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Moonbat boasts that sceptics don't know 5+1=7

David Rose's climate science writing shows he has not learned from previous mistakes | George Monbiot | Environment | guardian.co.uk
I don't have time to deal with every one of the mistakes his article contains – it takes 100 times as long to show why a claim is wrong as it does to make it – but here's a quick breakdown, beginning with the first sentence: (I've been able to pull this together with the help of the Climate Science Rapid Response Team, which put me in touch with the relevant scientists and pointed me to the primary datasets.)

Rose:

"A year ago tomorrow, just before the opening of the UN Copenhagen world climate summit, the British Meteorological Office issued a confident prediction. The mean world temperature for 2010, it announced, 'is expected to be 14.58C, the warmest on record' – a deeply worrying 0.58C above the 1961-1990 average."

"A year ago tomorrow" would have been 7 December. The Met Office issued its forecast (not a "prediction") on 10 December.

But George the article is dated:
"4:17 PM on 5th December 2010"

In my world on the 5th tomorrow is dated the 6th, not the 7th.
Petty I know, but Moonbat is the one to bring it up and triumphantly point out the trivial error.

Glasshouses George, glasshouses.

(The rest of George's outrage is similarly manufactured.)

Comments

It took me a while to work out that you were fisking Moonbat's supposed fisking of somebody else.

I'm sometimes not sure what level of reality we're operating on here in the 'blogosphere.

But every now and then I do a Google search on "underlying warming trend", which always cheers me up.

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