Not getting talked about #1

A reader recently encouraged me to follow-up on the idea of occasionally posting about Global Warming news or events that Anthony Watts’ blog chooses to ignore. It’s tough keeping up with the posts Anthony spews out, but now and then I recognize a small patch of enlightening silence. Here’s one now.

During my recent travels NOAA released a large peer-reviewed study published as a Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society supplement. There’s an excellent online copy with some interactive data-sets too. Anthony Watts has been strangely silent about it even though it was widely covered in the popular media:

The 2009 State of the Climate report released today draws on data for 10 key climate indicators that all point to the same finding: the scientific evidence that our world is warming is unmistakable. More than 300 scientists from 160 research groups in 48 countries contributed to the report, which confirms that the past decade was the warmest on record and that the Earth has been growing warmer over the last 50 years.

NOAA's ten indicators of a warming world.

It’s all good fun getting attention by shouting about this meaningless contrary trend or that one, or by accusing climatologists of being hostile while ignoring your own vituperation. But when the evidence is lined up in a row like this… Best to keep your mouth shut and hope that your supporters forget about it.

Of course Anthony could be busy on the back-channels helping to craft a useful spin. “Whitewash”? “Data manipulation”? “Conspiracy”? We’ll see.