Oh! For pity’s sake Dana. This is lies, damn, lies and statistics, and what’s more; you damn well know it, Dana, unless your I.Q. has dropped sharply recently.
Don’t sit there on your pulpit and preach to me that “The deniers are talking nonsense” and then come out with this rubbish.
No one is disputing that the world has been generally warming for the last several centuries, so no one should be surprised that we break the odd record now and again. So what?
Let’s cast our minds back 70 years to the end of the 1910 – 1940 warming period. We could have made exactly the same claims back then, and they would have meant what, exactly? That we were heading for some imminent catastrophe? Of course not! So why is it any more significant now?
Proof of warming, is *not* proof that man is causing it – again, as you well know.
So what is this question Dana? It’s blatant propaganda to fool the foolish and gullible, isn’t it? Oh yes! Well that’s me convinced by ‘proper’ science then. Not!
Don’t sit there and criticise what some of the sceptics come out with (which even I’ll admit I cringe at now and again) and then do exactly the same yourself.
You’re being a hypocrite again, Dana, and should be ashamed of yourself.
As ever with Global Warming - Don't believe the hype.
Just to show how much nonsense Dana really is talking, I’ve just taken the time to do the same calculation using the HadCRUT3 variance adjusted dataset.
I only have data up to Feb 2010, but the 12 months to then comes out as...
Wait for it...
The 54th hottest 12-month period.
Current first is still Aug 1998. In fact, you’ve got to go back to 11th to get anything in the last 10 years (Apr 2004)
UAH (Data to Feb 2010) : Current hottest: Oct 1998. Feb 2010: 18th (and that’s only because temps leapt almost 0.5⁰C between Dec 2009 and Jan 2010. Dec 2009 comes in 67th! LOL Got to look down to 13th to get anything in the last 10 years: Dec 2005.)
RSS MSU (Data to Mar 2010): Current hottest: Dec 1998. Mar 2010: 23rd (Dec 2005 first entry within the last 10 years, at: 12th.)
So where does that leave us? With Dana cherry-picking his data, it appears. And there was me thinking that it was only the sceptics who did that.
<shakes his head in utter disbelief and exits the room muttering to himself>