2015 Global Temperature Data Smash All-Time Record, UK Conservative Newspaper Responds With “What Global Warming?”
You may have heard today’s news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but just in case you haven’t:
- Around the globe, 2015 was the hottest year on record in NOAA’s temperature record stretching back to 1880.
- The margin by which 2015 was warmer than any other year was four times larger than any other temperature margin among the 15 hottest years
- 15 of the 16 warmest years on record occurred since 2000. Why wasn’t the other year since 2000 too? Fun math fact: there have only been 15 years since 2000. The remaining year in the list was 1998.
- Every single continent around the globe studied experienced hotter than average temperatures in 2015.
How do you possibly respond to this information if you are the UK Daily Express, Britain’s most consistently conservative, pro-corporate tabloid newspaper? Here’s how:
UK Daily Express Headline: What Global Warming? USA temperatures DOWN…
UK Daily Express Leading text: “THE USA, one of the world’s biggest producers of carbon, did not experience its hottest year on record in 2015…”
Note: the United States as a region had its second-hottest year on record in 2015. 2012 was the hottest year on record. Connecting only the two dots of 2012 and 2015 is the only way that the UK Daily Express can manage to make the claim:”USA temperatures DOWN.”