The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), like most public “science” bureaucracies, is more about propaganda than real research. But there is a challenge for any group playing this role. They can only continue to push their agenda if they are not too obvious about it. They don’t want to be caught in a falsehood and lose their credibility.
So NOAA had to try to reverse themselves after making patently false claim.
From the Daily Caller:
July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the U.S. during a summer that was declared “too hot to handle” by NASA scientists. That summer more than half the country was experiencing drought and wildfires had scorched more than 1.3 million acres of land, according to NASA.
According to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in 2012, the “average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during July was 77.6°F, 3.3°F above the 20th century average, marking the warmest July and all-time warmest month on record for the nation in a period of record that dates back to 1895.”
“The previous warmest July for the nation was July 1936, when the average U.S. temperature was 77.4°F,” NOAA said in 2012.
This statement by NOAA was still available on their website when checked by The Daily Caller News Foundation. But when meteorologist and climate blogger Anthony Watts went to check the NOAA data on Sunday he found that the science agency had quietly reinstated July 1936 as the hottest month on record in the U.S.
“Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States,” Watts wrote. “Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be ‘adjustable’ in NOAA’s world.”
This, of course, is not the only… “inconsistency” that Watts has noticed on the part of climate bureaucrats. The simple point to remember is that, when people are lying, they have trouble keeping their story straight. That point will explain everything you see climate “experts” doing.