Is it legitimate for the party that controls the White House to inscribe its political talking points onto U.S. postage stamps?
That’s what the Obama administration appears to have done with its global warming stamp which debuted on April 22nd. The round “forever” stamp depicts the North American continent with the oceans surrounding it depicted in bright colors to represent global warming.
Satellite and other data sets show no global temperature increase since before the President was elected. The USPS solved this inconvenient problem by substituting a computer model of ocean temperatures for actual (not very interesting) ocean temperatures.
The computer models that serve as the basis for the entire global warming scare have predicted a warmer world than the one we live in since their creation. They have yet to be accurate.
Is this an appropriate image for official U.S. postage?
Here’s an actual representation of current ocean temperatures reposted from meteorologist Anthony Watts. Doesn’t pack quite the same propaganda punch, does it.
In 2014, the U.S. Postal Service introduces Global: Sea Surface Temperatures, a new Forever® international rate stamp.
This round stamp features a visual representation of our planet’s sea surface temperatures. It shows the Earth with North America at the center and parts of South America, Asia, and Europe just visible on the edges, surrounded by vivid bands of color throughout the oceans. The image is one frame in a 1,460-frame animation created from the output of a computer model of Earth’s climate by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. The full animation shows how the surface temperatures of the oceans vary seasonally and change over time, and how surface ocean currents and eddies transport heat and water around the globe.
This image also combines the depiction of sea-surface temperatures with visible vegetation on the land masses, an element derived from a satellite composite created by NASA. Text repeated twice around the circumference of the stamp reads “GLOBAL USA FOREVER 2014.”
Art director William J. Gicker designed this stamp.
Here’s the bio of the stamp’s creator: