September 16, 2006

"Global Warming" Failure: 2006 Summer Not Hottest On Record

Yes, the title is a bit of a tease. 2006 was the second warmest:
U.S. Temperature Highlights
The average June-August 2006 temperature for the contiguous United States (based on preliminary data) was 2.4 degrees F (1.3 degrees C) above the 20th century average of 72.1 degrees F (22.3 degrees C). This was the second warmest summer on record, slightly cooler than the record of 74.7 degrees F set in 1936 during the Dust Bowl era. This summer's average was 74.5 degrees F. Eight of the past ten summers have been warmer than the U.S. average for the same period.
This illustrates once again that in order to have new record temperatures, old records must fall (weather is cyclical, both short-term (decades) and long-term (Ice Age). This would also indicate that at some time in the past, like the 1930s, there was a similar spike in summer sizzling. This is before the inexorable drive toward "global warming" and "climate change".

Of course for the GW/CC people, any evidence of any weather statistic is, in fact, proof of their existence. Flood? Drought? Abnormal heat/cold? Hurricane seasons like 2005, and one like 2006? All brought to you by "global warming" and "climate change".

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