RSS data: 2010 not the warmest year in satellite record, but a close second

RSS data: 2010 not the warmest year in satellite record, but a close second. Anthony Watts discovers that 2010 was merely the second warmest year on the satellite record, although his first version of the chart “proving” this was just a tiny bit exaggerated. Thus disproving Global Warming. Of course the declaration that 2010 is now warmest year was based on surface temperature records, not satellite observations.

Funny how a few days ago denialists were poo-pooing the slightness of 2010’s new record but are now hailing the slightness of their claim that 1998 is still the warmest.

So what was “the warmest year” in Anthony’s preferred dataset? Yes, 1998, the outlier year with a massive El Niño boost which has been the denialist “trick” for several years because it throws off short-term statistical significance. Look for this talking point to be quietly dropped over the year as moment

Pick your story from the satellite temperature observations.

2 thoughts on “RSS data: 2010 not the warmest year in satellite record, but a close second

  1. I keep stumbling across the ‘no warming since 1998’ , however I’m surprised the ‘confusers’ keep peddling this particular gem.

    Once you see the graph it’s so obvious that someone is ‘pulling a fast one’ that is puts any open minded person on their guard.

  2. How about updating the graph to February 2012. Or are we still hiding the decline?

    [You mean like this? – Ben]

    HADCRUT3 global temperature trend

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