I talked to a fellow from the Philippines today. When I asked about the weather over there he told me they were having flooding in the north central areas. When I told him man was not responsible he suggested that man was making it worse in some small way. I told him about my blog and asked him to leave a comment. Little did he know he would be the subject of my comments. Nice fellow for sure and helped me a lot. Well here is what I was talking about. Making up data out of thin air to make their point. This is as cogent an example as one can get. All those grey areas of no data suddenly filled in to set a record. WOW! Why didn’t I think of that? Just not in my nature.
In order to reach the desired”hottest August ever” – start at 0.66, extrapolate that out 1200 km to 0.68, and then extrapolate that out across multiple regions of the planet to get to 0.70.
As a final step, you then ignore the huge discrepancy vs multiple sources of much more accurate satellite data – and go directly to the press with the story the White House is looking for.