Global warming stamp? Welcome to propaganda nation!

By |2014-06-06T08:38:30+00:00June 6th, 2014|News|5 Comments

IObama stamps 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.

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From the USPS:

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:

A native of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, William J. Gicker attended West Chester University, graduating in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and minors in Russian and Film Criticism, as well as additional studies in photography and women’s studies. By January 1997, Gicker had moved to Washington, D.C., where the following year, he began working at the U.S. Postal Service as assistant editor of USA Philatelic, the quarterly catalog produced by Stamp Services. Today, Gicker serves as Creative Director for the stamp program and as editor of USA Philatelic. Among his favorite creative projects are the Star Wars stamps, where he shared art-director responsibility with Terry McCaffrey, and the relationships generated with artist Peter Emmerich and designer David Pacheco during the five issuances of the Disney series.
Global warming stamp computer modeled


  1. disqus_tObYqppPWg June 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    How appropriate that the stamp is based on “modelling”, which is fiction. The entire climate scam is fiction, based on skimpy, frivolous, cherry-picked research. It can be filed right up there, with the Wizard of Oz, and Cinderella stamps!

  2. Greg Cox June 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    “It’s an emergent scientific truth… The Republican Party, so many of its members are resistant to embracing the facts of climate change that the legislation that they should be eager to influence, they’re left outside the door…Because they think the debate is whether or not it’s happening, rather than what policy and legislation can serve their interests going forward.”

    • discouragedinMI June 7, 2014 at 7:36 AM


  3. Kini June 6, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    The climate always changes, we call them seasons; Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. If there is any evidence that the climate changes because of man influence, then present your data, not computer models, real empirical data. What’s so bad about a warming planet anyway? The planet was much warmer at times in its history. There were longer growing seasons. A cooling planet is a bad thing. Who wants a planet locked in a season of death? Prove that a warming planet will cause droughts, and more hurricanes and deadly storms. Where is the evidence to back up that claim?

    Why isn’t other factors included in the global warming scare? The Sun’s output, the orbital relationship of our planet to the sun, Volcano’s, ocean currents; all this information is conveniently ignored. Instead, global warmists blame SUV’s and coal fired electrical plants, fracking, industry; and yet, there is no evidence this has any influence on global temperatures. I guess it’s easier to create fictional evidence than gathering real evidence of how the planet weather works. That’s why they forecast the weather, because no one knows what the weather will be, until it arrives. However, we shouldn’t create a panic and punish ourselves because of some chicken little that stands to profit from people’s fears.

  4. Washington76 June 7, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Climate scientists caught lying, cheating again October 30th, 2011

    Snow Storm Greets Global Warming Protesters In Calgary, Without The Slightest Hint Of Irony Say “We’re Seeing The Effects of Global Warming”… Heh.

    Chinese icebreaker stuck after Antarctic rescue? January 03, 2014

    Antarctic sea ice hit 35-year record high September 23 2013

    Global Warming? Temperature Up ‘Very Close to Zero’ Over 15 Years June 24, 2013

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