Not really something worth doing, because its only The Sun, but since it won't take very long...
In his commentary on the much ballyhooed David Rose story in the weekend Daily Mail (UK), Goldstein writes:
One problem with determining whether the Earth is warming is that it’s hard to measure.
The Met says 1998 was the warmest year on record, meaning in the past 132 years for which reliable temperature data exist.
NASA, another leading global climate monitoring agency, says 2005 and 2010 tied as the warmest years.
Interpreting temperature trends obviously depends on what years you choose.
If you pick 1997-2012, as Rose did, the Earth hasn’t warmed significantly for almost 16 years.
Well, no, in their response to the Daily Mail story, which Goldstein actually references but perhaps did not read, The Met provided this graphic (which, in addition to being informative, is really quite pretty):
all the relevant sources, including The Met, have shown 2010 and 2005 as being warmer than 1998. Perhaps Goldstein has simply not kept up.
PS. As for Mr. Rose, the guy has a long history of misquoting scientists.
Did you mean Lorrie Goldstein, not Gunter?
Oops. Speaking of bung-ups. Thx. Corrected.
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