Re: Cherry picking data, Dec. 11, PNR. The author of this letter accused me of cherry picking data to dispel his notion that global warming has ceased since 1998. This is quite amusing for that it is exactly what the deniers do.
In a previous letter I just gave one example of hard data to indicate that there is peer reviewed science to support increased warming temperatures. I agree that record-breakers don’t tell us much about trends for it is the trends that matter. And there is an equivocal consensus among the reputable world’s climate scientists that the Earth has been warming at a steady rate before and since 1998.
Not only do these scientists focus on surface air temperatures which show an undisputed 0.11 to 0.12ºC per decade warming trend since 1997 but, perhaps more importantly, they measure thermal mass of the oceans which give a much more steady indication of the warming that is occurring.
I would suggest to these deniers of global warming they check the real science, not the nonsense that is floating out there on the Internet.
T. V. Gogol