“Union of Concerned Scientists – Unwarranted Concern about the Northeast US“. A guest post by Alan Cheetham of Appinsys (an unskeptical version of Skeptical Science, with an interest in portraits of Mohammed). Did you know that the Union of Concerned Scientists, who are just washed-out librul anti-nuke gravy-train types, has been exaggerating climate change in the Northeastern USA? (Nothing to say about the rest of the world?)
[Across the globe, and] “here in the Northeast, the climate is changing. Records show that spring is arriving earlier, summers are growing hotter, and winters are becoming warmer and less snowy. These changes are consistent with global warming, an urgent phenomenon driven by heat-trapping emissions from human activities.” – 2006, from climatechoices.org
“In fact”, there has been no trend in temperature change there in a hundred years, and sometimes the “record” was, like, years ago!
- When denialists like Anthony Watts and Alan Cheetham want to present the illusion of a recent cooling period, they will reduce the number of years of temperature data until they can.
- When denialists like Anthony and Alan want to hide recent (post 1975) AGW warming, they increase the number of years they present.
- Denialists like Anthony and Alan will always cherry-pick a convenient location and claim that it disproves a global trend.
- Denialists like Anthony and Alan will always fixate on an outlier if it suits their argument, the wilder the better.
Unfortunately for Anthony, in this case the “trick” is in plain sight. In all “flat” temperature graphs the trend from 1975 onwards is a rising one. Here’s an example, the “summer” temperature trend:
I guess we should listen to the Union of Unconcerned Scientists.