The Daily Mail might want to change thisJune 3, 2013 Tim WorstallUncategorized10 CommentsIn the past century, the Earth\’s temperature has risen by 6C. We\’ve all boiled already then. previousThis will be an interesting test of a supposition of minenextTimmy elsewhere 10 thoughts on “The Daily Mail might want to change this” Oswald Thake June 3, 2013 at 10:30 am Makes me wonder if these journos ever read the stuff they copy and paste! Matthew L June 3, 2013 at 10:35 am In their defence, it’s very easy to make stupid order of magnitude errors… john77 June 3, 2013 at 11:04 am It is quite easy if you choose your start and end-points carefully. Round here the temperature has risen 6C since midnight. Probably a bit more difficult to do that for the earth as whole but since landmasses are not symmetrically distributed you should get a measurable differential between 2am and 2pm GMT. Jeff Wood June 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm Matthew has it, I think: they missed out a decimal point. I did the same thing a week ago, preparing a client’s accounts. If I hadn’t subbed myself, the client would have funded the NHS this year. AndrewWS June 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm Mmmm, but will it attract more illegal immigrants? Can it give you cancer? How will it affect the value of the homes of middle-class families? That’s what the Mail’s readers want to know. Serf June 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm In that case a further 2 degree rise is not a problem Frederick June 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm I think that many people who hear about global warming do think that the temperature has probably risen by something like 6C. Tell them that it is 0.6C and they would just laugh and ask you what the hell you are worrying about. TheJollyGreenMan June 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm Frederick, I agree with you. Perhaps the journalists writing the story, remembering all the scary stories he was told at school and journalism school looked at 0.6 and said to himself, surely this is a mistake. it must be much, much more! Rob June 4, 2013 at 9:34 am BURN THE DENIER !! Rob June 4, 2013 at 9:36 am What’s a decimal point between friends when the aim is to dismantle the Western world? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.