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Parker O'Brien

First of all, this is not an appeal to authority, this is an appeal to methodology: research and peer review. Not internet rants.

Second of all, the blog post that you’ve linked did not provide any data supporting your claim, so there was absolutely nothing to think about.

Third, did you actually read the article you’ve just linked? Let me quote the *third* paragraph:

According to a new NOAA analysis, the warming trend during that period was somewhat smaller than the longer-term (1951–2012) trend, but it wasn’t zero. And with the latest data calibrations and the most recent two years of global temperatures added to the series — including record-warm 2014 — the warming experienced since 1998 is on par with the rate observed in the second half of the 20th century.

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