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Re-check numbers before you panic

The White House and some politicians announced an all-out effort to curb global warming.  Right on cue, NASA reported that 2014 was the hottest year ever. Right on cue, the media ran articles highlighting the fact that 2014 was the hottest year since 1880. A local paper ran a front page story stating the Pacific ocean was “boiling.”
But wait, is all this true? I grew up in California, and the Pacific was always between 55 and 62 degrees, and sometimes a little warmer from El Nino. How could it be boiling?  
The UK Daily Mail, a newspaper less afraid of reporting the truth about world events, noted director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Galvin Schmidt, “admitted NASA thinks the likelihood that 2014 was the warmest year since 1880 is just 38 percent.”
We had global warming in 1880?  
The “Berkley Earth Surface Temperature” project, which uses 10 times the reporting stations as NASA, concluded that if 2014 was the hottest year on record, it was by 1/100 degree Centigrade above the next hottest year, 2010.  But the margin of error is 1/10 degree. This means it could be a relatively cool year and still be within the margin of error.  
So what are the apocalyptic hysteria and prophecies of doom about? They are about minuscule temperature changes that are more likely to be wrong than right. But what about the bigger picture?     
California surface temperatures off the coast were documented by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy in the 1960s. They have not changed, varying between 55 degrees and 62 degrees.
And some today are cooler than for the same period in the ‘60s. GISS data from 1961 to now shows no change. So the Pacific is not boiling.
The Goddard Institute for Space Studies database, used to create maps showing the 2014 inferno in the press, can be adjusted so a person could get almost any results desired by entering criteria for a different date. I created a 9-degree rise in Canada’s temperatures over a short period of time doing this.  
Then there are the 3,000 land-based temperature sensors, located mainly in the U.S. and Europe, many in areas that have transitioned from rural to urban. They have not been relocated to ensure an accurate representation of the natural environment. In fact, the Washington Post quoted Roger Pielke of Colorado State University, “There remain significant uncertainties in the accuracy of the land portion of the surface temperature data, where we have found a significant warm bias.” 
There is little wonder that Schmidt believes there is only a 38 percent chance 2014 is the hottest year ever. Regardless, we are supposed to be subjected to the whims of an overreaching government that wants to increase the money it takes off our kitchen table through more regulations, higher taxes, and less freedom and liberty?   
So I say, “Where is the credibility?” I fail to see it. We need to stop this craziness of using global warming or climate change as a vehicle to redistribute wealth, and restrict liberty and freedom.
Leaders of the environmental community know this, and they are not concerned. They flew about 1,700 private jets to a meeting in Switzerland to talk about what WE need to give up to fix the environment.