Nova’s first handbook contains one of the dumbest arguments I have ever seen (and let’s face it, she says some pretty stupid things). Against the AGW position that the current climate change is rapid, Nova claims …
Last century, temperatures rose about 0.7 degrees (and most of that gain has been lost in the past 12 months). But around 1700, there was a 2.2° C rise in just 36 years. (As measured by the Central England Temperature record, one of the only reliable records of the era.)
Aside from the questionable accuracy of thermometer measurements made 300 years ago, how do we let Nova know that the temperature in Central England does NOT represent that of the GLOBAL average?
Oh, and can you spot which month Nova cherry picks in order to make the claim that “most” of the gain has been lost? I’m guessing it was one month in 2008.