So the Met Office, the US Governmentâ€™s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA all say the noughties were the “hottest decade on record”. Apparently, according to some idiots, global warming isn’t happening and temperatures have actually fallen over the last decade.
But even the Telegraph admits:
Depending on what happens in the last three weeks of the year, [this year] could end up as the fourth, fifth or sixth hottest on record, but it will certainly be much warmer than 2008, which was anomalously low thanks to a cooling La Nina in the Pacific. And the jump between average temperatures in the 1990s and the current decade is one of the greatest ever.
Temperatures only appear to have fallen if 1998 – an anomalously hot year – is taken as the starting point. Beginning, for example, with 1997 or 1999 gives a very different picture and independent statistical analysis has concluded that a cooling trend could only be determined by â€œpeople coming at the data with preconceived notionsâ€.
Pre-conceived notions? I wonder who that could be…. Global warming deniers = flat earthers. There’s no other way to put it really. These people aren’t just ignoring the blatant facts, they are actually twisting them to say the opposite.
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