The Universe Today blog reports on a blind study in which statisticians were presented with disguised data on warming trends. Seth Borenstein from AP has the original article here. Deke Arndt from NOAA:
The last 10 years are the warmest 10-year period of the modern record. Even if you analyze the trend during that 10 years, the trend is actually positive, which means warming.
Interesting thing about the supposed “cooling trend” … even in the “chilly” years of 2000 and 2008, Earth temperatures were warmer than anytime before 1990.
In realted news, I notice that the Vatican is giving pseudo-science a hearing next month. Interesting that it only takes one day for a conference on the topic of disproving evolution. Speaking of science, I’m actuall.y surprised there’s that much to fill a twenty-four-hour period.