Pause Excuse #66: No Pause If We Only Consider Coldest And Warmest Days Of The Year

Have to keep the cult going

(The Hockey Schtick) A new paper published in Environmental Research Letters finds excuse #66 for the 18+ year “pause” of global warming: There’s no “pause” if you look at only the one single warmest and coldest days per year.

According to the authors and the accompanying editorial, if you use a dataset of extreme temperatures “which is not publicly available” and has data from “areas that don’t have many observations” (with extrapolated (modeled) temperatures) and pick out the one single day per year with the highest and lowest temperatures, those sparse one day per year observations are within one standard deviation of the climate model warming predictions.

Of course, if you instead look at observations from the other 364 days per year, the climate models are overheated by a factor of 3-4 times and falsified at confidence levels exceeding 98%+, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from grabbing at straws and believing in the “faux pause,” or that this paper allegedly “results in increased confidence in projections of future changes in extreme temperature.”

It’s hard to keep up with all the excuses. The Hockey Schtick has an updated list here.

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One Response to “Pause Excuse #66: No Pause If We Only Consider Coldest And Warmest Days Of The Year”

  1. John says:

    Teach that graph seems to dhow 2014 as being average temp but it looks like an all time high??? Splain that pls ??

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