There's a smarmy article up now on WUWT with Anthony Watts and David Whitehouse (of the GWPF, a denialist lobby group and propaganda machine in the UK) now saying "it hasn't warmed since 1980"! Sheesh it's hard to believe even creeps with such a dubious history as that pair would try to pass that one off.
Here is what Anthony wrote:
Using 1997 as preferred by Rose, we are fast approaching Dr. Ben Santer’s 17 year test, and if we use Jones and Lindzen’s 1995 start point, we’ve passed it. What will Gillis say then? – Anthony
What will Gillis say then? Gosh Anthony is so transparent in trying to shift the goal posts. What a desperate and silly ploy. Since the last decade was the hottest on record and since the world has warmed in the last fifteen years, seventeen years and 33 years, Gillis will say just that. The UK Met Office has already slapped down the Mail's disinformation outlet, David Rose. But Watts continues to promote his lies. And here is what Whitehouse wrote in the same article:
Removing this volcanic signal also reduces the statistical significance of the rise in temperature seen since 1980. (In fact, statistically speaking, one is hard-pressed to find any statistically significant warming between 1980 – 1995.)
The world is significantly hotter than it was 33 years ago
Though people like Watts and Whitehouse would have you believe otherwise - it's now more than two years since Dr Phil Jones pointed out that the warming since 1995 is statistically significant.
Let's look at their idiotic claim that there has been no warming in 33 years. That is, none since since 1995 and no warming between 1980 and 1995, therefore no warming since 1980:
These crooks try to wave off the warming by distracting readers with volcanoes and ENSO and the like. It's complete nonsense what they are writing. Look at the chart. The volcanoes we've had this past century hardly make a dent on the decadal time scale. Unless you know where to look, you can barely see them in the chart above among the random noise of weather. And there's no ENSO now but it's still as hot as ever.
It's not just the air around us that's heating up. Click here to see how much the oceans have heated up, how fast sea levels are rising and how much the Arctic sea ice has disintegrated.
Rogues like Anthony Watts and his cronies would have us all dead from heat exhaustion or starvation before they'd admit just how wrong they are. But it's getting harder and harder for them to retain credibility even among what used to be their supporters, with stuff they are spouting these days.
PS Tamino has recently written an article about similar nonsense from the GWPF, with analysis.