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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 … Continue reading

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This stunning expose of “cherry-picking”—the “skeptic’s” favorite logical fallacy—takes climate charts to a new level.  

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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe has a knack for crystal clear graphics.    She strips away the clutter, so the key point jumps out at you. This simple graph delivers a knock-out punch to a favorite cherry-picking ploy:

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