The video above is from last year, but you still hear this claim, even after the hottest year on record (2010) and despite the fact that the 12 hottest years on record have occurred since 1997. Shows you how far climate science disinformers are willing to go.
Here’s a full repost on this from Peter Sinclair of Climate Denial Crock of the Week on the topic:
A mainstay of climate denial for a decade or so has been the ever-popular “It stopped warming in 1998″ canard.
Now that 2010 and 2009 have been very hot years, with 2010 tied for hottest in the record, and Nine of the past 10 years also ranking among the 10 warmest on record -maybe we can dispense with the 1998 meme- which was based on that year having the largest El Nino event on record – while 2010 was hottest, “despite the presence of a La Niña and a remarkably inactive sun, two factors that have a cooling influence on the planet,”, according to NASA’s James Hansen.
I’ve done two videos on this, (second one is below the jump) but I keep hearing it.
Pat Micheals, – the Denialist best known here for getting the crap beaten out of him by Ben Santer – warned the tobacco and oil drenched mob at the Heartland Institute to stop it already with this loser of a talking point, something they didn’t want to hear. Climate Crock hidden cameras were there….