Friday, 18 November 2011

Sleight of Hand

I'd like a dollar for every time Bolt (for example) breathlessly tells us that it "hasn't been warming for a decade".

He does this so often that you're left wondering whether he really doesn't understand the difference between a trend and an anomaly, or whether he reasons (like Goebbels) that if you tell a lie often enough, people will begin to regard it as the truth.

This graphic from Sceptical Science nails it pretty well.

To see how it works, you'll need to click on the graphic and then watch it marching across your screen.

"Going down the up excalator" is apt.

1 comment:

cav said...

There are graphs, and then there are graphs...

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