Breitbart Should Stay Out of Matters of Climate Change

A few days ago, Breitbart put out a report stating that the earth was actually cooling. The Weather Channel responded with a retort: https://weather.com/news/news/breitbart-misleads-americans-climate-change

Basically, the Weather Channel told Breitbart to quit misleading people about climate change. While the message from the Weather Channel is agreeable, there is more TheGeoScholar is up to discuss.

Breitbart is not a scientific journal. Breitbart is not involved in making scientific studies. All it did was take a clip of something some the Weather Channel and used it to their own benefit.

This report will show the trends of the earth’s temperatures. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GISSTemperature/giss_temperature2.php?src=share

To get an idea of idea, one has to understand the difference between climate and weather. Weather is now, climate is over time. And the earth’s temperature averages in the NASA report are being shown on the graph in both annual and 5 year averages. That is what climate is about. Averages over time.

In short, Breitbart should just admit its own bias. Admit that this is not about telling the truth, but spreading their own version of propaganda. What is even more disconcerting is that President-elect Donald Trump has picked Steve Bannon, who used to run Breitbart, as part of his cabinet. Trump has also expressed desires to defund NASA. If NASA is defunded, then tracking the earth’s annual temperatures will be even more difficult.

This is the reality. The earth has been trending towards getting warmer over the past 50 years. That is a fact. One off year doesn’t negate years of trends. This is why scientists and geographers need to report on this. Not Breitbart. Donald Trump claims global warming is a hoax from the Chinese. Well, prove it.

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