The good thing for those interested in reality, is that arguments about short tem trends only last for…um short terms. The bad thing for the denialism movement’s argument recycling machine is that they can’t rely on copy/paste, or at least shouldn’t!
Check out Things Break for a rather amusing example of this. Morano recylces a moronic argument about how sea levels are falling, which was true on the uninformative timescale of 2006 to mid 2009. But he amusingly links to current data[PDF] which shows that temporary lull is over and 2006 has been surpassed.
Also in that article is the resurection of Pielke Sr. claiming that arctic sea ice is increasing. Given the fact that Pielke is a trained climatologist, is there any interpretation of his statement that leaves him any integrity?
I prefer to respect the arguments of people with relevant degrees, but can anyone defend this?