NOAA Throws Cold Water On Media Hysteria Over Earth’s Three Hottest Days On Record


Many corporate media outlets pushed the narrative that the 72-hour period between July 3 and 5 was the hottest ever recorded. They cited a computer model developed by the University of Maine, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has warned isn’t as reliable as traditional observational information.

The New York Times cited Climate Reanalyzer, a computer model developed by the University of Maine, in various reports on Thursday, claiming that the global temperatures this week broke the previous record of the hottest three-day period. NOAA, The Associated Press reported, said that the model is not a substitute for observations, as it relies in part on computer-generated outputs.

Axios, in a headline on Thursday, stated that the “Earth has seen three of the hottest days ever recorded.” The Times’ story on Thursday said that the “past three days have been quite possibly the hottest on Earth in modern history.” Fortune’s headline on Thursday read “Earth experiences record heat for the third consecutive day.”

According to the AP, “even though NOAA can’t validate the methodology of the University of Maine study, we acknowledge that we are experiencing a period of increased temperatures due to climate changes.” NOAA stated.

According to its website, the Reanalyzer calculates global temperatures based on observational data provided by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. According to the Reanalyzer model, this was the hottest time it had ever experienced.

According to the National Weather Service website, NCEP is a part of the National Weather Service which is a part of NOAA.

According to The Guardian, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stated that the current heat is a demonstration of climate change being out of control. If we continue to delay key measures, we will be heading for a catastrophe, as the two recent temperature records demonstrate.

The Daily Caller News Foundation received no immediate response from NOAA, The New York Times or CBS News.