Denier “Science”: How to Miss the Forest for the Trees

At the ever-entertaining Watts Up With That, well-known global warming skeptic Roger Pielke Sr. links to the following graph:
Northernseaiceanomaly
In a challenge to a NASA/GRL study released last week that shows a sharp decline in Arctic sea ice coverage, Pielke Sr. writes: Since 2008, the anomalies have actually decreased.

No, I'm not kidding! That's his analysis of the graph above. (Check out the link if you don't believe me.)

Is there a better example anywhere of a scientist unable to see baselines shifting?

Or, as they used to say, not able to see the forest
for the trees?

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