Pure Poison IconA favoured meme in the climate change denial-o-sphere is the regularly trotted out “It hasn’t warmed since (Insert helpful data point here)”. Our friend the Southbank Jester has been fond of it over the years, it was a point he trotted out after the infamous University of East Bumcrack sledge from Annabel Crabbe, and more recently he approvingly quoted a Forbes piece which included the statement that global temperatures have not risen during the past decade.

The excellent website Skeptical Science last week posted a graph that shows the problem with the kind of cherry picking required for the “It hasn’t warmed since” meme.

The whole post is worth a read, and the graph should be linked to every time someone tries to use this disingenuous argument about climate change having come to an end.

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