That's because, as Monckton says:
The start-date is not “cherry-picked” so as to coincide with the temperature spike caused by the 1998 el Niño. Instead, it is calculated so as to find the longest period with a zero trend.But, and here's an important point, the 1997-8 El Nino is part of the hidden cherry pick and so is using the RSS database. UAH data explodes the non-pause. Myth busted.
The elephant in the Jacuzzi
The satellite datasets are based on reference measurements made by the most accurate thermometers available – platinum resistance thermometers, which provide an independent verification of the temperature measurements by checking via spaceward mirrors the known temperature of the cosmic background radiation, which is 1% of the freezing point of water, or just 2.73 degrees above absolute zero.Is it a lie? Pretty much so, because the satellites are not measuring temperature but radiance and require a whole lot of adjusting to come up with a temperature. And, for good measure, does the bit I've picked out in bold actually mean anything? Wiki doesn't list resistance thermometers being used on satellites but Roy Spencer says they are. Qu & al Satellite Bassed Applications On Climate Change gives details, including the models needed to convert radiance to temperatures and the methods needed to callibrate the instruments.
As you might expect, Monckton thinks he knows more than the experts.
The non-ticking non-time non-bomb
Finally, how long will it be before the Freedom Clock (Fig. T12) reaches 20 years without any global warming? If it does, the climate scare will become unsustainable.Just in case you want to know the answer to this imponderable question, I'll tell you in a minute. But first, a pointless graphic from Monckton's article:
18 years 8 months takes us to June 1997. That pause beginning has changed again but you knew that by now, didn't you? What you are bursting to know is the answer to Monckton's question: when will the non-pause reach twenty years and thus the entire edifice of
modern civilisation climate science collapse in an endless series of fraud trials? I've searched high and low and found this:
The sharp el Niño spike is just about to abolish the long Pause in global temperaturesSo now we know. We know because the authority is impeccable. It's from Monckton's own article. Do you think he reads his own stuff? Sometimes I wonder.