Take theClimate Science Challenge
Premise: In 2015 the year 2014 was labeled the first ever “hottest year on record” by the climate-change-adherent-establishment that was supposedly caused solely by anthropogenic (manmade) causes (since there was no Super-El Niño Southern Oscillation as in 1998). A single favorable dataset was selected and then declared as definitive in displaying the current global temperature and trend. A mostly co-operative worldwide media then trumpeted this news. Here is the poster child graph that was released to the media in 2015:
Riddle: Can you please identify for me in the above graph which year that the natural warming trend following the end of the Little Ice Age in about 1850 transformed into a predominantly manmade global warming trend?
Riddle: Now that you are aware that the global temperature up-trend has been unchanged since about 1850, with no acceleration after the major increase in fossil fuels consumption in about 1950, why would 2014 being the “hottest year on record” be of any unnatural significance? (Especially since even Dr. Hansen’s minimum projection has not been reached.)
Conundrum: From what can be seen in this poster child graph, 1998 was also the “hottest year on record” at the time, and so was 1990, 1983, 1944, 1915, and a host of other years. So what is the big deal of 2014 being the “hottest year on record”? If this graph is an accurate picture of historic global temperatures, 2014 as the “hottest year on record” is nothing more than what is unarguably a natural up trend in global temperature in this graph which began 100 years before the 1950 major increase in fossil fuels consumption.
Conclusion: There is no empirical evidence (data observation) of anthropogenic (manmade) global warming indicated in this graph. The continuous trend is apparently occurring naturally. Other than being a curiosity of nature, the current “hottest year on record” appears to have no more special significance than other years that at the time would have been the “hottest year on record”.
Punch Line: The claim that the “hottest year on record” is caused by “climate change” is a propaganda trick to make you think that it is mankind’s fault.