25 Jul '11, 3pm

Shift those goal posts! Climate change deniers can't say there's been no sig. warming since 1995. So now they pick 1996.

Shift those goal posts! Climate change deniers can't say there's been no sig. warming since 1995. So now they pick 1996.

Michaels also engaged in some rather blatant cherrypicking by choosing November of 1996 as his starting point. "Skeptics" used to claim that there has been no [statistically significant] warming since 1995, but as we previously reported , the global warming trend since 1995 in the HadCRUT data set is now statistically significant at the 95% confidence level. So Michaels has moved the goalposts and selected the earliest date at which the HadCRUT trend fails this statistical significance test, and then deceived his audience by claiming that lacking stastistical significance means "no warming."

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=895

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