“An obvious decline in temperature over the past 70 years.” – H. B. Schmidt
New Year’s Eve Temperature is Trending Down
By H. B. Schmidt
29 Dec 2017
The Weather Channel (TWC) has an article today about the brutal cold currently enveloping the eastern U.S.
The New Year’s Day eastern U.S. Lower 48 average temperature record since 1948 is included with a tweet from Dr. Brian Brettschneider, a climatologist from the Western Regional Climate Center:
The interesting thing is not that 2017 has the potential to be the coldest on record (even colder than 1977) but that they show, in graphical format, an obvious decline in temperature over the past 70 years.
Yes, this is just one small portion of the planet—the eastern Lower 48 of the contiguous U.S. amounts to approximately 2 million square miles, or ~1% of the surface of the planet’s 196.9 million square miles—and represents just a single day of the year, but it represents the longest continuous and most densely covered geographical area of the USHCN record.
While I have not done an official trend analysis (could some ambitious IceAgeNow reader do that?) a simple eyeballing of the overall trend would suggest a decline of several degrees Fahrenheit over the past 70 years.
Take this opinion piece for what it is: a citizen scientist’s perspective of a single day’s temperature trend for a minuscule 1% of the planet during the past 70 years. But for me, it gives validation to remain skeptical of the endless AGW propaganda being foisted upon a largely ignorant public.