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From NASA GISS

1998 used to be one of the biggest outliers from the general trend. 2016 is going way beyond that. A second graph shows the deviation from the recent trend more clearly:

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It seems the recent 3-year increase, by about 0.36°C, is unprecedented in the 136-year record.

The obfuscators/deniers loved to start their graphs at 1998 to “prove” there was no subsequent global warming. It always was a blatant distortion. There never was a pause. Even if it had been a pause, it was still much hotter than pre-industrial temperatures. Now it is blown out of the water. Conspiracy is the only resort.

Original Figure here.

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