By JR on Friday, April 17, 2015
Love that chartmanship!
Chartmanship is a sub-branch of how to lie with statistics. In the example below the trick is to put up a long series that makes recent years look trivial. You are supposed not to notice that, while there was some warming in the 20th century, temperatures in the 21st century have been flat. The facts are there in the chart but are swamped by other details. But you can see it if you look carefully.
And note that the "record" temperature is only higher than the previous "record" by three one hundredths of one degree. Utterly trivial and highly artificial. The accuracy of global temperature measurement is just not that good. Warmists are very devious folks
Global temperature records keep melting as Japan declares March the hottest on record
The average air temperature over land and sea was 0.31 degrees above the 1981-2010 average, eclipsing the previous record anomaly of 0.28 degrees set in 2010.
Compared with the 20th century, temperatures last month were 0.76 degrees above average, the agency said.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is likely to release its March readings in coming days. Last month, the agency said both the first two months of 2015 and the 12 months to February were the hottest in 136 years of records. [But by how much? By less than one degree]