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Heartland on the Air: Watts Discussing NOAA Warming Claims

January 17, 2020

Senior Fellow Anthony Watts was a guest on The John Steigerwald Show in Pittsburgh yesterday discussing why the new NOAA reports stating last year was the second hottest ever is only 'hot air.'

Appearing on The John Steigerwald Show (full program here:, Senior Fellow Anthony Watts goes into detail about why the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's latest report claiming that 2019 was the second hottest year on record should be scrutinized. As it is impossible to measure the 'temperature' of Earth as a whole, many reports take sets of data and come up with their own claims for shocking headlines when in the report it takes a more nuanced approach, showing multiple analyses. Watts says that there has to be this constant attention to crisis, as without something to combat funding would come to a halt.

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Anthony Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute. @wattsupwiththat