As Hurricane Dorian approaches, cries that it’s the result of global warming may be heard.

After all, storm surge will occur, which combined with the naturally occurring predicable king tides will fit neatly into the hysteria that mankind’s use of fossil fuels is responsible for the storm.

But that is not so.

Fossil fuels and carbon dioxide — always cited by climate alarmists — did not cause Hurricane Dorian. Nor will they cause any other hurricanes that are spawned this year.

Writing on PowerLine last week, John Hinderaker posted an article he had written for “Climate,” in which he said in order to address some of the problems associated with the collection of temperature records, “the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) implemented, beginning in 2005, a new surface temperature measurement system in the U.S.,” which said:

[The U.S. Climate Reference Network] includes 114 pristinely maintained temperature stations spaced relatively uniformly across the lower 48 states. NOAA selected locations that were far away from urban and land-development impacts that might artificially taint temperature readings.

Prior to the USCRN going online, alarmists and skeptics sparred over the accuracy of reported temperature data. With most preexisting temperature stations located in or near urban settings that are subject to false temperature signals and create their own microclimates that change over time, government officials performed many often-controversial adjustments to the raw temperature data. Skeptics of an asserted climate crisis pointed out that most of the reported warming in the United States was non-existent in the raw temperature data, but was added to the record by government officials.

The USCRN has eliminated the need to rely on, and adjust the data from, outdated temperature stations.

And said Mr. Hinderaker, USCRN shows no global warming. He quoted James Taylor who wrote at Real Clear Energy:

There is also good reason to believe U.S. temperatures have not warmed at all since the 1930s. Raw temperature readings at the preexisting stations indicate temperatures are the same now as 80 years ago. All of the asserted U.S. warming since 1930 is the product of the controversial adjustments made to the raw data. Skeptics point out that as the American population has grown, so has the artificial warming signal generated by growing cities, more asphalt, more automobiles, and more machinery.

If anything, the raw temperature readings should be adjusted downward today relative to past temperatures (or past temperatures adjusted upward in comparison to present temperatures) rather than the other way around. If raw temperature readings are the same today as they were 80 years ago, when there were fewer artificial factors spuriously raising temperature readings, then U.S. temperatures today may actually be cooler than they were in the early 20th century.

Added Mr. Hinderaker:

“USCRN promises to be a valuable contribution to the raging debate over climate, as long as the alarmists don’t get their hands on the data and start changing it.”

Last year the United Nations Climate Panel declared we’re not seeing an increase in hurricanes, but we are seeing an increase in hurricane costs because more people with more wealth live in in hurricane prone areas.

Thus, perceived global warming is just that — perceived.

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David Collins

Perception is a quite powerful tool, especially when exploited by those that would profit from a warming environment. Sadly these profiteers pretty much control the media, “science” of a junk type but still deemed creditable by the media, and politicians world wide anxious for a slice of someone else’s economic pie. A slice that will be used to fight climate change, in their own way , of course. Usually through private banks dotted about the warming planet. Prince Harry, U K , even came out and said something must be done. The same Prince Harry who lives in a castle, private limos and airplanes and all the other trappings befitting royalty. Yup, he and the other A list celebrities as well as politicians, who hold themselves to a higher standard, will certainly show us the way. The way to join in on the greatest hoax in our history. So far. Soooooo...., jump in, the water is just fine.


Sure! Tell that to the residents of the Bahamas.

Core Sounder

noticed that the Obama family has just purchased a 15 million dollar mansion on the beach which pretty much tells us they don't agree with predictions of mass ocean flooding any time soon. These environmentalist need jobs like anyone else and will go to any lengths to make a dollar so they create problems so they can study those problems and how to fix them.


Let us all know when your going to break out your horse and buggy, and go back to catching your own food! [wink]


Nice of John Hinderaker (conservative blogger) to get all these scientific "facts" from "Real Clean Energy" (another "Real Clear" conservative opinion source). Great scientific analysis!


Right on! Thanks for a voice of reason and, truth.


All the scientists in this town who are well versed in oceanography, but the Newstimes expects us to believe a “policy expert” funded by the oil and gas industry. Fake news!


"There is also good reason to believe U.S. temperatures have not warmed at all since the 1930s. "

You do realize that "Global Warming" includes the entire planet and not just the lower 48? And Jesus was a white man.....


All those so called experts aren't ready for my version of equal for everyone,lol. Wonder who's gonna knit their sock's? Who's gonna hunt their food, or chop their wood, darn folk's........... what a conundrum, but, wait, the best part about us all is we get to strip them folks of their gas , and diesel burning cars too! No more NASA! Lets all make a fresh start! [beam]

Always A Teacher

John Hinderaker is a lawyer and not even an environmental lawyer. How versed is he in environmental and climate facts and research? Just another wind (bag!)


....There are unambiguous facts that the globe of today is warmer than the globe of yesterday. NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, have measured the temperature to be higher today than yesteryear. Who are you going to believe? Those who disagree with the best experts we have in the nation. Well done…

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David Collins

The residents of the Bahamas had plenty of warning and time to get out. No where to run and hide there. Can’t happen to me , just happened. Nothing historical happened except for stupidity. Stubbornness has it’s rewards.

David Collins

Just a note. As of 5 AM this morning the temperature on the southern coast of Greenland is 10 degrees with snow and is quite a bit colder inland. Guess this could be a sign of warming to some folks but not for me, today.


Hey guys, of course it is HAARP controlling the weather. That and a group of trolls in Timbuktu.


Climate Alarmism Isn't Rational [ ] FACTS IN LINK!


I am curious why many people are so unwilling to accept that we have drastically altered the earth’s climate that they will latch on to biased, unfounded comments from sources funded by the oil industry. It reminds me of people who quoted studies funded by the cigarette industry supporting the idea that cigarettes presented no cancer risk.


Think there is a slight difference in cigarettes and oil when it comes to benefits/utility vs harmful effects? Both may be harmful but doubt you can function very well without oil.

David Collins

So, anyone who disagrees with the human caused climate change crowd is probably funded by the oil industry. Good try but no cigar. Quite frankly, we just do not see any evidence directly supporting what you are whining about. Things change a bit every day and nothing is permanent on this earth. Always has and always will. Learn to modify and adapt or go the way of the dodo bird. By the way, what are you actually doing to forestall human induced climate change? Most do precious little but yammer to spend other folks money fighting windmills.


I was just looking at aerial views of NC-12 where the only thing between the road and the waves is a sand berm pushed up by bulldozers. Forty years ago you could drive up the entire banks and hardly see the ocean. Look at the abandoned houses on stilts in the water at low tide.

Sea level is not rising. Are the islands sinking because there are too many houses?


We certainly do have global warming. This terrestial warm air eminates from the hot air exiting from the liberals, selling their dribble, intended not to solve any environmental issue, rather to institute socialism upon us. Pure and simple, socialism can be substituted for "global warming" everytime. Thus by doing this, the real picture can emerge.


Thought it has been established that they are "rolling over" themselves. Vague recollection over 40 yrs ago after a storm Hwy 12 was washed out just outside of Buxton going towards Avon and State was working repairs there.

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