth with an error band. I wonder if they still do that.

        • OrganicFool says:

          Good question. Today, the Big Bang is “established fact” (like Anthropogenic GW) and dogma which cannot be questioned or you are a heretic.

          It makes absolute no sense (at least not in my mind) how “an infinitesimal point of nothingness suddenly exploded” which then somehow is able to bend space. This defies logic let alone basic laws of thermodynamics as well as real-world observations.

          Just as a .04% atmospheric trace gas necessary for life up from .03% 100 years ago somehow has the power to transform the climate into doomsday makes zero sense except to dogmatic doomsday cultists and those conveniently feeding off the public trough.

          Meanwhile, more rational alternative theories and explanations are ignored, ones that could lead us to new technology and reason, economic progress, more?

          Yes, and the Time-Cube “thesis” was written by one Gene Ray, which Richard failed to mention, perhaps in jest of those that question Big Bang and AGW dogmas? Sort of like the Giant Spaghetti Monster theory pokes at people who believe in a literal Creator. Ironic how those things that try to convince us they are based on pure Science are really faith-based quasi-religious dogmas themselves.

        • gator69 says:

          Atheism requires certain beliefs and practices, which is why the United States Court of Appeals
          For the Seventh Circuit found that Atheism is a religion in its own right.

          “Atheism is [the inmate’s] religion, and the group that he wanted to start was religious in nature even though it expressly rejects a belief in a supreme being,”

        • OrganicFool says:

          Maybe the 7th Circuit will rule on AGW as a religion as well?

          “You shalt have no other gods besides CO2”

  4. Let’s see…..warm Christmas in New York, coldest Valentines Day ever in New York…..

    It all boils down to which is more important. Christmas or Valentines Day.

  5. Canadian Climate Guy says:

    Reblogged this on Canadian Climate Guy.

  6. Eric Barnes says:

    Let’s give the journalist the benefit of the doubt. These climate stories are obviously passed down from ‘on high’. He/she may have actually done some research and has the continual choice between writing crap or being out on the street. This sort of Pravda journalism probably undercuts real support for “The Cause”.

    Think of an idealistic journalist fresh out of a university, who thinks they are actually going to do journalism being thrown into this god awful mess. Any intelligent person would be turned into an instant cynic.

    • gator69 says:

      Or, Patrick and Megan could tell the truth. Sadly most people go into journalsim with the idea of changing the world, rather than reporting facts.

      • RAH says:

        I agree. I can’t find it now but once read a survey of journalism students in a which a major majority said exactly that. They want to “make a difference” .

  7. Don says:

    “Men only care for science so far as they get a living by it, and that they worship even error when it affords them a subsistence.” — Goethe, from Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret

  8. Mencken noted that religions rely on prophesy. The article looks to me like someone straining for a miracle to repeal physical law. If only the faithful could do these things without sending men with guns out to threaten and shoot people…

  9. 4TimesAYear says:

    Reblogged this on 4timesayear's Blog.

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