The research by a man often called the “godfather of global warming” says that the likelihood of such temperatures occurring from the 1950s through the 1980s was rarer than 1 in 300. Now, the odds are closer to 1 in 10, according to the study by NASA scientist James Hansen. He says that statistically what’s happening is not random or normal, but pure and simple climate change.
No, it is pure and simple cherry-picking. Had he compared against the 1930s he would have seen that recent temperatures have been relatively quite cool.
Data is for all USHCN stations which were operational during both the 1930s and the most recent decade.