By Paul Homewood
The Met Office show the above graph in a prominent position on their website, showing how Central England Temperatures have changed since 1772. The climb in temperatures in the last couple of decades of the 20thC stands out, albeit with a decline since.
Yet the CET dataset actually starts in 1659, so why don’t the Met Office show the whole series?
Could it be they don’t want you to see that there was a much bigger and steeper climb in temperatures in the early 18thC?
Could it be they don’t want you to know that the temperature in 1733 was within a whisker of the record set in 2006?
Could it be they don’t want you to realise that the average over the last 5 years is actually less than it was in the 5 years leading up to 1730?
I wonder what else they…
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