2015 was the hottest year on record. It was an El Niño year. If it doesn’t set the bar for the next several years, 2016 likely will. Which means we will see a new starting point for those who see the globe as constantly cooling its way to new highs. Coming off El Niño, the right-wing press already is pushing that message. The Weather Channel takes on a Breitbart article. Their tweet has a nice graph showing how the large variations caused by ENSO don’t obscure the long-term warming trend. And I like this dissection of David Rose’s dishonesty. I say “dishonesty” rather than “blunder,” because Rose carefully cherry picks the data to his purpose.