Bad Astronomy

A Simple Request

I have a simple request.

Global annual mean surface air temperature change, from 1880 - 2012.
Global annual mean surface air temperature change, from 1880 - 2012.

Now that we know 2012 was the ninth hottest year on record since 1880…

Temperature anomalies (deviation from average) 2008 - 2012
Temperature anomalies—the deviations from average—for 2008 - 2012.

…and that we know this…

9 of the 10 hottest years have been in the past decade

Image credit: NASA

…and that we also know the ten hottest years have all been since 1998…

can we please stop lying about it?

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