For egregious data dredging in the service of intellectual dishonesty it would be hard to top this: : “If you’re 29, there has been no global warming for your entire adult life. If you’re graduating high school, there has been no global warming since you entered first grade.”
Thus does George Will quote noted climate scientist Mark Steyn in the pages of the increasingly discreditable Washington Post.
The idea, if you want to call it that, is because 1998 was the single hottest year on record there hasn’t been any global warming since then, even though this decade has on average been hotter than the 1990s, which in turn was hotter than any previous decade. (The ten hottest years on record include 1997, 1998, and every year since 2000).