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2013-01-16 01:48:00 PM  
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What global warming?
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Cue the idiots to come in and tell us how the entire surface of the earth for 140+ months straight is probably just weather.
2013-01-16 03:29:14 PM  
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chimp_ninja: SevenizGud: What global warming? Cue the idiots to come in and tell us how the entire surface of the earth for 140+ months straight is probably just weather.

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Your first graph illustrates clearly the effect of choosing the boundaries when discerning trends. Choose a different period of time, and you get a different slope. It also illustrates the debating fallacy of "straw-man" as it misrepresents the time-scales that sceptics prefer to use.

Certainly, if the data were smoothed to remove sub-decadal fluctuations (as climatists say it should be since they say weather is nothing to do with climate) then the straight line you imply with your "red" trend, would not be in evidence. It would not be straight, and more importantly it would not resemble the shape of the human CO2 emissions curve. Which means the only correspondence is the overall rise, which is a single data point, and is only very weak corroboration.

The reality is that you do indeed see different slopes at different time-scales because, as I mentioned above, climate fluctuation is chaos-driven and therefore has the character of pink noise. You can zoom out further, looking at a longer period of time, and it retains the same character. There is nothing about the period shown that supports the anthropogenic claim against a pink-noise based null hypothesis.
2013-01-16 02:12:04 PM  
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SevenizGud: What global warming?
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Cue the idiots to come in and tell us how the entire surface of the earth for 140+ months straight is probably just weather.


You can count Dr. James Hansen among those idiots, although he only says it's been flat for 120 months.
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2013-01-16 01:07:42 PM  
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It's great for the AGWers to get more tax dollars to waste!

/Climate: It's a continuum, folks!
 
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