Anthony Watts can't attract anyone but crackpots to WUWT
Poor little Anthony Watts is running out of people willing to write for his disgusting little blog, WUWT. He's relying more and more on crazies like Christopher Monckton, David "funny sunny" Archibald, Ronald D "it's insects" Voisin and filling in the blanks with endless repetition of magical leaping ENSOs from Perennially Puzzled Bob Tisdale and random weird wonderings of Willis Eschenbach.
Today it's back to Christopher Monckton. He uses a lot of words to try and get rid of the 97% consensus. He wields wordplay to say words don't mean what they mean. He tries to con his readers into thinking 97% is actually 0.3%.
Monckton is truly weird, a crackpot, delusional or deliberately deceptive - take your pick.
I bet he wishes it was as easy to disappear the actual 97% of scientific papers and the actual 98.4% of scientists who show that humans are causing global warming.
Way down near the end of his long-winded article Monckton draws a messy picture in that putrid pink he favours. "That's better", say the rabble. "We like pictures." (Does anyone actually bother to read or attempt to translate what Monckton writes or do they just look at his pictures and nod sagely, pretending they understand it.)
Here's one of his pictures. What do you think is wrong with it? I went for the ugly theme to complement Monckton's. Red on pink looks ghastly, doesn't it.
If he'd got rid of the noise from seasonal effects and monthly data, and started just one year earlier than 2001, you would have seen something quite different. If he'd started his chart ten years earlier, you'd have noticed the trend starting to show up.
What else did you notice. Did you see how the temperature is sitting 0.4 to 0.5 and a bit degrees above even the 1961 to 1980 mean? The surface temperature is zooming up very quickly.
Now for some perspective. This animation shows the period in Monckton's cherry picked chart compared to the long term record.
Christopher Monckton is a deceiver, a con man, a charlatan, a climate science denier. And not a very good one.