More Noise Please*

When I saw this headline:

Stable temps could chill work on climate treaty

on the front page of Wednesday’s Seattle Times I immediately assumed is was  shoddy climate change reporting reflecting that paper’s ideological leanings.  But no, turns out it was originally published by the New York Times and written by their top climate change reporter Andrew Revkin.

Over at Climate Progress, Joe Romm calls the piece the worst of Revkin’s career, and proceeds to thoroughly shred all the claims that form the whole premise, for example that “global temperatures have been relatively stable for a decade,” etc, etc.  The two plots below say it all.

How reassuring that our newspaper of record could get it so wrong on climate change.   Perhaps they’re trying to outdo their performance on the run up to the Iraq War.



*Thank you Steven Jesse Bernstein