Flawed Premise in Global Warming Argument

By | July 7, 2020

The NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources publishes a quarterly. The current issue claims the average rainfall in New Mexico has remained erratic but neither up nor down over the past 50 years. But they ominously claim the temperature has risen by 3 degrees and is likely to increase dramatically.

It took about 10 seconds looking at their chart to realize they carefully dramatized a cooling period during the 50s and 1960s and highlight the higher temperatures of the past 30…which are suspect in the first place.  NOAA clearly has altered temperature data and “adjusted” temperature. In fact, their temperature charts changed from 1998 to 2018 rather dramatically. It suppressed the hot years of the depression and increased the temperatures.

But in New Mexico, the temperature charts are different according to who is doing what. And the unaltered data does not support the assumption that the state is heating up beyond normal temperature trends which vary from extreme drought to relatively benign temperatures.  In other words, if we go back 120 years we see that the trends are similar to years gone by. Just saying…