Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More Good Will-Hunting

Dave Roberts and especially Nate Silver rip apart George Will's denialism column that I mentioned yesterday. Nate's got a bunch of charts of historical temperature data, and although he does not say it explicitly, the charts make it easy to see why guys like Will can kinda, sorta get away with saying "there has been no recorded global warming for more than a decade" -- it's because 1998 was such a warm year that a line drawn from that year to 2008 is horizontal.

Honest people, when talking about trends, show all the data. Nate Silver shows all the data.

(h/t: Andrew Sullivan)

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