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Old 22. Feb 2019, 01:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Btw EldonW, thanks for sharing those two links!

Wonder why someone would want to bother writing up a distorted thing?

Not the first, nor the last i suppose.
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Old 22. Feb 2019, 02:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you read the original article then you'll see that this is not questioning the concensus or denying global warning. It is asking a reasonable question "why statistical cooling outliers garner no media attention."

IMO, it probably wasn't published because journalists and publishers prefer to work within dominant narratives. That way they can write stories more easily and lower the risk of losing subscribers and advertisers.

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None of this argues against global warming. The 1950s was the last decade cooler than the previous decade, the next five decades were all warmer on average than the decade before. Two year cooling cycles, even if they set records, are statistical noise compared to the long-term trend. Moreover, the case for global warming does not rely primarily on observed warming; it has models, historical studies and other science behind it. Another point is both February 1998 and February 2016 were peak El Niño months so the record declines are starting from high peaks—but it's also true that there have been many other peak El Niño months in the past century and none were followed by such dramatic cooling.

My point is that statistical cooling outliers garner no media attention. The global average temperature numbers come out monthly. If they show a new hottest year on record, that's a big story. If they show a big increase over the previous month, or the same month in the previous year, that's a story. If they represent a sequence of warming months or years, that's a story. When they show cooling of any sort—and there have been more cooling months than warming months since anthropogenic warming began—there's no story.
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