(I’ve been sitting on this post as a draft for a couple days, thought I would finally post it based on an earlier comment by John, in which we can clearly see that the “2010 is the hottest year evah! ” talking point is a lie, and Warmists don’t care enough to see hard data)
I happened to be looking up some values regarding the talking points of “9 of the 10 warmest years EVAH!!!!!! occurring during this century” in a whiny post at Climate Progress by Tiffany Germain. Those values came from a post by Anthony Watts. Let’s take a look at some of those values, shall we?
That’s the beginning of the data set starting with warmest “on record” (which only goes back to 1895), and we should expect increasing warmth during a warm period following a cool period, shouldn’t we? But, that’s a separate debate.
Now, here’s what I found today
That data set comes from looking at temperature, time scale is year to date, month is December (that’s the end month). Let’s break this down, shall we?
What’s with all the downward revisions? .71+ is not chump change when we’re talking about data that is presented in tenths of a degree in order to maximize the visual impact. Of course, they now have 2012 as #1 by a wide margin, instead of the original .26. I suspect this is done intentionally, just like so much of the other data has been changed to conform to the talking points.
Data is data. If they took the measurements and set them, why change them? Who is changing them? Why change them? One meter is 100 centimeters. You don’t change it to 90 centimeters. (edited for correct figures)
It will be interesting to see what they do with 2013, which has over 70% of the nation at or below average temperatures.