Sometimes ‘slip ups’ happen.
I was going to empty the SPAM queue and did my usual ‘quick scan’ for things that didn’t belong there. (on various occasions I’ve found comments in there with no discernible reason – a couple from Oscar and Adrian lately, for example). This time I was being quick and nothing jumped out at me so I hit the “dump em” button. Then, in that gap between “click” and “too late to see anything”, I saw a comment from Peter Offenhartz. (Hope I spelled that right).
He was basically complaining that the Mount Hamilton picture was cherry picking and that I ought to look at (mumble) New Hampshire or some such where it was 75 F and normal was 48 F and that clearly showed climate change / global warming. Unfortunately, when the button is clicked to dump, it’s dumped, even if the slow link lets you see it for a while before the screen wipe returns…
At any rate, in rebuttal, I offer this image, shamelessly lifted from this posting at WUWT:
There’s a very similar looking year to date graph in the article.
The point? Well, just look at it. Other than the part of the arctic where there are no thermometers (that score a perpetual bright red for what can only be reasons of error) the only place on the planet that is significantly warm is the eastern USA!
Note in the upper right corner, the anomaly value is negative.
So it’s pretty clear that the world is being very cold right now… But some folks can’t tell a representative sample, like Mount Hamilton, when they see one and confuse their local weather for global warming…