It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, says David Whitehouse @ The GWPF.
In science communication however, a simple graph can be worth far more than pictures particularly when the main point is that the last four years have been the hottest on record.
In a press release the World Meteorological Organisation said,
‘The long-term warming trend has continued in 2018, with the average global temperature set to be the fourth highest on record. The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the top four in the past four years.’
The main message was echoed by others, such as the BBC.
Climate change: Last four years are ‘world’s hottest’
Likewise the Guardian:
Past four years hottest on record, data shows
It all goes to show how temperature data can be misrepresented if you don’t show the temperature data itself.
via Tallbloke’s Talkshop
December 1, 2018 at 04:42AM