“Last year was Earth’s hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday,” Reuters exclaimed, adding that the 10 warmest years since the 19th century have all occurred since 1997.
Most of the stories failed to point out that 2014 was hotter than the previous hottest year by four-hundreths of a degree.
Nor did many of them note that satellite readings, rather than ground-level devices, found that 2014 was merely the third warmest, according to John Christy, am atmospheric science professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He said satellite data show temperature changes since 2001 are “statistically insignificant.”
Put that in your climate change model and crank it.
Judith Curry, a Georgia Tech atmospheric science professor, said, “This ‘almost’ record year does not help the growing discrepancy between the climate model projections and the surface temperature observations.”
For its part The New York Times news story did quote Dr. Christy but dismissively editorialized in the next paragraph, “Despite such arguments from a handful of scientists, the vast majority of those who study the climate say the earth is in a long-term warming trend that is profoundly threatening and caused almost entirely by human activity.”
All the news that fits your presumptions.