Global temperature drops by 0.4°C in three years

Posted: December 1, 2018 by oldbrew in climate, Critique, data, ENSO, propaganda, weather
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Misleading manipulation of climate-related stats is an ongoing issue, as explained here.

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, says David Whitehouse @ The GWPF.

In science communication however, a simple graph can be worth far more than pictures particularly when the main point is that the last four years have been the hottest on record.

In a press release the World Meteorological Organisation said,

‘The long-term warming trend has continued in 2018, with the average global temperature set to be the fourth highest on record. The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the top four in the past four years.’

The main message was echoed by others, such as the BBC.

Climate change: Last four years are ‘world’s hottest’

Likewise the Guardian:

Past four years hottest on record, data shows

It all goes to show how temperature data can be misrepresented if you don’t show the temperature data itself.

Continued here.

  1. Gamecock says:

    ‘As we have said many time before an El Nino is not a climatic phenomenon, it is weather.’

    As there are places where El Nino is experienced directly, it is part of their generalized weather. And generalized weather for an area or region IS climate.

    Think of hurricanes. A hurricane is indeed weather. But if a region, like the southeastern United States, is subject to hurricanes, it is part of their climate. Even though no Atlantic coast location gets a hurricane every year.

    ‘El Niño is a part of a routine climate pattern that occurs when sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean rise to above-normal levels for an extended period of time.’

    The opposite of El Niño, La Niña, is when sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific drop to lower-than-normal levels.

    These warm and cool phases are part of a recurring climate pattern that occurs across this section of the Pacific, known as the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).’

  2. oldbrew says:

    ‘hottest on record’ – perhaps in recent times, but the urban heat island effect has never been greater, and data adjustments are rife, in favour of higher temp recordings and discarding or amending lower ones.

    So all may not be what it seems at first glance. Large parts of the world still have few or even no temp recording sites (e.g. oceans, polar regions, deserts, jungles, remote mountains).

  3. stpaulchuck says:

    They just have to keep this dead horse going because they have not yet implemented UN Agenda 21 completely, or even mostly. The idiots in the press keep beating the drum because they are unwilling to go after real issues and news like the slaughter in inner city venues like Chicago.

    High temperatures in the Northeast and upper Midwest have been running some twenty degrees below normal, but I don’t hear one peep about it. Oh Shock and surprise.

  4. oldbrew says:

    The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years

    But the temperature now is very little more than it was in the mid-90s. The climate spin doctors don’t want that news to get around.

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  5. oldbrew says:

    Here Come The Climate Scares
    By David Wojick, Ph.D.

    In the run-up to the annually grand UN climate change summit, this time in Katowice, Poland, we can expect the usual deluge of scary climate stuff. Not surprisingly, the biggest climate clowns by far are the UN IPCC and the US GCRP, plus a horde of smaller fry. How they all got into that little green car no one knows.

    The IPCC gets pride of place with last month’s “1.5 degrees” report, telling us that if the entire world does not end fossil fuel use immediately (which is not possible) then we are all doomed (which is false).

    Now the US GCRP (pronounced G-crap), has released the fourth National Climate Assessment, or as I like to call it, the National Scare.

  6. Alex says:

    Salby shows that slightly warmer temperature during the last two decades
    is the product of only a handful of years, much like El Nino.
    It has no connection to steadily increasing CO2,
    which was present over all years.

  7. ren says:

    El Nino now does not work in California.
    In California, there will be a lot of snow next week.

  8. oldbrew says:

    Date: 04/12/18 Andrew Montford, GWPF

    The UK’s climate predictions from 1991 aren’t looking good.
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    Warming a lot less than expected, in case we hadn’t guessed.