Over on WUWT there’s a posting of a graph by Burt Rutan. It is a very nice graph, showing a big rise in CO2 vs a ‘go flat’ by temperatures since about 1997.
A bunch of folks have complained about various other ways the graph could be made. Frankly, while their points are often mathematically correct, they fail to recognize the “Be A Mirror” aspect of not indulging in ‘losing side asymmetrical warfare’ with the other side. If the opponent is fine with graphs about Infrared Radiation heat gain that show a temperature range of 2 C, all told, starting at near ambient, to mislead (instead of starting at 0 K ) then so must we use ‘graphs for effect’.
But in all the gaggle of “interesting” alternate graphs put up, with various start points and what all, one by D.B. Stealey down in comments was more interesting to me. I think it dramatically shows the range of temperatures (of the USA in this graph) along with the significant lack of anything of note in how they have changed over time. With a large CO2 ramp from what is ‘supposedly’ the ‘right’ pre-industrial amount (remember, ‘their rules’… so we don’t need to plot CO2 from zero…).
Without further ado, here’s the graph:
Pretty clear, isn’t it? Temperatures just not doing much at all. CO2 on a log ramp. Disconnected.