It is weird and not good that climate experts don’t spend five minutes checking the data before going to the press to spout hysterical alarmist tripe.
The magnitude of how unusual the year has been in the U.S. has alarmed some meteorologists who have warned about global warming. One climate scientist said it’s the weather equivalent of a baseball player on steroids, with old records obliterated. “Everybody has this uneasy feeling.
This is weird. This is not good,” said Jerry Meehl, a climate scientist who specializes in extreme weather at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. “It’s a guilty pleasure. You’re out enjoying this nice March weather, but you know it’s not a good thing.”
Boulder shows no trend in March days over 70 degrees. The warmest March in Boulder was over 100 years ago in 1910, which reached 90 degrees on March 17 and had two 83 degree days.
By contrast, the warmest day in “guilty” March 2012 was 80 degrees on March 31. If 2012 hadn’t been a leap year, there wouldn’t have been any 80 degree days in March. Jerry Meehl says he is a specialist, yet seems to know very little about his specialty.