I recently came across a “quiz” produced by Richard Keen, which ended with this graph:
Of course it’s a textbook case of cherry-picking, easily shown by showing what Richard Keen doesn’t show:
It’s even clearer if we show, not the monthly data, but the annual averages:
Most regular readers here have seen this kind of thing many times. After all, cherry-picking is one of the favorite, and most common, deception methods of global warming deniers.
It occurred to me that it might be worthwhile to assemble a compendium of examples of climate deniers’ cherry-picking. I’d like it to show the graph(s) they show, then show what they didn’t show. Of course, there might be a lot of work involved — they’ve done so much cherry-picking!
Then it occurred to me: I’ve got a lot of readers who’ve seen a lot of cherry-picking. Why not enlist their aid? So, this is an appeal to readers (regular or otherwise) to participate in crowd-sourcing a compendium of cherry-picking by climate deniers.
The “default” would be just a pair of graphs: what the denier shows, then what the denier didn’t show. But, I don’t want to stifle your creativity. So, you should decide for yourself what the demonstration of denier cherry-picking looks like. Conceivably it could be just text — but I doubt that would have much impact, certainly not much visual impact.
The goal is to create the maximum visual impact, so that those who are new to the global-warming-denier thing will see instantly just how dishonest they are.
Post ’em here. Be advised, that by doing so you grant permission for me to display them in any way, shape, or form.