Who is most effective at showing how empty, how misleading, how utterly nonsensical are the arguments from global warming deniers? Perhaps — of course this is just my opinion — the answer to the question “Who is the deniers’ worst enemy?” is one of their own: Christopher Monckton.
Why? Because he’s still writing stuff like this blog post at WUWT (where else?). A recent video demolished the claim that “there’s been no warming for 18 years” because “the satellite data are the best,” and did such an effective job of it that Monckton just had to respond.
One quote from today’s NASA/NOAA press conference on global climate stands out in my mind. At one point a journalist asked a question starting with “If this trend continues…” Gavin Schmidt’s response begin, “It’s not a question of if…”
Climate experts from NOAA and NASA will announce new data on 2015 global temperatures during a media teleconference on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m. ET. The scientists will also discuss the year’s most important weather and climate events in context of long-term warming trends.
You can read more about it here, and listen to a livestream of the briefing here (it starts at 11:00 A.M. Eastern time).