Friday, June 04, 2010

How Skeptics are Downplaying 2010

Now that it's clear that 2010 is a seriously warm year, skeptics are busy trying to either disprove the data.

Just a few months ago, the data was good enough to prove global cooling. But suddenly such claims have vanished.

Lubos Motl: You may often hear that we're living in the hottest days, weeks, and months ever. But the RSS data contradict this claim. This year continues to be about 0.08°C cooler than the same part of the year 1998. Of course, there's a possibility that 2010 will beat 1998 because the end of 1998 was cooler. But I think that the end of 2010 will be cooler, too.

David Whitehouse: (2007):The fact is that the global temperature of 2007 is statistically the same as 2006 as well as every year since 2001. Global warming has, temporarily or permanently, ceased.

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