September 27, 2013 by David K. Sutton
Two Charts Climate Change Deniers Don’t Believe
There’s a lot of hot air (okay, that was too predictable) from climate change deniers in the run up to today’s UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. Some of these deniers are actually saying global warming has stopped or in some cases reversed. Remember, we aren’t talking about skeptics. These people are out-and-out denialists. They are unconcerned with facts and evidence. The only thing that matters in their narrow worldview is their “belief” that climate change is not real or not man-made.
Here are two charts these climate change deniers don’t believe. Good thing for the rest of the world we have climate scientists who take their jobs seriously.
The above chart is from the World Meteorological Organization and it clearly shows globally average surface temperatures (land and sea combined) have steadily increased over the past 30 years. Warming has not ceased or reversed.
This chart from the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows the decline in Arctic sea ice. You can see last year’s record decline followed by this year’s recovery. Climate change deniers point to this recovery as proof of “global cooling.” The only thing cooling are the few remaining cells left within their diminutive brains, as it doesn’t take a genius to see that this year’s “recovery” is well below Arctic sea ice extent measurements of the past 30 years.
I know we should restrain ourselves and not call people stupid. But if people can’t understand when a record measurement is taken, the likelihood is that the next measurement is going to be less extreme, then they are stupid. Oh I know it’s likely that ideology stomped intellect into a bloody pulp, but that’s no excuse for condemning the rest of the world with stupidity.
See: 4 Climate Myths You’ll Hear This Week
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