The old paean to witchcraft is looking more and more applicable to the climatistas these days, as seen in the orgasmic response to the “news” that 2014 was the hottest year ever by a margin of two one-hundreths of a degree. (Honey, can you turn up the A/C? It’s feeling two one-hundreths of a degree warmer!)
Yesterday Britain’s Met Office, one of the principal nodes of the Climate Establishment, offered its own conclusion that 2014 was “one of the warmest years on record globally,” but offered this rather sensible caveat that you can be sure most climatistas will ignore (because talking point):
Nominally this ranks 2014 as the joint warmest year in the record, tied with 2010, but the uncertainty ranges mean it’s not possible to definitively say which of several recent years was the warmest.
Colin Morice, a climate monitoring scientist at the Met Office, said: “Uncertainties in the estimates of global temperature are larger than the differences between the warmest years. This limits what we can say about rankings of individual years. (Emphasis added.)
Meanwhile, our friends at Hillsdale College have posted the video of my public lecture from last November on the topic “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Global Warming.” It’s just over an hour long, but all the best jokes are up front: