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Climate Communication Graphics –  
‘Escalator’ critics miss the point

Guest post by ClimateBites contributing author John Russell.



In November 2011 Dana N. at Skeptical Science produced this striking animated graph called ‘The Escalator.’   The graph clearly demonstrates how critics cherry-pick short periods of time to convince themselves that ‘warming is over.’  [See “Skeptical cherry-picking, brilliantly exposed!”]

‘The Escalator’ went viral, and has also become a target for skeptics, who try to poke holes in it by questioning Continue reading