The 329th consecutive month of hot temperature adjustments
You can always sift through statistics to find something out of the ordinary.
This is especially true when you control the statistics. For example,
July was the fourth-warmest such month on record globally, and the 329th consecutive month with a global-average surface temperature above the 20th-century average, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).
Actually, 864th, but matching the numbers sounds better. It’s all a matter of what statistics you choose to look at. But, as I said in July, you don’t get to make predictions in hindsight; you don’t get to choose the measurements afterwards. The most important part of this chart isn’t that the numbers are being adjusted upward, it’s that they’re being adjusted differently every year.
In response to I believe in Global Warming (and other conversion stories): Conversion stories aren’t meant to convert skeptics; they’re a bonding tale for the converted. They’re also a sign of a religion; science needs theories that make predictions about both what happens when they’re right and how to falsify them if they’re wrong. Proof for human-caused global warming is always in the past. Whatever happened last month or last year proves global warming. No application of the scientific method can ever disprove it because hindsight is 20/20.