You knew it was coming from shameless people like him. Unfortunately, Mr. Johnson doesn’t know the difference between what the Gulf Stream pattern looks like and the rest of the sea surface temperature. I had to laugh when he tweeted this tonight:
Ummm, that’s the Gulf Stream Brad. It looks like that on a regular basis, for example, this one from October 2012:
Its also a model reanalysis of anomaly, not the actual sea surface temperatures.
Bill McKibben also got into the act:
Citing this anomaly image, McKibben only apparently saw the red:
Problem is that when you look at a proper SST plot of actual temperature, his hot thinking all falls apart:
And this is verified by the WeatherBell SST map showing temperature of 7C to 11C off the coast. That’s not warm at all.
To his credit, McKibben backed down after seeing the NOAA plot:
Paid propagandist Brad Johnson, instead of admitting his error, doubles down with more industrial strength propaganda:
Somebody take this fool’s Twitter account away please.