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The Tale of Two Graphs

The Mail on Sunday gives David Rose space to repeat old (and wrong) claims that “global warming has stopped”. | Carbon Brief

The graph that Rose should have shown is this one, which shows roughly 0.8 degrees Celcius of warming since the beginning of the 20th Century.

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This reveals Rose's statements that "[b]efore [1980], temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years" and that "global industrialisation over the past 130 years has made relatively little difference" are extremely short-sighted. As the Met Office explained to Rose:

"Looking at successive decades over this period, each decade was warmer than the previous - so the 1990s were warmer than the 1980s, and the 2000s were warmer than both. Eight of the top ten warmest years have occurred in the last decade".


If the Met Office hadn't had more important things on their minds couldn't they have said something similar in 1944..

"Looking at successive decades over this period, each decade was warmer than the previous - so the 1930s were warmer than the 1920s, and the 1940ss were warmer than both. Eight of the top ten warmest years have occurred in the last decade"


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Whoops - I have been naughty and chopped their graph up - one half shows the entirely natural and unworrying Global Warming from about 1905 until the Forties, the other half shows the recent man-made catastrophic warming. I can't remember which one is which though...

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And the average for 1931-60 in the CET was warmer than 1961-90, which is the "period of comparison" when "anomalies from normal" are produced.

Look at their graph - just LOOK at it.

Specifically, look at the bit from just before 2000, to the present day.

No warming. Fluctuation, yes (surprise!), but no trend.

That is what rational people are saying, and there it is in black and white (or red and blue, if you insist!).

The warmists are now the deniers.

"Global warming - a plausible theory now disproved by experimental data."

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