In a press release sent out last week, NASA claimed 2014 was the “warmest year on record,” a widely disputed allegation that made headlines worldwide almost instantly. What NASA failed to mention, though, was far more important: The agency’s own satellite temperature data for last year show that 2014 was only the sixth warmest since NASA’ Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) satellites went up less than four decades ago. Despite actually boasting of its satellites monitoring “Earth’s vital signs” in the announcement, NASA opted to highlight its dubious temperature “estimates” rather than the objective, unmanipulated, comprehensive global data collected by its own expensive taxpayer-funded technology.
President Obama announced plans to move ahead with mandating methane emission reductions primarily directed at the renaissance in the energy industry.
A hacker group calling itself Cyber Caliphate hacked the Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military Central Command on Monday and used the social media platforms to post pro-Islamic State messages and videos. President Obama promises to address cyber security.
As oil prices continue to decline, many oil-producing countries and investors will feel the pain, but drivers will enjoy the lower gas prices.