Washington Post Explains Why Data Doesn’t Matter

Behind the present pause in global warming

The temperature departure from the 1951-1980 average over the last 12 years. Trend is about flat (slightly up). (Data from NASA) Has global warming stopped since the turn of the millennium? Yes – if you examine the data in a vacuum. But has the warming pressure on the atmosphere from man-made greenhouse gases stopped? No – not at all. A closer look at the data bears that out.

It’s easy to glance at a temperature chart of the last 12 years (to the right) and draw the conclusion warming has slowed or stopped. That’s what renowned environmental scientist James Lovelock did and he’s now told MSNBC he’s backed away from his dire concerns about global warming.

“We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he said. “The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium.”

Behind the present pause in global warming – Capital Weather Gang – The Washington Post

What the author is saying is that the temperature data doesn’t conform to the theory, so we should ignore the data and stick with theory.

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8 Responses to Washington Post Explains Why Data Doesn’t Matter

  1. Anto says:

    I just love the way warministas swap from 1961-90, to 1917-2000, to 1951-80 temperature averages, depending on what suits their purposes the best. Maybe if they go back to the 1881-1910 averages they can show some current warming.

  2. dmmcmah says:

    Sandia scientist Mark Boslough chimes in at the Albuquerque Journal : http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/04/25/opinion/climate-change-is-based-only-on-fact.html

    He says:

    “Fact: Global warming is real. The first decade of the 21st century was the hottest decade since records have been kept. The climatological temperature, the average over both space and time, is continuing to increase. ”

    I wrote a rebuttal, wonder if if will get published.

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