NOAA is at it again--cherry-picking to keep the federally-hyped poot of global warming alive, while REAL people (like the plumber who just solved the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico) continue pointing out the stupidity of it all. The Urban Island effect is constantly poo-poo'd away by alarmists, but it still doesn't change THE FACT of this effect. There is no global warming...especially given NOAA's data set.
Marc Morano, a global-warming skeptic who edits the Climate Depot website, says the government "is playing the climate fear card by hyping predictions and cherry-picking data."
Joe D'Aleo, a meteorologist who co-founded The Weather Channel, disagrees, too. He says oceans are entering a cooling cycle that will lower temperatures.
He says too many of the weather stations NOAA uses are in warmer urban areas.
"The only reliable data set right now is satellite," D'Aleo says.
He says NASA satellite data shows the average temperature in June was 0.43 degrees higher than normal. NOAA says it was 1.22 degrees higher.