a graph of temperatures over just the past nine months, with a line drawn kind-of through them:
So Bolt’s been pontificating about temperature trends for years now, and posted lots of graphs with linear trends without a clue as to what they are.
Now that’s just clueless, but the next thing that Bolt does is spectacularly dishonest.
In my post I was responding to Duffy’s claim that:
For the past year, there’s been a sharp cooling.
I graphed the temperatures for this year so far and observed:
Far from being a “sharp cooling”, the trend is a warming rate of 3.5 degrees C per decade. Of course, this doesn’t mean anything, because changes in temperature on monthly or annual scales are weather and not climate.
Bolt didn’t quote the claim that I was responding to and didn’t quote the the sentence where I stated that trends on Duffy’s time scale don’t mean anything. He just quoted this much:
Far from being a “sharp cooling”, the trend is a warming rate of 3.5 degrees C per decade.
And calls it my “prediction” and my “projected rise” and titles his post “Dead within Lambert’s decade”. And just to extinguish the faint possibility that Bolt had stopped reading in the middle of my paragraph and hadn’t noticed the second sentence, in his comments several people pointed out what I had written and Bolt even responded to one of them. After this had happened, Bolt added an update where he referred to the trend I had described as meaningless as my “prediction” and my “projected rise”, references that he knew to be false. Spectacularly dishonest.