Tuesday, November 17, 2015


October 2015 was the hottest October in the satellite temperature record. It will likely also be the hottest in the surface measurement record.

Since the satellite record is a talisman of the denialist crowd (it can be construed to show less recent warming than the surface record), I decided to surf some of the flat-Earther commentary. Responses ranged from "I don't believe it" to "OK, but it doesn't matter" to "the pyramids were built to store grain."

The doesn't matter answer was by far the most prominent.