«We’ve had a fluctuation in average temperature that’s just HUGE since 1880 – on the order of about 0.9 degrees Celsius. » – Professor Lovejoy, McGill University
0.9 degrees Celsius is “HUGE”?
Imagine a weather person forecasting, “Today’s temperature of 23°C (73.4°F) will be followed by a HUGE drop to 22.1°C (71.78°F) tonight!!!!”
An emergency room doctor blurting out, “The patients body temperature made a HUGE jump from the 37°C (98.6°F) to 37.9°C (100°F) !!!!!!!”
Because of my heat/AC settings, on any given day my living room temperature is anywhere between 21°C (70°F) and 24°C (75°F). Woah! More than THREE TIMES the HUGE change of 0.9°C.
Who would even notice a 0.9°C change of temperature in our bath water?
Perspective people. Perspective.
Pseudo-science by press release has become the norm among the Forces of Darkness. With as much fanfare as McGill University could muster, the recent paper by Professor Lovejoy was promoted via a typically head-banging instance of the genre.
The gushingly flatulent halation of the university PR-wallahs is typical of the verbal diarrhea habitual among practitioners of the Dark Arts. The ipsissima verba of Lovejoy himself in the press release are of particular interest.
Here is what he is quoted as saying:
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