By Steve Goddard
Earlier in the month I wrote an article showing the trend in Arctic ice since 2002.
I took a lot of criticism from people for not measuring “crest to crest or trough to trough.”
Any one schooled in analysis of cyclical data would know that one must go from crest-to-crest or trough-to-trough, to maintain some semblance of symmetry about the x-axis.
It is time now to see how serious people are about their belief systems. We have passed the 2010 El Niño peak, and can see what the “real” trend is since the cyclical El Niño peak of 1998.
“Global warming on decadal timescales is continuing without let-up … we conclude that there has been no reduction in the global warming trend of 0.15-0.2C/decade that began in the late 1970s.”
Talk about cherry-picking! Look at his start point. He chose the worst case trough to crest to measure his trend.
Question for readers. Is Hansen correct, or does he need some serious graphing lessons? Below are the trend graphs from 1998-present for all four sources. GISS is way out of line.