After last year 2014, being the hottest since records were kept, there have been the predictable complaints that the record is somehow suspect. From quibbles about the probability it was the warmest; it was the definite odds-on favourite, to raising dark insinuations of wholescale or widespread falsification of the record. Because of homogenisation, or something. A disinclination to accept reality that ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous.
But like the top-stone on a pyramid last years record only makes the point, it does not define the whole shape. Continue reading