As a former journalist: TV, Radio, newspapers and wire service, I get angry at media outlets who deceive on purpose. If you wonder why the fallacious journalistic headlines or stories drive me crazy, consider the following Global Warming headline and the following story. I am assuming that Associate Press wrote the headline and the story, and Breitbart simply posted it without editing. It is misleading and when readers read just the headline it's easy to assume the article is talking about the whole world , but it isn’t.
It is very angering that a news organization purposefully misleads through it’s headlines and stories, it just isn’t bad journalism which drives me crazy enough, it the fact that it is a lie to promote it’s biased agenda. Journalists who write headlines and stories know readers frequently only read headlines. Read enough headlines and don’t read the rest of the story, and you can get a distorted view. Not every country in the world had the “warmest” on record year, not even close.
“Warmest year on record” statement is also misleading to promote Breitbart and AP’s agenda. Quality records go back a paltry 150 years at most. And even then, the quality of the early numbers are not equal in accuracy because of techniques and temperature recording equipment. So, the “warmest on record” in geological terms is like saying all of climatological history can be determined during a 60 second period of record keeping. I would be embarrassed as a journalist writing such an agendized story.
In his movie, “An Inconvenient Truth” Al Gore says 100 per cent of scientists agree on global warming. That is a flat out lie. But to listen to the APs and Breitbart.coms of the world, the only reason for the alleged global warming is man. Anyone remember the sun. If it’s radiant emissions hitting earth went down by just 2 per it could be catastrophic. Would that be George W. Bush’s fault too?
First Half of 2006 Is Warmest on Record
Jul 14 1:06 PM US/Eastern
The first half of the year was the warmest on record for the United States.
The government reported Friday that the average temperature for the 48 contiguous United States from January through June was 51.8 degrees Fahrenheit, or 3.4 degrees above average for the 20th century.
That made it the warmest such period since record keeping began in the National Climatic Data Center reported.
No state was cooler than average and five states _ Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri _ experienced record warmth for the period.
While much of the Northeast experienced extreme rainfall and flooding at the end of June many other areas continued below normal rain and snowfall.
As of June, 45 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate-to- extreme drought, an increase of 6 percent from May.
Dry conditions spawned more than 50,000 wildfires, burning more than 3 million acres in the continental U.S., according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Worldwide, it was the sixth warmest year-to-date since record keeping began in 1880.