Daily Archives: January 7, 2019

Fooled by Noise

I keep hearing the strangest things from strange quarters.

I know global warming didn’t take a “hiatus,” it didn’t “pause,” but some folks keep saying it did. I know Arctic sea ice hasn’t merely declined (dramatically in fact), it’s declining still, but some folks just can’t stop saying that the decline is over and/or that it’s actually in “recovery.”

I know wildfires in the western U.S. are getting worse and a big part (of course not all) of the reason is climate change, but some say that had nothing to do with it, it’s all due to something else. I know heat waves are getting worse and more frequent, but the usual suspects can’t help but deny it. I know sea level rise is accelerating but they insist it isn’t and that we shouldn’t even plan for the possibility.

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