U.S. President Donald Trump wants to roll back vehicle emission standards because he does not believe carbon emissions cause climate change.

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to roll back vehicle emission standards because he does not believe carbon emissions cause climate change.
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February was second hottest on record, NOAA


The earth experienced the second hottest February on record in 2017 in spite of the fact that there was no El Nino effect warming the planet’s waters. Calculations by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicate that the temperature for the month was 13.08 C, which was almost one degree (.98) warmer than the average for the 20th century.

In previous years, that kind of heat was not reached unless El Nino was at play. NOAA scientist Ahira Sanchez-Lugo told Associated Press the results were clear evidence of climate change.

Trump to rollback efforts to fight climate change

U.S. President Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax and in his budget proposal plans to cut funding for his State Department’s Global Climate Change Initiative and the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund.

He also wants roll back vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards imposed by outgoing President Barak Obama. The state of California is likely to resist.

Ontario promises to work with California and others

The Canadian province of Ontario yesterday vowed to work with California and other U.S. states on initiatives to mitigate climate change.

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2 comments on “February was second hottest on record, NOAA
  1. Rod says:

    (part 2)
    Not to mention the fact that, all those variables are constantly changing from second to second. To even suggest that temperature data is in any way meaningful in terms of climate is, quite simply, stupid! The influence of climate on temperature data is indistinguishable from the dozens of other factors influencing any individual reading. To suggest that throwing it all into one pot and just rendering it down actually means something, is completely devoid of reason. A completely ignorant and meaningless exercise, how stupid can they get? And then they wave it in all our faces as if it is written in stone and infallible. What boundless hubris!
    The data and graphs are pure science fiction from a purely fictitious science, Climate Science. A science in name only that should be relegated to the only thing it is good for (????), predicting the weather!

  2. Rod says:

    The very notion that anything of any value can be derived from the arithmetical reduction of global temperature data, is completely naive and totally lacking in any scientific basis! It is obviously the product of non-scientists, or as they call themselves, Climate Scientists. Meteorology is not science and never will be, because meteorology is the antithesis of science and science is incomprehensible to the minds of meteorologists.
    NOAA would have we ignorant and gullible masses believe that the temperature data is a direct measurement of “climate.” How idiotic and simple minded! (These people are what the gullible public believe are scientists.) The instantaneous temperature at any place on the planet and at any point in time, is the net result of the combined effects of Sun, cloud cover, local terrain, local vegetation, time of day, time of year, etc. etc. etc…… climate is only one tiny aspect of the ambient temperature.