2008 wasn't the hottest year. 2010 wasn't the hottest year. Are you beginning to see a pattern develop here? https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpre ... -the-data/
Global surface temperatures in 2010 tied 2005 as the warmest on record, according to an analysis released Wednesday by researchers at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
The two years differed by less than 0.018 degrees Fahrenheit. The difference is smaller than the uncertainty in comparing the temperatures of recent years, putting them into a statistical tie.
2) NOAA scientists used much of the same raw temperature data, but a different baseline period. They also employ their own methods to estimate global temperatures.
This refers to the NCDC dataset. What is interesting is their reference to “estimating global temperatures”. This is a clear admission that measuring global temperatures is not the exact art sometimes inferred, but largely guesswork.
3) This is the latest in a series of warm years, in a series of warm decades
This has, of course, been the get out clause since the pause started. But why should we be surprised that temperatures have remained stable for the last decade or so?
It simply shows that the Earth has found a new equilibrium. I would suggest that there really would be concern if global temperatures started to tumble back to 1970 levels.
As has been said elsewhere, with satellite temperatures indicating that 2014 was nowhere near a record, the divergence between actual temperatures and those scary models becomes ever greater and important.
That is why the likes of Gavin Schmidt has to resort to misrepresenting the data.
So, as usual climate science has to find a way to misrepresent the data. Claim a splash of a conclusion (that is really within the margin of error) to get a big headline. Pathetic fail as usual. But you guys go on patting each other on the back so you can appear concerned.