Disco. Inst. head Bruce Chapman takes a dip in denial. Global warming isn’t an issue, he seems to believe, because:
We’re having the coldest winter, er, spring in 100 years in the great Northwest. There’s new snow in the mountain passes and even freak frosty flecks in Seattle’s hilliy suburbs.
As for Chapman’s claim that “while mean world temperatures have fluctuated yearly, in the past ten years, overall, they’ve gone nowhere,” I must insist: Sadly, No!
The red line is a 5 year moving average, which smoothes out anomalous years, and shows the stark rise in temperature over the last decade.
One of these days, I have to write up a paper on the convergence of creationism and global warming denialism.