When does warmer than the trend mean "especially hot"?
Is it "at the time?" - Dana Nuccitelli on 1990:
At the time, 1990 was an especially hot year.
Is it when it lies above the trend? - Tamino on 1990:
Or is it "only if it's El Nino"? - Bob Tisdale on 1990:
1990 was an ENSO-neutral year, according to NOAA’s Oceanic NINO Index. Therefore, “1990 was…” NOT “…an especially hot year”. It was simply warmer than previous years because surface temperatures were warming then.
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Perennially Puzzled ENSO Bob added the above as a postscript because he can't admit he was wrong. He makes other big gaffes in his article, as usual, and not just saying that "all the models are wrong" despite observations lying within the range of the models. Eg writing that Dana is talking about a different chart to the one he was actually discussing.