Regarding the latest UAH and RSS global temperature data plots Dave B writes: “…could you post a best-fit, to be fair? I don’t have the technology.”
Sometimes I’m tempted to tell people to do the work themselves, after all, I’m overloaded as it is. But, it is the 4th of July weekend, and I’m stuck here in the smoky toasty Sacramento Valley babysitting a bunch of servers until my chief tech support guy comes back from vacation, so what the heck.
I’m not sure what he’s implying by “fair” but it has been my experience that no matter what you put in a graph, or how you graph it, somebody will find fault with it. Below are raw data overlaid with 1st order and 5th order curve fits to show long and short term trends.
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And “to be fair”, and to make everyone happy/angry here is the last 11 years, when the warming trend flattened.
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