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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sheppard Botches Temperature Data
Topic: NewsBusters

Serial global warming misleader Noel Sheppard used a July 24 NewsBusters post to trumpet how "no temperature records were actually broken" during last week's heat wave despite how "global warming-obsessed media were rife with reports about record-breaking heat":

That's right. There were only 34 new all-time daily temperature records set during last week's "record-breaking heat."

This is out of over 6000 records previously set for each day since such things have been reported.


Seems the exaggeration at play is even greater than the number of Americans now claiming they attended Woodstock.

Makes you wonder if all these so-called journalists were smoking something last week as if they were still at Max Yasgur's farm.

But Sheppard misread the data. As Media Matters details, the 34 records he cites refers only to all-time ever at the 6,000 recording sites, not daily records. Here are the records that were actually broken during the heat wave:

  • All-Time Highest Maximum Temperature: 70
  • All-Time Highest Minimum Temperature: 175
  • Monthly Highest Maximum Temperature: 125
  • Monthly Highest Minimum Temperature: 330
  • Daily Highest Maximum Temperature: 2,125
  • Daily Highest Minimum Temperature: 4,787

What was Sheppard smoking when he mindlessly copied-and-pasted a fellow denier's fraudulent data into his post?

Can we expect to see Sheppard update his post and correct the record? Don't count on it.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:22 AM EDT

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