By JR on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Meteorologist tries to debunk Breitbart
The point she made is an old one and already well answered. The fall in temperature was NOT found only in the satellite record. There were similar falls in other measures. See here. And the land-based record is important precisely because it shows changes first, before the ocean does. There is more thermal inertia in the oceans but the ocean surface moves in the same direction as the land surface. So the land record is predictive of overall cooling, which was the point. The lady is just a pretty face
AN ATMOSPHERIC scientist has delivered a scathing response to alt-right website Breitbart for trying to use a video “with my face on it” to back its misleading views on climate change.
Kait Parker, from the US cable show The Weather Channel, recorded a video debunking Breitbart’s claims saying: “Here’s the thing — science doesn’t care about your opinion”.
“Cherry picking and twisting the facts will not change the future, nor the fact ... that the Earth is warming,” Ms Parker says in the video published on Tuesday.
Ms Parker’s response was prompted by a Breitbart article that suggested global warming was nothing but a scare and that global temperatures were actually falling.
“Problem is they used a completely unrelated video of la nina with my face in it to attempt to back their point,” she said.
“What’s worse is that the US committee on space, science and technology actually tweeted it out.”
The climatologist then proceeded to completely dismantle Breitbart’s article, debunking the conclusions it makes.
She said one claim that global land temperatures had plummeted by one degree since the beginning of this year was based on one satellite estimate, and when land temperatures were combined with sea surface temperatures, you actually get a record high temperature.
“Land temperatures aren’t an appropriate measure, the Earth is 70 per cent water and water is where we store most of our heat energy,” she said.