Close Enough For Government Work

The National Climate Assessment has this graph, which shows how much hotter the US used to be.

Temperature Changes in the United States – Climate Science Special Report

But somehow they lost the very hot summer of 1988, when James Hansen started the global warming scam, the Mississippi River nearly dried up, and Yellowstone burned.

This is the actual data.

The next graph overlays the actual data above, on the government graph below. 1988 is gone – you really can’t make up incompetence like this.

But then again ….

19 Jun 1988, 1 – The Jackson Sun at

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6 Responses to Close Enough For Government Work

  1. Jon-Paul LeClair says:

    Ha ha! I say that all the time “Good enough for gov’t work!”

  2. GW Smith says:

    Simple. If the facts don’t work get rid of them. We don’t need no stinking facts.

  3. Louis J Hooffstetter says:

    It’s not incompetence.
    It’s malfeasance.

    • Jason Calley says:


      That is very much true in CAGW, but also in many other fields. Government accounting. Drug safety testing. The Justice System. Student loans. etc.

      • cdquarles says:

        Um, unless something has changed, the government does not do drug safety testing. That’s done by private companies with $Billions at stake and face massive tort lawsuits if they don’t dot the Is and cross the Ts; and even when they do all that, above and beyond the regulations, they still face massive tort lawsuits. What they then do is submit their results (maybe with a perjury risk?) to the government. (This one I have been involved in.)

  4. Steven Fraser says:

    I think the text of the report gives a clue for the disparity in the definition of ‘Heat Wave’…

    ‘Heat waves (6-day periods with a maximum temperature above the 90th percentile for 1961–1990)’

    What an obscure definition, and using a baseline which (according to their own curve) is most lacking in “Heat wave” events.


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