I did a little test here. I sent this news out to some people this morning and they said, "So what? It's a NASA reporting error. Who cares? 1998 is not the hottest year on record. '34 is." That alone to me is pretty interesting because global warming has been a big deal the past 20 years, man-made, hotter and hotter and hotter. We're nowhere near as hot as we have been 75, 71 years ago. Nowhere near as hot. That alone, but then, when I tell them, guess what? New global warming forecast from scientists set in with a vengeance after 2009 with at least half of the five following years expected to be hotter than 1998. You see how this stuff works? So it is just more evidence, ladies and gentlemen, that this whole global warming thing is a scientific hoax. Newsweek has even gotten this story.
Here is the blog where Rush got the reporting errors here. The reporting of temperatures can be unreliable if the gage is sitting next to two A/C outtakes blowing hot air!
Update: Climateaudit.org and Surfacestations.org are currently not available. Not only did Rush Link but some other conservative sites linked also. (Michelle Malkin and Instapundit to name a few. And a possible DDOS from some Gororcles! HEH! I'll have to blog roll these sites.
Seriously, this correction in the data has made the "hockey stick blade less."