The world is hotter than ever.says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The co-founder of the Weather Channel and meteorologist, Joe D'Aleo, and Climate Depot website founder, Marc Morano disagree. Not about the world getting hotter, but rather that the warming is a problem which requires immediate attention and action.
Mr. Marano says
"...[government] is playing the climate fear card by hyping predictions and cherry-picking data."while Mr. D'Aleo maintains the
"...oceans are entering a cooling cycle that will lower temperatures."Mr. D'Aleo also claims
"...too many of the weather stations NOAA uses are in warmer urban areas."and
"The only reliable data set right now is satellite."So what does the satellite data show. According to Mr. D'Aleo:
NASA satellite data shows the average temperature in June was 0.43 degrees higher than normal. NOAA says it was 1.22 degrees higher.There are few who deny that the Earth is getting warmer. But as this article indicates, there is still doubt about how this will effect the future of our planet. This matter is not settled yet. We need more data to make informed decisions. At this time there is no need to panic. It is a time to proceed cautiously. It is a time to do what is economically feasible to reduce Carbon emissions.
It is not a time to make rash political decisions. It is not time for Cap and Trade.