There is such a thing as shading the truth.
There is such a things as spin.
And then there is such a thing as a lie.
On December 1, 2016, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology used its official Twitter account to send out the following statement:
Have global temperatures plunged? Have “land temperatures plunged by by 1 degree?”
NO. The definitive source of information on this account is the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. These are the Science, Technology and Space people, and they have temperature records from around the globe spanning back to 1880. These records are available to the public, and as of March 2017, this is what they show regarding annual temperature levels over land:
Global land temperatures did not decline in 2016. They actually hit a record high in 2016.
To say that “land temperatures have plunged by 1 degree” is not spin.
It is not shading the truth.
The Republican-controlled House Committee on Science Space and Technology is using its position to directly lie to the American people.
Tell someone about this. Don’t let the masters of lies get away with it.