J. D. Heyes
Natural News 
August 15, 2013
If a picture says a thousand words, a photo taken out of context can speak lies for eternity.
Enter the sham “science” that is global warming/climate change. This “theory” has been disproven seven ways to Sunday , and yet the progressive Earth worshipers on the Left continue to push the lie that mankind’s loathsome habit of improving life is killing the planet.
Because of successive annual reports featuring data that proves global warming/climate change is in fact not occurring, the Left has had to resort to creating an illusion of warming and change – up to and including altering photographs to “prove” a lie.
One of the most recent culprits of this tactic was none other than The Associated Press, which intentionally misrepresented a photograph  in order to create the impression that the North Pole was melting by the second.
AP forced to retract lying photo
The Associated Press had to retract a photo it released on July 27 with the caption, “The shallow meltwater lake is occurring due to an unusually warm period.”
“In fact, the water accumulates in this way every summer,” AP admitted in a note to editors, adding that the photo was doubly misleading because “the camera used by the North Pole Environment Observatory has drifted hundreds of miles from its original position, which was a few dozen miles from the pole.”
To be sure, the AP is merely playing its part as a press lapdog for the climate change pushers, whose agenda is to use phony climate data as a way to take away your mobility and force you into crowded urban centers where you can be more easily controlled.
Unfortunately, American taxpayers are also subsidizing the lies, via funding of various federal agencies which share a like-minded agenda.
One such agency is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which recently released the report , “State of the Climate in 2012,” an annual assessment of the world’s weather patterns. Of course, it was filled with doom and gloom. Trouble is, the report is largely fiction.
In it, NOAA states flatly that “worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record.” And while 2012 saw record heat and drought in much of the country during the summer months, the report “fails to mention [that, overall, 2012] was one of the coolest of the decade, and thus confirms the cooling trend,” says an analysis by climate blogger Pierre Gosselin.
“To no one’s surprise, the report gives the reader the impression that warming is galloping ahead out of control,” writes Gosselin. “But their data shows just the opposite.”
The agency reported that over the course of last year, the Arctic continued a warming trend with “sea ice reaching record lows.” But at the same time, NOAA reported that Antarctic sea ice “reached a record high of 7.51 million square miles” on Sept. 26, 2012.
So far this year, experts have noted, there has been a slowdown of Arctic ice melting over summer, as temperatures at the North Pole hover well below normal for this time of year. It’s a period that meteorologist Joe Bastardi is calling “the coldest ever recorded.”
And there’s more chicanery afoot.
NOAA scientists ‘couldn’t get any more incompetent’
NOAA also reported that the “average lower strastospheric [sic] temperature, about six to ten miles above the Earth’s surface, for 2012 was record or near-record cold, depending on the dataset” even while the concentrations of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, continued to increase.
“Even with all this data manipulation, the trend is down as shown by this Hadley global plot,” wrote Joseph D’Aleo, former Director of Meteorology at The Weather Channel.
“Last year was the 8th warmest but 7th coldest since 1998. They explain it away with the predominance of La Ninas or a solar blip, but say it was the warmest decade nonetheless, so stop questioning us,” he said.
Gosselin has nothing good to say about NOAA climatologists.
“If you think scientists just couldn’t get any more incompetent, then think again. NOAA scientists even appear to believe that cold events are now signs of warming,” he said.