By Paul Homewood
The White House has released their latest disappointing estimate for Q1 GDP, and comment:
Overall the first quarter was subject to a number of notable influences, including historically severe winter weather, which temporarily lowered growth.
They go on to show this graph of heating days and comment:
The first quarter of 2014 was marked by unusually severe winter weather, including record cold temperatures and snowstorms, which explains part of the difference in GDP growth relative to previous quarters. The left chart shows the quarterly deviation in heating degree days from its average for the same quarter over the previous five years. By this measure, the first quarter of 2014 was the third most unusually cold quarter over the last sixty years, behind only the first quarter of 1978 and the fourth quarter of 1976.
This is all rather strange, because the heavily adjusted temperatures, published…
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NASA has recently erased the post-1940 cooling trend, but prominent scientists who studied it at the time said that it was causing erratic weather, crop failures and mass starvation.
Anthony Watts reported yesterday that Jerry Brown is worried about LAX drowning, as it is only 125 feet above sea level. But what about SFO, which is only 10 feet or so above the Bay? At current rates of sea level rise, SFO will be underwater in only infinity years.
Climate scientists choose to use whatever data brings in funding.
With temperature, they use UHI contaminated tampered surface data – and ignore much more accurate satellite data which shows no warming.
With sea level, they use tampered satellite data – and ignore surface data which shows no change in trend.